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3 ways supply chains changes will affect everybody

The global supply chains that modern companies depend on were turned upside down three years ago after COVID-19 emerged in China. The spread of...
REP. SETH MAGAZINER, D-R.I., seen here delivering his victory speech Nov. 8, says he wants to prioritize lowering energy and drug costs, and improving education. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARK STOCKWELL

Rep. Magaziner ready to work for R.I.; observers say challenges await

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Seth Magaziner’s first week in the U.S. House was mixed with building connections with fellow congressional members and witnessing chaos. Magaziner –...
HYMAN BRICKLE & SONS INC. must pay $492,236 to the federal government for violating the False Claims Act over blankets sold to the U.S. Department of Defense. / COURTESY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

Woonsocket manufacturer to pay $492K for violating federal False Claims Act

PROVIDENCE – Hyman Brickle & Sons Inc. has been ordered to pay $492,236 to the federal government after both the Woonsocket-based textile manufacturer and...

R.I. unemployment rate rises to 3.6% in November

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6% in November, up two-tenths of a percentage point from October, the R.I. Department of...
LAB WORK: From left, Amgen Rhode Island scientists George Boras, Natalie Kieon and Bishouy Sharoubim join together in a laboratory inside the West Greenwich manufacturing facility. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Amgen Rhode Island is on a journey to being strong allies...

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Biotechnology: Amgen Rhode Island AT AMGEN RHODE ISLAND, having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the patients...

Why Diversity Matters

Diversity widens viewpoints and takes different ideas and perspectives into account. This can translate into creating richer solutions, obtaining better results and maximizing productivity, innovation...
MAN AND MACHINE: Joseph Matthews, president of Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. in Westerly, explains the features of a sheeter, a piece of precision manufacturing equipment that Maxson produces for other companies. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A CUT ABOVE: Maxson’s precision machines keep other manufacturers in business

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
RESILIENT WORKFORCE: Daniel Dwight, left, CEO and president of Cooley Group in Pawtucket, speaks with machine operator ­Henry DaSilva. Dwight says his core motivation is to inspire his team to maintain optimism in the face of an ever-changing environment.
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Cooley Group’s Dwight remains steadfast and willing to change to different...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2022 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNER: Daniel Dwight, CEO and president, Cooley Group Pawtucket-based Cooley Group has thrived under the watchful eye of CEO and...
WHIMSICAL PRODUCTS: Katy Westscott, CEO of Katrinkles Inc. in Providence, which makes buttons and tools for crafters, goes over some of the company’s products with production technician Brandon Amorin.
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Katrinkles Inc. gets crafty about helping the environment

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2022 EXCELLENCE IN GREEN MANUFACTURING: Katrinkles Inc. BE THE CHANGE you want to see in the world, an axiom attributed to Gandhi, could also...
SAFETY FIRST: Laurie Haruben, foreground, TPI Composites Inc.’s plant manager, and her team have implemented several initiatives at the Warren facility to maintain and improve workplace safety. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

TPI Composites has the right tools to maintain a safe environment

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2022 EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY & PERFORMANCE RECORDS: TPI Composites Inc. WORKING FOR CUSTOMERS in the turbine and automotive industries, such as General Electric Co....
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