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Lardaro: R.I. economy sinks in October after 4 stable months

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he didn't think Rhode Island's economy could possibly get worse – until it did. "Rhode...

Rhode Island State Incentives for Manufacturers

When it comes to impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, not all industries have been affected equally. While industries such as tourism and hospitality were...
Terri Monjar

The road ahead for manufacturers

Manufacturers of every size and across every industry, here in Rhode Island and elsewhere, are weathering unforeseen economic forces rising from the coronavirus pandemic....
STRINGS ATTACHED: SquadLocker Inc. employee Hugo Rosa operates an embroidery machine at the Warwick manufacturing facility. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

SquadLocker finds ways to stay in the game

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence in Entrepreneurship: SquadLocker Inc. THE YEAR 2020 will be a year to forget for most Rhode Island businesses. But...
MIXING materials: Blount Fine Foods Corp. positional instructors, from left, Mike Smith and Eddy Anlen, learn about starches from research and development chefs Clayton Burrows and Leanne Koch./COURTESY BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP.

Investing in employees is a recipe for success for Blount Fine...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence in Workforce Development: Blount Fine Foods Corp. BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP. realized that with growth comes new opportunities and new...

Electric Boat contract a big boost for R.I.

The long-term future of thousands of Rhode Island manufacturing employees looks bright now that General Dynamics Electric Boat has secured a $9.5 billion contract...
Steven J. King

Quonset displays its manufacturing side

With over 12,000 jobs at more than 200 companies, Quonset Business Park is the leading engine of economic development and job creation in Rhode...
PUMPING OUT PRODUCT: The Bosworth Co.’s machine shop supervisor, who asked not to be named, uses a drill press to tap holes into the aluminum body of the Guzzler diaphragm pump. CEO and President Douglas Reilly, not pictured, said the East Providence pump manufacturer saw an increased demand for the Guzzler, a small, foot-operated pump used in portable sinks and hand-wash stations, during the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding opportunity in a crisis

Coming into 2020, Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry was doing well, with many companies experiencing banner years. Hiring was active, so much so that the...

Herff Jones Inc.

THE STORY: Celebrating high school achievements has a nice ring to it – literally. Herff Jones LLC, which has a Warwick manufacturing facility and...

Snow Findings Co.

THE STORY: Snow Findings Co. had humble beginnings when William Snow founded the company in the early 1950s inside his garage at his home...

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