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NORBERT HANKE, president of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, with offices in North Kingstown, is the keynote speaker for HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas June 12-15. / COURTESY HEXAGON MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE

Hexagon to highlight manufacturing techniques at Nevada conference

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, which acquired MSC Software in 2017, announced the 2018 MSC Software Global Users’ Conference at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s technology...
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES has entered into an agreement to sell its valves business for about $173 million. / COURTESY SENSATA

Sensata agrees to sell valves business for $173M

ATTLEBORO – Sensata Technologies Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its valves business to Pacific Industrial Co. for $173 million, the companies...
UNITED STATES factory production capacity utilization in April was the highest its been since 2015. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. factory production shows broad-based gain outside autos

NEW YORK - United States factory production regained its footing in April to push capacity utilization to the highest since 2015, indicating the industry...
EXPORT PRICES of American-made capital goods increased 2 percent year over year. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. exporters of capital goods enjoying more pricing power

NEW YORK - Foreign customers of United States capital-equipment manufacturers were paying up in April.Export prices of American-made capital goods jumped 2 percent from...

For more than a century, Goodwin-Bradley has taken the road less traveled, says President Robert Goodwin, the third generation of 
the family-owned business to be in charge of the Providence manufacturer. And it has 
yielded positive results. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

People – the greatest challenge and reward

Robert Goodwin | Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. presidentAs the current steward of this 106-year-old family business, I am often asked what has been the most...
AUSTRIA-BASED MANUFACTURER Dewetron began moving its American headquarters from South Kingstown to a new facility in East Greenwich in 2017, a process it completed this month, expanding its size and operating capacity.

Dewetron grows size, operating capacity of U.S. headquarters with move to...

EAST GREENWICH – Dewetron Inc. this month will mark the completion of a significant expansion, which doubled the size of its American headquarters and...
ASPEN AEROGELS reported a $6.8 million loss in the first quarter of 2018.

Aspen Aerogels posts $6.8M loss in Q1

PROVIDENCE - Aspen Aerogels Inc., a manufacturer of aerogel insulation that operates a manufacturing plant in East Providence, reported a $6.8 million loss for...
KVH INDUSTRIES reported a $3.9 million loss for the first quarter of 2018. / COURTESY KVH INDUSTRIES

KVH Industries reports $3.9M loss for Q1

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. reported a loss of $3.9 million for the first quarter of 2018 Friday, $1 million less than its 2017...
After serving as national sales manager for National Marker Co., Michael J. Black bought the manufacturer of safety signs, tags and labels in 2012. And while he has increased innovation and production, he is very happy to invest in his people. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

An engaged, passionate workforce delivers results today and in the future

Michael J. Black | National Marker Co. owner and presidentIf I can point to one reason for the success of National Marker Co., it...
THE CONANT THREAD district includes about 160 acres in Pawtucket and Central Falls and will have consistent zoning to encourage development. / COURTESY CONANT THREAD DISTRICT WEBSITE

Pawtucket and Central Falls announce Conant Thread district plans

PAWTUCKET – A 160-acre section of Pawtucket and Central Falls that encompasses a new train station planned for both communities, as well as several...
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