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Lardaro: R.I. economy expanding despite weak December

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's economy closed 2023 in expansion range despite a weak December, University of Rhode Island economist and professor Leonard Lardaro said...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises slightly to 2.9% in November

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in November was 2.9%, two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...
GROWING TALENT: Part of Amgen Rhode Island’s talent council’s mission is to discuss the continued development and professional growth of the company’s diverse talent, especially where it may have hidden gems within the organization. Pictured are Jessica Chou, left, Amgen’s senior associate of quality control; and Elijah Otele, quality assurance specialist.

Amgen Rhode Island is making a better community together

PBN Diversity Equity & Inclusion 2023 Awards Manufacturing: Amgen Rhode Island TOGETHERNESS LEADS to innovation. That is what Amgen Rhode ­Island feels is a crucial...

Five Questions With: D. Matthew Rieger

D. Matthew Rieger is professor and chair of the department of physics and engineering at the Community College of Rhode Island. This past fall,...
EDESIA INC. in North Kingstown received a $137 million gift from the Bezos Family Foundation to help expand its operations both locally and internationally.

Edesia receives $137M gift from Bezos Family Foundation

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A local nonprofit manufacturer that produces food to help malnourished children around the world received a transformational gift from the family...
OFFERING GUIDANCE: Craig Pickell, CEO of Bullard Abrasives Inc., left, works with press operator Ceaser Gomez on a machine at the Lincoln-based manufacturer. 

Pickell’s vision extends
far beyond his own company

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP: Craig Pickell, CEO, Bullard Abrasives Inc. Craig Pickell displays his leadership abilities in more ways than one. First and foremost, Pickell...
Amgen Rhode Island manufacturing associates Leyshaliz Faliciano, left, and Richard Taranto work together making a batch of drug substance at the West Greenwich facility.

Amgen R.I. is growing its operations to heal the world

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards EXCELLENCE AT AN ENTERPRISE MANUFACTURER: Amgen Rhode Island BRIAN BRITSON WALKS AROUND the extensive Amgen Rhode Island campus and marvels at how...
ALL WIRED UP: Joe Torres, left, a bridge assembly worker at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc., and James Patnode, a machinist, work on the manufacturing floor at Hexagon’s North Kingstown facility.

People, parts, process put together make well-oiled machine at Hexagon

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards EXCELLENCE AT A LARGE MANUFACTURER: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc. AT HEXAGON MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE INC., success comes down to a focus on three...
TUNING UP: Lang Yang, a davenport operator at Groov-Pin Corp., evaluates the inner workings of a machine at the Smithfield-based manufacturer. 

Groov-Pin regularly is purposeful toward its customers

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards EXCELLENCE AT A MIDSIZE MANUFACTURER: Groov-Pin Corp. WORKING IN MANUFACTURING fills Lauren Ciuba with a very real sense of purpose. Ciuba, marketing...
FINAL EXAM: Jan Hennecke, igus inc.’s product manager of low-cost innovation, tests out a product for quality at the East Providence facility. 

For igus, becoming carbon neutral means being opposite from everyone

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards GREEN MANUFACTURING: igus inc. FOR FELIX BROCKMEYER, CEO and president of igus inc., stepping into his role at the East Providence-based manufacturer...
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