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FREE SANITIZER: Liam Maloney, tasting room manager at The Industrious Spirit Co. in Providence, stands at the company’s “drive-up” window, where it is offering people free bottles of hand sanitizer that it makes using the byproduct of its vodka manufacturing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many local factories transform to meet needs of pandemic fight

Matouk Luxury Linens is known for exquisite bedding, an elegant product aimed at Americans who shop in department stores for towels, sheets and ­pillowcases. That...

Polaris MEP invites manufacturers to Dec. 17 cybersecurity training

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership is teaming up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership to host a training...

Manufacturing Innovation Challenge cohort applications due Nov. 20

PROVIDENCE – Applications are due Nov. 20 for the next cohort for Polaris MEP’s Manufacturing Innovation Challenge, which gets underway soon. The submission period began...

Five Questions With: Mary Johnson

The manufacturing worker shortage is prompting some companies to encourage almost-retirees to stay at work at bit longer, with offers of flexible schedules, job-sharing,...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...
THE RHODE ISLAND Textile Innovation Network held its official launch at the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket. From left, Michael Woody, President is RITIN and CEO of TransTex, and Jack Wilson of Griswold Textiles. / COURTESY STEVE MASON

Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network lauded by national group

PAWTUCKET – With the official launch of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network at the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket, the National Council of...
THE APPLICATION PERIOD for the Polaris MEP Manufacturing Innovation Challenge opens Friday, Aug. 24.

Polaris MEP Manufacturing Innovation Challenge application period opens Friday

PROVIDENCE – The application period for the next cohort of Polaris MEP’s Manufacturing Innovation Challenge opens Friday. The program matches companies with a team of...
POLARIS MANUFACTURING EXTENSION Partnership is expanding its roster of professional consultants to assist local manufacturers and is accepting applications from May 1 through June 15.

Polaris MEP recruiting specialists for manufacturing consulting

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership is expanding its roster of professional consultants that it will connect with local manufacturers, the nonprofit organization announced...

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