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SUSTAINABLE SHIFT: Dane Sheldon is the director of business development for AquasGroup in East Providence, which began by designing wastewater management systems for use by other manufacturers, and while it still makes these systems, the company has become more focused on developing water purification, recycling, recovery and storage systems.
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Meet the Makers: AquasGroup helps other manufacturers clean up their acts

It’s a doctor’s job to safely insert medical devices into patients and before they reach the operating room, it’s AquasGroup’s job to help ensure...
LUNCH BREAK: Wright’s Dairy Farm considers its 200 cows employees of the company. Some of the cows enjoy some feed in a barn on the 400-acre farm, which has been operating for more than a century. 
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Meet the Makers: Land of milk and ice cream

(Editor’s note: This is the 18th installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
PLETHORA OF PALLETS: ­Atlas Barrel and Pallet Inc. President Heather Ross says there are hundreds of different kinds of pallets built at the Burrillville company to meet whatever the customer needs.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Meet the Makers: A history of helping with the heavy lifting

(Editor’s note: This is the 17th installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
BENEFICIAL TOY: James Stallman, president of Eco Global Manufacturing LLC in Providence, with one of its products, a toy foam dinosaur.
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Meet the Makers: Bringing a little fun back into manufacturing

(Editor’s note: This is the 16th installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
MAKING IT WORK: Randy Snow, vice president of jewelry maker Snow Findings Co. in Warwick, says part of the reason he got into the industry and took on the family business, founded by his grandfather in 1951, was to learn from his father, who was the owner and operator before handing the reins over to his son, and to preserve and continue what his family had built over the years.
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In R.I.’s jewelry sector, Snow Findings is a survivor

(Editor’s note: This is the 15th installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
BIO-BONES: Carol Dancer, president of Absorbent Specialty Products LLC in Pawtucket, visits the manufacturing floor, where a fake skeleton, known as Ling Ling, is covered with the company’s Bio-Bone prosthetics, used to fill cadavers for funerals after organs and bones have been donated.
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Meet the Makers: A manufacturer with a super absorbing history

(Editor’s note: This is the 14th installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s ­unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
CLOSER LOOK: Creative Conners Inc. owner and CEO Gareth Conners, right, inspects a piece of equipment with automation technician Stephen “Bo” Bogev at the manufacturer’s Warren facility.
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Creative Conners’ products keep stages moving for small theaters, productions

(Editor’s note: This is the eighth installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s ­unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
TIGHTKNIT OPERATION: Employee Maria Monteiro works on a rug at Rhody Rug Inc.’s manufacturing facility in Lincoln. The company produces 1,500 braided rugs per week and supplies hundreds of rug dealers nationwide, says President Scott Weldon.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where braided rugs are rolling out the door by thousands

(Editor’s note: This is the seventh installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s ­unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
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