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STUART BENTON, left, CEO and president of Bradford Soap Works Inc., was presented Wednesday with the Strategic Leadership Award during Providence Business News' 2021 Manufacturing Awards program. At right, VIBCO Inc. CEO and President Karl Wadensten was named the 2021 Manufacturing Champion. / PBN PHOTOS / RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN Manufacturing Awards: Bradford Soap’s Benton, VIBCO’s Wadensten among industry forces...

PROVIDENCE – On a day-to-day basis at Bradford Soap Works Inc., Stuart Benton, the CEO and president of the West Warwick-based soap manufacturer, tries...
MEANINGFUL MOVE: Gregg Scarlata, president and chief operating officer of Colonial Mills Inc., says increased efficiencies have helped grow the company’s gross margins by more than 8% in the last three years. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Pandemic-driven demand for home décor products sews success for Colonial Mills

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Lean Management: Colonial Mills Inc. Are you shopping online to make your “nest” cozier and more comfortable while you’re housebound...

Five Questions With: Emily Reade

Emily Reade, president of chemical manufacturing company Reade Advanced Materials in East Providence, discusses the International Organization of Standardization’s 9001-2015 certification for small and...

RIMA to host virtual manufacturing conference and expo April 13

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a new annual event on April 13 called the Spring Reignite & Reengage Conference. The online...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has announced 15 honorees for its 2021 Manufacturing Awards program.

Bradford Soap’s Benton among 15 honorees for PBN’s 2021 Manufacturing Awards

PROVIDENCE – Bradford Soap Works Inc. CEO and President Stuart Benton has been honored in the Strategic Leadership category in Providence Business News’ 2021...

Polaris MEP: Most manufacturers plan to increase workforce counts

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP, which stands for Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has launched a “2-Q Poll” survey series to solicit feedback from the manufacturing industry...

Polaris MEP offers free online ISO certification session for manufacturers

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP is offering a virtual overview of the ISO 9001-2015 certification process for manufacturers during a free webinar on Feb. 25...
GAME ON: Marc Crisafulli, executive vice president of strategy and operations for Bally’s Corp. and president of Twin River Casino Hotel and Tiverton Casino Hotel, will be the guest speaker at Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues monthly event on Feb. 22. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Editor’s Choice: Crisafulli to discuss casino operations over breakfast


EDITOR’S CHOICE Crisafulli to discuss casino operations over breakfast THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly virtual Eggs and Issues...

Langevin targets cybersecurity risk at Feb. 22 online manufacturing workshop

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, Polaris MEP and Vertikal6 Inc. will host a free virtual workshop on Feb. 22, “Manufacturing Cybersecurity: A...

Five Questions With: Samuel Chionuma

Quick, reliable COVID-19 tests mean fewer disruptions in manufacturing production lines and fewer employees out of work. Rhode Island rolled out a pilot program...

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