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Rhode Island restarts a manufacturing legacy

Rhode Island has been making things ever since Europeans arrived on the shores of Narragansett Bay. First it was boats, then textiles and finally...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...
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...
ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT: Attendees listen to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo speak during an economic-outlook luncheon event in 2017 at the R.I. Convention Center. The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s latest luncheon, to be held Sept. 24, will feature Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys.
 / COURTESY GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: Celebrate local businesses at economic outlook luncheon

EDITOR’S CHOICE Celebrate local businesses at economic-outlook luncheon RAVI KUMAR, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys, will participate in a moderated conversation...

DesignxRI Design Week plans textile-manufacturing panel

PROVIDENCE – During DesignxRI Design Week, Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network will host a free panel discussion for manufacturers, designers...
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 MEP’s Manufacturing Innovation Challenge application period opens Aug. 24

PROVIDENCE – The application period for the next cohort of Polaris MEP’s Manufacturing Innovation Challenge opens Aug. 24, the nonprofit announced.Polaris MEP will host...

In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...
CHRISTIAN COWAN of Polaris MEP says the group is in search of technology experts to pitch in on projects with some of Rhode Island's manufacturers. The application deadline is June 15. / COURTESY POLARIS MEP

Five Questions With: Christian Cowan

With a June 15 deadline, Polaris MEP, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership for Rhode Island, is in search of technological consultants and other professionals to...

Sixteen applicants are vying for shares of $20M Rhode Island hopes...

Is the future of Rhode Island employment in microgreens? Or is it in super-fast, quantum computers, innovative new materials or promising cancer treatments?How does...
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Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am