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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...
Pete Kaczmarek has developed teams that have multiplied sales and Ebitda in public, private and private-equity settings through innovative growth strategies, global mergers and acquisitions and well-executed synergy savings. An experienced global board director, he has guided multiple joint ventures between Asian and American companies to rapid growth. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Team vision produces results

Pete Kaczmarek | Mearthane Products Corp. president My career has taken me from large corporations to middle-market businesses with internationally dispersed operations, and now to...
CELEBRATING PRESERVATION: Attendees applaud during last year’s Rhody Awards ceremony, hosted by Preserve Rhode Island and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. This year’s ceremony will take place Oct. 21 at Belcourt of Newport. / COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Honoring those who preserve history

EDITOR’S CHOICE Honoring those who preserve history PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will hold their annual Rhody Awards...
FLAVORFUL SELECTIONS: Attendees observe various food items on display during last year’s Taste of Southern Rhode Island event. This year’s event, hosted by the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, will take place Oct. 18 at Clark Farms in South Kingstown.
 / COURTESY SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: Sample food, spirits from southern Rhode Island

EDITOR’S CHOICE Sample food, spirits from southern Rhode Island THE ANNUAL TASTE of Southern Rhode Island, held by the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce,...
HEAVY LIFT: Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. members Rod O’Neil, left, journeyman machinist, and Kendal Delgado, right, machinist and composite assembler, get ready to lift a slab of aluminum onto the 3 Axis Milltronics. Christopher Goodwin, rear, owner and vice president of sales, looks on at their Providence facility. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Younger professionals entering C-suite, top-level positions in manufacturing

Thirty-six-year-old Christopher R. Goodwin, fourth-generation owner of 106-year-old Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. in Providence, knew from a very young age he wanted to lead the...

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...
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