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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...

Five Questions With: Phil Ward

There are resources out there to help maintain worker safety and manufacturing productivity despite COVID-19 cases. For manufacturers who haven’t reached out for a...
PUMPING OUT PRODUCT: The Bosworth Co.’s machine shop supervisor, who asked not to be named, uses a drill press to tap holes into the aluminum body of the Guzzler diaphragm pump. CEO and President Douglas Reilly, not pictured, said the East Providence pump manufacturer saw an increased demand for the Guzzler, a small, foot-operated pump used in portable sinks and hand-wash stations, during the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding opportunity in a crisis

Coming into 2020, Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry was doing well, with many companies experiencing banner years. Hiring was active, so much so that the...

Aargo Environmental Inc.

THE STORY: Aargo Environmental Inc. takes “women power” to a whole new level. The North Kingstown-based tool manufacturer is a Rhode Island-certified women’s business...

Mahoney to lead Polaris MEP

PROVIDENCE – Kathie Mahoney has been named center director of the Polaris Manufacturing Extension Program, the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation announced on...

Report gives R.I. manufacturing D+; local leaders say picture incomplete

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing in Rhode Island received a D+, according the 2020 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The...
A HIRE CALLING: Vanessa Volz, left, executive director for Sojourner House Inc., speaks with Hannah Woodhouse, the new education coordinator for Sojourner House, who underwent a virtual interview and onboarding process for her new job. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Companies forced to get creative in hiring

It’s hard enough to virtually replicate a staff meeting among co-workers who already know each other. But to meet and interview job candidates by...

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