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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...

Five Questions With: Christian Cowan

Workforce and technology are the main needs for a COVID-19 recovery, according to a recent survey of Rhode Island manufacturers by Polaris MEP. Polaris...
DEFENSE COORDINATORS: Cybersecurity experts from left to right, Jon Clay, Mitchel Chang and Kristin Judge will host a webinar to inform attendees about cybersecurity challenges faced during the pandemic. / COURTESY JON CLAY, MITCHEL CHANG and KRISTIN JUDGE

Editor’s Choice: Overcoming cybersecurity challenges during pandemic

Editor’s choice Overcoming cybersecurity challenges during pandemic SCORE RHODE ISLAND is hosting a webinar that will provide information to address cybersecurity challenges during the pandemic....

Poll: Skilled workers key to manufacturing recovery

PROVIDENCE – A new poll by Polaris MEP shows sales continue to be the greatest challenge facing Rhode Island manufacturers, and half of the...

PBN Manufacturing Awards: Electric Boat’s Davies passionate about work because ‘it...

PROVIDENCE – Sean Davies' passion for the challenging work that he does at General Dynamics Electric Boat is fueled by his strong belief that...

Five Questions With: Chris Cinieri

Chris Cinieri is a project manager with Polaris MEP. He spoke with Providence Business News about the complications in supply-chain demand due to COVID-19,...
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