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Quonset preps for post-pandemic economy

Quonset Business Park continues to be a bustling hub of activity, despite the challenging economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the leading engine...
CAUTION SIGNAL: Fred Mattera, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, warns of the potential for loss of life and loss of vessels because the 1-mile-wide transit lanes allocated for traveling around wind turbines don’t provide enough room to safely maneuver vessels in high winds and storms when visibility is low. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

POWERING UP: Offshore wind sector gains momentum despite pandemic

Stark white walls, blank computer screens and empty desk chairs weren’t what the executives at Denmark-based wind-energy firm Orsted had in mind when they...
RESHORING INCENTIVE: Steven J. King, managing director of the Quonset Business Corp., says the coronavirus pandemic may incentivize more manufacturers to “reshore” activities domestically after experiencing the supply-chain breakdowns created by the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic slows interest in Quonset Business Park

On a recent Wednesday ­afternoon, Quonset Business Park hummed with activity: trucks barreling down the winding roads, construction crews chatting on a break, cranes...
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has implemented multiple initiatives to limit impacts on energy and resources. From left, Thomas Conway, assembly technician, and David Auclair, global department lead, work on a machine at the North Kingstown facility. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Being energy efficient results in ‘greener’ pastures at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Green Manufacturing: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence GREEN MANUFACTURING is not just trendy or practical given that there is only one Earth...
SAFE AT HOME: Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. CEO, President and Executive Director Julian Davies says putting the safety and welfare of its employees first demonstrates to customers that the company is a people-first organization.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Finlay avoids health and safety risks, which provides big rewards

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Excellence in Safety Performance & Records: Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. KEEPING EMPLOYEES SAFE on the job can be...
GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT has reached a new PILOT agreement with North Kingstown worth $78 million over 18 years. / COURTESY QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP.

EB, North Kingstown enter pact boosting payments in lieu of taxes...

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Electric Boat and North Kingstown have reached an agreement that will result in the town receiving millions more in funds...
Kristin Urbach has been executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce since 2015. The Chamber is one of Rhode Island’s leading business membership and trade organizations and represents more than 400 businesses, including Quonset Business Park. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New ways to live and work

Kristin Urbach | North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce executive director As a result of the new coronavirus, we are learning how to work and live...

Electric Boat celebrates building topping off

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Electric Boat marked the “topping off” of Building 9B at its Quonset Point facility last month. The structure, designated for...

Electric Boat highlights workforce future in R.I.

WARWICK – General Dynamics Electric Boat plans to more than double its workforce in the next decade, including adding 1,500 jobs at its Quonset...
FOREIGN FOCUS: Richard W. Pinto Jr., CEO of the Rhode Island International Trade Center in Providence, says the center focuses on bringing foreign companies into the United States via Rhode Island and is working with about a dozen foreign companies in Ireland, Italy, Canada, Spain, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. businesses partner overseas, but state’s trade-zone designation has yet...

Cargo ships carrying components for Block Island Wind Farm’s enormous wind turbines arrived regularly at Providence’s port in 2015 and 2016, when the wind...

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