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LARGER SPACE: Edesia, a maker of food products for customers such as UNICEF that ship goods overseas to feed malnourished children, outgrew its original facility in Providence and made the move to the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown in 2016, opening an 83,000-square-foot, high-tech factory. From left, Executive Director Maria Kasparian, founder and CEO Navyn Salem and HMI Controller Jorge Campos work in the factory.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

How much growth is left at Quonset?

Steven J. King rolls up in a company-issued sport utility vehicle to a graveled construction site in a wooded area, at the end of...
FRESH FRIENDSHIP: Fresh Mode Screen Printing co-owners Jake Fahrenholz, left, and Ethan Colby work on hoodies for a client. The pair became friends at the age of 15, attended college together and opened Fresh Mode in 2006.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Fresh Mode’s custom prints make a mark

Going into business with a high school friend might seem like a mistake. But the partnership behind Fresh Mode Screen Printing Inc. includes a...
Taylor Farms, a producer of fresh snacks and salads, will occupy a site in the Quonset Business Park. It expects to hire 250 people./COURTESY TAYLOR FARMS.

Taylor Farms, fresh foods producer, to begin operations in Quonset

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Taylor Farms California Inc., a producer of fresh salads and prepared foods, has purchased a 107,000 square-foot center in Quonset Business...
IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY: ProvPort Terminal Manager Chris Waterson identifies a section of the port that will handle wind turbines. The port is undergoing improvements after voters in 2016 approved $20 million in upgrades. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy...

The nation’s first offshore wind farm is spinning off Block Island. But Rhode Island appears to be playing catch-up to neighboring Massachusetts in preparing...
FAMILY TRUCKERS: Commodity Haulers Express is a regional truckload transportation company based at Quonset Business Park. From left, Dan Izzi, James Izzi Jr., their dad, James Izzi, and his brother Robert P. Izzi, the business’s founder and owner.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Have cargo, will travel

Water, coffee and rolls of newsprint have combined to create a strong business for a Rhode Island trucking family. Commodity Haulers Express Inc., owned by...

Little Roady Shuttle autonomous vehicle testing underway

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation recently hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicles at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown as part of...

Native assets can lead to stronger R.I.

For proof of how Rhode Island is building a stronger and more resilient economy, think about these two recent bits of news. The one with...
GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT plans to increasing staffing and suppliers in Rhode Island for the company's work on the U.S. Navy's next generation of nuclear-powered submarines./COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics Electric Boat: Full speed ahead on submarine work

WARWICK – General Dynamics Electric Boat plans to add between 1,000 and 1,500 jobs in Rhode Island and grow its local network of suppliers...
RIPTA WILL OFFER a free trial bus service starting Jan. 22 from Kennedy Plaza to the Quonset Business Park, making 11 stops in the park. The pilot program will run through mid-April. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA to launch pilot bus service to Quonset Business Park from...

PROVIDENCE – A pilot program to bring bus service to businesses at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown from Providence will begin Jan. 22,...

Quonset Development Corp. gets $3M to finish plans to expand rail...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Quonset Development Corp. received a $3 million federal grant for the Quonset Freight Rail Enhancements and Expansion project, which will...

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