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BOXED OUT: French Confection owners Karen Mauprivez, left, and Xavier Mauprivez, center, help Taylor Brendlinger of Portsmouth with her order, including one of their popular Yule logs, at their Middletown bakery. Ordering specialized boxes for the cakes and other supplies has been a problem this year. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

CHAIN REACTION: Supply snags deliver blow to R.I. businesses

With cycling’s popularity surging during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand has been sky high at Providence-based outerwear company Cleverhood LLC. That’s because the company designs and...
BROKEN LINKS: Cleverhood LLC owner Susan Mocarski can’t meet the growing demand for rain capes her company designs because of the months it now takes for some overseas orders 

Pervasive supply chain woes could boost local manufacturing

Companies doing business overseas have long understood the importance of a dependable supply chain. But for everyone else, this holiday shopping season has provided...

Quonset would be smart place to invest relief money

With over $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act money still to be invested, Rhode Island has a unique opportunity to live up...

Worker dies in accident at EB submarine building facility

NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) — An employee at General Dynamics Electric Boat's facility here died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, the company...

Electric Boat contract a big boost for R.I.

The long-term future of thousands of Rhode Island manufacturing employees looks bright now that General Dynamics Electric Boat has secured a $9.5 billion contract...

A WORK IN PROGRESS: $45M program aims to reemploy Rhode Islanders,...

Scott R. Jensen watched helplessly as the number of out-of-work Rhode Islanders soared when COVID-19 hit in March. For months, unemployment claims climbed higher. And...
GENERAL DYNAMICS earned a profit of $625 million profit in the second quarter of 2020. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Navy secretary visits New England sub-building sites

NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) — U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite and members of Congress visited submarine construction operations in Rhode Island and Connecticut on Friday. Braithwaite,...
TAKING CHARGE: General Dynamics Electric Boat Vice President of Operations and Quonset Point Facility General Manager Sean Davies, right, looks over plans with, from left, public affairs staff specialist Greg Rose, installation mechanic Sokpeurnaritt So and Director of Steel Richard Philips. / COURTESY BOB GALLO

Sean Davies helps keep Electric Boat’s submarine production afloat

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Strategic Leadership Award: Sean Davies, General Dynamics Electric Boat FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, General Dynamics Electric Boat has steadily...
BLOUNT SMALL SHIP Adventures is making available its two vessels, the Grande Mariner, pictured, and the Grande Caribe, as temporary housing for medical personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY BLOUNT SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES

Stepping Up: Blount Small Ship Adventures offering vessels as temporary housing...

WARREN – Seeing his two cruise vessels at the docks, with the prospects of no passengers on the horizon for the significant future, is...
MAKING PLANS: Chelsea Siefert, Quonset Development Corp.’s new planning director, speaks with Steven King, managing director.

Five Questions With Chelsea Siefert

Chelsea Siefert | Director of planning and development, Quonset Development Corp. 1. What was your previous job and how does it relate to your new...

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