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A WORK IN PROGRESS: Can a $45M state job-training program meet...

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT has been awarded about $2.5 billion in contract increases this year for its work on the Navy's next generation of nuclear subs, called the Columbia class. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Electric Boat receives $2.5 billion in sub contract increases this spring

PROVIDENCE – So far, federal funding is falling into place nicely for defense contractor General Dynamics Electric Boat, one of Rhode Island’s largest employers....
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.
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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...
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...
General Dynamics Electric Boat reports that it has hired 1,000 people at Quonset Point, in part to work on the Virginia sub modules./COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT.

Electric Boat president says R.I. training programs are working, plans to...

WARWICK – General Dynamics Electric Boat plans to hire another 1,000 people this year for its manufacturing site at Quonset Point in North Kingstown,...

747 at Quonset Point being turned into Air Force One replica...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to create a museum paying homage to Air Force One, a 747 currently on the runway at Quonset...

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