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R.I. Commerce approves $150K in Innovation Vouchers

PROVIDENCE- The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors on Monday awarded two Innovation Vouchers totaling $150,000. Westerly-based manufacturer U.S. Extruders Inc., and Audiance Inc., a...

Employers still harboring concerns over marijuana legislation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island employers say lawmakers have heard their pleas by adding greater employer protections in legislation to legalize marijuana in the state,...

Employee housing proposal sparks thoughts of mill villages

RICHMOND – Warren Fry’s housing situation became a nightmare when a pesky neighbor caused him to move out of his apartment in Westerly where...

RIMA, Toray Plastics to tackle labor shortage by driving people to...

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Toray Plastics America Inc. is growing thanks to increased demand for its products but there's a problem that many other employers...
ASSEMBLY LINE: Machine operator Yahalra Santiago, left, helps Hache Diaz pack soap at Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick. Bradford CEO and President Stuart Benton says the company has had difficulty filling available positions due to a lack of skilled labor in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stronger, eager to grow

The flexibility required of Rhode Island manufacturers to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has made many of them stronger, says Kathie Mahoney, center...

Business community mixed on whistleblower legislation

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island business community has mixed feelings about passage of state legislation that provides protections for immigrant workers who report misconduct...

Despite 2021 rate decreases, manufacturers criticize National Grid energy efficiency plan

PROVIDENCE – Thanks to unspent funds during the pandemic, National Grid Rhode Island customers will see the charges they pay to support energy efficiency...
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Five Questions With Tim Pheland

Tim Pheland | Manufacturing engineer, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence 1. What first interested you about the manufacturing industry, especially in Rhode Island? As a child, I...
OUTDOOR SPACE: The Radeke Garden, just outside Danforth Hall at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, is one of the attractions for corporate outings. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. schools offer unique settings for doing business

The Rhode Island School of Design’s art museum is home to one of the three largest university art collections in the nation. Its colorful...
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