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Quonset displays its manufacturing side

With over 12,000 jobs at more than 200 companies, Quonset Business Park is the leading engine of economic development and job creation in Rhode...
PUMPING OUT PRODUCT: The Bosworth Co.’s machine shop supervisor, who asked not to be named, uses a drill press to tap holes into the aluminum body of the Guzzler diaphragm pump. CEO and President Douglas Reilly, not pictured, said the East Providence pump manufacturer saw an increased demand for the Guzzler, a small, foot-operated pump used in portable sinks and hand-wash stations, during the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding opportunity in a crisis

Coming into 2020, Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry was doing well, with many companies experiencing banner years. Hiring was active, so much so that the...

Editor’s Choice: Learning how to find real estate opportunities

EDITOR'S CHOICE Learning how to find real estate opportunities THE RHODE ISLAND Real Estate Investors Group is hosting a Zoom webinar to provide resources and...

Report gives R.I. manufacturing D+; local leaders say picture incomplete

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing in Rhode Island received a D+, according the 2020 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The...

RIMA B2B and Manufacturing Week Kickoff goes virtual this year

PROVIDENCE – Oct. 1 is the last day to register for the B2B and Manufacturing Week Kickoff Conference on Oct. 6, hosted by the...

Five Questions With: Christian Cowan

Workforce and technology are the main needs for a COVID-19 recovery, according to a recent survey of Rhode Island manufacturers by Polaris MEP. Polaris...
FAMILY MOTIVATION: Melissa Travis, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, was pushed by her younger brother, Scott – who was battling cancer and since died from the disease – to hold the first Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s Healthcare Summit, even though she was regularly helping him with treatments. 
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Melissa Travis, CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public...

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Melissa Travis | CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants OVER THE PAST 20 years, Melissa...
LOOKING FOR IMMUNITY: David Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, says employers should be protected from COVID-19-related lawsuits if they’re following guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. companies push for COVID-19 liability protection

If an employee gets sick with the novel coronavirus, should they be allowed to file a worker’s compensation claim or a lawsuit against their...
ALL LINED UP: Josh Baron, secondary ops print operator at Hitachi Cable America Inc. – High Performance Medical Solutions Division, prints peripherally inserted central catheters at the Hopkinton facility. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hitachi Cable America Inc. ‘leaning’ on positive returns

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Lean Manufacturing: Hitachi Cable America Inc.-High Performance Medical Solutions Division CHANGE IS RARELY EASY. But less than a year after...
INSPECTION: 
Renaud Megard, CEO and president of NFI Corp. in New Bedford, inspects a face shield with Jennifer Bodnar, who works in the finishing department. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic highlights hazards of offshoring for manufacturing

Renaud Megard knew he would have to make some key operational changes to his company, NFI Corp., when the coronavirus hit in March. While all...

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