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STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
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How safe is your workplace?

In March 2018, an employee of SMM New England Corp., doing business as Sims Metal Management in Providence, was erecting a sign in the...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member Rhode Island Society of Certified Public ­Accountants.The Cumberland native is president of one of...

PBN C-Suite Awards 2019 special section

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DRUG TESTING: Craig Pickell is the president and CEO of Bullard, which makes custom grinders and abrasives. Manufacturers such as Pickell, who also serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, are concerned about the worker-safety issues and employer rights regarding drug testing if recreational marijuana use is legalized.
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‘We’re not going to stop [legal pot]’

Amid the rolling fields and wooded hills outside Worcester, Mass., people park their cars in a dirt lot then take a shuttle bus to...
CAREER CHANGE: The SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual SouthCoast Job Fair on April 18 at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School in New Bedford.
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Editor’s Choice: Make connections at SouthCoast Job Fair

EDITOR’S CHOICE Make connections at SouthCoast Job Fair THE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER of Commerce will hold its annual SouthCoast Job Fair, which will provide job...

Employers getting ‘skin’ in job training

Part of Rhode Island’s economic future depends on the state’s ability to keep pushing the envelope on job training, and that includes getting employers...

RIMA talk to focus on certifications for lean, ISO and...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a discussion on lean, ISO and Six Sigma continuous-improvement practices and their value on April 17...

R.I. businesses wary of legalizing marijuana

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees millions of dollars in new state revenue from legalizing recreational marijuana use but business owners don’t want it to...
GIVING VOICE: Dave Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, has been busy advocating for companies at the Statehouse and beyond.
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RIMA’s Chenevert fixates on problem-solving in manufacturing sector

Dave Chenevert, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Manufacturing Champion | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsIf there is one thing Dave Chenevert loves as much as solving problems...

People, not machines, key to manufacturing success

The popular image of manufacturing is big machines making big things. But nothing could be further from the truth, as the profiles of the...
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