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PLAYING IT SAFE: Peter King, CEO and president of WaterRower Inc., says the company has been meticulous about safety measures after a COVID-19 outbreak in the spring. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic’s been an ordeal … and a boon, too

Peter King is CEO and president of WaterRower Inc., a manufacturer of rowing exercise machines that has seen its sales expand in the pandemic...

Some remain unswayed on marijuana proposal

Legalized recreational marijuana seemed like a long shot when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo proposed it as a revenue generator 10 months ago, but a...
THE RHODE ISLAND Manufacturers Association and Polaris MEP have resources available to assist manufacturing companies that participate in RIMA’s COVID-19 Designated Internal Auditor program, such as the Workplace Readiness Playbook. / COURTESY POLARIS MEP

Chenevert encourages COVID-19 Internal Audit program for manufacturers

PROVIDENCE – When it comes to manufacturers and COVID-19 safety protocols, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Executive Director Dave Chenevert said external audits done by...

RIMA to host Nov. 19 workshop on COVID-19 workplace changes

SMITHFIELD – In an online workshop Nov. 19, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host an informative session on workers’ compensation and employee manual...
Steven J. King

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...

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