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RIMA to host workshop on retaining talent by helping employees reach...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a workshop on July 28 focused on helping manufacturers retain the best employees. The virtual session...
WORD OF CAUTION: Matthew Weldon, the director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says a ruling by the DLT’s Board of Review doesn’t mean that everybody who has transportation problems will be eligible for unemployment benefits. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

No ride to work? You might be eligible for unemployment benefits

An employee is responsible for getting to work on time. But if an employer is inflexible when that worker loses their transportation, and the...

Editor’s Choice: Whitehouse to discuss American Rescue Plan

EDITOR’S CHOICE Whitehouse to discuss American Rescue Plan SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., will discuss the American Rescue Plan and how it will affect small businesses...
TRAILBLAZER: Karl Wadensten, CEO and president of VIBCO Inc. in Richmond, was one of the first to create the blueprints for how to safely operate a manufacturing facility during COVID-19 and conduct employee and visitor screening. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Wadensten gives helping hand to companies, communities in fight against COVID-19

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Manufacturing Champion: Karl Wadensten, CEO and president, VIBCO Inc. VIBCO Inc. CEO and President Karl Wadensten is a well-known name throughout...
IN-CLASS INSTRUCTION: Briar Dacier, machine technology instructor at William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School in Lincoln, with students Angel DeLaCruz and Mariama Barry in the machine lab. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Davies students continue hands-on learning in and out of school during...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Collaboration in Manufacturing: William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped students at William M. Davies...

State climate change bills spark concern from business community

PROVIDENCE – Combating climate change is a top priority for lawmakers, environmental advocates and business leaders alike. But state legislation that changes targets to cut...

McKee: Legal marijuana a ‘small-business opportunity’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee says he sees the legalization of recreational marijuana as a "small-business opportunity," and he is signaling that his...

Five Questions With: Bryan Orr

Winner of the 2020 Rhode Island Manufacturers Association annual award, it has been a significant year or so for Mahr Inc., maker of dimensional...

RIMA to host virtual manufacturing conference and expo April 13

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a new annual event on April 13 called the Spring Reignite & Reengage Conference. The online...

Langevin targets cybersecurity risk at Feb. 22 online manufacturing workshop

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, Polaris MEP and Vertikal6 Inc. will host a free virtual workshop on Feb. 22, “Manufacturing Cybersecurity: A...

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