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RIMA Manufacturers & Congressional Summit to be held Oct. 22

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Manufacturers Association has opened registration for its Manufacturers & Congressional Summit on Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event...
ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT: Attendees listen to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo speak during an economic-outlook luncheon event in 2017 at the R.I. Convention Center. The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s latest luncheon, to be held Sept. 24, will feature Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys.

Editor’s Choice: Celebrate local businesses at economic outlook luncheon

EDITOR’S CHOICE Celebrate local businesses at economic-outlook luncheon RAVI KUMAR, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys, will participate in a moderated conversation...
THREE LOCAL MANUFACTURERS were recently approved by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors to receive Innovation Vouchers, bringing the program's total to 50 awarded vouchers representing $2.3 million in investment.

3 manufacturers round out Innovation Voucher recipients at 50

PROVIDENCE – Three late Monday additions to the roster of Innovation Voucher recipients, all within the manufacturing industry, have brought the total to 50, representing...

RIMA’s Annual Breakfast & Meeting 2018 to be Held at Twin...

The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA), an organization dedicated to connecting Rhode Island manufacturers with the resources needed to compete and grow, is hosting...
RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS are objecting to several of the proposed rules for a new sick leave law which is currently in the rule-making process overseen by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The DLT is accepting comments through April 8.

Employer groups criticize R.I. sick leave rules

PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island business associations are objecting to several of the proposed rules for a new sick leave law scheduled to take effect...
IN THE CLASSROOM: Steven H. Kitchin, left, New England Institute of Technology vice president for corporate education and training, speaks with Kaleb Buffum, a student in the Shipbuilding Advanced Manufacturing Institute program, while instructor Wayne Farmer looks on at the facility on Post Road in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Healthy R.I. manufacturing industry driven by military defense, textiles

Since his start as Polaris MEP center director four years ago, Christian Cowan has watched the state’s manufacturing industry blossom. So much so, he...
THE RHODE ISLAND Manufacturers Association is hosting an event on Feb. 20 at the Providence Marriott Downtown in Providence to discuss tax reform and how manufacturers can help their businesses through research and development credits.

RIMA to hold tax reform event

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association is hosting a tax reform event on Feb. 20 in Providence. The event is called Tax Reform and...
ADVANCED EQUIPMENT: Dave Zawacki, left, engineer, and Misha Pierre-Mike, sales and marketing manager, at Evans Capacitor Co. in East Providence. They are examining some of their advanced material-processing equipment that uses extreme temperature and pressure to form high-reliability capacitor parts.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Robots don’t take jobs, but turn manufacturers into educators

For years, we’ve heard about the shortage of labor in advanced manufacturing, with technological skills now the must-have labor asset for any company that...
RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION will honor Henry D. Sharpe Jr. with a lifetime achievement award.

Sharpe to win RIMA’s inaugural lifetime achievement award

EAST PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host its first-ever Samuel Slater Lifetime Achievement Award dinner on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at...
SKIFF WORK: Kirk Cusic, green shirt, executive director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, works with students on a traditional Westport skiff, as part of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s Youth Summer Boatbuilding Program.  / COURTESY RIMTA/BILLY BLACK

RIMTA using youth boatbuilding program to combat ‘graying’ workforce

A major concern for Rhode Island Marine Trades Association CEO Wendy Mackie is the large number of Ocean State marine-trades and composite-manufacturing workers retiring...
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