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RIMTA’s fiberglass-boat recycling project completes first delivery of materials

BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling pilot project, or RIFVR, has completed its first major delivery of boat-hull materials, the Rhode Island...
CREATIVE TAKEOVER: A dancer from the Festival Ballet Providence School finishes a performance at last year’s inaugural DesignxRI Designer’s Ball. This year’s event features a similar performance as part of a design and creative takeover of the Waterfire Arts Center in Providence on April 6.
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Editor’s Choice: DesignxRI to hold annual Designer’s Ball

EDITOR’S CHOICE DesignxRI to hold Designer’s Ball DESIGNXRI WILL HOLD its second annual Designer’s Ball fundraiser. The event, themed “Surreal,” will feature costumes, a...

IYRS Career Day to focus on maritime trades, composites, manufacturing

NEWPORT – The IYRS School of Technology & Trades will host a Career Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23.The event...

R.I. Marine Trades Association to host environmental conference April 9

BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host its first environmental conference for the marine trades on April 9, the association announced.The...

Tyska, Coogan to speak at RIMTA, Composites Alliance joint meeting

NEWPORT – Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and the Composites Alliance of Rhode Island will host a combined-member meeting on Feb. 4 at the...
THE RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION is using a grant from a national nonprofit to publicize an initiative it is piloting to recycle fiberglass boat hulls – which now take up limited Rhode Island landfill space – into cement.

Boat-hull recycling effort gets grant

BRISTOL – A Rhode Island Marine Trade Association and R.I. Sea Grant fiberglass-boat recycling project just got a boost.RIMTA announced a grant award for...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...

Marine trades pull weight and more

A new report estimates that the total impact of the marine trades in Rhode Island was about $4.6 billion in 2016, or roughly 8...
A REPORT conducted by the University of Rhode Island estimated that the marine trades in Rhode Island added $4.6 billion to the Rhode Island economy. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION

Report: Marine trades added $4.6B to R.I. economy in 2016

PROVIDENCE – Marine trades in Rhode Island had a $4.6 billion effect on the Rhode Island economy in 2016, according to a University of...
SUSAN MAFFEI PLOWDEN, left, is receiving the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association's 2018 Anchor Award. Above, Plowden stands next to Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
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Plowden to be honored with RIMTA’s 2018 Anchor Award

NEWPORT – Susan Maffei Plowden will receive the 2018 Anchor Award for her role as stopover director for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport, the...
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