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R.I. Textile Innovation Network webinar to focus on industrial sewing

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network will host a free webinar on March 3 focused on We Make RI’s Industrial Sewing workforce...
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Five Questions With: Clare King

Clare King | President, Propel LLC 1. How has Propel, a Pawtucket-based textile product innovation company, responded to the COVID-19 demand for safety products?...

NUWC Division Newport partners with Polaris MEP to launch 401 Tech...

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport and Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership have signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to launch the 401...
THE BRICKLE GROUP has announced that it has received more than $84 million in DOD contracts over the last eight months.

Brickle Group lands big government contracts

WOONSOCKET – The Brickle Group announced more than $84 million in Defense Logistics Agency contracts have been awarded to its subsidiary Northwest Woolen Mill...

Five Questions With: Michael Woody

The University of Rhode Island is sponsoring a Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network event on Nov. 1 that will look at the feasibility of...
NOT SATISFIED: Karl Wadensten, president and CEO of VIBCO in Richmond, said he is not satisfied with the North American Free Trade Agreement or the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement because both are designed for each country’s best interest, rather than unifying North America in a three-way partnership.
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R.I. manufacturers differ on USMCA regulations

With ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement dragging on longer than expected, Rhode Island manufacturers’ outlook on the proposed deal is mixed. Some say the...
STADIUM AUCTION: John Gregory, executive director of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, will be the auctioneer at the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre’s 17th annual Auction for the Arts on May 30 at the theater in Woonsocket. Also pictured are Stadium Theatre Executive Director and CEO Cathy Levesque, left, and Stadium Theatre Community Relations Director Diane Landry.
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Editor’s Choice: Stadium Theatre to host Auction for the Arts May...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Stadium Theatre to host Auction for the Arts May 30 THE STADIUM THEATRE Performing Arts Centre will host its 17th annual Auction...

Textiles are still vital to R.I. economy

On Feb. 11, the Ocean State showed the textile industry a little love, holding its first Academic & Textile Industry Networking Fair. Included in its...

Five Questions With: Mary Johnson

The manufacturing worker shortage is prompting some companies to encourage almost-retirees to stay at work at bit longer, with offers of flexible schedules, job-sharing,...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
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RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...

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