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PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS honored 33 companies Wednesday for their revenue growth and innovation in the 2020 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies Awards program.

Manufacturers, nonprofits, tech companies among honored in PBN’s 2020 Fastest Growing...

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-three companies were honored Wednesday by Providence Business News for their revenue growth and company innovation in the publication’s 2020 Fastest Growing...
fresh air: We Make RI trainer David Cucconelli, center, works with Jeremy Hardy, left, and Evan Luca during an outdoor training session. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

We Make RI helps people ‘make’ a career change

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 EDUCATION/TRAINING We Make RI “Innovative” is an everyday term at Cranston-based We Make RI. The 4-year-old organization dedicates itself to educating...

PBN announces 2020 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies

PROVIDENCE – Twenty local companies are among the highest earners on Providence Business News’ list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, and 13 companies are...

We Make RI to hold first segment of manufacturing job camp...

CRANSTON – Manufacturer-training organization We Make RI will start this year’s Manufacturing Job Camp with an online classroom segment followed by in-person participation, the...

Five Questions With: Barbara Jackson

Manufacturing workforce-development group We Make RI moved into a bigger location on March 1, with more than 12,000 square feet of new space to...

We Make RI relocates to larger facility in Cranston

CRANSTON – We Make RI, a nonprofit organization that provides low-cost, manufacturing-related training, education and job placement for Rhode Island residents, has relocated to...
LONG-TERM CAREER: Kevin Bloyed, a CNC machining instructor at We Make RI and a machinist at Dean Machine in Cranston, said he tries to impart to his students that manufacturing can put them on a long-term career path. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Q&A: Kevin Bloyed

Kevin Bloyed | Dean Machine Inc. machinist, instructor in We Make RI program Kevin Bloyed of South Kingstown has spent time working in retail, restaurants...
UPDATING THE PATH A new collaboration between the Westerly Education Center, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and businesses across the state, with support from the Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative, is training the next generation of process technicians and chemical operators, positions needed in the brewing, medical research and consumer products industries, among others. The program requires a high school diploma or GED to begin, takes eight weeks of both classroom learning and hands-on training, 
and is free. Here, Clarke Richmond makes circuits to control fluids at the WEC. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


Paths to manufacturing jobs grow

Perhaps it was an extraordinary run as a major manufacturer in a number of industries, one that kept the state looking backward instead of...
GIVING VOICE: Dave Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, has been busy advocating for companies at the Statehouse and beyond.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RIMA’s Chenevert fixates on problem-solving in manufacturing sector

Dave Chenevert, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Manufacturing Champion | 2019 Manufacturing Awards If there is one thing Dave Chenevert loves as much as solving problems...

Five Questions With: Barbara Jackson

If you are part of a manufacturing company looking to switch an employee into a brand-new role, We Make RI can help facilitate an...

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