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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 LLC and RITIN, in 2018. In the background is Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris program ­consultant. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making the sector more resilient

MANUFACTURING The trends in manufacturing over the past decade, including lean processes and increased efficiency, took a back seat in the last two years. Innovation...

We Make RI will host first-ever Maker Fair Oct. 23 in...

CRANSTON – Manufacturing training and developing group We Make RI will host its first Maker Fair on Oct. 23. The free event, with more than...

We Make RI to hold job fair in Cranston on Sept....

CRANSTON – We Make RI will host a job fair at its facility in Cranston on Sept. 30. The job fair will feature representatives from...

With R.I. manufacturing jobs on the rise, employers seek skilled workers

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island manufacturing sector reported its largest month-over-month job increase in over a year in July, though some local employers are...

We Make RI manufacturing training fair to help unemployed reenter workforce

CRANSTON – Manufacturing training organization We Make RI will host an in-person training fair on Wednesday. Workforce development organizations that will be on hand include...
PRODUCT TEST: Amanda Jamieson, left, assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Brown University, holds plaque assays of GC Ink, a graphene ink developed by Graphene Composites USA Inc. that is believed to kill viruses when applied to surfaces. Brown researchers, including Delia Demers, center, and Meredith Crane, are testing the product thanks to a grant GC received from the R.I. Commerce Corp.’s Innovation Voucher Program. / COURTESY GREG SERPA

Where is Commerce headed? McKee may give R.I. agency new direction...

Amid the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic last June, Daniel J. McKee appeared frustrated. McKee, then Rhode Island’s lieutenant governor, took the unusual step of...
IN CONTROL: From left, Jennifer Lyons, operations; John Caito III, founder and president; and Layne Mayer, director of growth, at Amerisewn in Cranston. /  PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Short on sewers, Amerisewn partners with We Make RI to create...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Workforce Development & Productivity: Amerisewn Riot suits, maternity belts, boat seats. Those are just a few of the many products...

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...

We Make RI launches industrial sewing classes to help train displaced...

CRANSTON – Working in conjunction with the Back to Work RI initiative, manufacturing and training organization We Make RI has launched industrial sewing classes. The...

We Make RI raising funds for dye-sublimation project for Back to...

CRANSTON – We Make RI has a Kickstarter campaign underway, looking to raise $15,000 for materials to teach displaced workers textile-industry skills, the nonprofit...

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