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PRESENTING SPONSOR We would like to thank the stuff makers. Construction workers, craftspeople and artisans are the foundation of Rhode Island’s manufacturing and building industries. Through hard work, innovation and ingenuity, they build and design stuff we are proud to call our own. At Rhode Island Commerce, it is our job to help the makers keep making—to keep designing, building and manufacturing, to achieve their goals, to grow their businesses. We’ve seen companies like Mearthane Products Corporation develop new precision manufacturing solutions with funding help for R&D from our Innovation Voucher program. We’ve seen college graduates like Jonathan Glatt, CEO at O&G Studio, with degrees in technology, engineering, and design pay their student loans through the Wavemaker Fellowship. We’ve seen Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap make more soap and Shaidzon Beer Company brew more beer with help from our Small Business Assistance Program. Rhode Island’s economy is thriving in 2019 thanks to the continued success of these businesses—and all the Rhode Island businesses like theirs—and the dedication they have to their crafts. In 2018, Rhode Island’s average unemployment rate was the lowest it had been since 1988. In April of this year, Rhode Island experienced the greatest month-to-month job growth in 20 years. The ship builders and trophy makers, the metal makers and manufacturers are leading us to ever greater success, one awesome new piece of stuff at a time.




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Polaris MEP is once again proud to be part of PBN’s “A Guide to Stuff Made in Rhode Island.” One look through the 2019 Edition and you will be in awe of the innovative products made by the highly-skilled workforce in our state. We encourage you to reach out to the companies showcased in this issue to localize your supply chain and take advantage of their advanced manufacturing capabilities. Lastly, if you are a manufacturer that needs help growing your company, we are your resource: https://polarismep.org/contact-us


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FROM THE PUBLISHER RHODE ISLAND has an industrial heritage going back to Colonial times. From weaving and dyeing fibers, building ships, or designing jewelry and silversmithing, the Ocean State produced far more than its diminutive size would lead anyone to expect. That history is one of the reasons that Providence Business News last year produced its first edition of “A Guide to Stuff Made and Built in Rhode Island.” The state has sustained those legacies into the present day. But it doesn’t come easy. For one thing, adaptation has allowed the state’s textile industry to move from fine linens to straps that hold seat assemblies in automobiles together. The skills learned hewing lumber into fleets of sailboats that plied the seven seas have been used first to adapt new materials to nautical uses and then finding new applications for those materials. Ships that plied the Seven Seas were once a very important part of Rhode Island’s economy. That tradition continues, albeit on a smaller scale. Boats like the NorthCoast 255 on the cover reinforce the Ocean State’s maritime industry reputation. Just another example of Little Rhody playing a big role. Even with all that, Rhode Island has potential to do more. But a key limit is a shortage of workers with the right skills to do what is necessary. “Stuff” shines a light on the many ways that today’s young people can find a way into the manufacturing, construction and design workforces. They were key components of the state’s past success, and why shouldn’t they be again? So turn the pages and take a glimpse at what is happening now in Rhode Island and what the future holds in “A Guide to Stuff Designed, Made and Built in Rhode Island.”

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Helping manufacturing jobs grow...................................................... 8 Q&A: Kyle Daniels.................................................................................. 12 Q&A: Kevin Bloyed................................................................................. 14 Manufacturers List......................................................................... 15-18


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BY SUSAN SHALHOUB | Contributing Writer

PERHAPS IT WAS AN extraordinary run as a major manufacturer in a number of industries, one that kept the state looking backward instead of forward. As plausible as that narrative is, it really does not matter how we got to this point. Because there is no question, say employers, educators and government officials, that Rhode Island manufacturing has some catching up to do in terms of training. A major issue: “We weren’t really sure what we were training for or where technology would take us,” said Barbara Jackson, executive director of We Make RI, based in Cranston. 8

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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

‘We’re getting there. There is no doubt in my mind.’

DAVE CHENEVERT Rhode Island Manufacturers Association executive director

B ECOM I NG A MAKER Jackson, whose organization specializes in manufacturing apprenticeships and incumbent training, illustrates it this way: “A milling machine takes a widget clamped in, and we need to program the machine to move tools on the machine around the widget. The widget itself is stationary,” she said. “With a lathe [the widget turns] but the [machine] hands are stationary as it’s turning. It’s a completely different type of instruction. Milling and turning are different kinds of programming languages on different machines.” Additionally, nowadays an employee who knows turning or milling may also be working with lasers, she said. “There is more involved. There are a lot more things to learn to be proficient.” It is Jackson’s view that Rhode Island has been slow to adopt some of this technology, and reactionary in what subjects are taught in terms of manufacturing. As a state economy, we need to be training entry-level personnel but also folks who are already in manufacturing, she said. They need to move up to replace gaps left by those who are retiring. Others in Rhode Island point to soft skills as being in demand, as well. Oh yes, there are job openings. The state Department of Labor and Training’s list of fastest-growing occupations in the state – those with a growth rate of at least 10% – includes welders, solderers, electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, among many other manufacturing positions.

employers happy.” Spreading the word is part of the push now, said Alssid.


Growth in the pipeline

The state is home to several large manufacturers: General Dynamics Electric Boat, Raytheon IDS, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and Taco Comfort Solutions, for example, making goods for the de-

fense, tooling, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning markets. According to the R.I. Commerce Corp., the state’s concentration of consumer goods makers is double the national average. The state is also No. 1 per capita in terms of industrial design firms, and in the top four states for industrial-design patents per capita. Even more good news is that there is no risk of this technology replacing human beings who work in manufacturing anytime soon. Together, they yield great results. “We get more work per human by using this automation,” said Jackson. “We’re ramping up the leverage point where a human being interacts. They need to know more. Wages are higher.” Educational efforts strive to better marry this combination of student skills with technology. With that in mind, Community College of Rhode Island has four locations, online courses and two manufacturing labs. Julian L. Alssid, vice president of the college’s Division of Workforce Partnerships, agrees with Jackson – there is room for improvement. Until a few years ago, CCRI’s workforce-development efforts were not as strategic as they are now. Alssid said there’s been more awareness over the past two decades or so regarding the role community colleges can play in workforce development. It was part of elevating his position to a vice president’s role, he said. “We recognized the need to focus resources on aligning colleges with economic priorities,” he said, and to form teams with businesses, agencies, other higher-education institutions and employers to design, deliver and manage workforce programs. One of these CCRI business partners is Electric Boat, which has a major facility in North Kingstown. In the last two years, more than 900 students have been trained in pipefitting and other tasks to build submarines, said Alssid, with a 97% employment rate upon completion. “Because we weren’t really a major factor historically, we weren’t necessarily a go-to source for manufacturing training,” he said. “A lot of people said we weren’t responsive, so we’re proving it – making partners and


Dave Chenevert helps to spread the word about crucial connections between companies, schools and workers. The former owner of Swissline Precision Manufacturing Inc. and the executive director of Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, he applauds the work of agencies that make these links. Manufacturing workforce-training programs, he said, don’t only benefit apprentices themselves, they boost companies and the economy overall. Chenevert said manufacturers that don’t participate in such programs are missing out. “When I meet with manufacturers, I explain the benefits. I tell them they will get quality training that is suited to their operations.” Chenevert cites the Work Immersion Program offered by the Governor’s Workforce Board as a great example of an effort to bridge the gap for job seekers without experience. The initiative looks to give high school or college graduates the training and experience they need to sell an employer on them, says a GWB statement. And the program offers money to companies to take on these workers temporarily.

According to R.I. Department of Labor and Training data, in 2017 Rhode Island’s private-sector employment averaged 417,962, with an average annual wage of $50,929. Looking ahead, from 2016 to 2026 manufacturers will need to have added a net 46,300 jobs to replace workers leaving positions (including retirees, although not exclusively so). MANUFACTURING 2026 AVERAGE INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT ANNUAL WAGE Chemicals



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“The employer can see if they are a good fit and get another percentage if they hire full time,” said Chenevert. Commerce RI is another great resource for manufacturers in need of support, he said, as is Real Jobs Rhode Island. Scott Jensen, director of DLT, said that the easiest way to describe Real Jobs RI is that it’s an administrative platform that allows people to collaborate. As of July, it had connected 3,757 people with new-hire training, with 3,132 employed, according to its website, across 16 industry sectors, including manufacturing. Jensen pointed out that involving high schools in filling the manufacturing work gap is important. “Part of the solution is making sure we expose kids to what opportunities exist in Rhode Island’s economy, so they can figure out what interests them,” he said. “A chance to try some industry-connected career Continued on page 14

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COLONIAL MILLS Colonial Mills has been crafting quality braided products for 40 years in their Pawtucket, RI facility, located just down the street from Slater Mill, the birthplace of America’s textile industry. They have recently relocated to their new state-of-the-art facility in East Providence, RI. Colonial Mills brings innovation to braid. Through quality, American craftsmanship and adaptable design, they are creating the next generation of braided home fashions. Colonial Mills sees braid as a method of construction, not a style. It is this thinking that allows the company to combine the traditional and the contemporary. Their approach reflects people’s eclectic sense of personal style. Partridge Snow & Hahn has been working with Colonial Mills for over 20 years, assisting with their Corporate Planning, Financing, Real Estate and Employment Law needs.

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Kyle Daniels is the founder, CEO and president of Clarke Valve in North Kingstown. He had three employees when he started the company and now he has 20, with more hires ahead. Daniels talks about what it’s like to hire people for manufacturing in Rhode Island these days. 1. Are more soft skills needed among employees in manufacturing today in Rhode Island? Absolutely. I had one applicant who came into the office wearing a suit and tie. After the interview, he asked if he could use the bathroom, and came out wearing shorts and a T-shirt. I had someone else interview for a position and everything was perfect. We were having a great conversation about leadership role models and what she learned from hers and how she applied lessons learned in her own professional experience. I asked her how soon she could start if we were to make an offer. She said she needed to interview with a few other places first and she would let me know. I did not hire her. I call it emotional intelligence. You must remember that the person interviewing you is a human being, too, and is hoping you are the right person for the job. … I have already checked your resume and know you meet requirements for the job. You just need to present as hardworking, dedicated and easy to get along with. 2. Do you ever hire people who don’t have the exact experience you’re looking for? Yes. Sometimes someone with less experience has a fresh set of eyes and is not set in their ways. I can teach anybody to be what I need them to be. … They have to happily embrace new systems. … But sometimes someone who can’t learn new tricks has been a challenge for me. 3. What about candidates who don’t have any of the skills you need but apply anyway? I think we are clear on what requirements are for positions. … If you are a mechanical engineer and have to design something, and I need to know you know how to use a certain design software, if you don’t, it’s a major problem and major disruption. Ultimately, every person I hire has to reduce workload for those who are already working there. 4. How is Rhode Island doing in terms of educating its manufacturing workforce? We’ve hired engineers from the area, from Brown, WPI and URI. That is a really nice thing about this PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


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area, the quality of education in engineering. We had five interns this summer. They all did a great job. We really like their energy and enthusiasm. If you are an intern and you like the company you’re working at, it’s very important to let some senior managers know. Finding someone who is happy to work there and gets the company mission and can be committed to executing on that company’s mission? Those candidates are more enthusiastic and work a little bit harder. Every company has room for that future rock star. Somebody that has “high performer” written all over them. It’s possible someone could make me change my hiring strategy, someone I didn’t realize I needed, a unique candidate I could benefit from. 5. Have you ever hired an intern? Yes. An internship is like a very long job interview. 6. What are some ways new employees can stand out? There’s a tendency for employees to want to arrive and leave at a certain hour every day. If you are busy, you stay. When you see someone come in at 8:30 and leave at 5:30 every single day, you wonder if they are there to achieve a goal greater than themselves. The fastest way to get promoted and move up is to find things that need to be done and then just do them. Sometimes people wait to be asked. … It’s best just to tackle it. 7. Do you feel there is a stigma or misconception out there on what manufacturing is or is not? Well, yes. People don’t realize how much satisfaction we get from making things people will use. We are making tangible things. So for example, everything that you touch and come into contact [with] every day was made by someone with a manufacturing job. In Rhode Island, we make nuclear submarines, pharmaceuticals … there are some really interesting things going on here that don’t necessarily have to [do] with the internet or computers. We don’t have to teach everyone how to code. Clarke has valves from Orange County Water District in California to 3M in Minnesota – where they are used to make adhesive – to valves at Chevron. Our valves are used to make everything from drinking water to Scotch tape to gasoline. … Those who know how to [manufacture things] consider it a source of great pride. Susan Shalhoub is a PBN contributing writer.

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Dean Machine Inc. machinist, instructor in We Make RI program Kevin Bloyed of South Kingstown has spent time working in retail, restaurants and hospitality. He’s also attended college, but it wasn’t a good fit. The route he did take into manufacturing is one the 26-year-old feels grateful he found. Today he is teaching CNC machining through We Make RI and working at Dean Machine in Cranston. 1. How did you discover manufacturing? I found We Make RI on the R.I. Department of Labor and Training website. … Having not finished college, I was looking for something to give me a leg up. I completed the CNC Machining certificate program and began working as an apprentice at [CNC job shop supplier] Dean Machine in Cranston. I was working with older gentlemen who had been there for 30 or 40 years and never went to school. 2. What do you want people, especially younger people, to know about manufacturing? I don’t think a lot of people focus on how much manufacturing is done in Rhode Island. When I was in high school, machine operating and manufacturing were not really brought up as an option to me. … Opportunities are right at your feet. It’s really criminal … promoting the idea that you have to come out of college at 20 or 21 with more debt than some countries. It sets people up to be in a hole. Manufacturing has great benefits. It’s given me a completely different lifestyle and career with a foothold on my future. 3. You’ve been a CNC machining teacher now for six months. Continued from page 9

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

What kinds of students are in your classes? It’s about a third females to men, so in a class of nine, about three will be women. About 90% of my students have families. That’s one of the things we stress. If you are looking for a career and a long-term path, manufacturing can set people up for the long run. It’s not temporary work. It’s what I try to impart to students.

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challenge in promoting the field. While not all IYRS students get placements in jobs, they aren’t all looking for employment, either. Coogan said the school’s average student is in their 30s, some have college degrees, some are veterans reentering the workforce and some are retired. “People come from all different walks of life,” he said. The school has had students ages 18 to 72, according to Coogan, all “looking for something more hands-on … I feel like we take on people willing to make a change.” And IYRS still has great job outcomes, with 85% finding a job six months after graduation.

exploration is a strong way to figure that out,” he said. “Now, we isolate kids from the economy,” he said.


Beyond training for a specific occupation, there is also a need for “soft skills,” says Chenevert. Soft skills involve things such as good presentation, the importance of being on time for work, not texting during a job interview and other factors. Soft skills are what Ron D’Orio, director of operations with the Opportunity Industrialization Center of Rhode Island, offers. “Fortune 500 companies and small employers say, ‘Just give me people who show up and have a good work ethic,’ ” D’Orio said. The Providence nonprofit addresses skills gaps and helps individuals build careers in fields like manufacturing, metalworking and marine trades. Marine trades has always been the focus for the IYRS School of Technology & Trades in Newport. President Jay Coogan said employers’ needs drive programming. The school also has programs in digital modeling and fabrication, composites technology, boat building and restoration, and marine systems. “Boat building and restoration is usually our strongest in terms of enrollment,” he said, although it’s a longer program with more financial commitment. SCOTT JENSEN Coogan notes that using wood as a material R.I. Department of can feel “less like the future” to some students, a

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Jackson said that the word “training” can have negative connotations for individuals who may not have been outstanding students. Deductive learning is an approach that can offer them success in manufacturing, even with dyslexia or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she said. We Make RI trains on simulators for equipment used in manufacturing facilities, she said, offering a different method of learning. “Young people with an interest in manufacturing can get the basics from these training programs: CCRI, Real Jobs RI, [William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School]” and others, said RIMA’s Chenevert. “Employees start training at different levels, and it just takes time to fill that void. We’re getting there. There is no doubt in my mind.”


MANUFACTURERS (ranked by number of local employees) 2019 rank

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165 Dillabur Ave. North Kingstown, R.I. 02852 (401) 268-2300


Design, construction and life cycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy

raytheon.com Thomas A. Kennedy, CEO and chairman, Raytheon Co.; Wesley D. Kremer, president, IDS

1847 West Main Road Portsmouth, R.I. 02871 (401) 842-5438


Electronic and weapons systems integrator for U.S. and international navies

Sensata Technologies

529 Pleasant St. Attleboro, Mass. 02703 (508) 236-3800


Custom-engineered sensors and controls, including Airpax, DeltaTech, Dimensions, Klixon, Qinex, Schrader and Sensor-NITE

Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp.

689 Belleville Ave. New Bedford, Mass. 02745 (508) 999-1301


Joseph Abboud sportcoats, suits and trousers

Blount Fine Foods Corp.

630 Currant Road Fall River, Mass. 02720 (774) 888-1300


Manufacturing and marketing of gourmet soup and sides, and meals

50 Belver Ave. North Kingstown, R.I. 02852 (401) 294-4511


Polyester and polypropylene film manufacturing

40 Technology Way West Greenwich, R.I. 02817 (401) 392-1200


Biotechnology company

General Dynamics Electric Boat


Jeffrey S. Geiger, president

Raytheon IDS

Martha Sullivan


josephabboud.com Joseph Bahena, senior vice president


Todd Blount, president


Michael Brandmeier


Toray Plastics (America) Inc.



Amgen Inc. amgen.com Robert A. Bradway, CEO and chairman; Thomas Seewoester, Rhode Island vice president, site operations


Tiffany & Co.

tiffany.com Alessandro Bogliolo, CEO; Daniel Brouillard, senior director of manufacturing

300 Maple Ridge Drive Cumberland, R.I. 02864 (401) 288-0100


Bracelets, charms, engagement rings, home accessories, necklaces, NFL Vince Lombardi Trophy, watches


Teknor Apex Co. teknorapex.com Jonathan D. Fain, CEO and chairman; William J. Murray, president

505 Central Ave. Pawtucket, R.I. 02861 (401) 725-8000


Custom compounder of advanced polymer materials

taco-hvac.com John Hazen White Jr., CEO

1160 Cranston St. Cranston, R.I. 02920 (401) 942-8000


Circulators, controls, pumps and valves for HVAC systems


LeachGarner leachgarner.com Dave Meleski, president

49 Pearl St. Attleboro, Mass. 02703 (800) 225-2706


Precious metal raw materials (Stern Metals), chain (Excell) and jewelry products (General Findings)


Systems Engineering Associates Corp.

62 Johnnycake Hill Road Middletown, R.I. 02842 (401) 847-2260


Systems and software engineering, program and financial management, research and development


Amtrol Inc.

1400 Division Road West Warwick, R.I. 02893 (401) 884-6300


HVAC: Extrols, Therm-x-Trols, pressure-rated cylinders; water systems: well-water systems, water treatment

47 Molter St. Cranston, R.I. 02910 (401) 781-6100


Analytical control systems, custom finishing equipment, engineered powders, specialty chemicals



Taco Inc.



seacorp.com Brian W. Gilligan, CEO; David A. Lussier, president amtrol.com Greg Shakley, general manager

Technic Inc.

David Weisberg



KVH Industries Inc.

50 Enterprise Center Middletown, R.I. 02842 (401) 847-3327


Mobile satellite communications, TV antenna systems, precision navigation products for defense and commercial applications


Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

250 Circuit Drive North Kingstown, R.I. 02852 (401) 886-2000


3D laser scanners, computer-aided engineering/manufacturing software


Kenyon Industries Inc.

brookwoodcos.com Gina Marquart, executive vice president

36 Sherman Ave. Richmond, R.I. 02836 (401) 364-3400


Commission finisher of woven synthetic fabrics for consumer, industrial and military markets


Igus Inc. igus.com Richard Abbate, vice president

257 Ferris Ave. East Providence, R.I. 02916 (800) 521-2747


Adapter plates, custom cables, custom and standard metal brackets, and energy chain components


Gregory A. Woods

AstroNova Inc.

600 East Greenwich Ave. West Warwick, R.I. 02893 (401) 828-4000


Manufacturer of associated software and consumables, data-acquisition systems, specialty printers

kvh.com Martin A. Kits van Heyningen, CEO

hexagonmi.com Angus Taylor, CEO and president, North America


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Company Website President/CEO

Address Phone

No. of local employees Products

Herff Jones Inc.

herffjones.com Jeff Webb, CEO and chairman

150 Herff Jones Way Warwick, R.I. 02888 (401) 331-1240


Customized emblematic awards, plaques and trophies, championship and commercial awards, high school and college class rings


Nordson EFD nordsonefd.com Srinivas Subramanian, vice president and general manager, Nordson EFD; Sundaram Nagarajan, CEO and president, Nordson Corp.

40 Catamore Blvd. East Providence, R.I. 02914 (401) 431-7000


Precision fluid-dispensing solutions


Hope Global

50 Martin St. Cumberland, R.I. 02864 (401) 753-7800


Manufacturer of automotive, apparel and industrial products


Bradford Soap Works Inc.

200 Providence St. West Warwick, R.I. 02893 (401) 821-2141


Bar soap and other solid cleansing products, including shampoos/conditioners, shave and shower poufs

517 Mineral Spring Ave. Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 (401) 724-1600


Custom-made branded presentation boxes, displays and packaging

520 Metacom Ave. Warren, R.I. 02885 (401) 247-7742


Fitness rowing machines

1144 Eddy St. Providence, R.I. 02905 (401) 784-3100


Dimensional metrology equipment and gauges; provides calibration and contract measurement services

12 Howland Road Fairhaven, Mass. 02719 (508) 996-6721


Damping greases, NyeClean, NyeMed, NyeTorr, RheoLube, UniFlor - PFPE lubricants



hopeglobal.com Leslie W. Taito, CEO

Stuart R. Benton


International Packaging Corp.

John D. Kilmartin, owner and CEO




Mahr Inc.


Nye Lubricants Inc.

Peter King, CEO

Brett Green




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Company Website President/CEO


Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. finlays.net

28 30

Steve Olyha, CEO

John Matouk & Co.

George Matouk Jr., CEO

Cooley Group Daniel Dwight




Address Phone 10 Blackstone Valley Place and 81 Ocean State Drive Lincoln and North Kingstown, R.I. 02865 and 02852 (401) 333-3300

No. of local employees Products 135

Coffee, syrups, coffee extracts, tea extracts, coffee on demand

925 Airport Road Fall River, Mass. 02720 (508) 997-3444


Fine bed and bath linens

50 Esten Ave. Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 (401) 724-9000


Manufacturer of coated fabrics and polymer membranes

21 Amflex Drive Cranston, R.I. 02921 (401) 946-2699


Medical trays and pharmaceutical packaging

99 Hartford Ave. Providence, R.I. 02909 (401) 351-4890


Medical-device manufacturer

1 Energy Way and 200 Frenchtown Road West Warwick and North Kingstown, R.I. 02893 and 02852 (800) 556-7752


Adhesives and base coats, air/vapor/water barriers, metallic coating, NewBrick, primers and sealers accessories, textured finishes


Nelipak Healthcare Packaging


Contech Medical


Dryvit Systems Inc.


NFI Corp. nficorp.com Renaud Megard, owner and CEO

213 Theodore Rice Blvd. New Bedford, Mass. 02745 (508) 998-9021


Graphic overlays, labels, membrane switches, sleeves


VIBCO Inc. vibco.com Karl Wadensten

75 Stilson Road Richmond, R.I. 02898 (401) 539-2392


Industrial and concrete vibrators, plate compactors, vibratory rollers

nelipak.com Mike Kelly, CEO

contechmedical.com Raymond A. Byrnes, CEO; Christopher M. Byrnes, president R. Michael Murphy


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Company Website President/CEO

Address Phone

No. of local employees Products


Edesia Inc.

edesianutrition.org Navyn Salem, founder and CEO; Ron Yanku, plant operations manager

550 Romano Vineyard Way North Kingstown, R.I. 02852 (401) 272-5521


Plumpy'Doz, Plumpy'Nut, Plumpy'Sup, Nutributter


Advanced Interconnections Corp.

5 Energy Way West Warwick, R.I. 02893 (401) 823-5200


Electronic connectors, including IC sockets and adapters, PC board connectors, Peel-AWay removable terminal carriers


Parkinson Technologies Inc.

100 Goldstein Drive Woonsocket, R.I. 02895 (401) 762-2100


Manufacturer of winders and web handling for paper and material industries


Beacon Design by ChemArt

15 New England Way Lincoln, R.I. 02865 (401) 333-9200


Ornaments and keepsakes


Jade Engineered Plastics Inc.

121 Broad Common Road Bristol, R.I. 02809 (401) 253-4440


Fluoropolymers and thermoplastics


Brittany Global Technologies

1357 East Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford, Mass. 02744 (508) 999-3281


Specialty fabrics and camouflage fabrics


National Marker Co.

100 Providence Pike North Smithfield, R.I. 02896 (401) 762-9700


Labels, signage and tags


Trans-Tex LLC

117 Pettaconsett Ave. Cranston, R.I. 02920 (401) 331-8483


Sublimation printing onto narrow web textiles

advanced.com Michael J. Murphy, president

parkinsontechnologies.com Peter Termyn

beacondesign.com David Beaupre, CEO

jadeplastics.com Steve Holland, president

brittanyusa.com Ken Joblon, president

Michael J. Black, owner


trans-texinc.com Philip B. Barr, CEO; Michael Woody, president


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Need for workers outpaces supply BY SUSAN SHALHOUB | Contributing Writer

STILL WANTED: Quality-control personnel, estimators, project managers, welders and many others for construction companies in Rhode Island. There are simply not enough people to go around. “They are all unique,” said Michael Sabitoni, business manager of the Rhode Island Laborers District Council and president of the Rhode Island Building Trades, of construction roles. “We are talking about 17 different laborers, electricians, carpenters, cement masons … We are very specialized in what we represent.” Continued on page 20

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Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Andy Guimond can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

‘The workforce shortages aren’t going away.’

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Iron Workers Local 37 member

Orlando A. Correa is a 2012 graduate of the Building Futures program of Apprenticeship Rhode Island, part of the American Apprenticeship Initiative. The program paves the way for skilled advancement while preventing its participants from going into debt for training. Correa is now an ironworker with Iron Workers Local 37 in East Providence.

1. How did you get into the construction field? I was already working in general labor. I worked at a concrete company, at a municipal water treatment plant, installing dewatering systems. I also worked for a tree service. I jumped around a lot for 16 to 18 years. 2. How did Building Futures impact you? The program certified me as a welder. I spent close to a year working as an apprentice at Rhode Island Welding & Fabricating in Providence on Turner Street, doing some work at The Foundry. I really honed my skills there. I worked for six months with [offshore-wind power developer] Deepwater Wind and did some projects at Johnson & Wales [University] and South Street Landing. I got an opportunity as a third-year apprentice at HB Welding [in Johnston], then a call to go back to Rhode Island Welding. I was a journeyman and then became their foreman. 3. What has your experience been like being a member of a union? I had thought that I would be a renter for my whole life. My first year in the union I was making good money but had no credit card. It took a full year to get my credit score to the point where I could purchase a home. I had never thought of buying a home when I was going through those struggles. In 2016, I bought my house in the lower South Side of Providence. … The house had been abandoned for over six PBN PHOTO/xxx years. It needed everything. Because of the confidence I now had as an ironworker, I felt I could attack any project. Susan Shalhoub is a PBN contributing writer.


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Although the Northeast is a bit better than the national average – 75% of construction firms here are having difficulty hiring as opposed to 80% in the United States – Associated General Contractors of America says there is certainly room for improvement. Brian Turmail, AGC vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives, calls the results of the August survey frustrating. “I think the most surprising finding is the duration of these workforce shortages,” despite training efforts, he said. “We see states [such as] Rhode Island launch programs – such as efforts to educate high schoolers on the opportunities in construction. … But the workforce shortages aren’t going away.” According to the AGC, 35% of construction companies expect similar difficulty in hiring and 36% expect it to get even tougher in the coming year. And it isn’t just the entry-level type of roles such as pipe layers, installers or electricians that have openings. Educators and building companies say management-level positions go unfilled as well, especially project manager, engineer and estimator slots. The labor-shortage picture is no brighter in residential building, said John Marcantonio, Rhode Island Builders Association executive director. “The sheer number coming in and those retiring out is a big problem,” he said, citing the average age of a retiring tradesperson in their late 50s. He noted that the transfer of residential construction knowledge, say from father to son in a family business, is a fraction of what it used to be.


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The unspeakable problem RHODE ISLAND is no exception to the deadly narcotics crisis raging across the nation.

Opioid-overdose deaths have hit the sector hard. R.I. Department of Health data from July 2016 to June 2018 showed that those in natural ­resources, construction and maintenance occupations constitute nearly a ­quarter of all fatal opioid overdoses in Rhode Island. “I would suspect aging of our industry plays a role,” said John Marcantonio, Rhode Island Builders Association executive director. “If you’re not able to perform work, you’re not providing. The potential was there for these folks to work through pain.” Leaders have emerged in combatJOHN MARCANTONIO, ting the problem. Rhode Island Builders Association This spring, for example, executive director Providence-based Gilbane Building Co. personnel were trained by the R.I. Disaster Medical Assistance Team in recognizing signs of an opioid overdose, and how to administer Naloxone, which reverses the effects. In support of that effort, the company is stocking its job sites with Naloxone Rescue Kits. Both Marcantonio and R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen agree that the construction industry is accepting of those in need of second chances, perhaps more than others. “If you’re a team member who has faced the problem and come every day and do good work? Positive builds on positive,” said Jensen.

‘The potential was there for these folks to work through pain.’

Susan Shalhoub is a PBN contributing writer.


25,000 This past summer, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a collaborative, private-public program that brings several organizations together with a goal of creating more skilled workers to fill construction roles. The R.I. Department of Labor and Training, AGC of Rhode Island, Construction Industries of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades are part of the effort. 20,000 The plan, unnamed at this writing, is in the formative stages. Guided by employer demands, Real Jobs Rhode Island will work After hitting a trough following to get new commercial-construction workers the Great Recession, construction trained and hired. sector employment has grown, The easiest way to describe Real Jobs RI but many say that the numbers is that it’s an administrative platform that alcould be higher if the workforce could be developed. lows people to collaborate, said Scott Jensen, director of the DLT. As of July, it had con15,000 nected 3,757 people with new-hire training, 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 JULY 2019 3,132 of whom are employed, according to its website, across 16 industry sectors. SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING “So, the task becomes how are we going to get Rhode Island to take advantage of opportunities in commercial Days of posting ads when positions come up are over, as are relying on construction? How are we going to create a coordinated effort?” he said. strict qualification criteria. The company does more consistent outreach to Alyssa Alvarado, Real Jobs RI program director, said that the commerbuild relationships with potential new team members with a focus on the cial-construction workforce initiative focus will be strategic to avoiding replong term. etition and crossover efforts in curriculum, location and more. Though some upper-level positions demand certain requirements, To that end, a full analysis is needed of what is already there. Gibson said, “We’re recognizing that people from different backgrounds “First priority is to get a demand assessment. How short are we, in what add value and drive an organization forward,” with hiring managers more areas? Where do we ramp up [career technical education] programs in the open to diversity of experience. state to better tailor them to that demand?” Alvarado said. In addition to exploring some candidates with varied backgrounds, soft From there, the correct curriculum needs to be developed with the right skills are getting more play in Arden’s proactive prospect considerations as training equipment, such as what students or incumbent workers will be well. using in the field, she said. Sometimes known as “people skills,” it’s an area that’s also the focus of Involvement of local companies in curriculum creation – to ensure mateemployment-readiness training for Opportunities Industrialization rials address their needs so that they can use students after training – is key. Center of Rhode Island. “They need to have a job at the end of it,” said Jensen. BEYOND HARD-SKILLS Marcantonio lauds Real Jobs RI as a unique model helping residential The nonprofit OIC specializes in teaching soft skills to prospective emconstruction dig its way back after the recession as well. “It was our Great ployees in not just construction but other industries as well. It is a crucial Depression, and it’s been a rebuilding process,” he said. piece of the employment puzzle. Marcantonio praises the grant programs that include industry as part of The bridge to employment needs to be complete to ensure retention, said the solution. Ron D’Orio, director of operations with OIC Rhode Island. One soft skill “Most of the time, the government’s reaction to a problem is, “How do needed is being on time for work. Experience and training may be in place we fix it?’ ” with mixed results, he said, crediting Real Jobs RI with knowing but don’t always make a candidate a long-term employee. the importance of involving all sides in solving a problem. “Trouble with day care and transportation could derail someone in a And despite those AGC survey results showing the lingering worker job,” he said, ultimately making a hire of little value. shortage in the broader Northeast, Sabitoni of the laborers union, which Whichever way the learning happens, construction is an evolving industeams up with agencies such as the R.I. Department of Transportation to try in need of regular reassessment to ensure its workers are well prepared, offer apprenticeships, sees some progress in employee recruitment. said Michael Emmer, an assistant professor of construction management at CULTURAL SHIFT Roger Williams University. Industry players in Rhode Island acknowledge the pervasive stereotype of “Sustainability – the use of renewable resources – [is] continually changconstruction as an industry that only offers manual work. Christina Gibson, ing. As society changes its view and science becomes more available, so will human resources manager of Arden Building Cos. of Pawtucket, knows the types of buildings we build and their impact. It’s an ongoing process and that even in 2019, outdated misconceptions exist. not static by any means,” he said. With locations in three states, Arden has about 275 Rhode Island The concept of construction as dirty work should be getting further and employees. further in our collective rear-view mirrors, says Turmail, of AGC. He notes “People don’t really realize the opportunity that exists in construction that more and more firms are bringing onboard robotics, exoskeletons that management,” Gibson said, “and that it involves the use of technology,” assist in mobility and endurance, and drones. building information modeling programs, for example. “Construction workers today are as likely to be wielding an iPad as they “You can be in the field, be a project manager, do office work, computer are a hammer,” he said. The field needs to be viewed as a promising career tasks, finances … construction can lend itself to different backgrounds.” that can be attained without college debt.

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A college intern at Gilbane, John Sinnott took a short detour to play professional football. Since 2003, he has been in the construction industry, rejoining Gilbane in 2008. He has overseen the South Street Landing project, General Dynamics Electric Boat’s expansion at the Quonset Business Park and The Interlink at T.F Green Airport. 1. What is the career pathway that you have created for young people who want to get into construction/ construction management? We have a robust intern and college hire program, where our HR team partners with local colleges to identify young professionals that are beginning their careers in this industry. Interns and college hires are given the opportunity to work under our experienced full-time staff in the field and gain hands-on experience. 2. What types of nontraditional candidates will you consider? Not everyone comes to Gilbane with a construction background, and there are numerous pathways to success. We believe in supporting our team members and allowing them to shine and succeed in areas they are passionate about. Not all of our work is in the field either. We have a robust marketing and sales department, as well as finance, accounting and human resources. Employees working in those divisions come from various backgrounds and bring so much to our business with their different perspectives.



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3. Once you have hired a candidate, how much energy do you put into continuing training for them? All Gilbane employees, regardless of tenure, are continuously encouraged to expand their potential. Our internal training organization, Gilbane University, empowers employees to shape their careers and sharpen their minds through a wide range of training and educational programs. Depending on an individual’s career path and interests, unique curriculums are developed and assigned, and employees have the option of completing their yearly 30-hour requirement through web-based workshops or in-person seminars. We offer tuition refunds up to $5,700 per year if the employee wishes to take

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additional college courses relating to their work. 4. How many of the people who start at entrylevel positions advance in the company? Our internal leadership program, Management Candidate Acceleration Program, is an intensive two-year [course] that provides hands-on experience in a variety of roles and functional areas within Gilbane. Throughout the program, management candidates discover personal strengths and career interests. Success stories include past employees starting as accounting coordinators and, through this program, now serving as operations manager. In fact, the majority of our New England executive leadership team started out in entry-level positions. 5. Do you coordinate with other construction companies in developing the overall workforce in the state? Yes. As a member of the Associated General Contractors we work with our peers to promote the industry and engage young people who may show an interest in our line of work. 6. How much do you work with unions to develop candidates? We partner with BuildRI and Building Futures, organizations that help Rhode Islanders find successful work within the trades through a pre-apprenticeship program. 7. Can you find enough people to fill your needs? Yes, we’re able to attract top talent because of our reputation, our culture, our benefits and our consistent workload. 8. Are you able to attract candidates from outside Rhode Island? Do you want/need to? As the oldest family-run company in the state, we have a long history of welcoming Rhode Islanders into the Gilbane family. That being said, we’ve grown over the years into a global firm with over 45 offices and more than 3,000 employees. This allows us the ability to offer our team members, and qualified candidates, the option of mobility. However, many are attracted to our Rhode Island business unit because it is our global headquarters, which houses our corporate divisions and appeals to individuals from all backgrounds. We are also involved with exciting projects throughout the state, which is a draw within itself. Mark S. Murphy is a PBN contributing writer.


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1 1

General contractor President/CEO


Cardi Corp.

cardi.com Antonio B. Cardi, president

H. Carr & Sons Inc.

James L. Carr Jr.

Regional employees Year founded Specialties

Address Phone


400 Lincoln Ave. Warwick, R.I. 02888 (401) 739-8300

550 1967

Asphalt, bridge and highway construction, concrete, sand and stone

100 Royal Little Drive Providence, R.I. 02904 (401) 331-2277

550 1930

Construction with superintendents specialized in acoustical ceiling, drywall, fireproofing and plaster


Gilbane Building Co. gilbaneco.com Thomas F. Gilbane, CEO and chairman

7 Jackson Walkway Providence, R.I. 02903 (401) 456-5800

414 1873

Construction and facilities-related services, preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities


Arden Building Cos. LLC

505 Narragansett Park Drive Pawtucket, R.I. 02861 (401) 727-3500

268 1954

Design/build, electrical, fire protection, HVAC, plumbing and sprinkler service maintenance


Dimeo Construction Company

75 Chapman St. Providence, R.I. 02905 (401) 781-9800

260 1930

Construction manager and builder of academic, corporate, health care, institutional, residential and retail projects


J.L. Marshall & Sons

P.O. Box 2210 Pawtucket, R.I. 02861 (508) 399-8910

225 1933

Reinforced concrete structures and slab, water/ wastewater-treatment plants


Shawmut Design and Construction

3 Davol Square, Suite A275 Providence, R.I. 02903 (401) 752-6500

112 1982

Academic, cultural/historic preservation, health care and life sciences, hotels, luxury homes, restaurant, retail, sports venues, tenant interiors


D.F. Pray Inc.

25 Anthony St. Seekonk, Mass. 02771 (508) 336-3366

85 1959

Data centers, financial, health care, housing, LEED, life sciences, manufacturing and retail


East Coast Construction Inc.

202 Chase Road Portsmouth, R.I. 02871 (401) 683-5656

60 1986

Excavation, site and utility services for commercial, municipal and residential sectors


Parker Construction

320 Narragansett Park Drive East Providence, R.I. 02916 (401) 427-8500

60 2001

Construction-management services for custom residential and commercial, general contracting


Site Specific

141 Gano St. Providence, R.I. 02906 (401) 632-4400

60 2004

Academic, commercial, health care, historic, hospitality, museum and gallery, residential, retail

baconconstruction.com George L. Agostini, CEO, Agostini Construction, and president, Bacon Construction; Steven J. Agostini, president, Agostini Construction, and chief operating officer, Bacon Construction

241 Narragansett Park Drive East Providence, R.I. 02916 (401) 431-1200

50 1967

Administrative, classroom and residential educational facilities


Pezzuco Construction Inc.

28 Kenwood St. Cranston, R.I. 02907 (401) 942-2244

50 1987

Custom build, design/build, general contracting, historic preservation, LEED, new construction and renovation


TRAC Builders Inc.

28 Wolcott St. Providence, R.I. 02908 (401) 943-3800

40 1995

Construction management, general contracting


New England Construction

293 Bourne Ave. East Providence, R.I. 02916 (401) 434-0112

38 1985

Auto dealerships, commercial/industrial, education, golf/hospitality markets and residential developments


E.W. Burman Inc. ewburman.com Edward W. Burman, president

33 Vermont Ave. Warwick, R.I. 02888 (401) 738-5400

35 1964

Commercial and industrial buildings, historic restoration, hospitals


Stack + Co. stackac.com Joshua M. Brandt; Andrew W. Keating, founding partners

460 Harris Ave. Providence, R.I. 02909 (800) 265-3884

31 2008

Architecture, construction management, custom homes and pre-fabricated structures


Behan Bros. Inc. behanbros.com Michael J. Behan Jr., owner and president

975 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown, R.I. 02842 (401) 846-1516

28 1973

Affordable and luxury residential, design/build, historic preservation, industrial, institutional, LEED


Case Construction

225 Wampanoag Trail East Providence, R.I. 02915 (401) 434-6511

26 1918

Self-performing general contractor specializing in educational, medical and commercial construction

Robert M. Bolton, CEO


dimeo.com Bradford S. Dimeo, president

Leo K. Marshall, president


shawmut.com Les Hiscoe, CEO

dfpray.com Scott W. Pray, president

eastcoastconstruction.com Max Essery, president

Glenn Parker, president


sitespecificllc.com Peter Dorsey Crump; Matt Dempsey, partners

Agostini Bacon Construction Cos.


Richard R. Pezzuco, president


tracbuilders.com William Tracey, president

neconstruction.com David A. Sluter, founder; Matt Sluter, CEO and president

caseconstructionri.com Frank Gustafson, president

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Quality jobs landed, by design BY ROB BORKOWSKI | Contributing Writer

THERE IS A BIG demand for young people in the manufacturing sector for sure. But some of those jobs are not about making products, they are about designing them, says Jessica David, executive vice president of strategy and community investments at the Rhode Island Foundation, which in 2013 funded the creation of DesignxRI, a nonprofit economic-development organization for the design sector. Its aim? Create opportunities for Rhode Island designers and design businesses, investing in talent and connecting designers with projects.


Telli Quinn ended her nine-month IYRS computer design program by interning at prototype design firm Empire Group in Attleboro, which just offered her an assistant designer position. IYRS uses hands-on projects to understand the connection between design and fabrication. COURTESY IYRS SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY AND TRADE

Lisa Carnevale, executive director at DesignxRI, said that while college is required for some design careers, many opportunities are available for people with certificates or through apprenticeships. Jewelry designers, interior designers, graphic designers and furniture designers are all career paths one can pursue with apprenticeships, for instance, according to DesignxRI career information. At V.H. Blackinton & Co., manufacturers of police and government insignia in Attleboro, Bryan Trout, production manager, said there are opportunities for designers with high school and non-college training in manufacturing. At Blackinton, there are only a few design jobs, using software such as Adobe Photoshop. But there are opportunities spread throughout manufacturing firms in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., he said. Continued on page 26


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Justin Sirotin OCTO Product Development founder

Justin Sirotin’s resume shows a large range of industrial design clients, from industrial equipment to sporting goods, pool tables to health care products. But he is always on the lookout for risktaking talent for OCTO Product Development. 1. How has the definition of workforce development changed in recent years? Workforce development in our industry hasn’t changed as much as in others. We rely on local institutions such as [Rhode Island School of Design], MassArt, [University of Rhode Island] and Wentworth [Institute of Technology] to [develop] a learning environment that corresponds with the creative and technical needs of the market. 2. What are the common themes in workforce training in Rhode Island? The transition from an analogue workforce [to a digital one] is driving workforce training to adapt. The implementation of new technologies with design, engineering, manufacturing and services is shaping the way the modern workforce is structured. 3. Why does an effective workforce-development plan matter in Rhode Island? Our impact on the greater design community is only bound by our ability to grow our collective stature by continuously elevating our workforce. … Organizations [such as] DesignxRI are working to create programs that further support the design industry members to enable further growth. 4. What is the first thing that you want to see when you are hiring? We want employees who welcome the inevitable risk-taking that goes with pushing boundaries. … That can be found in a wide range of attributes. … Of course, we look for pure talent, but the intangibles are what make our staff unique and what we look to replicate in new employees. 5. What type of career pathway have you created for young people? I feel really fortunate to have been on RISD’s adjunct faculty for the past 11 years. I’ve been able to directly employ former students and … mentor young business leaders as they navigate the early stages of a career. I’m a firm believer in the idea that building a young, talented community of designers and technical creatives will provide Rhode Island with a foothold in the future of design. John A. Lahtiner is a PBN contributing writer.

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B ECOM I NG A DESIGN ER Continued from page 24

“We would definitely be looking for someone out of a trade school,” Trout said. Students with design interest and skill coming straight from high school would start working other production jobs to familiarize themselves with the products, he said. Eventually, they would be trained in design software. “If you have a little bit of artistic background and a willingness to learn, we can teach you the [computer-aided design] software,” Trout said. A more traditional path to a design career can involve college, although not everyone who chooses that route can say that it is a straight line. Take Rebecca Slater, design director at Blakely Interior Design. “It’s been a wild journey,” Slater said. The rigors of routine commuting between Rhode Island and a Massachusetts university sidetracked her. She left school in the winter of 2015, putting her studies on hold. But, “I always knew that I wanted to do interior design,” Slater said. She began looking for opportunities closer to home to keep learning, and that spring met Paul Paolino, head of the Rhode Island School of Design certificate program at the time. He told her she could pursue a certificate program at RISD instead of waiting to finish her degree. Slater told Paolino she wanted to finish her certificate in a year, and using her previous credits and creative scheduling, she did. During her studies, Slater met Janelle Photopoulos, who had begun

A change for good

The Rhode Island School of Design’s certificate program gives people a chance to update their skills or change the direction of their career altogether.

THE WHY: 97% g ainfully employed or not seeking employment 69% enrolled because they were seeking career change 34% enrolled for personal enrichment 18% enrolled for career advancement 13% enrolled to become a freelancer in a new field or own a business

THE RESULTS: 61% found a job in their certificate

concentration within six months of graduation

30% enrolling for personal enrichment changed their career based on experience with the program


pursing her own certificate in 2012 while simultaneously running her business, Blakely Interior Design. Photopoulos had already spent 10 years in marketing for AT&T, and wanted to pursue design, but wanted to hone her design skills first. She started her business at the same time, out of necessity, thinking the business would go slowly during her studies. “In that time my business just took off,” Photopoulos said. In 2017, Blakely Interior Design had $700,000 in revenue, and that’s expected to double this year, she said. The growing business required extra hands, but fortunately Photopoulos knew someone who could help. She invited Slater to take on some of the work. Balancing the job and her studies worked out. Slater delivered her final studio project and first commercial project within a day of each other. “That was four years ago,” Slater said. While Slater’s career path into design is available to younger professionals, not many seem to be taking advantage of it. Most of the RISD certificate program students are older people with decades in the workforce looking to add to their skill set, said Francoise McAree, program manager for fine and applied arts at RISD.


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‘We’re always trying to expand opportunities for students who can’t choose to go to college.’ JOE BATTAGLIA, The Met School director of curriculum and instruction

“The majority of our students are in their 40s,” McAree said. At the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Providence, students explore similar, albeit less spontaneous, journeys. They are encouraged to pursue their interests and discover potential career paths through interaction with adults whose work interests them, said Joe Battaglia, director of curriculum and instruction. One of the areas they can investigate is advanced manufacturing through the school’s partnership at Community College of Rhode Island’s new Knight Campus advanced-manufacturing lab, Battaglia said. Some of that learning includes design, such as that involved in packaging and shipping, he said. “We’re always trying to expand opportunities for students who can’t choose to go to college directly after high school,” Battaglia said. “You can really make a decent living in manufacturing, in design,” said David, of the Rhode Island Foundation. One such path, Carnevale said, is the IYRS School of Technology and Trades, through its Digital Modeling & Fabrication program that prepares students for careers combining design and advanced manufacturing. At IYRS, students learn the fundamentals of product design and how to turn product design concepts into real-world objects. They learn CAD software, digital-design principles and how to prototype designs using 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, mills and lathes. Kim Norton-O’Brien, director of development and marketing at IRYS, said the trade school trains its certificate-wielding graduates through programs in wooden boat building, composite building, marine systems and electronic/3D modeling. The school, established as a boat-building center in 1995, has since grown into a trade school, Norton-O’Brien said. The boat-building program trains students in how to put together, or take apart, a boat, piece by piece. In composite building, students learn to use new high-strength, low-weight materials, such as Kevlar, to build products. Electronic-modeling students learn to use software 3D modeling to design and manufacture products. Marine systems students learn to design, build and repair the electronic and hydraulic systems for small yachts. All of those programs require an innate design talent to build on, NortonO’Brien said, making IYRS a good destination for designers seeking a path into the workforce aside from college. About 90% of IYRS graduates receive a job offer by the time they’ve earned their certificate, she said. The IYRS alumni are part of the team building a 2021 America’s Cup vessel. “We think it’s the fastest boat that’s ever been built,” Norton-O’Brien said. Jeff Elsbecker, lead instructor of digital modeling and fabrication, who also taught for 10 years at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, said not many high school graduates know about IYRS, since the school has only been offering the new programs beyond ship building for the last three years. “It’s great for someone who has experience or aptitude that they want to give a turbo boost to,” Elsbecker said. Also, he said, IYRS grads are well-equipped to land entry-level positions that provide a good quality of life. Elsbecker said graduates have gone on to apply their design skills working with youth education in science, technology, engineering and math, product development, custom manufacturing and CNC machining and 3D printing. For aspiring designers, there are myriad opportunities if they’ve honed their skills, Elsbecker said. “If they pursued it, they would find work in the field,” he said.

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Blakely Interior Design design project director

In 2015, Rebecca Slater left an MFA program at Suffolk University and discovered she could pursue her design studies through Rhode Island School of Design’s certificate program. Slater’s experience learning and networking put her in touch with Janelle Photopoulos, founder of Blakely Interior Design. Soon after she had a job, as well as a certificate in design, despite her initial career plan. 1. Were you surprised to learn you didn’t need a college degree to have a professional design career? Yes, I was. I was told by most people that I could not achieve my dreams without a traditional college degree. I was excited to prove them wrong. 2. What would you suggest to people like yourself interested in interior design or design in general? Surround yourself with high-quality interior design magazines. Pore over them and start to articulate your style, learn the l­ingo. Then attend events in the area where you can interact with and meet other designers and creatives. This will kick-start your career and be a ton of fun. 3. Which would you rate as the more important: A credential (degree or certificate) or hands-on experience? Hands-on experience for sure, but they aren’t mutually exclusive. I have learned more working at Blakely Interior Design for four years than I ever did in school, but I could not be where I am today without the skills provided to me by my educational experience. 4. If you were recruiting for people in your field, what would you look for? Easy-going, energetic and detail-oriented designers who love color and bending rules.

BUILDING A CAREER BY HAND: Rebecca Slater, left, design project director at Blakely Interior Design in North Kingstown, helps Brianna Chace, a New England Tech interior design major and intern at Blakely.


5. How do you see the local job market for design professionals without a degree? I think there is a lot of opportunity here in Rhode Island for those with high skills and creative minds to find meaningful work with or PBN PHOTO/xxx without a college degree.

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Little Rhody plays a big game

From the early textile and cotton mills of the Industrial Revolution to the design and jewelry-making shops to advanced manufacturing facilities, Rhode Island long has played a role in creating a broad range of the nation’s output. Advances in technology and practices, including lean manufacturing, have only cemented the state’s legacy of building, designing and manufacturing. Take a gander in the following pages and you will see a sampling of the Ocean State’s interesting products.


S.R. Blackinton LLC | The BIG3 Championship/Julius Erving Trophy............................... 30 Luca + Danni Inc. | Mama Bear Stack.......................................................................................... 30


Tiffany & Co. | Tiffany Men’s Collection........................................................................................ 32 Lotuff Leather | Triumph Briefcase................................................................................................ 32


Hope Global | Hope Global Braided Shoe and Boot Laces.................................................. 33 Concordia Fibers | Commingled Hybrid Fiber........................................................................... 33


VIBCO Vibrators | GR-1600 Pothole Packer............................................................................... 34 Taco Comfort Solutions | 0018e App-connected Circulator.............................................. 34 Clarke Valve | Shutter Valve.............................................................................................................. 35 National Marker Co. | Earplug Dispenser.................................................................................. 35


Christian Thomas Designs | The Ernest Table......................................................................... 36 Tri-Mack | Injection Molded Terminal Block................................................................................. 36 Mearthane Products Corp. | Black Magic and Rink Rat Wheels....................................... 37 Response Technologies | Crashworthy and Ballistically Tolerant Fuel Cells..................... 37 Core Composites | Joint Warfighter Shelter of the Future ................................................... 38 G-Form | Pro-X2 Knee Pad................................................................................................................. 38


Site Specific | Westminster Lofts Renovation............................................................................. 39 SES America Inc. | Dynamic Message Signs.............................................................................. 39


The Backyard Food Company | Salsa, Relish, Candied Jalapenos................................... 40 Rebelle Artisan Bagels | Rebelle Artisan Sandwiches.......................................................... 40 Downeast Coffee Roasters | Morning Blend............................................................................41 Yacht Club Bottling Works | Berrymelon Rebellion, Rhody Red Sodas.........................41


NorthCoast Boats | NorthCoast 255............................................................................................ 42 Hunt Yachts | Hunt 32 Center Console........................................................................................ 42 Aquidneck Custom Composites | Atlantic 72 Catamaran................................................. 43 Bristol Harbor Group | Liquified Natural Gas Bunker Barge Clean Jacksonville.......... 43


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THE STORY: At the height of the Civil War Susanne

Ross Blackinton’s great-great-grandfather founded a company that did silversmithing, goldsmithing, engraving and more. Today S.R. Blackinton LLC carries on that tradition through trophies, baby gifts, jewelry and cups at its Smithfield location.

The BIG3 Championship/ Julius Erving Trophy › The company helps the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league celebrate its championship with the Julius Erving Trophy › One has been made each year since BIG3 was founded in 2017 › The trophy uses various metals and tops it off with a 24-karat, goldplated basketball › Each trophy takes two to three months for the four Blackinton specialty craftspeople to create › The techniques used – metal spinning, silversmithing, polishing and engraving – date back to at least the 1800s, with some passed down from Old World craftspeople over the centuries › Blackinton also crafts the Kentucky Derby trophy, including three small sterling silver replicas given to the winning owner, trainer and jockey

Mama Bear Stack THE STORY: Born into a jewelry-making

family, Fred Magnanimi founded Luca + Danni Inc. in honor of his brother Danny, who died young, while naming it after his son and daughter, as well as his brother. The Cranston-based company has been one of the fastest-growing in Rhode Island since its founding in 2014, and Magnanimi sees that market growing more every day.

› Luca + Danni jewelry is made in Cranston, where the company has 61 employees › Full production uses eight to 10 people, including outside vendors, with final assembly being done in the Rhode Island factory › On average, each assembly artisan can make 30 bracelets per hour › The Mama Stack retails for $84, and is made using Swarovski crystals, as well as brass and artisan metals in brass or silver tone finishes. › Core bracelets range in price from $28 to $38 › Luca + Danni will make roughly 700,000 bracelets in 2019 and expects to double that in 2020 › Why Rhode Island? Fred Magnanimi says that the state “contains a unique skill set in jewelry design, manufacturing and production … it gives us a huge competitive advantage”


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THE STORY: This fall Tiffany launches a new collection, Tiffany Men’s, designed under its Tiffany 1837 Makers imprint. Created for customers with “a discerning eye for quality,” the collection is designed to be “direct, uncomplicated and rooted in a legacy of expert craftsmanship.”

Tiffany Men’s collection › The same facility that makes its championship trophies, including the Vince Lombardi Trophy that graced the cover of last year’s Stuff, produces the Tiffany 1837 Makers Men’s collection › The hollowware workshop in Cumberland, according to Tiffany’s Chief Artistic Officer Reed Krakoff, has a direct connection to “making extraordinary objects,” ones to be worn every day › Designers took inspiration from utilitarian hardware when creating the pieces of Tiffany Men’s › Favorites for Krakoff include the collection’s new chain and its trophy ring › Pictured here are chess pieces in sterling silver and two Tiffany 1837 Makers 27mm watches, one in 18k yellow gold on a black alligator strap and one in stainless steel › The collection includes men’s jewelry, barware, games, and home and accessories › Tiffany employs 14,000 worldwide

THE STORY: Lotuff Leather opened its Providence studio in 2013 in the tradition of the best European ateliers. Every one of the company’s fashion accessories is handmade, with the goal of perfection, not speed. › Lotuff makes several hundred Triumph Briefcases per year › It takes between two and four weeks for 15 people to make each briefcase, which retail for $1,400 to $2,900 per piece › The company employs 24 › 61 individual pieces make up the Triumph Briefcase, with many steps taken along the way before it is ready to be put in a customer’s hands › The artisans at Lotuff cut the leather, split it, paint it, stitch it and then finally assemble it, including the final gluing and hammering


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Triumph Briefcase


› A division of NFA Corp., Cumberland-based Hope Global has been operating in the United States since 1883 and has 227 employees working there › These shoe and boot laces are sold only to major shoe and boot manufacturers, not consumers › The process includes yarn twisting, winding and braiding, after which the braid is acetate tipped, fused tipped, cut to length and spooled › The laces use man-made fibers, including nylon, polyester and polypropylene › It takes six people 1 hour to make one unit of the laces

Hope Global Braided Shoe and Boot Laces THE STORY: Hope Global has been making shoe and boot laces for 136 years, and today it produces approximately 12 million pairs, or 108 million feet, of laces per year.

THE STORY: Coventry-based Concordia Fibers celebrates its centennial in 2020, but the products it makes today are a far cry from the silk yarn it made when it opened. › Commingled hybrid fibers consist of carbon or glass fiber that is combined with thermoplastic fibers. The material can then be made into a fabric or stitched into a shape or molded into products that include infant car seats, hockey sticks, cellphone casings or brackets for aircraft › The use of thermoplastic components lowers cycle times (thus lowering costs) and improves strength on impact; they are recyclable and through various processes can be made into intricate shapes; it can be made within a day › The fibers – which can cost from $13 to $80 per pound – are still developing new markets › Concordia has 47 employees in Coventry working three shifts, plus 12 employees overseas

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› VIBCO and its 100 employees are located in Richmond › Each unit takes 18 to 20 man-hours to be made, with five employees doing the bulk of the work with the support of the entire company and its lean production process › An average of 500 Pothole Packers are built each year, with the first products being made and tested in 1993


Ever since Karl Wadensten’s father founded VIBCO Vibrators in 1962, the company has been helping industrial and construction clients improve their results – think of concrete that has too many air bubbles because it wasn’t vibrated correctly and you get the idea. One key difference maker for VIBCO is that its products are quieter than any others in the market.

› Retail list price is $2,379 › Primary markets are municipal public works departments, apartment and office complexes, and contractors

GR-1600 Pothole Packer

0018e Appconnected Circulator THE STORY: As Taco Comfort Solutions approaches its centennial in 2020, the division of The Taco Family of Cos. looks to grow through acquisitions across the globe. But the third-generation family-owned company also looks to grow by finding new markets for its heating-coolingplumbing products, as well as moving beyond its core expertise in hydronics.


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› In 2014 Karl Wadensten, president of VIBCO, offered every city and town in Rhode Island a free GR-1600 to help with their pothole-filling efforts; it is recommended by the Federal Highway Administration as the optimum machine for repairing potholes › The GR-1600 consists of a motor, plastic water tank, bearing and 60 other component sub-assemblies

› Using real-time control, diagnostics and reporting through a mobile app, the 0018e is built for water circulation in residential outputs, including radiators, baseboards and radiant heating › The 0018e is made at the company’s Cranston headquarters and production facility › HVAC contractors and homeowners are the customers for the circulator › It is the first circulator to use wireless communication through the app, which allows the user to see inside the hydronic heating system › The new product has a motor made of composite materials, while the casing is cast iron › 12 to 15 people work to make one unit over 8 to 10 minutes › Taco employs 900


THE STORY: Company founder Kyle Daniels worked in the

Shutter Valve

aerospace industry for General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and Embraer Aircraft. He has several patents on the Shutter Valve and after starting the company in Florida in 2011, moved it to Rhode Island after completing a master’s degree in innovation management and entrepreneurship at Brown University.

› The Shutter Valve regulates gases or liquids used in many industrial processes, among them water and wastewater management, food and beverage, and power generation › As of September 2018, Clark Valve had attracted $23 million in investments › Marketed and sold commercially since 2014, the Shutter Valve is assembled in the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown

THE STORY: When Michael

Black purchased National Marker Co. in 2012, it was not a startup. Founded in 1934, NMC manufactures more than 15,000 safety products. But under Black’s leadership, it has grown dramatically, in no small part because it offers a commercial sign laminate product that protects signs from fading and cracking, and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

› The oil and gas industry uses the Shutter Valve because it reduces the emission of methane and other gases that leak from refineries and other facilities › Clarke Valve is not a well-known consumer product name, but many of its clients are well known, among them 3M, Brown, Chevron, General Electric and the U.S. Air Force › The standard material used in fabrication is stainless steel, but carbon steel and bronze also have been used › Clarke Valve has 20 full-time employees with plans to add more

Earplug Dispenser › National Marker employs 90 people at its North Smithfield headquarters › It takes 12 minutes to make this acrylic product, which is laser cut, bent for form and then assembled › The product is used for storage of and access to hearing protection devices › The earplug dispenser has been made for roughly 15 years and sells for $92.60 per unit › More than 500 dispensers are made a year with the goal of making access to hearing protection simpler. Workers that use them can be found in railroad yards, manufacturing facilities, airline ground crews and the military

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› The first Ernest coffee table was built nine years ago

› Christian Thomas Designs sees its business model as a way to enrich the community by recirculating revenue and materials back into local homes and businesses

THE STORY: Helping his father take materials from old homes and reuse them showed Christian T. Descoteaux the path to his own business, Christian Thomas Designs, which uses reclaimed materials to build tables, vanities and other furniture.

The Ernest Table

Injection Molded Terminal Block

› The Ernest is made in Providence from reclaimed heart pine (although it can be fabricated from other wood depending on the client’s wishes) and it retails for $2,600 to $3,600, depending on the type of wood and finish › It takes 60 hours to build each table › The process starts with milling the wood with a chainsaw, denailing it, then filling cracks and holes with epoxy; the wood is then milled again with a planer, jointer and table saw; pieces are then glued together, sanded and finished; the steel legs are separately cut, shaped, welded and finished

THE STORY: In its four decades, Tri-Mack has designed, selected materials, manufactured and assembled parts for the aerospace, chemical processing, electronics, industrial equipment and medical markets, with a specialty in engineered thermoplastics. Tri-Mack has been making mission-critical parts since its founding in 1974. Today it operates out of its Bristol location, which was built in 1986, with 160 employees › Tri-Mack makes more than 1.5 million pieces per year, all of them components for OEMs › Aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers use Tri-Mack products in air management, electrical systems, engines and fluid handling › Tri-Mack has grown along with the aerospace industry, especially in its desire to reduce manufacturing costs while improving fuel economy through lighter thermoplastic components › Product design can take 12 weeks, while the manufacturing time depends on the complexity of the part


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Black Magic and Rink Rat wheels THE STORY: For more than 50 years, Mearthane Products Corp. has been making customized, thermoset polyurethane components for customers that range from the defense industry to medicaldevice makers to fitness and recreation enterprises.

› MPC’s material expertise has allowed it to pioneer polyurethane use for recreational and fitness wheels, leading to a precision-bearing skateboard wheel in 1975 › Mearthane manufactures about half a million wheels each year › The company has 100 employees and its headquarters is in Cranston › MPC sees its employees as part of a network, so if you ask them how many people it takes to make one wheel, they say everyone › Anywhere from 2,500 to 5,000 wheels can be made per shift

THE STORY: The 4-year-old company has used multiple startup resources to refine its business plan and find the markets for its products. Using additive manufacturing, Response has created a fuel cell for a U.S. Army helicopter that is engineered to survive a 65-foot drop and self-heal from ballistic rounds of up to 20mm. › Response Technologies is located in West Warwick, where it develops and creates it products › The first drop tests for the fuel cell occurred in 2018 at the company’s former home in East Providence; the first ballistic tests were in 2019 › The company expects to be able to manufacture 10 to 15 tanks per week in each manufacturing cell › The resilient tanks will sell for $15,000 to $30,000 or more › In addition to military uses, the resilient tanks will be used by civilian rotorcraft that have crashworthy requirements › Using additive manufacturing, each tank can be made within five days › The company started with two employees, went to 10 and now is growing toward 20

Crashworthy and Ballistically Tolerant Fuel Cells

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Joint Warfighter Shelter of the Future

› The shelter is designed to help U.S. Army medical units move quickly from place to place while offering a lighter, more stable shelter › Basic unit is 20 feet long, but it can be expanded by up to 42%. Floor is three times stiffer than existing shelters, allowing for a 25% increase in payload. › Setup and breakdown can be done by two people thanks to a hydraulic roof/wall system

THE STORY: For more than

30 years, Core Composites has worked with advanced composite materials across many industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense and medical. Much of its latest R&D is examining using composites for building structures.

THE STORY: G-Form’s innovation

is its RPT padding, which stays soft and flexible until it experiences a sharp impact, at which point it hardens. As soon as the impact is ended, the padding returns to its soft state.

Pro-X2 Knee Pad › The Pro-X2 Knee Pad – a new product introduced in March 2019 – is designed for mountain bike knee protection, but it is also used by skaters › Padding for the knee pad is produced in North Smithfield but the entire product is assembled in either the Dominican Republic or China

› Suggested retail price for the product is $59 › Professional baseball and soccer athletes use G-Form products › The company employs more than 50 people, with several needed to make each unit; it takes less than one day for the protective foam to cure


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› Shelter is made of carbon fiber and rigid foam core panels, much of it supplied by outside contractors and it is constructed in Bristol › First unit made was in April 2019 › Core Composites has five full-time employees and one part time, but it takes roughly 50 people to build the unit, thanks to many subcontractors


Westminster Lofts renovation

THE STORY: Site Specific was founded in 2004 and started small, but the contractor was named one of the region’s fastest-growing companies by Providence Business News in 2017 in the $5 million to $25 million revenue category. › The rehabilitation and renovation of the Lapham and Wit buildings and the Trayne Building and its addition, all on Westminster Street in downtown Providence, will yield 52 apartments, 11,069 square feet of first-floor retail space and second-floor rentable office space from a total square footage of 105,906 › The project required close coordination by Site Specific with the developer and architect to achieve a workable plan for the three historic buildings and a new addition › Preconstruction for the project began in 2017 with construction commencing in 2018; it is expected that the work will be done in 2019

WHAT IS OLD BECOMES NEW: Contractor Site Specific drywallers Carlos Garcia, left, and Gustavo Valencia work on the Westminster Lofts rehabilitation/renovation project in downtown Providence.

THE STORY: Founded in 1986, SES America Inc. was initially part of a French company specializing in safety equipment. Current President Phillipe Perut bought the U.S. branch of the company in 2011, focusing on customer service and innovation.

› Integrated project delivery from the beginning is the key to satisfying the client and delivering the most cost-effective project

Dynamic Message Signs

› The sign on the connector from Interstate 95 to T.F. Green Airport helps inform travelers about what awaits them ahead › SES dynamic message signs allow posting of many things, including travel times, Amber Alerts and congestion data › The signs are made in Warwick › About 400 signs of different sizes and types are made per year, with prices ranging from a few thousand dollars to $100,000 › Sign housings are made of aluminum, while displays use high-efficiency LED lights › Each sign takes 60 to 90 days to make › SES sells product in 30 U.S. states and in Canada PBN.com  A Guide to

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› Backyard Food made its first sale in the fall of 2014 after two years of experimenting with recipes and ingredients › A chance meeting with a Whole Foods “local forager” resulted in the creation that weekend of red pepper relish, which led later that week to a purchase of the entire line › The pair has sole more than 1 million pickles › Products range in price from $4.99 to $6.99, more than national brands but less than local brands, because as the company says, “We feel that price shouldn’t be a barrier to better foods”

Salsa, relish, candied jalapenos

› The company is still a two-man operation, although three people help out with pickle-making and seven to eight help with other products

THE STORY: Backyard Food was born out of

a love of gardening and fresh food by two friends. When they were too successful at growing vegetables in their home gardens, Matt McClelland and Louby Sukkar had to do something with the excess. Family recipes and a stint at food incubator Hope & Main yielded The Backyard Food Co.

THE STORY: Milena Pagan didn’t like the bagels

she could find in Providence, so she took matters into her own hands (literally) and started making bagels that reminded her of those in her hometown of New York.

Rebelle Artisan Sandwiches

› Rebelle makes hand-rolled and boiled bagels along with pastries, sandwiches and more, made from flour, yeast, water, sugar and salt › Breakfast is the meal that people think of bagels for, but they can be eaten at any time of day › After building the business model at the Warren food incubator Hope & Main, Pagan opened a store on the East Side of Providence in 2017 › Each bagel costs $2


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› Rebelle makes about 200,000 bagels per year › The shop says that it takes its craft seriously, but themselves not so much › Six to seven bakers work to make bagels every day, with the process taking 24 hours › Each bagel follows this process: make dough, proof it, roll it, proof again overnight, boil and bake the next morning


› The Downeast brand came into being after Michael Kapos, father of current owner and CEO William and grandfather of Vice President of Sales and Marketing Michael, added coffee to his pie delivery business

Morning Blend

› Morning Blend was first made in 2016, although something similar has been roasted since the company’s beginnings › Roughly 125,000 units of the product are made per year, and the 12oz Morning Blend costs $6.99 per bag › Downeast Coffee Roasters coffee was strictly a wholesale business for 60 years, but decided earlier this decade to sell to consumers through its website and grocery stores › Downeast Coffee Roasters employs 28 people and it takes three people a few hours to roast, grind and package a bag › Downeast is made from 100% Arabica beans

THE STORY: Roasting coffee since 1953,

Downeast Coffee Roasters sources its beans from all over the world but roasts all its products at its Pawtucket headquarters.

Berrymelon Rebellion, Rhody Red sodas THE STORY: Yacht Club Bottling Works has

been in business for 104 years, under current ownership by the Sgambato family since 1961. It offers more than 30 flavors – all syrup flavors are made on-site, using water from an artesian well 185 feet below its North Providence home.

› Yacht Club says it produced its first seasonal, limited-release flavor in 2019, Berrymelon Rebellion, a strawberry-watermelon blend designed to pay homage to patriotic holidays, Memorial Day and Independence Day › If you didn’t taste-test Berrymelon Rebellion this past summer, too bad. Yacht Club stopped selling it in August › A second flavored soda is Rhody Red, the company’s first caffeinated soda, which continues to be available › Both sodas’ labels were created by iconic Rhode Island artists – Frankie Galasso for Berrymelon Rebellion and Mike Bryce for Rhody Red › A case of 24 Yacht Club sodas costs up to $22.99, with a bottle retailing for $1.50 › Yacht Club has its own bottling line in North Providence › Previous custom sodas were 2016’s Donald’s Populist Punch and Hillary’s Liberal Limeade

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THE STORY: NorthCoast Boats was purchased by C&C Marine and C&C Fiberglass Inc. in 2000. The company aims to produce rugged and practical fishing boats. Designed to ride comfortably, and with twin 250hp engines and a wide-open throttle, it can reach 56 miles per hour.

NorthCoast 255 › The 255 sleeps two and is the latest in a line of four cabin boats › NorthCoast produces its boats in Bristol › The MSRP for the 255 is $173,730 › The company makes a point of saying that no wood is used in the building of the 255; instead fiberglass, resin and foam are used in its construction, along with stainless steel hardware › Computer-aided design software is used to supplement the company’s philosophy of form following function › Multiple generations of the DaPonte family work at the company › Customization of the 255 and its sister models is possible

THE STORY: Hunt Yachts was founded in 1998 in Massachusetts to build designs from C. Raymond Hunt Associates. The company moved to Rhode Island in 2004.

› The 32 Center Console model is designed for coastal cruising for saltwater fishing and day trips › It takes 25 to 30 people 6 to 8 months to build the 32 CC at the company’s Portsmouth manufacturing facility › The company prides itself on building a boat that fits the customer’s needs, so only a handful are built each year › The 32 CC was first made in 2015 › Hunt Yachts touts its boats’ smooth ride, even in rough seas › Resin-infused fiberglass is the material used in its construction

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› Hunt Yachts is a division of The Hinckley Company, which has 700 employees across the United States


Atlantic 72 catamaran THE STORY: William Koffler

has been sailing since he was a boy, so after attending a boat-building school and working for a custom boat builder, it was not a surprise when he founded Aquidneck Custom Composites in 2001. Catamaran production began in 2006.

› It takes 60,000 man-hours and two years to produce one Atlantic 72 at the company’s Bristol facility; only one is made per year › The boat was designed by Chris White Designs in Dartmouth › Eleven full-time boat builders work at Aquidneck Custom, with a full staff of 15

› Each custom-built Atlantic 72 costs in the neighborhood of $6 million, ready to voyage › In addition to its core business of building custom yachts for a select clientele, ACC manufactures composite parts and accessories for race boats and yachts

› The 72-foot twin-hulled catamaran is designed for ocean voyages and includes five › The Atlantic 72 is made of composites, carbon-fiber fabrics, foam and honeycomb double cabins for passengers, plus dedicated cores/epoxy crew quarters

THE STORY: For more than a quarter

of a century, Bristol Harbor Group has been designing commercial ships that have been turned into hundreds of vessels. Tug boats, barges, passenger vessels, dredges and others have been designed and then built, including the first LNG bunker barge in North America, pictured here.

Liquified natural gas bunker barge Clean Jacksonville COURTESY CONRAD SHIPYARD

› Since it was the first such vessel, Bristol Harbor had to work through significant regulations to get the Clean Jacksonville built › The barge is used to supply fuel to vessels powered by LNG › Bristol Harbor not only designed the Clean Jacksonville, it took the overall responsibility of managing and spearheading the risk assessments and regulatory review process › Bristol Harbor employs 14 › The design process for a new vessel can take anywhere from two months to a year, depending on the type of craft being built

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Nordson EFD

Response Technologies, LLC


Safe Harbor New England Boatworks, LLC, A Subsidiary of Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC


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A PIONEER IN BIOTECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING Assuring that Amgen medicines rapidly, reliably and safely reach “every patient, every time” is the charge of Amgen’s manufacturing, process development, quality and distribution teams. Manufacturing therapies based on proteins found in the human body is a complex and highly specialized activity. From process development and clinical manufacturing to full-scale therapeutic protein production, Amgen has built one of the industry’s largest and most reliable operations.

MANUFACTURING PROTEIN THERAPEUTICS Amgen’s 75-acre campus in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, is devoted to the manufacture of the protein therapeutic ENBREL and other drug substance products. It also manufactures products for clinical investigations that one day could be used to treat patients with grievous illness. Amgen has invested more than $1.5 billion in its Rhode Island facility, adding more than 500,000 square feet of manufacturing, utility, administrative and laboratory space to the campus. The plant, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2005, houses one of the world’s largest mammalian protein manufacturing facilities. In 2018, Amgen began construction of its state-of-the-art next-generation biomanufacturing plant, the first of its kind in the United States and its most innovative to date. The site is set to be complete in 2020. The plant has been recognized as Providence Business News’ Best Places to Work more than twelve times since 2007, a testament to the dedication of its staff.

STUFF WE MAKE Staff at Amgen’s Rhode Island facility take pride in their commitment to delivering a reliable supply of Enbrel® (etanercept) along with other drug substance products to patients. The manufacturing plant operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Amgen is a strong supporter of the communities in which its staff members work and live. Since 2004, Amgen and the Amgen Foundation have committed over $4.8 million to support science education, health and medicine, and community programs in Rhode Island. Recent recipients include: • American Heart Association • Arthritis Foundation New England • AS220 • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State • Clean Ocean Access • College Crusade • Crossroads Rhode Island • Family Services of Rhode Island • Hasbro

• Operation Stand Down • Providence After Zone Program • Providence Children’s Museum • Rhode Island Community Food Bank • Rhode Island Mentoring • Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership • Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School • Ronald McDonald House • SMILE

CAREER BENEFITS/OPPORTUNITIES At Amgen, our mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. This sense of shared purpose has allowed us to become one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies as we continue to launch new medicines at unprecedented rates and reach millions of patients worldwide. We collaborate with world-class talent, utilize the industry’s largest toolkit of modalities, and leverage industry-leading partnerships and state-of-the-art technology to develop new processes and products that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses. As a values-based organization, we aim to make a positive impact on the world. From investments in education to inspire future generations of scientists, to rewarding our colleagues with robust family-centered and inclusive benefits for all, we believe in making a difference in the lives of our patients, staff and communities. That’s why we ensure our world-class teams are well-equipped to maximize their potential. Are you ready to make a difference? Discover what opportunities await you at Amgen. Visit careers.amgen.com PBN.com  A Guide to

COMPANY INFO Amgen - Rhode Island 40 Technology Way West Greenwich, RI 02817 Robert A. Bradway, Chairman and CEO Thomas Seewoester, Vice President of Operations, Amgen Rhode Island amgen.com facebook.com/ amgencareers/ linkedin.com/ company/amgen/ youtube.com/user/Amgen twitter.com/Amgen

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COMPANY INFO Arden Engineering Constructors 505 Narragansett Park Drive Pawtucket, RI 02861

Since 1954, Arden Engineering Constructors has been a premier mechanical contracting firm for buildings and facilities throughout Rhode Island and beyond. We specialize in the engineering, design, and installation of new construction and retrofitting of: • Mechanical • HVAC • Street Lighting • Plumbing • Electrical • Traffic & Sign Lighting • Fire Protection • Building Automation We also provide Service and offer Planned Service & Maintenance Programs that can be tailored to your building or facility needs. Arden strives to create energy savings, reduce operational costs and prolong equipment life. And our Emergency Service is available 24-hours every day!

TOP TECHNOLOGY Arden ensures sustainability and quality of projects by using Building Information Modeling (BIM), a 3D imaging and data analytics tool that supports decision-making in design and construction. BIM assists in designing systems with unprecedented accuracy, precision and achieves clash-free installations on even the most complex projects.

Robert M. Bolton, President & CEO ardeneng.com 401-727-3500 facebook.com/ ArdenBuildingCompanies/ linkedin.com/company/ arden-building-companies youtube.com/channel/ UC7fb2dvECQWTJrYGXkA6VQg twitter.com/Arden_Building Employees: 250+ Founded: 1954

STUFF WE MAKE Arden’s in-house, BIM-enabled prefabrication facility of over 33,000 square feet allows workers to create modular components in a controlled environment using state-of-the-art precision welding and plasma pipe cutting machines. The components are then delivered to a job site where they are installed. This process reduces on-site man-hours, eliminates weather delays, and increases safety.

COOL MARKETS WE SERVE • Healthcare • Pharma/Biotech

• Education • Manufacturing

• Commercial • Industrial

• Hospitality • Power

TALENTED STAFF Arden’s talented staff, many of whom are long-term employees, are comprised of over fifty full-time office staff, over two hundred union craft personnel and a registered professional engineer.

BENEFITS Health insurance • Dental insurance • Flexible spending account • Life insurance • Disability insurance • 401(k) • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • Internships • Bonus program


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PERSONAL THOUGHTS I will never forget the first time I walked into a boiler room. To my untrained eye, it was a jungle of piping, conduits, and ductwork. It was hot, loud, smelled strange, and I had no idea how any of it worked. That was over six years ago. I was fresh out of college after receiving my BS in Construction Management (CM) at Roger Williams University. On one of my final days on campus, the graduating CM class held a dinner to introduce us to industry professionals. Little did I know I would make a valuable connection then, as I traded business cards with the VP of Construction at Arden Engineering Constructors. After interviewing, I was brought onboard as a Project Engineer in 2013, eager to learn more about the business. From the start, Arden’s management and field teams were great mentors. I asked hundreds of questions, studied drawings and attended seminars. Upper management was always there to help me solve tougher problems and helped me become self-sufficient. Within two years, I was promoted to Project Manager and running several milliondollar projects. I learned how to work faster, smarter, and strengthen my organizational skills by managing a few large and several smaller projects. With every completed project, I took the lessons I learned to the next one, improving our construction project delivery for owners. It has been a great ride at Arden so far, and I look forward too many years with the company.

HR CONTACT Christina Gibson 401-727-3500 x1638 cgibson@ardeneng.com

ABOUT THE JOB Being a project manager requires working in a fast-paced environment, solving problems quickly, and balancing the project schedule and budget. It also involves a high level of oral and written communication skills, technical knowledge, and relationship building with subcontractors, vendors, general contractors, and owners. Some of this can be learned in school or seminars, but most is learned firsthand. For example, a complicated problem that requires extensive detail is usually the best learning experience and one not easily forgotten. A project manager may spend a portion of their day in the office, and the rest at job sites or meetings. So it is extremely important to stay organized, remember key details, and follow up as soon as possible. One piece of advice to those wishing to start a career in mechanical/HVAC project management, is to never stop learning. Continually challenge yourself and learn from those around you. There may be faster or better ways to accomplish the same goal. There may be opportunities to save money or time on the schedule. I have been in this industry for over 6 years and I still learn something new every day!

THE CAREER PATH Arden Engineering Constructors continually invests in their project managers, offering numerous training opportunities through the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). These training sessions have strengthened my skills as a project manager.

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ABOUT US Blackinton® is a privately held company and is the largest manufacturer of badges and uniform insignia in the United States. The company combines old world craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to produce the finest quality products. Our proud American-made brand is inspired by over 167 years of expert craftsmanship and insight gained serving the nation’s leading law enforcement, security, military, federal, and fire safety departments. Our strength lies in our ability to efficiently process a one-piece order or an order for thousands of pieces.



Our custom products are personalized explicitly for each individual. Our products are created by highly skilled and talented individuals working together to achieve artistry in metal.

V. H. Blackinton & Co., Inc.

 Custom

221 John L. Dietsch Blvd. Attleboro Falls, MA 02763 Peter Roque, CEO Blackinton.com 800-699-4436 facebook.com/ vhblackinton/ linkedin.com/company/ v.h.-blackinton-&-co.-inc.

metal badges  Rank & Collar Insignia  Name bars  Commendation bars  Medals  FlexBadge metallic emblems  Breast Cancer Awareness badges & insignia  Lucite Embedments  Fraternal Regalia

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Blackinton® is focused on environmental protection; recycling 100% of its production wastewater on-site, and its new solar field has reduced its electricity consumption from the grid by 50%. Employee achievements are celebrated at catered summer and winter luncheons. The company provides tickets to Revolution games, and employees bond on the company’s soccer team. The company supports both local and national charities.



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de Mexico Secretaria de Seguridad Ciudadana SmartShield® RFID Security Badges

Employees: 200

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Founded: 1852

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES At Blackinton our employees are family. Fun fact: after two years of employment at Blackinton, 90% of employees stay until retirement! Blackinton has a wide array of employment opportunities from customer service, outside sales, highly skilled and entry level production, and supervisory positions. As the company continues to invest in new technologies and software platforms, both in the office and factory, there is a continual need to bring individuals on board who can help support these initiatives.

BENEFITS Health insurance • Disability insurance • Paid vacation time • Dental insurance • 401(k) • Paid sick time • Wellness program • Flexible spending account • Tuition program • Life insurance • Bonuses


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RYAN LANGLOIS Tool Maker / Tool Room Apprentice AGE 29 YEARS AT COMPANY 10

PERSONAL THOUGHTS I knew from the start I wanted to work in the tool room, and when given the opportunity I was going to do everything in my power to succeed. The best part of my job is working through challenges. In our industry every thousandth counts. There is not a lot of wiggle room when making a badge. I remember the St. Paul Police badge took 12 different tools. It is challenging because you can’t jump ahead and make a tool for a star before the building is done, and an intricate trim tool can take up to 16 hours to make. A lot of what we do is done by hand, and you can’t speed up the process or it may negatively affect the badge. It is your hands, your bench, we are the catalyst for the badge. It starts with us and there is great pride in that.

ABOUT THE JOB Everything underneath the badge that you don’t see is what we specialize in making perfect, and mathematical skills play an important role in ensuring the precision of each job. You must be a mechanical thinker and enjoy working with your hands to succeed in our group. Having patience is also important. You can’t rush a single thing about the job. Doing a great job fast takes finesse. You don’t want to make a careless mistake as that could be catastrophic and set you back days. Attention to detail is also a necessity for the job. You gain a knack for seeing the most minute details. We take artwork and blank metal and try to get every last detail into the badge. If a building has a name on it we work to get that on the badge. The average person may not notice, but the customer knows it’s there.

HR CONTACT Rick Isacco 800-699-4436 risacco@blackinton.com

THE CAREER PATH I studied auto body at Tri-County Vocational School, and worked fabricating and painting cars. I started here sorting in the stock room, which taught me how important precision was in getting everything to fit together. After five years I started working part time in the tool room fixing engraving machines, where I demonstrated my value and was brought on full time. Today I make tools and dies, fix machines, and work with vendors.

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John H. Chafee Center for International Business


The John H. Chafee Center for International Business works directly with businesses, primarily manufacturers, to promote economic growth through new opportunities in both international and domestic markets. Through the Chafee Center’s professional staff and extensive network of strategic partners, companies of all sizes and industries can receive help and guidance on global trade issues and opportunities. The Chafee Center is Rhode Island’s State International Trade Office and coordinates international trade activities with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the State.



Bryant University 1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI 02917 Mark S. Murphy, Director chafeecenter.bryant.edu

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The Chafee Center for International Business provides the following programs and services:  Customized  Seminars

and Workshops


 Financial

Employees: 7

 Customized

assistance grants to help small businesses expand their exports

 Export

Founded: 1988

Business Development Plans

Market Research

readiness assessment

 Foreign

Trade Missions with individualized matchmaking services

 International  Food  U.S.

Trade Shows

Export USA

Commercial Service program coordination

 World

Trade Center Providence

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The Chafee Center provides timely and relevant training programs throughout the year. Its signature event, World Trade Day, is held each May and is the region’s largest international business conference. More than 500 attendees gather to hear from expert keynote speakers, participate in workshops and network with colleagues to create new business opportunities.

COOL CUSTOMERS “With the help of the Chafee Center, Seaside Casual has seen enormous growth throughout Europe, with a particular focus on the UK. The STEP grant in particular has really helped us plan and manage for sustained growth worldwide.” - PAUL EVANS, National Sales Manager and International Operations, Seaside Casual

“The Chafee Center has been instrumental in supporting AVTECH’s international growth. We have participated in every trade mission over the last several years, visiting locations in the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Canada, Israel and others. We are incredibly fortunate to have access to quality resources in the state to help companies like ours expand internationally.” - RICHARD GRUNDY, President & COO, AVTECH


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ABOUT US Mahr Inc., a subsidiary of the Mahr Group, has over 150 years of experience providing dimensional measurement solutions to fit customer application needs. We manufacture and market a wide variety of dimensional metrology equipment, from simple and easy-to-use handheld gages to technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish, and length. Mahr Inc. is also well known as a producer of custom-designed gages and a provider of calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr Inc. calibration laboratories are accredited to 1S0/IEC 17025:2005 NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0.

STUFF WE MAKE Mahr provides the tools and technology our customers need in order to manufacture their products with unparalleled precision. In addition to custom-engineered measurement solutions, our portfolio includes wireless micrometers and form & surface finish systems. Precision measurement is the foundation of modern manufacturing and is driven by the continuous demand for improvements in both product performance and cost. Without the ability to accurately measure and thus manufacture to millionths of an inch, modern marvels such as high-performance racing engines, artificial joints, and even space shuttles would simply not exist. We are proud to support the ongoing innovation in metrology wherever it leads.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Mahr Inc. is proud to partner with CCRI’s Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing and New England Institute of Technology’s SAMI (Shipbuilding / Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing) programs, to provide training and career opportunities to the next generation of skilled manufacturing employees. We also support our community by hosting blood drives with the Rhode Island Blood Center, collecting school supplies, sponsoring a holiday drive for a local family, and raising funds and forming a team for the MDA Muscle Walk of Greater Providence. Our “Mahr Matters” employee suggestion program rewards innovative ideas that lead to safety enhancements, increased customer satisfaction, improved morale, better on-time delivery and/or a higher quality product. Additionally, we host employee events, ranging from an offsite family picnic to an onsite ice cream social. Here at Mahr, we’re committed to our employees, the city of Providence and the state of Rhode Island.


COMPANY INFO Mahr Inc. 1144 Eddy Street Providence, RI 02905 Brett Green, VP Sales Americas/ CEO & President Mahr Inc. mahr.com 401-784-3392 facebook.com/MahrInc/ linkedin.com/ company/mahr-inc/ youtube.com/channel/ UC1ibiYCLdn0rcl8TQUbWcvg twitter.com/mahrexactly

As a leading manufacturer in the precision instrumentation industry, Mahr employs technical professionals that design, build, sell and service our products. We have subject matter experts in engineering, product management, applications and technical support including some of the most skilled labor in the state. While our Americas headquarters is in Providence, RI, we also have facilities across the United States in Arizona, California, Kentucky, Michigan and South Carolina. Our workforce includes many long-serving employees who impart their legacy knowledge to those new to Mahr. We invest in our employees’ futures by providing training opportunities and helping them grow professionally, alongside the great product portfolio on which we continue to build the Mahr brand.

Employees: 220 Founded: 1918

BENEFITS Health insurance • Dental insurance • Life insurance • Disability insurance • 401(k) • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • Wellness program • Tuition program • Vision • Accident • Hospital Indemnity • Critical Illness • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program

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COMPANY INFO Mearthane Products Corporation 16 Western Industrial Drive Cranston, RI 02921 Kevin Redmond, CEO Peter Kaczmarek, President & COO Mearthane.com

Mearthane Products Corporation (MPC) is a global technology leader in the development and manufacture of advanced polymer products, precision machined components and recreation and industrial wheels. Building on over 50 years of experience, MPC partners with customers to turn their ideas into prototypes and scale them up to full production.

STUFF WE MAKE Food processing components  Industrial products & components  Recreational & Industrial wheels  Military & Defense components  Medical device components  Paper & Media Handling components

401-946-4400 facebook.com/Mearthane/


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MPC hosts an annual safety day celebration to honor our employee’s workmanship and safe practices. In addition, we offer a companysponsored English language training program and annual financial planning consultation.



Employees: 100

MPC partners with large OEM and fortune 500 companies to produce custom polyurethane products and components, including the world’s leading inline speed skating wheels.

Founded: 1965

BENEFITS Health insurance • Dental insurance


• Flexible spending account • Life insurance • 401(k) • Bonuses • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • Internships


Industrial Maintenance Technician YEARS AT COMPANY 4 PERSONAL THOUGHTS Growing up, Matt had a passion for manufacturing and enjoyed being hands-on and troubleshooting. He was inspired by his father, who began his career in manufacturing as an Industrial Maintenance Technician. The training has also helped Matt improve his favorite pastime. “I’ve always enjoyed working on my car. It’s made up of similar components that can typically be found in the same machines I work on daily.” Matt has completed his 3rd year of apprenticeship training to become a licensed Maintenance Electrician through the state. We have provided Matt with tuition reimbursement to receive the training.

ABOUT THE JOB Industrial Maintenance Technicians offer general maintenance duties such as troubleshooting and repair of inoperative equipment, carpentry, and fuses to name a few. Matt shared, “I believe my job consists of three main duties: the installation of machines, preventative maintenance, and corrective maintenance”. During his four years here at MPC, Matt has apprenticed under his supervisor, Bill Marinelli, Master Electrician. “Bill has helped me become more consistent and precise in fine-tuning an efficient manufacturing process. It enables me to improve our manufacturing capabilities to help operators achieve a higher efficiency”.


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Nordson EFD is the leading manufacturer of precision fluid dispensing systems. Our dispensers, dispense valves, automated dispensing systems, syringe barrels, and precision dispense tips are trusted for applying controlled amounts of adhesives, sealants, oils, and other highperformance assembly fluids. EFD also offers a complete line of quality ISO 9001 certified solder paste for printing and dispensing.



COMPANY INFO Nordson EFD 40 Catamore Blvd. East Providence, RI 02914

401-431-7000 facebook.com/ NordsonEFD/

Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for applying controlled amounts of adhesives, sealants, lubricants and other assembly fluids used for processes in the electronics, LED, wireless, photovoltaic, and other industries. Other EFD products include highquality syringe barrels and cartridges for packaging one- and two-component materials, along with a wide variety of fittings, valves, couplers, connectors, and tips for controlling fluid flow in medical, biopharmaceutical and industrial environments

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Nordson donates 5% of US profits through “Nordson Impact” which includes Corporation Foundation Grants, 16 hours of Paid Volunteer time through the program Time ‘n Talent, A Time to Give fundraising events, Corporate Donations and Nordson BUILDS Scholarships for college or trade school students. Our RI location also has an employee led program called Women Internal Nordson Network (WINN) where we focus on the professional development of all employees. WINN holds quarterly events like book clubs, TedTalks, and guest speakers.

twitter.com/NordsonEFD Employees: 7,500 Founded: 1954

COOL CUSTOMERS Customers include those in automotive, life sciences, electronics, wireless and display, aerospace, food production & packaging, ammunition & defense, animal health, construction, fluid packaging machine builders, marine, photovoltaic, and RFID.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Nordson has a generous benefits package including $5,000 annual education reimbursement, $10,000 in gift matching, pension plan, 401(k) with a company match, annual merit increases, annual bonus, 15 days of PTO, and medical, dental and & vision coverage on day 1! Nordson EFD hires roles in

engineering, marketing, production, direct labor and sales.

BENEFITS Health insurance • Dental insurance • Flexible spending account • Life insurance • Disability insurance • 401(k) • Pension • Bonuses • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • Wellness program • Tuition program • Internships


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ALEX MARTINEZ Component Packaging Supervisor YEARS AT COMPANY 8 AGE 38

PERSONAL THOUGHTS You first need to think about what career path you want and your personal goals. Those ideas should be communicated to management. You should work with your manager and put together a development plan on what steps you need to take to achieve those goals that you set for yourself. After identifying your goals and creating a development plan, you need to have dedication, a positive attitude and be willing to learn those new skills to achieve your goal.


As the Component Packaging Supervisor, I am responsible for 22 employees on 2 shifts. The skills to be a production supervisor are: product knowledge, organizational skills and communication skills. You need to be able to accommodate your management style to employees’ different learning styles because no two people are the same. My next steps are to keep growing in my current role and someday achieve the next level which will be a production manager.

THE CAREER PATH I started as a temporary packager in 2011. I moved up in the packaging department. I was hired as a regular employee Component Packager and became the Component Packaging Team Lead in 2015. In 2018, I was promoted to the Component Packaging Supervisor. My salary has about doubled from when I was hired as a Component Packager to a Supervisor.

HR CONTACT Laura Manfre 609-575-7835 Laura.Manfre@nordson.com

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ABOUT US Response Technologies utilizes cutting-edge additive manufacturing and innovative material science to develop, manufacture, and distribute disruptive composite solutions to today’s most complex challenges. With over 100 years of product development and fabrication experience, we serve tactical defense, automotive & transportation, aerospace, energy, and consumer goods industries nationwide. Response Technologies has advanced beyond rapid prototyping. We are defining rapid commercialization.



Response Technologies, LLC

 Crashworthy

1505 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 David Pettey, CEO ResponseTechs.com 508-491-6859 linkedin.com/company/ company/responsetechnologies-llc/ ?viewAsMember=true/ twitter.com/ResponseTechs

Fuel Cells Healing & Ballistically Tolerant Fuel Cells  Self-Healing & Ballistically Tolerant Liquid Containers  Textile Based Explosion Suppression Materials  Air Craft Seating  Self

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Response Technologies enjoys a fast-paced culture of innovation. Our growing, and talented team get to wear many hats, while creating innovative lifesaving products for our customers.


Employees: 10 Founded: 2015


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Logistics Agency Martin  US Airforce  US Army  Lockheed

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Response Technologies is always seeking to expand our team with individuals who are knowledgeable and skilled in the fields of: operations, material sciences, IT, and engineering. From internships to senior positions, if you have passion, high energy, and like getting your hands dirty, then consider growing with us. Join a winning team!

BENEFITS 401(k) • Bonuses • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • Flexible work hours • Internships • Profit Sharing • Medical Stipend


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COMPANY INFO Safe Harbor New England Boatworks, LLC A Subsidiary of Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC 1 Lagoon Road Portsmouth, RI 02871 Baxter Underwood, CEO Rives Potts, President shmarinas.com 401-683-4000 facebook.com/safeharbor newenglandboatworks linkedin.com/company/ new-england-boatworks youtube.com/user/ NEBoatworks twitter.com/neboatworks NEB Employees: 150 SHM Founded: 2015

ABOUT US Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC (SHM) is the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world. As a fast-growing private equity sponsored company, SHM cultivates a team dynamic of passionate individuals led by the sharpest minds in the industry in order to serve the vibrant boating community that encompasses the SHM network. SHM offers professional education and training opportunities including ABYC, manufacturers’ certifications and the chance to work with – and learn from – highly experienced marina professionals. There are 80+ marinas across the US and six properties in Rhode Island including the manufacturing facility at New England Boatworks (NEB) in Portsmouth, and marinas in Barrington, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Warwick.

STUFF WE MAKE For over 30 years NEB has built, repaired, restored, optimized and upgraded some pretty amazing projects for personal, commercial, industrial, non-profit and government use. Our team has built well over 100 new boats, refit over 150 boats, built close to 20 art installations and numerous other smaller products from metal, wood or composites. We also repair and upgrade recreational and commercial boats from all over the country. Our team is world renowned for building record breaking racing sailboats.

COOL CUSTOMERS At NEB we have a long list of interesting customers including:  NYYC American Magic America’s Cup Team  City of Staten Island, NY - 9/11 Memorial “Postcards”  TF Green Airport - Yachting Display in the Arrivals Terminal  Raytheon - Composite Products  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - Composite Products  Blount Boats Inc. - Aluminum Commercial Yachts .... just to name a few

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES SHM is focused on being an exceptional place to work. There are training and mentoring opportunities at all levels of the organization and an emphasis placed on promoting from within. In Rhode Island, SHM has a state registered apprenticeship program for marine technicians to ensure that entry-level employees get the training that they need. SHM offers a generous benefits package to eligible employees. In addition, SHM encourages employees to grow within the company and offers several tracks to management and opportunities to relocate across the country.

BENEFITS Health insurance • Dental insurance • Flexible spending account • Life insurance • Disability insurance • 401(k) • Bonuses • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • Internships


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PERSONAL THOUGHTS I was raised in the commercial fishing industry in South Eastern RI where I spent most of my summers as youth on the river. Recreational boating was also a major factor. I assisted my father at the age of 12 on my first refit to his 1967 Pacemaker. It was all over after that. I’ve always found working in the marine industry as rewarding and exciting, there is always something new to learn. Especially when working on refits/new construction. It’s rewarding to have the ability to provide members with exactly the vessel of their dreams. We excel at purpose built applications using the latest in manufacturing processes.


People always ask, “What’s your typical day?” That’s easy, and the most favorable part of the job. There is nothing typical about any day here. With the seasonality of the industry I find the only change here is the urgency with how quickly we must complete projects. There are troubleshooting and quick repairs during the summer season, whereas winter is reserved for more methodical approaches to the workload.

THE CAREER PATH I started here as a dockhand while attending NEIT in 2004 and have slowly worked my way up to being a lead electrician for NEB. It wasn’t an easy path, but a rewarding one since I thrive on providing problem solving solutions for marine systems and repair. With hard work and a genuine interest in the field there are great opportunities to grow a career. Above all it is key to find a mentor and I have to thank the team at NEB for guiding me during my career path.

GREG KEHOE Apprentice Mechanic

HR CONTACT Holly Ashton


PERSONAL THOUGHTS At 14 years old, I had my first job in the marine industry working the fuel dock at a local yacht club. This experience solidified my interest in working on boats and eventually I found my way to IYRS School of Technology & Trades. At IYRS, I enrolled in the 6-month Marine Systems program. While at IYRS, I earned my American Boat & Yacht Council Marine Systems, Electrical and Diesel certifications and completed my internship at Safe Harbor Cowesett, in Warwick, RI, where I have been working ever since.

401-287-2588 hashton@shmarinas.com

ABOUT THE JOB Each morning I check in with my team to assess and prioritize the workload. We all know that even if there is a solid plan for the day, things might change at any minute due to member needs or any number of things. For me, that’s what keeps things interesting! My favorite part of this job is troubleshooting because you are basically trying to solve a gigantic puzzle with some of the best people in the business. I find incredible satisfaction when the work is done, particularly when I can help fix a boat and return it back to a grateful member. I’m also a big fan of the location of my work, and how each and every day I have a water view from my “office.”

THE CAREER PATH I first started working at Safe Harbor Marinas during my IYRS internship and then was hired full-time after I graduated as an apprentice. As an apprentice with SHM, I work with several different team members to learn about all aspects of marina operations. This structure works well for me because I am constantly shifting gears and getting moved around to different projects. The SHM Apprenticeship program is a registered apprenticeship with the State of Rhode Island and at this point, I have about one year left to go in this stage of my training. Looking forward, I hope to finish the apprenticeship program and keep working with more seasoned team members to become a trusted mechanic. PBN.com  A Guide to

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COMPANY INFO Taco Comfort Solutions 160 Cranston Street Cranston, RI 02920 John Hazen White, Jr., CEO tacocomfort.com 401-942-8000 facebook.com/TacoHVAC linkedin.com/company/ taco-incyoutube.com/TacoHVACtv

Taco Comfort Solutions, a third-generation, familyowned multinational company based in Cranston, RI, engineers and manufactures high-efficiency indoor heating, cooling, and air quality comfort systems for residential and commercial buildings. An American-based company with a global reach, Taco has sales and manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Vietnam, China, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

STUFF WE MAKE • Hydronic circulators • Commercial pumps • Variable frequency drives • Mixing valves • Zone valves • Bypass valves • Air separators • Zone valve controls • Switching relays • Boiler reset • Hot water recirculation • Leak detection • Shell & tube heat exchangers • Plate & frame heat exchangers • Brazed plate heat exchangers • Expansion tanks • Buffer tanks • Multi-purpose tanks • Systems training • Technical support


• Discounted tickets to PPAC shows, local family entertainment, and sporting events • Service Awards Recognition


• Employee Appreciation Day

Employees: 900

• Safety Performance Recognition Program

Founded: 1920

• Christmas Tree Decorating Party for Taco employee children and grandchildren

COOL CUSTOMERS  Providence Renaissance Hotel  Meeting Street School  Gem Plumbing  Advanced Comfort Systems, Inc.  Thousands of homeowners and building owners throughout New England who are enjoying high-efficiency indoor heating and cooling

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Tuition Reimbursement Program • Internships • Job shadowing/cross training • Leadership education/workshops • Support of leadership roles within volunteer organizations • Computer training classes • Business writing classes • Financial education workshops • Employee Assistance Program

BENEFITS Health insurance • Dental insurance • Flexible spending account • Life insurance • 401(k) • Bonuses • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • Dependent care reimbursement account • Wellness program • Tuition program • Internships • Ping Pong tables in cafeteria • Daily stretching for plant/production employees • Lactation facilities for breastfeeding mothers


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ABOUT US Taylor Box Company is an award-winning, brand-defining rigid box manufacturer delivering premium packaging to some of the nation’s top brands. Since 1885, we’ve combined the craft of box making with the most advanced manufacturing equipment to create packaging that enhances our client’s strategic purpose and essence of their brand. Our 55,000 square foot production facility is staffed by veteran craftspeople and boasts one of the only curved edge automated wrapping machines in the US, alongside a full suite of state-of-the-art Emmeci box-making machines, die-cutting presses, and automating hot-stamping machines. We are ISO 9000: 2015 certified, with strict quality standards throughout our factory to ensure our customers are getting the very best version of their packaging order. We are also FSC certified and committed to sustainable manufacturing practices in our facility and throughout our supply chain.

STUFF WE MAKE We design and manufacture 100% Custom Rigid Packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands: Retail Packaging  Influencer Kits  Membership Packages  Product Launch Kits  Sales Kits  Box Sets  Press & Media Kits  Custom Binders  Art & Photography Portfolios  Book Slipcases & Sets


COMPANY INFO Taylor Box Company 293 Child Street Warren, RI 02885

Some of the ways we support our community: • Fostering education by providing Rigid Box design and manufacturing tours to colleges, universities, and high schools. Our President, Dan Shedd, and Jeanne D’Agostino, Development Director for the Highlander Charter School in Providence, have started a business immersion program for students called What is Business.

Dan Shedd, President & CEO taylorbox.com 800-304-6361 facebook.com/ TaylorBoxCompany/

• Offering paid internships within our design and marketing teams that provide hands-on, educational experience. • Supporting local organizations such as Rhode Dan Shedd, Taylor Box President and Jeanne Island Manufacturing Association, DESIGNxRI, D’Agostino, Development Director for the Highlander Print Industries of New England, International Charter School in Providence. Organization of Packaging Professionals, East PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY Bay Chamber of Commerce, and Warren Historical Society through board membership and financial support. • Providing awareness and financial contributions to various local and national charities with our thematic annual self-promotion holiday box, sent to partners and customers as well as promoted through marketing initiatives.

linkedin.com/ company/273442 youtube.com/ user/TAYLORBOXTV twitter.com/TBCboxer

Employees: 48 Founded: 1885


Titleist  HBO  Cemetery Dance/Steven King  Gillette  Nike

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our team isn’t just a company, but a family. The majority of our employees have a career longevity of 5-40+ years. We periodically seek sales gogetters, inspiring designers, talented machine technicians and craftsman.

BENEFITS Health Insurance • Paid Vacation Time • 401(k) • Paid Sick Time • Flexible Spending Account • Bonuses • Internships • Employee Appreciation Events

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COMPANY INFO Tiffany & Co. 300 Maple Ridge Drive Cumberland, RI 02864 Alessandro Bogliolo, CEO Tiffany.com 401-288-0100

ABOUT US In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City where his store was soon acclaimed as the palace of jewels for its exceptional gemstones. Since then, Tiffany & Co. has become synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence.

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Our facility in Cumberland, RI employs over 600 employees to support our manufacturing expertise covering the entire workflow ranging from bench jewelers to polishers to engineers. Employees partner to take designs and concepts through the development phase and into production while remaining focused on quality and the importance of on-time delivery to meet our customers’ demands.




Employees: 14,000 Founded: 1837

For over 180 years, Tiffany & Co. has been creating objects of enduring beauty from the finest precious metals and gemstones on earth. Along with our trademark engagement ring, the Solitaire Diamond Ring, some of our collections include; Tiffany True, Tiffany Paper Flowers, Tiffany HardWear, Tiffany T, Tiffany Keys, and Return to Tiffany. Unique to our Rhode Island facility, our Hollowware department plays host to master silversmiths who craft the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy as well as trophies for other sports leagues including the NBA, MLB and PGA.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Each year employees unwind over catered barbeque at our annual summer cookout. In the winter we celebrate one another and our collective achievements at our holiday party, last year it was held at Twin River Casino. We like to give back to the local community here as well. We hold multiple food, clothing and school supply drives each year. Our summer interns host a charitable event with the proceeds going to a local non-profit such as Save the Bay in Narragansett.

COOL CUSTOMERS From President Lincoln presenting his wife with a Tiffany pearl necklace to producing the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the NFL since the first Super Bowl, Tiffany has been cherished for generations and worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Priyanka Chopra, and countless more red carpet clientele.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Tiffany offers our employees the resources they need to be successful in an environment that recognizes and rewards creativity, innovation and dedication. We take great pride in helping each of our employees design an exciting future within our enduring tradition of excellence. At Tiffany & Co. an inspired career is life’s best accessory. Our manufacturing facility hires craftspeople as stone setters, jewelers, polishers, and silversmiths as well as CNC machinists, engineers and production planners. Please visit our website http://tiffany.com/careers for a full list of current openings.

BENEFITS Health insurance • Dental insurance • Flexible spending account • Life insurance • Disability insurance • 401(k) • Bonuses • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • Flexible work hours • Dependent care reimbursement account • Wellness program • Tuition program • Internships • Paid parental and caregiver leave • Product discounts • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Charity/ volunteer matching


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MATT LANDMAN Director, New Product Integration AGE 40 YEARS AT COMPANY 9

PERSONAL THOUGHTS While I can say that I’ve always loved products and taking things apart (and sometimes putting them back together), I never thought I’d be working at this country’s oldest and most-famed luxury retailer and manufacturer. I’ve been very fortunate to have a career path where I’ve pushed my passions to the forefront rather than always taking the job based solely on salary. I applied to colleges as a mechanical engineering undergraduate and the University of Rhode Island was an amazing educational experience for this. I knew that I loved engineering, but it was the blend of engineering, management and marketing that I was looking for. Upon graduating I went directly into the executive MBA program at URI to fully prepare me for my future and to tie my interests together. I feel fortunate to have built a career at Tiffany & Co. with roles ranging from product development to replenishment planning. I love what the company stands for with our corporate social responsibility and sustainability. For me personally, this is a major factor in wanting to continue my career at the company, as this is something that matters to me as we move forward as a society. There aren’t many work places that are as vocal as we are about social stances, the environment and our impact on the future.

ABOUT THE JOB My current role is the Director of New Product Integration. Our team is responsible for the industrialization of design concepts through the development phases and into production. The team consists of Project Leads, Model Makers, CAD and Additive Manufacturing team members. It’s an ever-changing fast-paced environment where each day starts off exciting and ends preparing you for tomorrow. I am consistently partnering with our cross-functional teams within the Rhode Island facility and across our Jewelry Manufacturing network. My role requires me to have a blend of highly effective communication as well as the technical background of engineering and production. Problem solving is the number one skill that I utilize daily, if not hourly. There’s always a plan, but there’s always a back up plan as well since everything that my team is working on is new product for the company. I love the challenges that come with the rewards of seeing products that you’ve worked on reach the retail stores, get featured in marketing collateral, or hearing the stories of customers’ experiences when they purchase a piece of jewelry that we manufacture.

HR CONTACT Michelle Jacques


401- 288-0107

I feel that my past work experiences have prepared me for my current role by allowing me exposure to multiple business areas within Tiffany as well as with other incredible brands. I joined Tiffany & Co., NYC Corporate in 2010 as the Manager of Product Development and Engineering where I worked on the development from the internal merchandising side of the company. My next role was as Director of Watches where I had the teams responsible for product development, category management, demand planning and replenishment planning. Following that, I became the Director of Replenishment Planning, overseeing the distribution of all jewelry categories for the Asia region as well as all Love and Engagement jewelry globally. I previously had roles as Senior Manager of Watches at David Yurman, and managed product development at the mountain bike component company Crank Brothers, Laguna Beach, CA and the watch company Nixon, Encinitas, CA.


EDUCATION University of Rhode Island - BS in Mechanical Engineering University of Rhode Island – MBA PBN.com  A Guide to

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RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS This list of manufacturers in Rhode Island was provided by Polaris MEP and has not been vetted by Providence Business News. If you have any corrections or revisions to information on the list, please let PBN know at research@PBN.com, as well as Polaris at info@polarismep.org.


Covalence Adhesives, Bristol Dryvit Systems Inc., West Warwick Mereco Technologies Group Co., West Warwick Northeast Adhesives Sales & Distribution Co., Smithfield


Amerisewn, Cranston Distinctive Embedments Inc., Providence Garbolino, Providence Ivory Ella, Westerly Krissie Products Inc., Portsmouth Liquid Blue, Lincoln Peko Creations Inc., Pawtucket RTS Embroidery & Promotional Solutions, Johnston Safety Flag Co., Central Falls SquadLocker, Warwick Wild Things, Middletown Works By Miller Works Inc., Bristol


Auto Rust Technicians, Cranston Crit BMX Products, Cranston Dana Manufacturing Inc., Providence M & T Manufacturing, South Kingstown Motion Industries Inc., Warwick Rebuilders Automotive Supply, Coventry RI Drive Shaft & Supply, Warwick SD Concept Engineering Inc., East Providence Tasca Automotive Group, Cranston


Amgen Inc., West Greenwich EpiVax Inc., Providence Laser Marking Services Inc., Providence Laser Performance, Portsmouth Neurotech Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cumberland ProThera Biologics Inc., East Providence Slater Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Providence Tedor Pharma Inc., Cumberland The BioProcess Institute, North Kingstown


Albin ManufacturingB40:C44 Inc., Portsmouth Brewer Street Boat Works Ltd., Newport Bristol Boat Co., Bristol Caitos Auto & Boat Top Co., East Providence Cedar Bay Boat Shop Inc., Tiverton Freedom Yachts, Portsmouth Kinder Industries, Bristol Nautor’s Swan, Newport


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New England Boatworks Inc., Portsmouth North Atlantic Rigid Corp., Portsmouth North Shore Composites, Bristol Oaklawn Marine Canvas, North Kingstown Ocean Link Inc., Portsmouth Pettengill Enterprises Inc., Middletown Point Jude Boats, South Kingstown Promet Marine Services Corp. Inc., Providence Quarter Moon Inc., Portsmouth Rig Rite Inc., Warwick Romarine, Bristol Ronstan, Portsmouth Salt Pond Marine Railway Inc., South Kingstown Shore Cloth, Newport

SIREN MARINE Newport A Newport-based electronics company specializing in “Connected Boat” technology. Siren builds products that ensure vessels are always safe, secure and ready to enjoy. 401.619.4774 | sirenmarine.com SparCraft, Portsmouth Stream Stay Systems Inc., Bristol Stur Dee Boat Co., Tiverton The Hinckley Co., Portsmouth The Rigging Co., Portsmouth West Shore Boat Co., Warwick


Quick Fitting, East Providence Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Bristol


Aborn Window Shade Manufacturing Co., Providence Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Warwick Arlon Engineered Laminates, East Providence Bardon Industries Inc., East Greenwich Blackstone Valley Prestain, Burrillville Branch River Plastics Inc., Smithfield C N C International LP, Woonsocket Cal Chemical Corp., Coventry Canonicus Epoxy Plus Inc., Pawtucket Carroll Coatings Co., Providence Chemtex Inc., Cumberland Clariant Corp., Coventry Cris Enameling and Epoxy, North Providence Development Associates Inc., North Kingstown DeWolf Chemical, East Providence East Coast Laminating Co., Cumberland Electrochemical Devices Inc., Lincoln

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Foam Tech Symmetry Products, Lincoln Full Measure Industries, Bristol Gelart Inc., North Kingstown General Polymer Inc., Central Falls Horton Chemicals, Warwick International Specialties Inc., Bristol J M T Epoxy, Providence John R. Hess & Co., Cranston Jsin Industries Ltd., Warwick Laminating Specialties Inc., Warren Lenox Chemical Co., Providence LNA Laser Technology, Pawtucket Magco Plastics Inc., Cumberland Magic Embedments Inc., Pawtucket Mainline Paint Manufacturing Co., Pawtucket microPEP, East Providence New England Reagent Laboratory Inc., East Providence Optical Polymers Laboratory Corp., Pawtucket Organic Dyes & Pigments LLC, East Providence Paris Enameling Inc., Warwick Polychem Corp., Cranston Polyurethane Molding Industries Inc., Woonsocket Quality Spraying & Stenciling, Providence R P Morrison Co., North Kingstown Rhodes Technologies, Coventry RI Chemical Corp., Providence Scope Display & Box Co., Cranston Senergy Inc., Cranston Shredded Foam Products, Providence SOLUOL, East Providence Soluol Chemical Co., West Warwick Spectra Systems Corp., Providence Spectral Chemical Co., Warwick Sweat-Tite Products Inc., Cranston Technic Inc., Cranston Technical Industries Inc., South Kingstown The Chemical Co., Jamestown The Homestead, North Smithfield Verichem Laboratories, Providence Victory Enameling Co., Providence W T W Inc., Providence


Commo Sealing Products, Warwick DASKO Label, East Providence I D Brands, Providence IMPCO Inc., East Providence International Etching Inc., Providence J & M Spraying, Cranston Response Technologies, East Providence Spectrum Coating Laboratories Inc., Providence


Clear Carbon and Components, Bristol Composites One LLC, Bristol Core Composites, Bristol Fast Forward Composites, Bristol Fiberglass Fabricators Inc., Smithfield Goetz Marine Tech Inc., Bristol Graphene Composites USA, Providence Moore Brothers Co., Bristol Research Engineering & Manufacturing Inc., Middletown Resolute Racing Shells, Bristol Rig Pro Newport, Portsmouth Symmetrix Composite Tooling, Bristol TPI Composites Inc., Warren Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp., Bristol TxV Aero Composites, Bristol Zim Sailing, Warren


A. T. Cross Co., Providence Accent Display Corp., Providence Anastasia Azure, Pawtucket BABS Fine Handmade Handbags, Pawtucket Beacon Design by ChemArt, Lincoln Beehive Handmade, Bristol Bradford Soap Works, West Warwick By Design Inc., Providence Cakesafe, South Kingstown Cape Cod Staging & Equipment Co., Cranston Coastal Hemp Industries, South Kingstown Collectors Case Inc., East Providence Colony Casket Inc., Providence Crafts Inc., South Kingstown Crisloid Inc., Providence D & D Cabinets Inc., Cranston Diversified Distribution, Woonsocket Easy Aces Inc., Cumberland Elmwood Cabinet Co., Cranston Garland Writing Instruments, Coventry Gel Lights Inc., Woonsocket Hayward Pool Products, North Kingstown Herff-Jones LLC, Warwick Ideal Colors, Pawtucket Jamestown Distributors, Bristol Joseph Denhoff Associates, North Kingstown Kent Stetson, Pawtucket Laura Burkett Designs, Pawtucket New Moon Studio, Pawtucket Oakwood Products Co., South Kingstown Ould Colony Artisans, Providence Overhead Door Garage Headquarters, Warwick

RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS P-Knot, Pawtucket Pure Haven Essentials, Johnston Revolution Cycle Works Co., Charlestown Reynolds Stamp & Stencil Works, Warwick Riker Art Glass, East Providence RockMill Countertops, East Providence Romac Inc., Providence Sport Systems Inc., Woonsocket Summer Infant Products Inc., Woonsocket Superb, Cranston Thea Izzi Jewelry Design, Pawtucket Tidings Inc., Westerly Tri State Window & Door, Pawtucket Visual Shift Art Studio, Pawtucket WaterRower Inc., Warren Zeal Sports Inc., Providence


General Dynamics Electric Boat, North Kingstown Givens Marine Survival Co., Tiverton International Insignia Corp., Providence Raytheon Co., Portsmouth


American Surplus Inc., East Providence Cal-Greg Electronics, Warwick Claflin Co., Warwick G T Safety Products Division Inc., Pawtucket Gawte LLC, North Providence INSCO Group, Lincoln Maritime Information Systems, Warren NORAD, North Kingstown Norton Supply Co., Providence Vincent Porcaro Inc., Providence


Alexander Starr & Kersey, North Kingstown Antaya Technologies Corp., Warwick BTech Acoustics LLC, Barrington Consultant Internet Products, Smithfield DCNE, Cranston E A Marcoux & Son Inc., Woonsocket NECSAS Corp., Tiverton Numark Industries LLC, Cumberland Ocean State Signal Co., Smithfield Plantations Heat Treating Corp., North Providence Poly-Flex Circuits Inc., Cranston RI Wiring Services Inc., South Kingstown The Okonite Co., Cumberland The WattStopper, Warwick Voltserver, East Greenwich

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC MANUFACTURING Office Recycling Solutions, East Greenwich


Advanced Engineering & Electronics, Middletown

ADVANCED INTERCONNECTIONS CORP. West Warwick Vertically integrated manufacturer of connectors for electronic applications. Offering careers in design engineering, CNC machining production, quality control and more . 401.823.5200 | advanced.com Aldo Tech Corp., Warwick American Ecotech, Warren AMETEK SCP Inc., Westerly Andon Electronics Corp., Lincoln Applied Radar, North Kingstown AstroNova Inc., West Warwick AVTECH Software Inc., Warren Bevco Inc., Bristol Cherry Semiconductor Corp., East Greenwich Chip Coolers Inc., Warwick Comtorgage Corp., North Smithfield Coto Technology, North Kingstown Crest Manufacturing Co., Lincoln Day-O-Lite Manufacturing Co., Warwick Dewetron Inc., South Kingstown Eartec Co., Narragansett Eaton Aerospace, Warwick Edwin H. Benz Co., Providence Electro Standards Laboratory Inc., Cranston Emissive Energy, North Kingstown ETCO Inc., Warwick Evans Capacitor Co., East Providence EVAS, Westerly Everett Charles Technologies LLC, Warwick FarSounder Inc., Providence Federal Electronics Inc., Cranston Fine Line Graphics Inc., Smithfield Hanna Instruments, Woonsocket Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown High Output, Providence International Manufacturing Services Inc., Portsmouth Interplex Engineered Products, East Providence KVH Industries Inc., Middletown Leviton Manufacturing, Warwick Lumetta Inc., Warwick Mansion Lite Manufacturing Co., Woonsocket Mule Emergency Lighting Inc., Providence NEPTCO, Pawtucket Northeast Manufacturing Inc., Portsmouth Northeast Motion Inc., Smithfield Northeast Sealing Inc., Tiverton Ocean State Thermonics, Providence Orbit Motion Systems, Bristol Precision Art Coordinators Inc., East Providence Promptus Communications, Portsmouth Ramtel Corp., Johnston RITEC Inc., Warwick Rockville Enterprises Inc., Hopkinton

Schneider Electric, South Kingstown Schroff Technologies Inc., North Kingstown Systems Engineering Associates Corp., Middletown SEACON Phoenix LLC, Hopkinton Self-Service Networks, Middletown Sheldahl Inc., North Kingstown Signature Cable Inc., Cranston Southern New England Computer, North Smithfield Sproutel Inc., Providence SSM Corp., Johnston Staffall Inc., Cranston Taurus Electronics, North Smithfield TE Connectivity MOG, Hopkinton Teka Interconnection Systems, Warwick Tyco Electronics Identification, East Providence Tyco Flow Control, Cranston Ultra Scientific Inc., North Kingstown Vantage Lighting, East Providence Veterans Assembled Electronics, Newport Vishay Electrofilms Inc., Warwick VR Industries, Warwick Wenco Molding Inc., Providence Xmark Labs LLC, Warren Your Heaven Audio LLC, Providence Yushin America Inc., Cranston


A B Munroe Dairy Inc., East Providence American Mussel Harvesters Inc., North Kingstown Anchor Toffee, Pawtucket Anita’s Cheesecake Co., Providence Autocrat Inc., Lincoln BethBakes, Warren Blount Fine Foods Corp., Warren Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Bunge Oils, Pawtucket C K C Inc., Providence Cala Fruit Distributors, Pawtucket Calise & Sons Bakery Inc., Lincoln Canadian Scallop, East Greenwich Captain’s Catch Inc., North Providence Carter’s Seafood, Portsmouth Catanzaro Food Products, Pawtucket Cavanagh Co., Smithfield Central Falls Provision Co., Central Falls Charlie’s Sugar House, Coventry Chi Kitchen, Pawtucket Choklit Mold Ltd., Lincoln Christiansen’s Dairy Co., North Providence Coastal Sausage Co., Providence Colfax Inc., Pawtucket Connetti Enterprises Inc., Smithfield Crest Craft of RI, Providence Crown Flavor Laboratories Inc., Warwick Crown Seafood Co., North Kingstown Crugnale Bakery, Providence CSC Seafood Inc., Tiverton Dave’s Coffee Syrup, Charlestown Deep Sea Fish of Rhode Island, Narragansett

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Deep Sea Lobster, Narragansett Del’s Lemonade, Cranston Downeast Coffee Roasters, Pawtucket Drum Rock Specialty Co., Warwick Dupras Bakery Co., Woonsocket E. B. Thomsen Inc., East Providence East Bay Crab & Lobster, Warren East Bay Ice Co., East Providence Eastern Food Industries Inc., East Greenwich Eastland Food Products Inc., Cranston Edesia Inc., North Kingstown Empire Bottling Works Inc., Bristol Excellent Coffee Co., Pawtucket Finlay Extracts + Ingredients USA Inc., North Kingstown Foolproof Brewing Co., Pawtucket Galloway’s Seafood Inc., Pawtucket Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods, Johnston Gilbert’s Seafood Co., Barrington Go Veggie, North Kingstown Gray’s Ice Cream Inc., Tiverton Great Northern Products Ltd., Cranston Greencore Group USA, North Kingstown Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, Westerly Hartley’s Pork Pies of Rhode Island, Lincoln Herb’s Shell Fish, Bristol Homestead Baking Co., East Providence Hope and Main, Warren Innovative Sourcing Group, Pawtucket International Marine Industries Inc., Newport Isle Brewers Guild, Pawtucket Joam’s Seafood, Warren Kenyon Corn Meal Co., South Kingstown Krispee Products Co., East Providence Lincoln Packing Co., Cranston Lost Art Cultured Foods, Cranston Lotus Foods Inc., Cranston Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc. DBA/ Premama, Providence Mesa Fresca, Warren Naga Food Products Inc., Providence NCG Inc., Narragansett Nettie’s Kettle Corn, North Providence New England Syrup Co., Smithfield Newport Vineyards & Winery LLC, Middletown Nick’s Fish Market, Bristol Northern Lobster Seafood, Johnston Omega Sea Inc., Newport Paiva’s Shellfish & Fish Market, Cranston Paleonola, Providence Pasta Patch Inc., East Greenwich Pat’s Pastured, East Greenwich Pet Food Experts, Cumberland Pier Fish and Ice Plant, Narragansett Pocasset Seafoods Inc., Providence Point Judith Lobster, Narragansett Point Trap Co., Little Compton Porino’s, West Warwick Portion Meat Associates Inc., Providence

designed, made and built in Rhode Island


RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS Profeminelle, Providence Quality Beef Co., Providence R & D Seafood Inc., Woonsocket Ragged Island Brewing, Portsmouth Rhode Island Spirits LLC, Pawtucket RI Brewers Guild, Providence RI Fruit And Syrup Co., Smithfield RI Mushroom Co., South Kingstown RI Organics, Narragansett RI Provision Co., Johnston Rome Packing Co., East Providence Roots Farm, Tiverton Salois Sanitary Dairy Inc., Pawtucket Scialo Brothers Bakery, Providence Sea Fresh USA Inc., North Kingstown Sea Trek Enterprises Inc., East Greenwich Seabest Seafood Inc., Warwick Seafood Resources Ltd., East Providence Seamaid Seafoods Ltd., Coventry Seven Stars Bakery, Pawtucket Shaidzon Beer Co., South Kingstown Skydog Farm, Glocester Slater Center for Ocean Technology, Narragansett Sons of Liberty Spirits Co., South Kingstown South Pier Fish Co., South Kingstown South Stream Seafoods Inc., Warwick Spartan Lobster Traps, Narragansett Sunset Cafe, Bristol Superior Bakery Inc., Cranston Sweenor’s Chocolates Inc., South Kingstown Tailwaggers Inc., Smithfield The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles, Warren The Compost Plant, Providence The Narragansett Lobster, Narragansett Town Dock Co., Narragansett Tucker Seafood, North Kingstown Twin Shellfish LLC, Warwick United Packing Inc., Providence Vega Food Industries Inc., Cranston Vera’s Seafood Market, West Warwick Virginia & Spanish Peanut Co., Providence Walrus and Carpenter Oysters, Narragansett Warwick Ice Cream Co., Warwick Westcott Baking Co., West Warwick Westfield Foods, Smithfield Wildtree Inc., Lincoln Wilfred’s Seafood Inc., Woonsocket Wright’s Dairy Farm, North Smithfield Yacht Club Bottling Works Inc., North Providence


Bristol Cushions Inc., Bristol Chardon Designs, Providence Cole Cabinet Co., Cranston Curtain Wall, Cranston Custom Craft Inc., West Warwick Custom Design Inc., North Kingstown Focal Upright Furniture, North Kingstown


A Guide to

Hwang Bishop Designs, Warren Jacqueline Dyer Inc., Providence Jaswell Worldwide Inc., Smithfield JCM Design & Display Inc., Cranston Julius Bloom & Son Furniture Co., Providence Kenney Manufacturing, Warwick Lorimer Workshop, Providence Maro Display Inc., North Kingstown Morgans Woodwork Shop Inc., Richmond O&G Studio, Warren Oblique Studio LLC, Providence Orion RED, Smithfield Peter Pots Pottery, South Kingstown Providence Countertop Inc., East Providence Quality Office Interiors Inc., Providence Rego Displays Inc., Johnston Rhody Rug Inc., Lincoln Seaside Casual Furniture, Coventry Stanley’s Upholstering Co., Tiverton Steven Plaud Inc., Tiverton Sunlight Venetian Blind Co., Coventry T & C Woodworking Inc, Pawtucket The Ball & Claw, North Kingstown The Cranston Mirror Co., Cranston The Elliott Group, Providence Walter Allen Co., East Providence


Bowder Glass Products, Johnston Easy Glyde Industries Inc., Cranston Glass America, North Smithfield KB Surfaces, Johnston Malone Studio Inc., Portsmouth Planet Garden Statuary, Cumberland Providence Art Glass, Pawtucket Rhode Island Glass Co., Providence Thames Glass, Newport Weinberg Glass Co., Pawtucket


Coldmasters Temperature Control, Providence Metallurgical Solutions Inc., Providence RI Heat Treating Co., Providence


A & F Plating, Providence A G & G Inc., Johnston A J’s Job Shop Inc., Providence Aetna Manufacturing Co., Providence Aldrich Manufacturing Co., Cranston AL-E Jewelry, Pawtucket Alex and Ani LLC, Providence Alexander Jewelry Co., Providence Allison Reed, East Providence Alman Products Inc., Johnston Amen Soldering Inc., Providence American Ring Co., East Providence Andrew Spingarn Co., Pawtucket Anthony’s Jewelry, North Providence APAC Tool Inc., North Providence Aramis Fashions Inc., Providence Arden Jewelry Manufacturing Co., Johnston

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Arian Jewelry Inc., Providence Armbrust International, Providence Armet Raleigh Manufacturing Inc., Providence Aro-Sac Inc., North Providence Arts Diamond Cutting & Engraving Inc., Pawtucket Avanti Jewelry Inc., Cranston Barlow Designs Inc., East Providence Bazar Manufacturing Co., Cranston Belmar Inc., Johnston Bliss Manufacturing Co., Pawtucket Boan Corp., Smithfield Bojar Co., Providence Brava Manufacturing Inc., Providence Brown & Mills Corp., Providence Bugbee & Niles Co., Providence C & J Jewelry Co., Providence Calco Manufacturing Co., Providence Camille Jewelry Inc., North Providence Capper Jewelry Co., Johnston Carla Corp., East Providence Cellini Inc., Warwick Cerrito Jewelry Ltd., Johnston Charisma Manufacturing, Central Falls Chris Craft Jewelry, Johnston Chronomatic Inc., East Greenwich Cinerama Jewelry Inc., Cranston Colibri Group, Providence Co-Lo Jewelry Contracting Inc., Warwick Colors Unlimited Inc., Providence Conley Casting Supply Corp., Warwick Contract Specialties Inc., Providence Cordell Manufacturing Co., Cranston Cory Tool & Findings Co., Providence Cranston Casting Co., Cranston Creative Jewelry Inc., Providence Crimzon Rose, West Warwick Crownmark Corp., East Providence Crystaline North America Inc., Cranston Crystalite Corp., Smithfield D & J Jewelry Contractors, Providence Dalo Tool & Findings Co., Johnston Dama Jewelry Manufacturing Inc., Johnston Dane Manufacturing Co., West Warwick Danecraft, Providence Dansal Corp., Providence Darlene Jewelry Manufacturing, Pawtucket Deco Jewelry Inc., East Providence Dee Jewelry Manufacturing Co., Cranston Deltah Inc., East Providence Demmler Manufacturing Co., East Greenwich Destiny International Ltd., Cranston Dina Inc., Johnston Don-Lin Jewelry Co., Providence Doris Jewelry Co., West Warwick Dot Jewelry Inc., Lincoln Drew Easton Co., Providence E & M Polishing Co., Providence East Coast Jewelry Inc., Scituate East Providence Jewelry Co., East Providence

Ed-Cor Inc., Warwick Either Ore Jewelers Inc., Johnston Elizabeth Industries Inc., Cranston Erica Zap Designs, Newport Esposito Jewelry Inc., Providence F.A.F. Inc., Smithfield Fashion Jewelry Manufacturing Co., Providence Fernando Originals, North Providence Firstline Products Inc., Warwick Fort Inc., East Providence Future Case Corp., Johnston Gemtek Enterprises Inc., Cranston Gennaro Inc., Cranston Gentry Inc., East Providence George F. Berkander Inc., Providence Geric Inc., Providence Gilt Edge Designs Inc., Warwick Glenncraft Corp., Providence Gloria Duchin Inc., East Providence Hamilton Tool Inc., Providence Hanover Creations Inc., Pawtucket Harter Manufacturing Co., Cranston Harvey & Otis Inc., Johnston Hi Lite Manufacturing Co., Smithfield Hi Lite Quality Products Inc., West Warwick Hogan & Bolas Inc., North Providence Hord Crystal Corp., Pawtucket Insight International Inc., Johnston Island Designs Jewelry Inc., Narragansett J & M Jewelry, Providence J B Design Inc., Cranston Jal Creations Inc., Providence Jamer Creations Inc., Johnston James Allen Co., Warwick Jan-Craft Inc., Cranston JBP Ltd., Warwick Jed Industries Inc., Cranston Jelinek Products Design, North Smithfield Jennic Creations Inc., Johnston Jeremiah Inc., Providence Jeri-Lou Creations Inc., Johnston Jet Epoxy, Providence Jewelers Refining Service Inc., Providence Jiani Inc., Providence JJI International Inc., Cranston Jonean Jewelry Co., North Providence Jonette Jewelry Co., East Providence Josef Creations Inc., Providence Joshua Michaels Ltd., Cranston JPE Inc., Providence Judee Presents Inc., Johnston K Kora Co., North Providence Karen Kreations, Providence Ken Mar Inc., Pawtucket Kennedy Inc., North Kingstown Kerissa Creations Inc., Smithfield Kings Crest, Lincoln Kirks Folly, Providence Klitzner Industries Inc., Cranston Knight Manufacturing Co., Providence Kristen Creations Inc., East Providence L & D Industries Inc., Coventry L D C Inc., Providence

RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS Lady Ann Creations Inc., Providence Lady Carol/Image, Woonsocket LDC Inc., East Providence Lee Accessories Ltd., North Providence Liberatore Enterprises Inc., Cranston L’Image Inc., North Providence Lincoln Findings Inc., Providence Lisa Mackey Design, Pawtucket Liz-Ann Jewelry Inc., Johnston Lo Ra Jewelry Co., Providence Lorac Co., Providence Loren Inc., Warwick Louis Gordon Co., Providence Luca & Danni, Cranston Luna Creations Inc., Providence M C S Jewelry Novelties, Providence MACX Inc., Warren Mag Jewelry Co., Cranston Main Jewelry Inc., Providence Mainelli Tool & Die Inc., Providence Martin-L Jewelers, Warwick Matrix Casting Inc., North Providence Mel-Co-Ed Inc., Pawtucket Metal Dynamics Inc., Cranston Miller Manufacturing Co., East Providence Modern Jewelry Manufacturing Inc., Cranston Myriad Industries, Providence National Chain Co., Warwick National Ring Traveler Co., Pawtucket Nationwide Casting Co., Providence Nats Jewelry Co., Providence New England Associated Industries Inc., Providence Nicone Inc., Central Falls Nor-Bil Industries Inc., Smithfield Norma Jean Designs, Warwick O’Connell Manufacturing Co., Providence Omega-Boca Corp., West Warwick Otto H. Mueller Inc., Exeter P & J Jewelry, Providence Para Creations, Cranston Paul R. Borrelli & Co., North Providence Platte Ltd., Foster Precision Etchings & Findings Inc., Warwick Premier Product Resourcing Inc., Warwick Prideland Inc., Providence Prototype Design Inc., South Kingstown Q C Enterprises Inc., Johnston R & A Jewelry, Providence R & B Enterprises Inc., Cranston R & E Creations Inc., South Kingstown R & L Enterprises Inc., Providence R & R Jewelry Inc., Cranston R & R Polishing Co., Cranston R Pette Co., Cranston Racecar Jewelry Co., Pawtucket Rays Jewelry, Johnston Regina Manufacturing Co., Pawtucket Remarque Ltd. Inc., North Providence Renclif Inc., Providence Rhode Island Manufacturing Inc., Providence

Richmond Sales Inc., Pawtucket RMS Contract Finishing Inc., Providence Ro-An Jewelry Inc., Johnston Robert Baxter Assoc. Inc., Warwick Robert Corio Designs, Johnston Rodell Manufacturing Co., Cranston Roland & Whytock Co., Providence Rolet Jewelry Co., Providence Rolyn Inc., Cranston Samuel J. Polishing Co., Johnston Samuel Moore, Providence Saxon International Jewelry Co., Warwick Schick Manufacturing Corp., Providence Scola Enterprises Inc., North Providence Silverfield Manufacturing Co., Johnston Simco Jewelry, Providence Spectrum Creations Ltd., Providence Stupell Industries Ltd. Inc., Johnston Style Accessories Inc., Providence Stylecraft Inc., Cranston Suburban Jewelry Inc., Charlestown Swarovski Crystal Components, Cranston Syl-Den Polishing Co., Johnston Tahoe Jewelry Inc., East Providence Tanya Creations Inc., East Providence Tatutina Inc., Pawtucket The Clayton Co., Providence The Jeweline Co., Cranston Theresa Creations Inc., Providence Three Golden Apples, Newport Tiffany & Co., Cumberland Token Creations, Cranston Tomco Jewelry Co., Providence Tona Inc., Johnston Tonico Inc., Providence Tooling Corp. of America, Smithfield Torino Creation Inc., Cranston Two Hands Inc., Providence Two’s Co. Inc., Cranston Ubio Inc., Warwick Uncas/Vargas Manufacturing, Providence Unit Tool Co., Warwick Urschel Tool Corp., Cranston Val Originals Inc., Cranston Vamco Industries Inc., Providence Vanity Jewelry Inc., North Providence Venue Inc., Warwick Victory Pearl Inc., Cranston Village Goldsmith, Cranston Vincent Clad Metal Corp., Warwick Volare Creations Inc., North Providence W.R. Cobb Co., East Providence Warwick Hanger Co., Westerly


PMC Lighting, Warwick Renova Lighting Systems Inc., Portsmouth Road Light Inc., Smithfield


R B Howes & Co., Coventry


A.T. Wall Co., Warwick Aelectronic Bonding Inc., Cranston Aero Space Engineering Inc., Smithfield Agar Machining & Welding Inc., Pawtucket Air Filter Systems Inc., Providence AKL FlexoTech USA LP, Providence Alcott Manufacturing Corp., East Providence Allesco Industries Inc., Cranston Alliance Gaging Solutions, Burrillville Alpha Metal-Works Inc., Johnston Alviti Tool & Die Inc., Johnston AMC Design and Manufacturing, Cranston American Biophysics Corp., East Greenwich American Insulated Wire Corp./A Leviton Company, Cranston American Tool Co., Lincoln Amtrol Inc., West Warwick Applied Machine Technology Inc., Warren Applitek Technologies Corp., Providence Aquas Group, East Providence Artic Tool & Engineering Co. LLC, Warwick Atlantek, Narragansett Automation Technologies Corp., Cranston B & E Machine Co., North Kingstown B.L.G. Enterprises Inc., Burrillville Bergstrom Co., Providence Berker Machine & Gear Co., Johnston Blackhawk Machine Products Inc., Smithfield BMCO Industries Inc., Cranston Boucher HVAC/R Inc., South Kingstown Boydco Inc., East Providence BSC Industries, Providence BSM Pump Corp., North Kingstown Bullard Abrasives Inc., Lincoln C & W Co., Providence CAM Machine Corp., Bristol Central Tools Inc., Cranston

CHASE MACHINE AND ENGINEERING INC. West Warwick Chase designs and manufactures custom machinery for films, foils and fabrics, as well as automated systems to manufacture end-use products. 401.821.8879 | chasemachine.com Cheetham Machinery Corp., Bristol Clarke Industrial Engineering, North Kingstown Cornerstone Prototype Development LLC, Pawtucket Covofinish Inc., Scituate D & B Machining, Cumberland D. Simpson Inc., Smithfield Dean Machine Co., Cranston Droitcour Co., Warwick Eagle Picher-Yardney Technical Products Inc., East Greenwich

PBN.com  A Guide to

Eagle Tool Inc., Providence East Bay Manufacturers Inc., Bristol Eppley Laboratory Inc., Newport Fitzwater Engineering Corp., Scituate Frank J. Newman and Son Inc., Johnston G R S Precision Products Co., Warwick G&G Technologies Inc., Coventry Galaxy Fasteners Inc., East Greenwich Gold Industrial Machinery Inc., Pawtucket Goodwin Bradley Co., Providence Gowdey Reed Co., Central Falls Goyette Machine Assoc. Inc., Lincoln Graftek Systems, West Warwick Gripnail Corp., East Providence Guill Tool & Engineering Co., West Warwick H B Precision, Smithfield HM Solution, Providence Huestis Machine Corp., Bristol Hyland Equipment Co., East Greewich Independent Quality Labs Inc., Hopkinton IPEC Inc., Providence J & M Diamond Tool Inc., East Providence J M Engineering, Tiverton Jade Manufacturing Co., Warwick Kimball Machine Co., Providence Klearflex Engineering, Warwick L & L Cam & Machine Co., Smithfield Langelier Co., Cranston Laser-Grader Manufacturing, Smithfield LaserStar Technologies, East Providence Lavigne Manufacturing Inc., Cranston Lawson Hemphill Inc., Central Falls Leah Inc., Pawtucket Linx Ltd., Middletown Little Rhody Machine Repair Inc., Coventry London Pewter Ltd., West Greenwich Lucas-Milhaupt, Warwick Lynch Machinery Co., East Providence Lynx Diamond Tooling, Smithfield M Digregorio & Co., Smithfield M F Engineering Co., Bristol M G B Machine Inc., Bristol Machinery Maintenance Co., Providence Machinex Co., Smithfield Mahr Inc., Providence Malco Saw Co., Cranston Manufacturing Machine Corp., Pawtucket Manz USA Inc., North Kingstown Mark Precision Industries Inc., Providence Mars Manufacturing Co., Woonsocket Maxson Automatic Machinery Co., Westerly McLellan Page Inc., West Greenwich Metfab Technologies Inc., Warwick Modine Manufacturing Co., South Kingstown Mono Die Cutting Co., East Providence Moody Machine Products Inc., Providence

designed, made and built in Rhode Island


RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS Morris & Broms LLC, Cranston Neptune-Benson LLC, Coventry New England Packaging, Lincoln New England Union Co., West Warwick Newport Tool & Die Inc., Middletown Nicolson Cutter Grinding & Supply, East Providence Nitrotap Ltd., Warren Nordson EFD LLC, East Providence O A R Tool & Die Inc., Providence O J Hanratty Machine Inc., Coventry O’Brien Design Associates Inc., Providence Ocean State Machine Co., Pawtucket Oliver Barrette Millwrights Inc., Providence Omar Manufacturing Inc., Central Falls Orbetron LLC, Cumberland Parkinson Technologies Inc., Woonsocket Peerless Industrial Group, Portsmouth Phaneuf Machine Engineering Co., North Smithfield Philip Machine Co., Pawtucket Pinnacle Systems Inc., Cranston Porter Machine Inc., West Greenwich Precise Products Co., Lincoln Precision Screw and Machinery Parts Inc., West Greenwich Pricon Corp., Johnston Primary Flow Signal Inc., Cranston Pro Machining Services Inc., East Greenwich Production Machine Sales & Service, Cranston Production Products Inc., East Providence Providence Casting Co., North Providence Providence Machine and Tool Works, Warwick R & R Machine Industries Inc., North Smithfield Rhode Island Precision, Providence RI Carbide Tool Co., Smithfield RI Centerless Inc., Johnston RI Metpro Inc., Warwick Richmond Graphic Products Inc., Smithfield Ridco Casting Co., Pawtucket Rocky Brook Associates Inc., Narragansett Rol-Flo Engineering Inc., Westerly Rosco Manufacturing LLC, Providence Sandberg Machine, Glocester Serec Co., Providence Stackbin Corp., Lincoln Stearns Tool Co., Providence Supfina Machine Co., North Kingstown Swan Design, Providence Swissline Precision Manufacturing Inc., Cumberland TAB Enterprises Inc., Pawtucket Tabco Casting Corp., Pawtucket Taco Comfort Solutions Inc., Cranston Tavdi Co., East Providence Technical Machining Services Inc., Lincoln Tercat Tool & Die Co., Providence The Bosworth Co., East Providence The Print Mount Co., Smithfield


A Guide to

Thomas Engineering, Coventry Thurston Manufacturing Co., Smithfield Traskos Manufacturing Inc., Westerly T-Tech Machine Inc., Warwick US Extruders, Westerly VIBCO Inc., Richmond Viessmann Manufacturing Co. U.S. Inc., Warwick Walco Electric Co., Providence Wardwell Braiding Machine Co., Central Falls Warwick Industrial Fasteners Inc., Warwick White Machine Inc., North Kingstown William Collins Co., Central Falls Zodiac Tool & Cutter Grinding Inc., Pawtucket


Accu RX Inc., Johnston Aidance Skin Care, Woonsocket Alcor Scientific, Smithfield Bio-Detek Inc., Pawtucket Cara Inc., Warwick Care Technology LLC, Lincoln Colonial Machine & Tool, Coventry Confluent Medical Technologies, Warwick Contech Medical Inc., Providence Cosmed of Rhode Island Inc., Lincoln CREmedical Corp., South Kingstown Crown Optical Co., Smithfield Davol Inc., Warwick Denison Pharmaceuticals Inc., Lincoln EaglePicher Technologies LLC, East Greenwich East Providence Orthodontic Lab, East Providence High Purity NE, Smithfield Honeywell Safety Products, Smithfield HTP Meds LLC. (Divison of Hi-Tech Profiles), Hopkinton Instantron Co., East Providence Kaye Research Laboratories, Hopkinton LFI Inc., Smithfield Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc., Providence Materials Science Associates, Coventry Mcleod Optical Co., Warwick Meller Optics Inc., Providence New England Orthopedics, Warwick Newport Dental Prosthetics Ltd., Middletown Northeast Orthotics & Prosthetics, Providence Nunnery Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies, North Kingstown Orthopedic Services of RI Inc., Cumberland Popper Percision Instruments, Lincoln Precision Craft Dental Laboratory, Smithfield Precision Electrolysis, Barrington Primco II Inc., Providence Research Instruments Corp., Barrington RGP Inc., Bristol Rhode Island Limb, Cranston

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S2S Surgical LLC, East Greenwich Scot-Tussin Pharmacal Co., Cranston Sperian Protection, Smithfield Standard Dental Lab Supply Co., Cranston Tasco Corp., East Providence Tytex Inc., Lincoln Unetixs Vascular Inc., North Kingstown Vitae Industries Inc., Providence Vital Diagnostics Inc., Lincoln Ximedica, Providence


American International Tool Inc., Cranston Castique Inc., Warwick Difruscia Industries Inc., Cranston Electrolizing, Providence Fireplace Fronts LLC, Warwick J & A Enameling Co., Providence Layco Enameling Inc., West Warwick ME-92, Providence Medicote, Bristol Precision Coating, Woonsocket S & M Enameling Co., Providence Teknicote, East Providence


AA/Thrifty Sign & Awning, Warwick Acorn Manufacturing Inc., West Warwick Advanced Die Technology Inc., Barrington AIM Joraco Inc., Smithfield Alloy Fastener Co., Cranston Alloy Soldering & Welding Inc., Cranston Anvil International, North Kingstown Aries Inc., Providence ATW Cos., Warwick B & B Cylinder Head Inc., West Warwick Bak Precision Industries, Cranston Bel Air Finishing Supply Corp., North Kingstown Bennett Tool Co., Providence Benson Mountain Co., Burrillville Brada Manufacturing Inc., Warwick Bristol Metal Co., Bristol Built Rite Aluminum Products, Providence BZ Engineering Corp., Lincoln C & C Engineering Inc., Providence Cadence Inc., Cranston Callico Metals Inc., Providence Capitol Tool & Findings Co., Providence Carbide Products, East Providence Castex Industries Inc., Providence Cast-Rite Inc., Johnston Cathedral Art Metal Co., Providence Continental Arms Co., Cranston Cook Hammer Co., Warwick D & S Screw Products Co., Smithfield D F E Inc., Central Falls Darmet Corp., Providence Delta Therm Engineering Corp., Providence Denman & Davis, North Smithfield Desmark Industries Inc., Cranston

Die Tech Industries Ltd., Providence DiNobile Hub & Die Co., Warwick Doric Metal Products Inc., Cranston Durant Tool Co., Warwick E E Weller Co., Providence E G & G Sealol, Warwick E.S. Products Inc., Bristol Eagle America Inc., Warwick Eagle Pattern & Casting Co., Cranston Eagle Screen Co., Pawtucket Eastern Wire Products Co., Providence Eli Engineering Co., Coventry Elmco Tool Co., Bristol Emblem & Badge Inc., Providence Engelhard Corp., Warwick Engineering Tool Co., Scituate Engineering Welding & Fabricating Co., North Kingstown Environmental Projects Associates Inc., Woonsocket EP Industries Inc., Cranston Esmond Manufacturing, Cranston Evans Technology, East Providence Farber Industrial Fabricating Inc., Pawtucket Fasano Corp. Inc., Cranston Fashion Soldering Co., North Providence Forcino Fabricating, Providence Fountain Head Technologies Inc., Smithfield Frank Morrow Co., Providence Frank’s Plating, Providence G Mennucci & Son, Pawtucket Gannon and Scott Inc., Cranston General Cable Corp., Lincoln Getchell & Son Inc., Smithfield Greenville Engineering Co., Smithfield Greystone Inc., Lincoln Grinnell Corp., North Kingstown H V Holland Inc., Jamestown H. J. Astle Co., East Providence HallMark Metals Corp., Cranston Hammart Inc., Central Falls Handles Unlimited Inc., North Kingstown Hawkins Machine Co., Coventry Heatron Inc., Warwick Henry A Evers Corp. Inc., Providence Hindley Manufacturing Co., Cumberland Hi-Tech Inc., Johnston Hook Fast Specialties Inc., Providence Ideal Windlass Co., East Greenwich Industrial & Commercial Finishing Inc., Johnston J J Traskos Manufacturing Inc., Westerly J L Anthony & Co., Providence J M Cooper & Co., Middletown Jahn’s Metal Craft, Cumberland K O Steel Construction Inc., Scituate Kano Metal Stampings Inc., Coventry Kelley Metal Corp., East Providence Kelly Welding & Fabricating Co., North Kingstown Kessler’s Sheet Metal Co., Providence Kilday Soldering Co., Warwick L & M Torsion Spring Co., North Providence

RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS L I Tool & Die Inc., Pawtucket L M Hovey & Sons Inc., Providence Leonard Valve Co., Cranston Lone Star Manufacturing Ltd., Glocester Lorac/Union Tool Co., Providence Lusco Manufacturing Co., Providence Luther’s Welding Inc., Bristol M & M Welding & Fabricating Co., Coventry M Earl Adams Co., Johnston Maley Laser Processing Inc., Warwick Malsch Brothers Inc., Cranston Martins Soldering, Johnston Metric Display Corp., Providence Microweld Co., East Providence Midland Seamless Gutter Inc., Warwick MLS Screw Machine Corp., East Providence Mobileweld Inc., South Kingstown Mono Steel Rule Die Co., East Providence Munroe Tool Co., Coventry National Corp., Lincoln Neuco Rack Co., Providence New England Microweld, Johnston New England Precision Products, Providence Nightingale Metals Inc., Lincoln Nino’s Mold Making, Providence Nooney Controls Corp., North Kingstown Northeast Metal Fabricators Co., Cumberland Ocean State Metals, Providence Pelletier Welding & Fabrication, Warwick Pentair Technical Products, Warwick Piatek Machine Co., Pawtucket PolyWorks Inc., North Smithfield Precision Metals Inc., Pawtucket Precision Turned Components, Smithfield Pyro Metal Finishing, Woonsocket Quantum Manufacturing, Providence Quick Fab Inc., Middletown R. A. Collins Co., Providence Radiant Heat Inc., Coventry Rapidie Corp., Warren RI Welding & Fabricating Co., Providence RIBCO Manufacturing Inc., Providence Richard D. Johnson & Son Inc., Hopkinton RIDE Engineering Inc., West Greenwich R-One Alloys, Providence Ryone Manufacturing Co., Providence S & B Tool Inc., Cranston Sabre Products Co., Providence Sandstrom Carbide Products Corp., Warwick Scientific Alloys Inc., Westerly Scolaro Tool Co., Bristol Scott Brass Inc., Cranston Silva William, Johnston Superior Window & Weatherization Inc., Providence Sutherland Sheet Metal & Welding Co., Woonsocket

T I N Metals Corp., Cranston Tate Manufacturing Co., Providence Technical Materials Inc., Lincoln The Lightship Group LLC, North Kingstown The Metalworks Corp., Tiverton The Steel Yard, Providence Theodore L. Gagnon Co., East Providence Touchstone Metals Inc., Providence Tourbillon Trailers, Scituate Tri-Bro Tool Co., Cranston Truex Inc., Pawtucket Tubodyne Co., East Providence U G Nason’s Inc., Middletown Unique Metal Works Inc., Pawtucket Universal Engineering Products Co., Johnston Volk Manufacturing Co., Warwick Warren Electric Corp., Warren Wellington Manufacturing Inc., Providence Welmold Tool & Die Inc., Warwick West Warwick Screw Products Co., West Warwick West Warwick Welding Co., West Warwick Whetstone Workshop, East Providence Whittet-Higgins Co., Central Falls


A&H Duffy Polishing and Finishing Corp., Providence Accent Plating Co., Pawtucket Allied Metal Finishing Co., Providence Annex Plating Inc., North Providence Anton Enterprise Inc., Cranston Apex Plating Inc., Providence Austin Hard Chrome & Plating Inc., Providence Calco Plating Co., Johnston Crown Polishing & Plating Co., Providence D & D Chrome Plating Inc., Providence Daco Metal Finishing Inc., Johnston Dunc’s Plating Co., Providence Eagle Plating Co., Providence Evans Plating Corp., North Providence G & A Plating & Polishing Co., Cranston G Tanury Plating Co., Johnston Gabriele Industries Inc., North Providence Gem Plating Co., North Providence General Plating Co., Providence Global Plating Co., Cranston Ideal Plating Polishing Co., Providence Induplate Inc., North Providence International Chromium Plating Co., Providence J Arakelian Inc., Johnston Jet Electro Finishing, Barrington Levin Plating Inc., Pawtucket Libby’s Enterprises Inc., Cranston Liberty Plating Co., Central Falls Lutone Plating Co., Providence MCM Technologies, Providence Monarch Metal Finishing Co., Providence New Annex Plating Inc., North Providence

Nu-Lustre Finishing Corp., Providence Opti Finishing Technologies Inc., Providence Providence Electroplating Works Inc., Johnston Providence Metallizing Co., Pawtucket Spectrum Thermal Processing, Cranston Summit Manufacturing Corp., Pawtucket Surface Coatings, Providence Systematics Inc., Bristol Tanury Industries, Lincoln Technodic Inc., Providence Time Plating Inc., Cranston Tri Jay Co., Johnston Ultra Metal Finishing Co., Providence Uneeda Plating Co., Providence Unique Plating Co., Johnston United Plating Co., Cranston Universal Plating, Providence


Angelo DiMaria Inc., Providence Apogee Precision Parts, Warwick Atamian Manufacturing Corp., Providence C Sjoberg & Son Inc., Cranston Charles Curti and Sons Engraving Inc., Providence Conlon Division of Anchor Manufacturing Group Inc., Middletown Crown Stamp & Die Co., Providence D & S Metal Stamping Co., Smithfield Demaich Industries Inc., Johnston Ferguson Perforating Inc., Providence International Stamping Inc., Warwick Ira Green Inc., Providence Mason Can Co., East Providence Patton-MacGuyer Inc., Providence Quality Stampings Inc., Providence Tedco Inc., Cranston Valley Metal Stampings, Providence W. E. Jackson & Co., Johnston


A & R Centerless Grinding Inc., Cranston Allan Thurber Corp., Providence American Iron Metal, Cranston American Steel & Aluminum, Cumberland ArtVac Corp., Lincoln Central Sheet Metal Inc., Pawtucket Century Sheet Metal Inc., East Providence Citerion Metals, Smithfield Clement Machine Tool Co., East Providence Clo Shure of RI Inc., Warwick Colonial Knife Co., Warwick Continental Bronze Co., Pawtucket Contract Fusion Inc., East Providence CopperWeld Bimetallics Metallon, Pawtucket Coventry Carbide Tool Inc., Coventry Crystal Tool & Die, Pawtucket Curran’s Automated Designs, Burrillville

PBN.com  A Guide to

Cut-Rite Steel Rule Dies Inc., Providence D W Tool Findings Co., Pawtucket E.J. Prescott Inc., Lincoln Eastern Screw Co., Cranston EMI Rhode Island, Cranston Formex Inc., East Greenwich Groov-Pin Corp., Smithfield Gutter Helmet, Woonsocket Ideal Metal Products Co., Warwick J C Gorham Inc., Providence Made Rite Aluminum Window Co., Cranston Marine Metal Fabricators, Barrington Millard Wire Co., Warwick Mutual Cornell Environmental, Providence NovaTech Inc., Smithfield Oster Pewter, North Kingstown P & C Quality Turned Components Inc., Smithfield P N Patrick Co., West Warwick Pease & Curren Inc., Warwick Perfecto Iron Works, Providence Phenix Tool Inc., Cranston Precision Polishing & Ornamentals Inc., Pawtucket Premier Manufacturing Co., Providence Prince Enameling Inc., Johnston Pruefer Metalworks Inc., Warwick Quality Thermoforming Inc., West Warwick R C Steele Co., Warwick Reade Advanced Materials, East Providence Silver Lake Iron Works Inc., Cranston Sparro Machine Products Inc., Westerly Sterling Offset Negative Co., Providence T W L Co., Warwick Tracey Gear & Precision Shaft, Pawtucket


Ashaway Cement Products Inc., Richmond


Lang Naturals Inc., Newport


Admiral Packaging Inc., Providence Benjamin Box, Providence Bradley Press Inc., Smithfield Bullard Pickering Co., Cranston C & S Packing Co., Providence Candy Molds N More, Lincoln Capco Plastics Inc., Providence Cartridge World, East Greenwich Contempo Card Co., Providence Crown Cut Packaging Inc., Pawtucket Custom and Miller Box, East Providence Cutler Display & Packaging, Johnston Felrap International, Providence First Card Co., East Providence

designed, made and built in Rhode Island


RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS Gem Label & Tape Co., Pawtucket Hope Bindery & Box Co., Pawtucket Hope-Buffington Packaging Group, Central Falls Imperial Packaging Corp., Pawtucket Impulse Packaging Inc., East Providence International Packaging Corp., Pawtucket Jay Packaging Group, Warwick Key Container Corp., Pawtucket LJM Packaging Co., North Kingstown Miller Corrugated Box Co., East Providence Numaco Packaging LLC, East Providence O2J Inc. Packaging, Pawtucket Packaging & More Inc., Central Falls Packaging 2.0 Inc., Providence Packaging Graphics Inc., Pawtucket PCL Fixtures, East Providence Portfoliobox Inc., Warren RJP Packaging, Pawtucket Silgan Dispensing Systems, North Smithfield Taylor Box Co., Warren


Atlantic Paper & Supply, Pawtucket Continental Envelope Co., East Providence Diecraft Inc., Lincoln Ecological Fibers Inc., Pawtucket Green Brothers Inc., East Providence GTS Flexible Materials Inc., Warwick Metlon Corp., Cranston Multi Wall Packaging, East Providence Observer Publications Inc., Smithfield Rand-Whitney Container LLC, Pawtucket Semper Exeter Paper, Pawtucket The Van Buren Corp., Cranston


A & J Polishing Inc., Providence ACN-Providence LLC, Smithfield AMC Exclusives, Central Falls AM-Source LLC, East Providence Anco Tool & Die Co., East Providence Applied Plastics Technology Inc., Bristol Arkwright Inc., Cranston Aspects Inc., Warren ATP Manufacturing Inc., Smithfield Blow Molded Specialties, Pawtucket Continental Plastics Co., Lincoln Cool Polymers Inc., Warwick CPC Inc., West Warwick Crystal Thermoplastics Inc., Cumberland DeWAL Industries Inc., Narragansett Dorette Inc., Pawtucket Dytex Chemical Co., Central Falls Eastern Manufacturing Co., North Providence Eco Global Manufacturing, Providence Elm Polishing Co., Johnston Epoxies Etc., Cranston Formost Rubber & Supply Corp., Providence


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Advanced Chemical Co., Warwick Cimini & Associates, Westerly GSM Metals, Cranston

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A J Oster Co., Warwick Atlas Casting Co., East Providence Auburn Bronze Mould Co., Cranston Bari Cast Products, Pawtucket Bobcat Manufacturing Corp., Johnston C A Brown Inc., Cranston City Foundry Co., East Providence Creative Bronze Inc., West Warwick Creative Castings Inc., Pawtucket Cumberland Foundry Co., Cumberland Evans Findings Co., East Providence Fielding Manufacturing, Cranston First Casting Inc., Johnston Foundry Brokers, Warwick Friends Foundry Inc., Woonsocket Geib Refining Corp., Warwick L D B Tool & Findings Inc., Cranston Marlee Casting Co., Providence Master Mold & Casting Co., Providence Materials Sampling Technologies, North Smithfield Michael Healy Designs, Lincoln Miniature Casting Corp., Cranston Narragansett Gray Iron Foundry Inc., Smithfield Natale and Sons Casting, Cranston Parker Aluminum Foundry Inc., Woonsocket Paul King Foundry Inc., Johnston R D Products Co., Providence RVS and Co., Johnston Salvadore Tool & Findings Inc., Providence SeaCast/AIC, East Greenwich Snow Findings Co., West Warwick Tribute Awards, Lincoln UltraFine Powder Technology Inc., Woonsocket Umicore, Providence W T Wilson Inc., Pawtucket


136 Express Printing & Copy Center Inc., Bristol A Perfect Printing LLC, Smithfield Acorn Printing Inc., Providence American Speedy Printing Center, Woonsocket Ayotte Printing Inc., Woonsocket B&M Printing, Trophies & Signs, Cumberland Barrington Print & Copy, Cranston Barrington Printing, Cranston BCT New England, East Providence Bruce Envelope Co., Pawtucket Cardinal Printing Inc., Scituate Carroll Press Publishers, Cranston Classic Signs & Classic T Shirts Plus, Coventry Cogens Printing Services, Providence Colorfast LLC, Providence Commercial Screen Print Corp., Cranston Concept Link Ltd., Providence Copy Print Co., Cranston Copy World, Providence Crosstown Press, Cranston

D & D Printing, Providence D E S Offset Inc., Providence Dennis Printing Co., Pawtucket Don May Of Wakefield Inc., South Kingstown Duncan Signs & Screen Printing Inc., Newport DWRI Letterpress, Providence E A Johnson Co., East Providence East Coast Printing, Providence Fleet Printing & Copying Inc., Providence George H. Dean Inc., Warwick Globe Printing Co., Pawtucket Graphic Solutions Inc., Providence Halladay Inc., East Providence Hamilton Printing Co., Portsmouth Hopkins Press, North Providence Imprint Industrial Service Co., Smithfield In-House Graphics Inc., Warwick International Graphics Corp., Providence J B Foley Printing Co., Providence J K Press Inc. D/B/A Bliss Press, Woonsocket Jamestown Publishers Inc., Providence Just Right Printing Co., Lincoln Key-Tech Inc., Pawtucket King Printing Co., Providence Kravitz Printing Co., Cumberland Laserworks of RI Inc., Cumberland Lincoln Graphics Inc., Pawtucket Little Rhody Press Inc., Warwick Manisses Communications Group Inc., Providence Markey & Asplund Inc., Foster Maslen Inc., Pawtucket Mercury Print and Mailing, Pawtucket Meridian Printing Inc., East Greenwich Minuteman Press of Providence, Providence MOO Inc., Lincoln Moyer Bell Ltd., South Kingstown Narragansett Business Forms, Providence Narragansett Litho Ltd., North Kingstown National Embroidery Services, Portsmouth New England Printing & Graphics, Lincoln North Star Express, Providence Ondine Publishing Co., Pawtucket ParsonsKellogg, East Providence Print Source, South Kingstown Print World Inc., North Kingstown PrintCraft Inc., Warwick Printers Service & Supply Inc., Providence Printing Industry of Rhode Island, Providence Privacy Journal, Providence Proprint Inc., Johnston Providence Label & Tag Co., Providence Quality Label Co., Providence Rapid Printing Inc., North Providence Regine Printing Co., Providence

RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS RI Label Works Inc., West Warwick Riverside Printers Inc., East Providence Schofield Printing, Pawtucket Sco-Mar Inc., Providence Scroll Printing Inc., Providence Sheahan Printing Corp., Woonsocket Stamp One Inc., Providence Standard Offset Printers, Providence Style Line Industries Inc., Providence Tap Printing Inc., Warren Technoprint Inc., Providence The Allied Group, Cranston The Horn Print Shop, Warwick Tiffany Printing Co., Coventry Twobolt, Pawtucket Village Printing Center Inc., Smithfield Visitor Printing Co., Providence Ward’s Printing Co., Newport


A & H Manufacturing, Johnston A B S Printing, West Warwick AP Navitus, East Providence Artistic Label Co., Warwick Cool Air Creations Inc., Smithfield Cranston Print Works Co., Cranston Matlet Group LLC, Pawtucket Mercury Print & Mail Co., Pawtucket Rag and Bone Bindery, Pawtucket


Aramid Rigging Inc., Portsmouth Blount Boats, Warren Goetz Composites, Bristol Hunt Yachts, Portsmouth Jasper & Bailey Sailmakers, Newport Narragansett Shipwrights Inc., Newport Newport Shipyard, Newport SENESCO, North Kingstown Stanleys Boat Yard Inc., Barrington Vangard Sailboats, Portsmouth


Allmark International, Smithfield B Sign Graphics Inc., Cranston Centredale Sign Co., Johnston Cerio Model Making & Design Inc., Coventry Clarke Signs, Bristol Dexter Sign Co., East Providence Dion Sign & Service Inc., Central Falls Displays By Garo Inc., Lincoln Envision Pop, Cumberland Flair Industries LLC, Providence Hub Federal Sign Inc., Providence Mandeville Sign Inc., Lincoln National Marker Co., North Smithfield Nepco Products Co., East Providence SES America Inc., Warwick The Classic Group Inc., Pawtucket


ACS Industries Inc., Lincoln Al Lo Et Ventures, Cranston American Cord & Webbing Co., Woonsocket

Anacko Cordage Co., Narragansett Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Co., Hopkinton AV Production Studio, Providence Black Dog Corp., Portsmouth Black Duck Marine Canvas, Bristol Blowfish Embroidery, Middletown Bouckaert Industrial Textiles, Woonsocket Bradford Printing & Finishing LLC, Westerly Braided Products Co., East Providence Bren Corp., Johnston Bristol Products, Bristol Bruin Plastics Co., Burrillville Buffinton Box Co., East Providence Cesar Studio Inc., Cranston Charbert Fabric, Narragansett CleanScape Inc., Providence Coated Technical Solutions, Newport Colonial Mills Inc., Pawtucket Concordia Manufacturing Co., Coventry Conneaut Industries Inc., West Greenwich Conrad-Jarvis Corp., Pawtucket Contrak Draperies Manufacturing Inc., North Providence Cooley Group, Pawtucket Coverluxe Inc., Woonsocket Darlington Fabrics Corp., Westerly Dartex Coatings Inc., North Smithfield Decorators Sewing Shoppe Inc., Johnston Dogwarm Ltd., Smithfield Dorado Processing Inc., Woonsocket Doyle Sailmakers Rhode Island, Portsmouth East Coast Embroidery Inc., East Providence Eileen’s Separating Inc., West Warwick F & A Awning Inc., Lincoln Flock Tex Inc., Woonsocket Frank B. Struzik Inc., Woonsocket Frontier Manufacturing Inc., Coventry General Gold/Mr. Carding Co., Providence George C. Moore Co., Westerly Graphic Perspective, South Kingstown Grimes Box Co., East Greenwich Griswold Textile Print Inc., Westerly Hanora Spinning, Woonsocket Hope Global Co., Cumberland Hope Valley Dyeing Corp., West Warwick International Fibres Inc., Woonsocket Johnston & Blackwood Sailmakers Inc., East Greenwich Joseph C. La Fond Co., Lincoln K & W Webbing, Central Falls Kay Dee Designs Inc., Hopkinton Kenyon Consumer Products, South Kingstown Kenyon Industries, South Kingstown L & M Lace Co., Coventry L F Pease Co., East Providence Lasalle Harness Co., Scituate Leavers Lace Co., West Greenwich Leedon Webbing Co., Central Falls

Lirakis Safety Harness Inc., Newport Liz Collins, Providence Marion Manufacturing Co., Providence Miller And Me Inc., Bristol Millwork One, Cranston Morrison Thread Co., Woonsocket Murdock Webbing Co., Central Falls National Velour Corp., Warwick Neocorp Inc., Pawtucket New England Fashions Inc., Cranston New England Paper Tube Co., Pawtucket New York Accessory Group Inc., Warren North East Knitting Inc., Pawtucket North Sails, Portsmouth Northern Industries Inc., Coventry Northwest Woolen Mills/Hyman Brickle & Son Inc., Woonsocket NU-Knitting Mills Inc., Woonsocket Ocean State Innovations LLC, Portsmouth Palisades Ltd., South Kingstown Patriot Textiles Inc., Pawtucket Pomegranate Inc., Providence Premier Fashions Inc., Smithfield Prime Graphics, Providence Propel LLC, Pawtucket Providence Braid Co., Pawtucket Providence Yarn Co., Pawtucket Quantum Thurston East Bay, Bristol Rhode Island Textile Co., Cumberland S & S Fabric Products, Portsmouth Shore Sails International, Newport Sobstad Northeast, Jamestown Stretch Products Inc., Pawtucket Sutton Sewing, Providence T. W. Evans Cordage Co., Cranston Tastex Corp., Central Falls TEAM Inc., Woonsocket Texcel Industries Inc., Cumberland The Brickle Group, Woonsocket Trans-Tex Inc., Providence U S Sportswear, Providence Up Country Inc., East Providence Valley Throwing Co., Cumberland Vogue Industries LP, Central Falls William M. Jette & Sons, Providence Zewik LLC, Providence


Anchorage Inc./The Dyer Boats, Warren Applied Subsea Technologies, Providence East Coast Fire & Rescue, Glocester Fulford Manufacturing, East Providence Givens Buoy Life Raft Co., Portsmouth Honeywell Sensing & Control, Woonsocket Leisure Craft, Jamestown Magnetic Seal Corp., Warren



Anchor Insulation Co., Pawtucket Arnold Lumber Co., South Kingstown Atlas Pallet Inc., Burrillville BB&S Treated Lumber of New England, North Kingstown C Nelle Inc., Exeter C R Scott Marine, Portsmouth Capital Woodworks Inc., Pawtucket CAS America, East Greenwich Columbus Door Co., Warwick Crompton Woodworking Inc., West Warwick Custom Cut Wood, Smithfield Custom Wood Products Inc., Burrillville D & V Woodworking & Lumber Corp., Johnston D S Nelson Co., Newport Davin & Kesler, Exeter Design Fabricators Inc., Cranston Designed Ventures Inc., North Smithfield Designs In Wood, Portsmouth Doors & Other Building Supplies Inc., Warwick Eagan & Smith Manufacturing Co., North Providence Elco Products Co., Cranston Greene Industries Inc., East Greenwich Hardwood Design Inc., Exeter Herrick & White Ltd., Cumberland Jutras Woodworking Inc., Smithfield Keddee Woodworkers, Scituate Millbrook Reel Inc., Pawtucket Modulus Furniture, Pawtucket North East Structures Inc., North Smithfield North Road Wood Shop, Foster Providence Casket Co., Lincoln Reeb Millwork, Smithfield RI Picture Frame, Warwick Riverdale Window & Door Corp., Smithfield Shape Wood Design Inc., Cranston Tech-Wood Inc., Middletown Turnquist Lumber Co., Foster U.S. Acoustical Wood Products, East Greenwich Van And Co., Pawtucket Van Vooren’s Canterbury Gallery Inc., North Smithfield Victor Picture Frame Co., Johnston W L Fuller Inc., Warwick Washington Park Woodworking, Providence Waters Woodworking Inc., Providence


C A C/Zoller, Pawtucket McGill Hose & Coupling Inc., East Providence P M Bindery Services Inc., Providence PrecisionSource, Smithfield Solielle Design Studio, Providence Specialty Publications Inc., Cranston

Bumper Boats Inc., Newport F. W. Webb Co., Warwick

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