From its humble beginnings as a portable sawmill operation back in 1911, South Kingstown-based and family-owned Arnold Lumber Co. has grown into a $60 million operation boasting nearly 200 employees, four lumberyards, a masonry division, a kitchen center, a door shop, construction-lending division and a specialty commercial window division – Seaside Casual Furniture, which manufactures and distributes premium outdoor furniture throughout the United States and beyond.
Groov-Pin Corp., a Smithfield-based precision manufacturer of industrial pins and threaded inserts, has put collaboration at the heart of its business model during the past few years, and the result has been almost a completely new company.
Roughly 30 percent of Providence’s public school students are “chronically absent,” missing 18 or more days of school every year. That’s a huge problem, according to research that shows chronic absenteeism is a major predictor of whether a student will drop out before completing high school.
Most employers would agree that a flexible and educated workforce is essential for world-class performance. Hexagon Metrology Inc., based at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown, adds that this goal is not easy to achieve.
By Michael J. DeCicco
All the corporate marketing and global promotions for The Walt Disney Co., McDonald’s and Hasbro Inc. that Kathleen Seguin did for 17 years somehow led her to becoming a small-business owner in a quaint seaside town in the tiniest state in the USA.
Strength in partnerships, strategic planning, a diversity of skills and services, and a 200-plus year commitment to the region have all established The Washington Trust Co. on a solid bedrock of success.
“Amica’s folks always go back to our core values,” said Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of Amica Mutual Insurance Co. Those core values are embodied in the Lincoln-based company’s mission: “To create peace of mind and build enduring relationships.”
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