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WEST WARWICK – The Arpin Group recently became the first company in the moving and transportation industry to perform the International Society of Sustainability Professionals’ sustainability self-assessment, the company said in a statement. more
BOSTON – Rhode Island-based Copar Quarries has agreed to settle claims that it violated federal clean air standards, the agency announced this month. more
Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley became the new commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport in September. He is also deputy commander for undersea warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command, in Washington, D.C. more
U.S. consumers may well remember the days, pre-2012, when shopping for an airline ticket was complicated by the airlines’ favored pricing scheme. Back then, an advertised $240 fare might suddenly turn out to be a $300 fare, given that taxes account for roughly 20 percent of the average domestic U.S. airfare. Passengers hated the system while the airlines – which hate price-comparison shoppers, because they drive down prices – embraced it. Fortunately, in 2012, the Department of Transportation imposed a rule requiring that the airlines advertise fares inclusive of the base fare, taxes and fees. Yet, notably, the rule didn’t prohibit the airlines from publishing the taxes and fees separately; it just required that they do so less prominently than the advertised, fully inclusive fare. The airlines, incensed at this pro-consumer bit of rulemaking, have been trying to overturn it ever since. more
These aren’t your average printers. more
Though Douglas Lumber was founded nearly 40 years ago, the Smithfield-based company still prides itself on being a family-owned and operated Rhode Island business. more
David A. Sluter says he developed a work ethic as a youth when he milked cows, shoveled manure, raked hay and completed other tasks on dairy farms in small towns in western Massachusetts. more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
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. more
Inventors, innovators and problem solvers from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center division participated in a “Hacking for Undersea Technical Excellence” event recently to inaugurate a new rapid innovation center. more
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