When Rob Atkinson says that there’s room for improvement in efforts to grow the local economy, as he shares Rhode Island’s ranking in his organization’s “New Economy Index” at the next mini-Garage on Oct. 23, he won’t be telling the audience anything they don’t know.
Greg Woods has been the heir apparent at West Warwick electronics manufacturer Astro-Med since being hired as chief operating officer in the fall of 2012, as part of the company’s strategic growth plan. Around the same time the Rochester, N.Y. native officially took over as CEO at the end of January, Astro-Med announced the $6.7 million acquisition of competitor Miltope Corp.’s line of aviation printers. It was the first of what Woods hopes will be a series of expansion initiatives and will bring manufacturing now done in Alabama to the Ocean State. The average consumer will likely never come in direct contact with Astro-Med’s specialized printers and data-acquisition devices, but Woods says they have a bright future. more
One of the priorities that University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley articulated the moment he arrived in the Ocean State in 2009 was the need for the state’s land-grant university to become more involved in its economic health.
By the end of this year, toymaker Hasbro Inc. will have launched a console gaming channel featuring two versions of “Monopoly” to start, plus a third version soon after and eventually “Trivial Pursuit Live” and “Risk.”
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
Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.