Manufacturing
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The component business has been good to Bristol’s GMT Composites, which makes carbon-fiber booms, masts, rudders and boarding ramps for racing sailboats and mega yachts. And the company, founded in 1984, has been increasingly successful in diversifying beyond marine applications. Those include medical devices, computer-chip pallets, robot arm hands and Navy sonar housings. Above, company President David Schwartz, stands next to a sailboat boom. more
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline will join the Naval Undersea Warfare Center on April 7 to dedicate a new $24.3 million electromagnetic sensor facility built to accommodate submarine servicing, prototyping and production support. more
A marine trades and manufacturing job-training program funded with federal, state and Rhode Island Foundation money has trained 100 people to date, 90 percent of whom have found jobs. more
Commerce in the West Elmwood neighborhood near Providence’s Armory District is a shadow of its manufacturing heyday in the early 20th century. more
Alex and Ani LLC is closing its store on Weybosett Street in Providence next month and replacing it with an employee training center. more
Eyewear designer FGX International has partnered with Eby-Brown to distribute FGX’s Foster Grant glasses and select licensed brands to more than 13,500 convenience stores in the United States beginning in May. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at a faster pace in March as gains in production and orders showed the industry was mending at the close of a winter-depressed first quarter. more
U.S. stocks climbed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a fifth quarterly gain, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled continued monetary support and tensions appeared to ease in Ukraine. more
Polypropylene films manufacturer Toray Plastics (America) Inc. announced Tuesday that Michael Brandmeier has succeeded Richard Schloesser as president and CEO of the company following Schloesser’s retirement. more
(Updated, 1:39 p.m.) The University of Rhode Island has named Christian Cowan the director of the Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the statewide nonprofit formerly known as the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service. more
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