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Whitehouse Hears from RI Business Owners about Efforts to Create Jobs  (PDF)

Office of US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
June 27, 2011
After hearing from small business owners about how we can get our economy moving, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse last week introduced the Job Creation Tax Credit Act (S. 1271) to help businesses hire more workers. Read More>

Sheldon Whitehouse: Seeking a Fair Deal for R.I. Manufacturers  (PDF)

Providence Journal
January 30, 2011
From the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, to modern submarine production, at Quonset Point, the manufacturing sector has always been central to Rhode Island's economy.  Simply put, in the Ocean State, a strong manufacturing sector means a strong economy.  Read More>

Whitehouse Invites Manufacturing Chief to State of Union (PDF)

Providence Journal Blog
January 21, 2011
Leslie Taito, the chief of an organization for Rhode Island manufacturers, will be the guest of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse next Tuesday when President Obama speaks to the Congress about the state of the union.  Read More>

Contech Medical

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC)
February 24, 2009
In 1987, Rhode Island native and entrepreneur Ray Byrnes was on a mission to solve a problem.  He wanted to create user-friendly spiral wound dispensers for guide wires/ catheters and stents for critical medical applications such as cardiac catheterization and open heart surgery.  Read More>

RIMES Earning High Marks for Aiding Manufacturers

Providence Business News
November 10, 2008
Few, if any, investors snub a 42 to 1 positive rate of return on investment.
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Manufacturing has new look in R.I.

Providence Business News
July 21, 2008
It wouldn't even make the list of hot careers sought by young job-seekers, yet manufacturing remains an essential segment of the Rhode Island economy.  Read More>

Rhode Island Supply Chain Management Summit

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC)
June 12, 2008
Rhode Island to host first ever Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit. Global leaders in supply chain management, university and state officials gather to discuss latest trends in supply chain management.  Read More>

RIMES Program Focuses on New-Product Creation

Providence Business News
November 12, 2007
A consulting program set to kick off this month at Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services aims to increase companies' ability to develop new products and grow their top line. Read more>

Rhode Island Needs a Strong Manufacturing Sector

Providence Business News
August 13, 2007
Guest Column by Saul Kaplan & Leslie Taito
It is a mistake to simply resign ourselves to the idea that manufacturing cannot be an important and productive part of our economy in the years to come.  Today there are more than 51,000 jobs in Rhode Island tied to manufacturing. Read more>

RIMES, RIEDC Forge New Alliance to Promote Growth in Manufacturing

Providence Business News
May 22, 2007
This June, RIMES will take up residence with RIEDC at their corporation's Valley Street offices.  Collaboration and co-location will bring new energy and alignment to state support for manufacturing.  Read More>

RI Needs Machinists but has Few Qualified Applicants

Providence Journal
October 29, 2006
A mobile training program is trying to make up for the loss of company apprenticeships that used to teach new workers.  (MOST Program)  Read More>

Forging Partnerships to Bolster RI Manufacturing

Providence Business News
October 9, 2006
Interview with Leslie Taito, CEO, of RIMES. Read More>

Extension Service Boosts Sales by $17M in Four Years

Providence Business News
April 15, 2006
Lean manufacturing and other programs touted. Read More>

Workplace Program Trains Students, Future Leaders

Providence Business News
October 8, 2005
Don Nester is a problem solver.  His goal is to prepare the world's future thinkers through the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services' WorkPlace Skill Applied Learning Program.  Read More>

Join us to honor RI's leading manufacturers

April 24th 5:30-8:00pm 

Bryant's Bello Center

Contact Nancy Adeszko at 680-4818
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click here to register and nominate for Manufacturing Awards