Manufacturing Remains Encouraging

The Institute for Supply Management® said that manufacturing activity in November pulled back from October, which had recorded the fastest pace since September 2018. The index noted decelerating—but still solid—expansions for new orders and production. Demand and output in the sector expanded for the sixth straight month, bouncing back from steep declines from COVID-19 in [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:53+00:00December 29th, 2020|

Focus is Shifting from Hardware to Software

Basic physics means machine tools have effectively hit the ceiling in terms of how fast they can remove material, their spindles can rotate, their axes can move and so on. This has shops looking more to software to boost overall process efficiencies. More capable and intuitive enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is becoming a big [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:53+00:00December 29th, 2020|

COVID Pilot Testing Program Information

CIC Health is not going to facilitate the training and testing for this program. If you are contacted by CIC Health, that is not part of this program. RIDOH will be deploying the federally supplied BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests to your facilities. However, you will need to pick them up at the Dunkin Convention Center. These [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:54+00:00December 16th, 2020|

Chenevert Encourages COVID-19 Internal Audit Program for Manufacturers

Article originally published by PBN at written by Susan Shalhoub PROVIDENCE – When it comes to manufacturers and COVID-19 safety protocols, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Executive Director Dave Chenevert said external audits done by the R.I. Department of Business Regulation have shown good results. The manufacturers association’s COVID-19 Designated Internal Auditor program has contributed, he said, [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:54+00:00November 18th, 2020|

Remote Work Grant

Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce announced a new program to expand access to and the efficacy of remote work to further fight the spread of COVID-19. The effort will help fund the purchase of hardware, software and internet access to support Rhode Island workers and businesses.  A total of $5 million has been made [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:54+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

Manufacturing week highlights success of Quonset Business Park – by Steven King

Original article published at With over 12,000 jobs at more than 200 companies, Quonset Business Park is the leading engine of economic development and job creation in Rhode Island. Despite the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the strength of Quonset’s manufacturing sector has ensured stable jobs for thousands of Rhode Islanders, and the [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:55+00:00October 28th, 2020|

Restore RI Updates for Manufacturers

We are excited to share with you some changes we’ve made to the Restore Rhode Island grant program that make it even more valuable for manufacturers to apply. Manufacturers with up to 50 full-time equivalent employees who experienced a 30% or greater loss of revenue are now eligible for up to $25,000 grants. Already funded? For manufacturers who already received a grant [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:55+00:00October 28th, 2020|

SBA Small Business Awardees

Congratulations to All RIMA Members:  Rhode Island & New England Small Business Manufacturer: Michael Black, president of National Marker Co. in North Smithfield.Rhode Island Jeffrey Butland Family-owned Small Business: Dan Shedd, president of Taylor Box Co. in Warren.Rhode Island District Director Award: Paul Deroche, small-business advocate.Rhode Island & New England Small Business Exporter: Joseph Janson, CEO of NVTS Night Vision Technology Solutions LLC [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:56+00:00September 1st, 2020|

SBA Survey

As you are aware, the CARES act provided resources to small businesses through the PPP program in which over 17000 Rhode Island small businesses took advantage of in the early days.  While Congress and the Administration continue to discuss the next package, which could contain additional PPP, we need to help and prepare our business [...]

2021-06-22T12:09:56+00:00September 1st, 2020|
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