"I joined to meet and hear other manufacturers, what problems they have and how they are addressing them. I joined because I was not political, but yet was handing over my money and that of my employees thru taxes and thought I should have a say in where this state should be heading to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow."
President of R.I. Carbide Tool, LLC, A division of ARCH Global Precision
“As previous manufacturers of precision metal components, Banneker Industries has deep ties to the Rhode Island and New England manufacturing industrial base. Since transitioning from manufacturing to warehousing, distribution, integrated logistics and supply chain management services in the mid-1990’s, our role in the supply chain has changed, but not our manufacturing customers and our commitment to the industry. RIMA is an important organization to make sure we stay connected to our roots and to our customers, while making sure we can give back our time, talents and resources to supporting our fellow companies.”
President & CEO of Corporate Operations at Banneker Industries, Inc.
"DiSanto, Priest & Co. is a regional full service accounting firm that was purpose built to service privately held business in 4 chosen industries, one of which is Manufacturing and Distribution. As a firm, we decided long ago that to be the most relevant advisor to our clients we needed to know their industry and any related industry issues or challenges they were dealing with, such that we, as advisors, could help our clients most appropriately address these challenges. Additionally, as advisors, it is important to our firm’s professionals to be partners with our clients in the trade associations representing their industry, and the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) is the strongest and most powerful organization representing manufacturers on all levels in the state."
"Manufacturing is the life blood of our economy and RIMA is the go-to organization for results in Rhode Island. I decided to support RIMA to do my part to ensure manufacturing has a voice in our legislature and communities. I also found that RIMA is a great place to network and we have found critical local suppliers and solutions to issues by just talking to other members."
"Although I was a member of other organizations such as chambers, I felt that joining a group of other companies in the same sector (manufacturing) I am in would be beneficial and it has not disappointed me yet. You can’t just join and expect to get benefits, you need to participate and meet other manufacturers to gain the full benefit."
“RIMA serves a critical role in ensuring the issues of importance to manufacturers remain at the forefront of our public discourse. From workforce development, to energy costs, to regulatory reform and the myriad of issues that impact our ability to compete for new business, RIMA is the leading voice for our sector in Rhode Island.”