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RI Manufacturing Boot Camp Launched to Fill Skills Gap

RI Manufacturing Boot Camp Launched to Fill Skills Gap

No cost program created to provide RI manufacturers with newly trained workforce PROVIDENCE, RI – Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership), a division of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation, has joined forces with Rhode Island Manufacturers...

Challenge Forecasting for Very Small Manufacturers

Challenge Forecasting for Very Small Manufacturers

Recently there has been an increasing appetite for information and results around working with the smallest manufacturers. Not just the generally defined small manufacturer with under 500 employees, but the very small manufacturers with under 20 employees. MEP is...

Momentum in Manufacturing

Momentum in Manufacturing

Do you feel the rising energy in Rhode Island’s manufacturing community these days? It springs from a quiet confidence that companies have about their future based on projected or recently won contracts. Even though these good signs haven’t hit the state or federal...

Supply Chains – Powering U.S. Manufacturing

Supply Chains – Powering U.S. Manufacturing

Manufacturing Supply Chains [Original post by Mark Schmit, NIST MEP National Accounts Manager] The future success of any manufacturing company relies upon its ability to deliver the right product at the right time with the right quantity at the right price.  Products...

Polaris MEP Featured on NBC 10 Business Lunch

Polaris MEP Featured on NBC 10 Business Lunch

Polaris MEP Center Director Christian Cowan had an opportunity to discuss Rhode Island manufacturing during a the Business Lunch segment of the NBC 10 WJAR noon news broadcast with anchor Frank Coletta.The two discussed the Polaris MEP program offering, the upcoming...

Mattiello: Polaris funding ‘more likely’

Mattiello: Polaris funding ‘more likely’

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, D-Cranston, told 450 people at the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association annual meeting on Wednesday that a requested $750,000 appropriation for the Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership is “probably more likely to occur” in...

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