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Vital Diagnostics Inc. Expands in Rhode Island

Vital Diagnostics Inc. Expands in Rhode Island

Company Profile Vital Diagnostics (acquired by ELITechGroup in 2012) provides products and services for clinical laboratories in the traditional in-vitro diagnostics market worldwide. Their clinical chemistry and hematology analyzers and reagents are sold to...

VIBCO Sees Full Potential Impact of Lean and Continuous Improvement

VIBCO Sees Full Potential Impact of Lean and Continuous Improvement

Company Profile The VIBCO manufacturing company produces industrial and construction vibrators and vibratory equipment. The family owned business, located in Wyoming, Rhode Island, began operations in 1962 and sells their products in the United States and throughout...

Team Based Approach Helps Teknor Apex Inc. Reduce Downtime

Team Based Approach Helps Teknor Apex Inc. Reduce Downtime

Company Profile Technical innovation and quality products have always been at the core of Teknor Apex Company, an international custom compounder of advanced polymer materials. The Pawtucket, RI-based company started as a tire sales and recapping business in the early...

Pilgrim Screw Turns Around

Pilgrim Screw Turns Around

Situation Geoffrey Grove, President of Pilgrim Screw, writes: “My family has owned and operated Pilgrim Screw since it was founded in 1932. We produce high-end fasteners for the aerospace and defense industries in our Providence, RI, and Chandler, AZ, facilities. "Our...

Polaris MEP Brings Success On Time and Under Budget to Hope Global

Polaris MEP Brings Success On Time and Under Budget to Hope Global

Company Profile Hope Global, Inc. develops, markets and manufactures engineered textile components for high potential commercial and industrial customers.  They continue to grow by leveraging their capability to provide value added solutions and outstanding customer...

RI Jewelry Manufacturer ChemArt Sustains Success with Polaris MEP

RI Jewelry Manufacturer ChemArt Sustains Success with Polaris MEP

Company Profile Designers at Lincoln, RI jewelry manufacturer ChemArt develop custom products for decoration and industry, and ChemArt takes pride in the fact that those products are made in America. Notably, ChemArt holds the status of the sole producer of the White...

Steering the Ship

In my years of implementing continuous improvement strategies the single most important factor of success has been a good steering team. That is the team of leaders responsible for improving the system. Many of you may think that this is common sense but none the...