It’s MFGDay, Week & Month in Rhode Island

Check out and register for 1 or more of the tours, job fairs or other events below to celebrate Rhode Island Manufacturing in October!


Rhode Island College – Langevin Center for Design, Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing

  • Advanced Manufacturing is the future! The Langevin Center for Design, Innovation, and Advanced Manufacturing at Rhode Island College and the Rhode Island STEAM Center are pleased to offer advanced manufacturing and design activities throughout the day. Business owners, teachers, students, and others are invited to tour our facility and explore modern advanced manufacturing systems. The event will also feature the Mobile Maker Lab developed by IYRS, Polaris MEP, Rhode Island College, and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. Demonstrations include 3D-printing, Laser cutting, CNC operations, and Robotics programming. Join us in WHIPPLE HALL, ROOM 101 for an exciting day of Manufacturing Activities! We are glad to have the eNow Energy Solar Demonstration Van joining us for MFG Day Events!
  • October 3, 2018 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • 600 Mt Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
  • Register here

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association – Manufacturing Week Kickoff

  • Manufacturing Week Kickoff – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) and the Museum of Work & Culture located in Woonsocket are hosting a kickoff of Manufacturing Week! They invite all manufacturers to join us for a tour of the museum and the opportunity to network. Admission to the museum, tour, networking and refreshments will be served at no charge. Donations are requested to benefit the museum.
  • October 3, 2018 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Museum of Work & Culture – 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
  • Register here

East Bay Chamber of Commerce – Tour of 3 Manufacturers

  • Starting at 9:00 am at the East Bay Chamber office, we will transport attendees on a tour of three manufacturing companies located in Bristol and Warren. The facilities we’ll visit are: MF Engineering, 7 Peter Road, Bristol, Traffic Signs & Safety, 70 Ballou Boulevad, Bristol andBlount Boats, 461 Water Street, Warren. We will return to the Chamber office by noon.
  • October 5, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • 16 Cutler St., Warren, RI 02885
  • Register here

Yushin America

  • Yushin America Inc. invites you to attend Manufacturing Day at our facility in Cranston, RI. We are inviting visitors to tour our facility between 9:30AM and 3:00PM and have the opportunity to see demonstrations of our robots, how we assemble our robots and production tooling we engineer and manufacture in the facility. This is a great chance to watch and learn how Yushin robots are widely utilized in real life production floors in the Plastics Industry.
  • October 5, 2018 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • 35 Kenney Dr., Cranston, RI 02920
  • Register here

AstroNova, Inc. 

  • AstroNova, Inc. is a global manufacturing company headquartered in West Warwick, RI. With more than 240 employees on-site, we are excited to open our doors to the public for facility tours, a presentation on AstroNova and to accept applicants for a variety of roles within the company. A light lunch will be available.
  • October 5, 2018 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • 600 E Greenwich Ave, West Warwick, RI 02893
  • Register here

GBMP – 14th Annual Northeast Lean Conference

  • Polaris MEP is proud to partner with Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (GBMP) at their 14th Annual Northeast Lean Conference. The conference was created by GBMP to provide information and inspiration to Lean practitioners, manufacturing managers, engineers and other leaders and team members. Preregistration is required.
  • October 10-11, 2018 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • 1 Sabin St., Providence, RI 02903
  • Register here

Polaris MEP – DFARS Cybersecurity Awareness

  • Don’t risk losing your defense-related contracts! Join Polaris MEP’s NIST Standards Project Manager, Jean Lehman to learn about DFARS (NIST Special Publication 800-171), understand its cybersecurity requirements and the impact to your company.
  • October 15, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am
  • 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI 02908
    Register here

Polaris MEP – Vision, Mission, Strategy Workshop for Owners

  • Your company’s vision and mission are the essential starting points for creating your strategic plan, as well as understanding what your core values are. But most companies either don’t have them or have poorly thought-out and ignored corporate-speak statements. So how can you become a world-class company? By spending a little time learning the why and how of strategic planning; starting with creating your vision, mission and values. Presented by Tom Stocker, Owners Edge, LLC.
  • October 18, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI 02908
    Register here

We Make RI – Job Fair at Warwick Mall

  • Stop by the We Make RI booth to learn what manufacturing jobs are available in Rhode Island right now. Be sure to bring plenty of copies of your resume!
  • October 20-21, 2018 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • 400 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI 02886
  • For more info: Diana Castellone, 401-232-0077 x 110, dianac@wemakeri.com

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association – Manufacturers & Congressional Summit

  • The panel will feature US Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline. This is a great opportunity to submit your questions and concerns to our Congressional members while we celebrate Manufacturing Month.
  • October 22, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Providence Marriot Downtown, 1 Orms St., Providence, RI 02904
  • Register here

We Make RI – Manufacturing Job Fair

  • Job seekers will get exclusive access to Rhode Island Manufacturers that are hiring now. Market your skills & interests with recruiters & have the chance to network with close to 40 employers, 10 of which We Make RI will be representing. Be sure to bring plenty of copies of your resume! Manufacturers interested in participating, call today!
  • October 25, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • One Reservoir Ave., Providence, RI 02907
  • For more info: Diana Castellone, 401-232-0077 x 110, dianac@wemakeri.com
  • NEW INFO – 2 Candidate Prep Sessions:
  • In preparation for the Manufacturing Job Fair, candidates can come polish their resumes, practice interviewing, and fill out the We Make RI common application. Candidates will also be able to get a first look at the Manufacturers participating in the Job Fair, the positions they are hiring for, and their location in order to plan ahead.
  • October 23, 9:00am – 11:00am & October 24, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • One Reservoir Ave., Providence, RI 02907
  • For more info: Diana Castellone, 401-232-0077 x 110, dianac@wemakeri.com

Polaris MEP – Medical Device Manufacturers Lunch & Learn – ISO13485

  • ISO 13485:2016 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. Register now to join us for lunch and learn about this quality management system that is vital to your medical device business.
  • October 25, 2018 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI 02908
    Register here

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future / WMIA

  • Like building things? Enjoy design and 3-D drawings? Want to learn about career in carpentry, design or wood manufacturing? Get a “behind the scenes” look at Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers – Rhode Island’s premier cabinetry and architectural woodworking company.
  • November 5, 2018 – Normal Business Hours
  • 3 Flat St, Cumberland, RI 02864
  • For more info: Jenny Pichardo, 401-680-5978, jpichardo@skillsforri.com

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