April 29, 2017
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The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) and its sister organization the Rhode Island Manufacturing Institute (RIMI; aka makeRI), are the unified voices of manufacturers throughout Rhode Island for legislative and regulatory issues, economic development, and education / workforce development.  We stand committed:

To the resurgence and sustained growth of manufacturing throughout Rhode Island

To move Rhode Island into the top half among states nationwide in terms of manufacturing competitiveness

To ensuring our companies have a workforce that will allow them to compete effectively in the 21st century and beyond 



 RIMA Annual Meeting 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

7:30 - 9:30 am


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 GWB Manufacturing Industry Partnership

 Second Tuesday Each Month


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Real Jobs RI Manufacturing Efforts

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Featured Member


An Initiative of the RI Mfg Institute


RI Mfg Renaissance Collaborative

Connecting Buyers and Sellers

Identifying and Highlighting the Capabilities of all RI Manufacturers





All across Rhode Island there are exciting stories about the rebirth of manufacturing.  Many need to realize how industry has transformed over the years and understand the significance of growing and maintaining a strong manufacturing base.  We are a critical component of our state’s economic recovery.

Together we will continue the transformation.


Slater Mill: Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution




RIMA Current Project List

makeRI   [Manufacturing Skills Initiative]

GWB RI Manufacturing Industry Partnership

Real Jobs RI Manufacturing Programs

Rhode Island Business Coalition

RI Manufacturing Collaborative

STEAMengine: RI Design & Mfg Center

RI Career & Tech Education Board & Trust

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programs

Composites Cluster with RI Marine Trades Assoc.


Call 401.751.0160 or email rima@mfgri.com for additional details or to get involved 

Get Ready for Manufacturing Week

Oct. 2 - Oct. 6, 2017





The Time Has Come
It was a different era, but less than thirty years ago, the United States was the world’s unchallenged economic leader. Rhode Island’s industrial sector played an important role in that leadership.
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The Bottom Line
Membership in the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association delivers tangible benefits to your bottom line.
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