August 17, 2017

Legislative & Regulatory Economic Improvement 

Workforce & Career Development


Thank you for your inquiry regarding membership in the Rhode Island Manufacturing Association. RIMA is celebrating our 20th year of adding value to manufacturers like you, the economic engine for RI.

Membership in RIMA provides many benefits:

ADVOCACY  We bring a voice to the table for legislation that concerns our industry.  A few examples would be minimum wage, energy concerns, health care costs, and sick leave legislation.  RIMA board members along with the Executive Director serve on various Government boards as your direct connection to the State Government. 

EMPLOYER WORKSHOPS   RIMA provides quarterly workshops on industry wide issues.  As an example, our next workshop will address “Impact of Marijuana in the Workplace”.  We have a full panel discussion that will cover workers comp concerns, labor law issues, and health care.

PLANT TOURS  We bring a group of local Representatives and Senators, personnel from State agencies, and CTE teachers to RI manufacturing plants, providing opportunities for networking, cross sales, education about the industry and insights into manufacturing today.

EVENTS   RIMA has several functions throughout the year.  Our annual meeting will be held on May 10th.  with over 400 friends and manufacturers in attendance.  This is a opportunity  to interact with fellow manufacturers, elected officials, and guest speakers.  Each October we hold a legislative roundtable with decision makers to discuss legislative/regulatory issues.

PURCHASING COOPERATIVES RIMA has partnered with Constellation Energy to provide  electricity savings for our members.  In addition, we are implementing programs such as paper supplies/shipping needs, payroll, and supplementary health benefit access.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT:  RIMA members get top priority with MakeRI’s placement services and receive a discount on the use of the job board and any training classes.  MakeRI’s apprenticeship programs and sponsorships will offer on boarding services in the near future, so your new employees can receive the supervision they need without taking your current staff off-task.

We seek your support and hope you’ll join RIMA today!




David M. Chenevert 

Executive Director

Membership Information Form 

Membership Dues Structure 

Associate Member Dues Structure


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