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Each year the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association hosts a number of special events to which members and the public are invited.  For the convenience of our members and guests, in many cases registration is available online (please scroll down to bottom of page).  If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Bill McCourt, Executive Director, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, by email (rima@mfgri.com) or by telephone at 401.751.0160. 


Please Join Us on October 25, 2014

The 2014 Manufacturing Renaissance Gala

 Omni Hotel, Providence

 

Hosted by RIMA and makeRI

 

This year, RIMA is partnering with its manufacturing education leaders from makeRI to celebrate the continuing renaissance of manufacturing.  Since our beginnings with Slater Mill, Rhode Island has been a pioneer and manufacturing leader. Today, Rhode Island has over 1,600 manufacturing facilities employing more than 41,000 workers.  These companies are providing challenging and rewarding careers with great pay and exceptional benefits.  Many are realizing how industry has transformed and now understand the significance of growing and maintaining a strong, vibrant manufacturing base -- a crucial element of our state’s economic recovery; a provider a good jobs; a career opportunity for our young adults. 

   
 

 Sponsored by:

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Bullard Abrasives

Constellation

Materion Technical Materials

Meridian Printing

RI Carbide Tool

 

Contact us for more information about sponsorship or tickets.

 


  

RIMA’S 2014 ANNUAL MEETING; May 15th

   On behalf of RIMA, I would like to thank our sponsors, supporters and all who attended our RI Manufacturing Annual Meeting on May 15th.  Congressman David Cicilline opened the meeting emphasizing the importance of the strong manufacturing sector.  Speakers included House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Senate Deputy Majority Leader Roger Picard and Education Commissioner Deborah Gist.  The keynote address, 'Building the Manufacturing Talent Pipeline' was delivered by Brent Weil, Senior Vice President of The Manufacturing Institute.  We also announced, in conjunction with our partners from makeRI, our participation in the national "Dream It. Do It." program.  

 Presented by:

Constellation Energy

Prime Sponsors Included

Accounting Management Solutions, Atlantic Paper & Supply,

Best Practice Energy, The Business Development Company,

CliftonLarsonAllen, Community College of Rhode Island,

New England Institute of Technology, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems,

R&D Technologies, Taco, Workforce Performance Solutions

 

General Sponsors Included

The Allied Group, Bank of America, Banneker Industries,

Batchelor Frechette McCrory Michael, Beacon Mutual Insurance,

Bullard Abrasives, Edwards Wildman Palmer, Employment 2000,

Express Employment Professionals, Freedom National Bank,

Guill Tool & Engineering, Independence Bank, Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co.,

Materion Technical Materials, Meridian Printing, Prophet Share, Inc.,

RI School of Design, Swissline Precision, USI Insurance Services, Walco

   


   

 

RIMA'S 2013 MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE GALA

 

   On behalf of RIMA, I would like to thank our sponsors, advertisers and all who attended and supported our 2013 RI Manufacturing Renaissance event in October.  It was an evening of tremendous conversation and great fun. During the night we had a chance to recognize the terrific work of several educational leaders -- Beth and Kevin Cunha at the Center for Dynamic Learning in Providence; Briar Dacier from Davies Career & Tech High School in Lincoln; and, the founding members of the Manufacturing Skills Initiative for RI. The work being done to encourage our youth to explore careers in manufacturing is absolutely wonderful.

 

2014

October 25, 2014
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
register




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