April 1, 2015
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Special Events

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 visit our Eventbrite 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. 

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 Hosted by RIMA and makeRI

Wednesday, May 13th | 7:30 - 9:30 am

Twin River Event Center; Lincoln, RI  

This year we welcome Ned Monroe, Senior Vice President for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as our keynote speaker as he presents NAM's 2015 "State of Manufacturing".
Presented by:
Prime Sponsors Include:
Employment 2000             Independence Bank          KLR
Swissline Precision             Taco             TribalVision
General Sponsors Include
The Allied Group, Bank of America, Beacon Mutual Insurance,
Bullard Abrasives, Express Employment Professionals, Freedom National Bank,
Locke Lord, Materion Technical Materials, Meridian Printing,
USI Insurance, Walco


The 2014 Manufacturing Renaissance Gala

 Hosted by RIMA and makeRI


This year, on October 25th, RIMA partnered with its manufacturing education leaders from makeRI to celebrate the continuing renaissance of manufacturing.  We recognized the extraordinary efforts of our partners in the RI Manufacturing Renaissance Collaborative (the MRC) -- Chafee Center at Bryant University, Polaris MEP and CommerceRI.  We also recognized the RI Foundation for their support of the RI community and especially manufacturing.  Over 200 guests enjoyed the great food, camaraderie and wonderful conversation.


 Sponsored by:

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

AJ Oster / The Oster Group

Bullard Abrasives


Hope Global

Materion Technical Materials

Meridian Printing

RI Carbide Tool

Swissline Precision



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.


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May 13, 2015
7:30 - 9:30 am
RIMA Annual Meeting

To obtain tickets please visit our Eventbrite page.

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