RIMA News- January 2018
Wishing you all the best as we start 2018!
In the News this Month
Guill Tool & Engineering News
  • Guill Tool & Engineering, a tool-and-die precision machining company, has recently been certified by NQA for AS9100:2016, a quality management standard specific to aerospace.
  • The company also earned an ISO 9001:2015 certification which applies to the design and manufacture of single and multi-layer extrusion head and tooling as well as to the manufacture of various components for submarines
Congressman Langevin's Recent Visit to Hexagon
  • At his recent visit to Hexagon, Congressman Langevin commented on his experience and discussion from a roundtable discussion at Hexagon
Governor Gina Raimondo Attends Ceremony at New England Institute of Technology 
  • Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined the faculty, staff and students of New England Institute of Technology’s Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at a celebration to commemorate the 200 students who have completed an intensive 300-hour machinist training program and have been hired by local manufacturing companies
  • SAMI was developed through grants provided by the United States Department of Labor, the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, the Rhode Island Foundation and the Champlin Foundations
Understanding More About the Opiod Crisis
Member Spotlight
This Month's Member in the Spotlight is...
Calise & Sons Bakery, Inc.
  • For over 100 years, the Calise family has been baking and delivering the freshest, best tasting bread and rolls, earning a reputation as the highest quality specialty baker in the Northeast
  • What makes Calise so special? The answer is quite simple: The “Calise Way”. It is about producing products of very high quality in a safe and clean work environment at competitive prices with excellent customer service. 
  • Calise manufacturers over 140 varieties of baked, par-baked, and frozen products and distribute a full line of white bread products, bagels, breakfast pastries, pockets and wraps for food service accounts. The Calise brand has grown to be one of the strongest brands in the Northeast, creating rapid growth in sales and profits for its customers.
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