RIMA News- October 2017!
Our job here at RIMA is to give you, the manufacturers, the ability and resources to continue to compete and grow among others in the industry. After a busy summer, we are excited to share with you a number of upcoming events we have for you this fall!

October is Manufacturing Month!
Governor Raimondo has Declared October Manufacturing Month
  • Rhode Island today is home to more than 1,500 manufacturing companies that employ over 41,000 of RI's family members, friends and neighbors with rewarding and good-paying jobs
  • With Rhode Island making investments in high school-level career and technical education in advanced manufacturing
  • Since the beginning of 2017, Rhode Island's manufacturers have generated over 1,100 jobs.
Learn About our Slater Mill Event!
  • On September 28, RIMA recently held their Manufacturing Week Kickoff Reception which included a Legislative round-table discussing this past legislative session. The session was attended by over 40 individuals. Following the round-table discussion, a networking reception event was held sponsored by KLR, Chase Bank and College Bound Fund. Local Rhode Island beverages and food was served.
  • Our guest speaker was Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor who delivered an overview of the legislation put forth by RIMA and Commerce to assist the Subchapter S and LLC manufacturing corporations.
Upcoming Events!
How To Know the TRUE Value of Your Biggest Asset

Join us on November 2 from 8am-9am to discover how to finally unlock the TRUE value of your company!
The Value Builder Score is an assessment tool that allows you to see your company as a  buyer  would see it!

Jim Crisafulli, an EMyth Certified Business Coach will lead this webinar. Jim has provided results-driven planning and coaching services to hundreds of small business operations
Manufacturers Round Table Discussion!
Join Us For a Manufacturers Round Table Discussion on October 27 from 12- 2pm with Congressman Langevin at Hexagon! This event is invite only, for further information contact rima@mfgri.com
Looking Ahead to 2018!
Manufacturers Awards Dinner!
Stay tuned to find out who will be our first honoree on January 20, 2018!
How to Increase Sales in Marketing for Your Company
On February 9th, 2018, Join us for a workshop on how to increase sales in marketing in your company
Annual RIMA Breakfast and Meeting
Join us at Twin Rivers Casino on February 9th for our annual breakfast and meeting!
Member Spotlight!
Each month, we will recognize a member of RIMA and how they are contributing to local communities!
This Month's Member in the Spotlight is...
R&D Technologies is in a new facility to house their 3D Printing Digital Factory. GE calls 3D printing the “Factory of the Future”. R&D now has 14 production printers with the capability to manufacture plastic parts as big as 36” x 24” x 36”. 3D printing has the advantage of being able to print parts that cannot be made in a traditional manufacturing way. R&D is the only company in New England that is part of the Stratasys Global Manufacturing Network (GMN). There are only 18 GMM worldwide and R&D is the only Northeast facility.

RIMA has been working with R&D owner, Andy Coutu, and we have co-ordinated a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their new facility. 
U.S. Senator Jack Reed will be there to address the attendees and partake in the ribbon cutting ceremony!
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Why Join RIMA?
We Advocate for Manufacturing
  • Let RIMA keep you informed on the local, state and federal levels critical issues
  • Ensure your concerns are being raised with government leaders of our state.
We Promote Economic Improvement
  • We offer networking opportunities to our members
  • We promote and support a more competitive business climate.
  • We collaborate with likeminded organizational partners to amplify our cross-industry interests throughout the state
We Help Solve Problems
  • A clearinghouse of information :
  • We can connect you with local suppliers and potential customers
  • We can elevate your legislative and regulatory concerns to public officials
We Support Education and Workforce Development
  • RIMA‘s partner, We Make RI, develops career education programs to help companies identify and secure talented workers through certified apprentice programs