Quonset's Port Ends Fiscal Year
Quonset's Port of Davisville continues to show significant growth with numbers for the Fiscal Year ending June 30th showing a 40% revenue increase over the previous year. Already the 5th largest auto importer in North America, the Port of Davisville increased auto imports 30% last year, with income earned from port related land leases increasing by 21%.
With Strong Growth
The annual yearly income for the port is now about $2 million.
Quonset Shared-Use Bike Path Now Open The new 2.5 mile shared-use bike path designed by the QDC and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation was formally opened at Quonset Point on July 17, marking a groundbreaking opportunity for pedestrians and cyclists to ride along the perimeter of the Business Park from Post Road to the pristine Calf Pasture Point Nature Preserve and waterfront.
"From day one we have endeavored to incorporate public access into the Business Park, and the bike path represents an extraordinary opportunity for all Rhode Islanders to enjoy some of the most beautiful, untouched areas of our state," said QDC Managing Director Steven J. King, PE.
Businesses Work Together
With a growing number of dynamic companies calling Quonset home, new business relationships are emerging from within the park itself. We saw one example of this when the commercial lighting design and engineering company ICON International, headquartered at Quonset, was hired by Dave's Marketplace, located at the Shops at Quonset Point. ICON designed and implemented lighting for Dave's produce section, the check-out stands, and the signage décor at the store. Instead of fluorescent bulbs, ICON specializes in LED lights, which are particularly good for produce, since they don't emit heat or ultra-violet rays, which can shorten shelf life.
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$50,000 Donation to Build New Museum
Officials of the New Boston Fund, the Seabee Museum and the Quonset Development Corporation celebrate New Boston's donation.
New Boston Fund, the developer of the mixed use Quonset Gateway recently presented the Seabee Museum and Memorial with a $50,000 donation toward construction of a new museum building at the Quonset site. The new modern, climate-controlled museum will house exhibits, historical documents, vintage paraphernalia and photographs commemorating the Fighting Seabees and the former Navy Bases at Quonset Point and Davisville, Rhode Island.
The Seabee Museum is a memorial to the thousands of veterans who passed through the former U.S. Navy Base in North Kingstown. The collection includes the famous gate Seabee, that stood at the entrance of the base for more than 40 years, the Seabee-built Chapel in the Pines, and a growing collection of vintage equipment.