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Supfina to Expand Quonset Manufacturing Facility
Senators View Quonset
R&D Technologies Expands & Relocates to Gateway Offices
One of Our Neighbors
Needs a Hand

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Supfina to Expand Quonset Manufacturing Facility by Almost 70 Percent  


Supfina Machine Co., Inc., recently broke ground on a 21,000 square foot expansion to their Quonset facility. The expansion will give the company, one of the leading machine-tool manufacturers in the state, the potential to boost its workforce from approximately 45 to 70 individuals over the next few years. When complete, the company's facility will be 50,000 square feet.

"Supfina has demonstrated its commitment to the North American market by taking this opportunity to expand the North Kingstown facility," said Andrew Corsini, president and CEO of Supfina Machine Co., Inc. "Stability is important to Supfina, so the company has always had a long-term outlook for the business. This new addition proves that we're here to stay."

As part of its commitment to Rhode Island, Supfina also plans to take a more active role in fostering local students' interest in career opportunities in manufacturing. This commitment includes supporting local robotics clubs as well as encouraging students to learn more than one language. Supfina also offers paid internships to both college and doctoral students, and Corsini expects that the building addition will allow the company to expand those opportunities. 
To learn more about this great Quonset tenant and their upcoming plans, click here

State Senators View Quonset as Key Driver of R.I. Economic Growth on Recent Tour 


(Left to Right) RI State Senators William Conley, Edward O'Neill, Donna Nesselbush, Catherine Cool Rumsey, Frank Lombardo, and Leonidas Raptakis join Steven J. King of the QDC on a recent tour of Quonset

Several Rhode Island State Senators toured the Quonset Business Park recently to learn more about the economic growth, new jobs, and development underway there. Senators William Conley (East Providence, Pawtucket), Catherine Cool Rumsey (Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, West Greenwich), Frank Lombardo (Johnston), Donna Nesselbush (Pawtucket, North Providence), Edward O'Neill (Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield) and Leonidas Raptakis (Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) toured the park with Steven King, managing director of the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC).

Quonset Business Park is already one of the premiere business parks in New England and one of the largest in the Northeast and a main driver of economic growth and job creation in Rhode Island. Quonset is home to 175 companies, employing more than 9,500 people in both full-time and part-time jobs in every sector of the economy. The Port of Davisville is consistently one of the Top Ten auto importers in North America. The Business Park has added more than 3,500 new jobs since 2005.

"We look forward to working with members of the General Assembly in 2014 and thank them for taking the time to come and see our work here," said Steven King. "With less than 300 acres left for development, we continue to grow, and look forward to sharing our story with more legislators and our fellow Rhode Islanders." 

If you or someone you know would like to take a tour of Quonset Business Park, contact Christine Andrews at 401.295.0044 x218.
R&D Technologies Expands Staff in Relocation to Quonset Gateway Offices

R&D Technologies, Inc., Rhode Island's only retailer of 3-D printers, recently announced that it has relocated to the Gateway Offices at the Quonset Business Park. The move enables the company to expand its office size as well as accommodate its growing employee base.


"The expansion of our business is a direct result of the growing popularity of three-dimensional printing and rapid prototyping as a trusted resource for manufacturing and product development," states Andrew Coutu, founder and president of R&D Technologies, Inc. "As a Rhode Island-based business, R&D is proud to act as one of the state's premier 'manufacturing hubs.' Not only have we expanded into a larger office location at the new Gateway Offices, but we're also planning to hire more support and sales staff in the coming months."  


To learn more about R&D's new hires, click here.

To read more about R&D and 3D printing in the Providence Business News, click here.      

One of Our Neighbors Needs a Hand

The Pet Refuge in North Kingstown is well known throughout Rhode Island as one of the last safe havens in the state for abused and neglected animals. Operated by the North Kingstown-Exeter Animal Protection League (NKEAPL),the small nonprofit is supported solely through fundraising events, and the donations of time, money and resources from friends, volunteers, business leaders and community leaders.

Unfortunately, this past summer the Pet Refuge experienced an underground water leak which went undetected for a few months. The leak resulted in the Pet Refuge receiving a water bill that is more than eight times the amount of their average quarterly bill (over $5,000), plus a huge expense to repair the leak (close to $4,000). For a small non-profit organization the unexpected incident is a devastating challenge for them to overcome without the support of their community. As one of our neighbors in North Kingstown, we wanted to share their story with you, and let you know how you can help the Refuge. 

To learn more about the Pet Refuge, click here

To make a donation to help them meet their financial challenge, click here