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Five New Members Join Quonset Board of Directors
Quonset Tenant Senesco Marine Make Major Investment
Hats Off to the Quonset Wastewater Department

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Five Members Faces Join
Quonset Board of Directors 

Five new Rhode Islanders are set to join the Quonset Development Corporation's (QDC) Board of Directors at their May board meeting later today.   All four of Governor Gina Raimondo's nominees were confirmed unanimously by the Rhode Island State Senate yesterday.  The appointees include Shannon Brawley, Martha Holt Castle, Scot Jones, and Guillaume de Ramel.   The Town of North Kingstown will also have a new representative on the Board, as Town Councilwoman Carol Hueston was chosen to represent the host community.

"The Quonset Development Corporation is a tremendous asset to Rhode Island and a great example of how we can attract new businesses and grow more jobs in our state," said Gov. Raimondo when the nominations were announced. "Shannon, Martha, Scot, and Guillaume understand my goal of reigniting our economy and will support Quonset Development Corporation's work to make investments that will expand opportunities for Rhode Island families."

The QDC is governed by an 11 member Board of Directors.  The Commerce Secretary, Stefan Pryor, chairs the board, alongside six gubernatorial appointments, two individuals from North Kingstown, one individual from East Greenwich and one individual from Jamestown.  Gov. Raimondo's appointments will replace John Laramee, James Berson, Robert Breslin, Jr., Esq. and Anthony Miccolis, whose terms have expired.  Hueston will replace the seat previously held by Liz Dolan of North Kingstown.

To learn more about the newest QDC board members, click here.


Quonset Tenant Senesco Marine Makes Major Investment to Increase Production
A 100K barrel double-hulled barge currently being built at Senesco Marine

Longtime Quonset Business Park tenant Senesco Marine has made a name for itself as the premier shipyard for new construction and vessel repair in the Northeast.  With waterfront access to the Narragansett Bay, Senesco has created a highly efficient shipyard capable of producing a vast array of vessels for their customers' needs.

To increase production of the massive double hull vessels, barges and tug boats that Senesco builds, the company recently made a major investment with the purchase of a PEMAŽ Welding Portal.   The new technology allows for the programming of a twin robot welding gantry system that can assist in the welding work of subassemblies and open block structures.

"Our shipyard here at Quonset continues to be a major success story, which is why we are always looking to hire more highly skilled employees here," said Michael J. Foster, Vice President and General Manager of Senesco.  "But we also need to continue to build these high quality vessels at an increased pace to meet the needs of our customers.  To do that we are making the investment with PEMA to increase the throughput and reducing the timeframe required to complete these vessels, which leaves room for even more opportunities."

To learn more about Senesco and this new investment, click here.
Hats Off to the Quonset
Water & Wastewater Departments! 


L to R: Jason Blais (ASRWWA),
Dennis Colberg (QDC), Henry Meyers (ASRWWA), & Bruce Berger (ASRWWA)
Most Rhode Islanders know that the Quonset Business Park is home to 10,000 jobs and nearly 200 companies, but how many of them know about the award winning water services that we provide at the Park?   The Quonset Development Corporation has its own Water Supply System and Wastewater Service.

In fact, the Atlantic States Rural Water Association (ASRWWA) recently awarded the QDC's Wastewater Department with its 2015 Award for Outstanding Wastewater Operations.  Not to be outdone, the QDC's Water Department was also honored for Best Tasting Water for their work at the RI Community Living Center (former site of the Ladd School in Exeter, RI).   Their water will be entered in the 2016 Great American Water Taste Test at National Rural Water Association's Rural Water Rally in Washington D.C. next February.
The awards were given during the ASRWA's Annual RI Conference and Trade Show at Wright's Farm restaurant in Harrisville. To learn more about Quonset's award winning wastewater system, and more about the utility services available at Quonset Business Park, click here.