Made in Rhode Island http://ripr.org en Made in RI: Making Rugs at Colonial Mills http://ripr.org/post/made-ri-making-rugs-colonial-mills <p>Flip through catalogs for J.C. Penney, Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn and you could see a braided rug for sale. You might assume that rug was made overseas, but there’s a good chance it was made in Pawtucket. As part of our on-going series, Made in Rhode Island, Catherine Welch visited Colonial Mills where thousands of braided rugs are shipped out of Pawtucket to major chain stores across the country.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 05:11:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 13306 at http://ripr.org Made in RI: Making Rugs at Colonial Mills Made in RI: Crowns for Beauty Queens http://ripr.org/post/made-ri-crowns-beauty-queens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We continue an ongoing series we call “Made in Rhode Island.” It’s a look at companies that have persevered in the Ocean State despite what many view as an unfriendly business climate. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo </span>Jonic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> caught up with a Cranston businessman whose products make dreams come true.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:10:39 +0000 Flo Jonic 13331 at http://ripr.org Made in RI: Crowns for Beauty Queens Rhode Island's first licensed distillery in 135 years http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islands-first-licensed-distillery-135-years <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c37582b22ba-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c37582b22ba-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c37582b22ba-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1020262.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By IAN DONNIS <br /> A nondescript green warehouse in an industrial section of Newport doesn't seem to represent much of a link to the city's past. But inside, Brent Ryan sometimes does a little time-traveling in his mind's eye when he distills Thomas Tew Rum.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:51:50 +0000 7728 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island's first licensed distillery in 135 years Vega makes Italian peppers in Cranston http://ripr.org/post/vega-makes-italian-peppers-cranston <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c365b0f3146-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c365b0f3146-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c365b0f3146-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1020080.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By CATHERINE WELCH<br /> Standing outside Vega Foods in western Cranston, even at a good distance from the door, you can smell peppers in the wind. Inside, the smell's even stronger. Owners Steve Christofaro and his brother Dennis are just steeped in it.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:54:45 +0000 7712 at http://ripr.org Vega makes Italian peppers in Cranston Family prosciutto business growing in Burrillville http://ripr.org/post/family-prosciutto-business-growing-burrillville <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c36388536e7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c36388536e7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c36388536e7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1020114.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By FLO JONIC<br /> There are only three prosciutto makers in the United States and one of them is located in the rolling hills of northwestern Rhode Island. "Made in Rhode Island" takes an in depth look at Daniele Foods.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:57:47 +0000 7716 at http://ripr.org Family prosciutto business growing in Burrillville Metlon stays on the cutting edge with unique textiles http://ripr.org/post/metlon-stays-cutting-edge-unique-textiles <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c365b0efca1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c365b0efca1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c365b0efca1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1017149.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By DANA REILLY<br /><br /> Metlon's product is everywhere -you just need to know how to look for it.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:16:46 +0000 6794 at http://ripr.org Metlon stays on the cutting edge with unique textiles Made in Rhode Island: Maxson's 100 years in Westerly http://ripr.org/post/made-rhode-island-maxsons-100-years-westerly <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c345915f30c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c345915f30c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c345915f30c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1016261.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By CATHERINE WELCH<br /> For the last century there has been a Maxson Automatic Machinery Company in Westerly. And for almost as long, a member of the Matthews family has worked there.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:56:05 +0000 6725 at http://ripr.org Made in Rhode Island: Maxson's 100 years in Westerly Superior Trawl strives to catch the right fish http://ripr.org/post/superior-trawl-strives-catch-right-fish <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c37582af88c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c37582af88c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c37582af88c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1011847.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By BRADLEY CAMPBELL<br />The Ocean State's fishing industry has seen a contraction over the years. From 2005 to 2011 the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation reported the local fleet declined by 16 percent. But there's a fishing net manufacture in Point Judith that refuses to quit.</p> Sat, 12 May 2012 13:14:02 +0000 6378 at http://ripr.org Superior Trawl strives to catch the right fish Electric Boat looks to hire hundreds http://ripr.org/post/electric-boat-looks-hire-hundreds <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c37582adee1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c37582adee1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c37582adee1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1011711.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By SCOTT MACKAY<br /> Submarine builder Electric Boat is the state's largest manufacturer, with more than 2,200 workers. As part of our Made in Rhode Island series, Rhode Island Public Radio's Scott MacKay visited the Quonset facility and sat down with the man at Electric Boat who manages submarine production.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 12:56:31 +0000 6374 at http://ripr.org Revival Brewing has big plans for beer in the Ocean State http://ripr.org/post/revival-brewing-has-big-plans-beer-ocean-state <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c36e4375d2d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c36e4375d2d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c36e4375d2d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-1011610.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>PROVIDENCE, RI – By IAN DONNIS<br />Even as Rhode Island struggles with high unemployment, Providence has an active subculture of small start-up businesses. One such enterprise hopes to raise the profile of beer brewing in the Ocean State. As part of our series "Made in Rhode Island," we go behind the scenes at Revival Brewing.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 18:06:58 +0000 Ian Donnis 6366 at http://ripr.org Revival Brewing has big plans for beer in the Ocean State