Port Bond Helps Position Quonset, R.I. for Wind Energy Jobs
Quonset Business Park is Rhode Island’s leader for job growth and economic development. Home to over 200 companies and nearly 12,000 jobs, its Port of Davisville is one of the Top 10 auto importers in North America.

Last week’s announcements by Massachusetts and Rhode Island about off-shore wind projects, and the jobs they may create all along the southern New England coast, highlight the importance of Gov. Raimondo’s 2016 port bond. The proposal, overwhelmingly approved by the voters, will finance $50 million of a $90 million effort to modernize and expand Pier 2, enhancing its load bearing capacity and creating a third berth for cargo. At 16 acres, Pier 2 is similar in size to the 21 acre New Bedford marine terminal. (Pier 1 provides an additional 7 acres of berthing space.)
“Governor Raimondo‘s port bond positions Quonset, and Rhode Island, for continued growth at the Port of Davisville, and to support the state’s growing wind energy industry,“ said Steven J. King, managing director of the Quonset
Development Corporation.

The initial $18 million phase of construction on Pier 2 is expected to begin this summer.
Cover of Hot Rod Magazine Features American Muscle
Car Restorations
Quonset’s American Muscle Car Restorations, Inc. (AMCR) was featured on the June 2018 cover of Hot Rod Magazine. The company restores classic cars for clients coast-to-coast in a state-of-the-art facility located in West Davisville. The June cover displayed a bright red 1969 Dodge Daytona restored at AMCR.
Known for their attention to detail, AMCR includes a number of departments that each focus on a specific aspect of restoration, and each step is completed in-house for guaranteed quality control. AMCR shows their restored cars nationally to highlight the company’s commitment to quality and detail throughout the restoration process. 

Hot Rod Magazine is the country’s leading magazine for showcasing classic cars along with stories sharing technical knowledge and changing automotive trends. The magazine was launched in 1948 and currently boasts a monthly circulation of
over 650,000.

“Returning classic cars to their original glory is our number one passion and priority. The cover of Hot Rod Magazine is a huge accomplishment and I am honored that our restoration efforts and skill has been recognized by such a prominent automobile magazine,” says Mike Mancini, founder of American Muscle Car
Restorations, Inc. 
Boy Scouts to Honor Job Lot CEO Marc Perlman
Ocean State Job Lot CEO Marc Perlman will be honored at the 23rd Annual John H. Chafee Citizens Award Luncheon hosted on June xx by the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. The event recognizes community leaders for their outstanding service.

Marc Perlman co-founded Ocean State Job Lot alongside his brother Alan in 1977, opening their first discount retail store in North Kingstown. Today, there are 131 stores throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey, generating over $650 million in sales and employing over 5,000 people. Job Lot is headquartered at Quonset Business Park.

The Luncheon honors the late U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee, a former Boy Scout and Narragansett Council alumnus. The event recognizes individuals who exemplify the values of the Boy Scouts. All proceeds benefit the Narragansett Council’s Scoutreach program that supports Scouting in urban communities.

The 23rd Annual John H. Chafee Citizens Award Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd at the Rhode Island Convention Center. 
Electric Boat to Create More Jobs at Quonset

Electric Boat recently announced plans for a nearly $800-million expansion of their facility at Quonset Business Park. The expansion will position the company to hire 1,300 more people in Rhode Island over the next ten years.

Governor Gina Raimondo joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, Congressman Jim Langevin and over 50 Electric Boat employees recently to announce the state’s plan to invest $14 million in the facility at Quonset. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor told the crowd that these investments are projected to lead to nearly $100 million in state revenue over the next
15 years

Quonset is home to one out of every seven manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island and hosts over 200 companies that employ nearly 12,000 people. 
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