Despite the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Quonset’s manufacturing sector has continued to provide stable jobs for thousands of Rhode Islanders, and the sector is primed to continue growing.
The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) hosted a Manufacturing Week Virtual Kick Off conference on October 6th, which highlighted the success of Quonset’s manufacturers.
“RIMA is pleased to see the growth and major contribution that Quonset has made to the manufacturing sector,” said RIMA executive director Dave Chenevert (above). “We have several RIMA members at Quonset such as Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, R&D Technologies and Supfina Machine Company. We recognize the positive impact that Quonset Business Park has on the success and growth of the sector. Quonset Business Park is a manufacturing success story in Rhode Island and companies across the state are fortunate to tap into the leadership and expertise there.”
The strength of Quonset’s manufacturing base is reflected in these statistics:
• Quonset businesses employ nearly 7,000 Rhode Islanders in manufacturing jobs.
• Manufacturing jobs account for 59% of the employment at the park.
• 17% of all manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island are at Quonset.
• The average salary for manufacturing workers at Quonset is 11% higher than the statewide average.
Read more from NEREJ about the promising signs for continued manufacturing industry growth.
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