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Major Expansion of Marine Trades Company Underway
Electric Boat's Growth Underway at Quonset
Quonset Tenant Receives $1.4M DoD Contract
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J. Goodison Company Expanding
on the Quonset Waterfront
Rendering of J. Goodison expansion

The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) and J. Goodison Company announced a major expansion today for the full-service marine company's operations at Quonset Business Park.  The expansion will include an $8 million investment by the company on roughly six acres along Zarbo Ave. The company will add a 820-metric-ton mobile boat hoist into a new ship repair facility.  Once delivered in the spring of 2016, the "Marine Travelift 820 C" will be the largest lift in the Northeast.

"This development is another sign that Rhode Island is making a comeback," said Governor Gina Raimondo.  "The federal and QDC resources resulting in J. Goodison's investments show that our state can help companies succeed here and bring more jobs to the Ocean State. More and more businesses are realizing that they can make it in Rhode Island."

Quonset Business Park is home to more than 200 companies, employing nearly 11,000 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 4,000 new jobs since 2005.

A major catalyst for the expanded shipyard was a $6 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), awarded in December 2012 to help replace the Zarbo Ave bulkhead. Construction of the new bulkhead is now more than 80 percent complete.

To see the full press release, click here.
EB Continues to Grow at Quonset
Electric Boat Ribbon Cutting
Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin and Congressman David Cicilline recently visited Quonset Business Park to help cut the ribbon on a new 123,000 square foot facility at General Dynamics Electric Boat.

The new submarine production building, known as the "Ohio Replacement Automated Frame and Cylinder (AFC) Facility" was praised as a major sign of economic growth for the state and a testament to Rhode Island's strategic importance in the national defense industry.   This AFC facility is the first of several facilities planned to support the increased submarine construction work planned at Quonset.
"After many years of work, this new facility at Quonset is yet another sign of Electric Boat's significant and growing presence in Rhode Island, and a recognition of the key role Rhode Island plays in our national defense," said Senator Jack Reed, the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

To learn more about the new facility, click here.

Quonset Tenant Applied Radar Receives $1.4M Department of Defense Contract

Applied Radar, Inc., a Quonset tenant since 2001, recently received a two-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) valued at $1.4 million.  The North Kingstown based R&D firm teamed with The Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory (OSU-ESL) to develop and test a multi-channel digital receiver/exciter (DREX) for phased-array antenna systems.

"This project brings together years of SBIR-funded research and development in multi-channel wideband DREX technology at ARI, and a world-class test facility at OSU-ESL, one of our Nation's premier electrical engineering research institutions," according to Dr. William Weedon, the Principal Investigator and President/CEO of Applied Radar.
The next-generation DREX technology has numerous applications to ground and airborne communications, radar and electronic sensing. A version of the hardware is also being used by Applied Radar under its own internal R&D funding to develop a wideband Gigabit communication system for financial markets.  To learn more about Applied Radar and their work, click here