Quonset: An essential piece of R.I.’s Green Bond

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Quonset is a crucial component of Gov. Dan McKee’s proposed Green Bond, which would fund continued expansion at the Port of Davisville – an emerging hub for offshore wind in the North Atlantic. Quonset is already a key “green” asset for Rhode Island. The Business Park is home to nearly 800 acres of open space, […]

Perfect compliance record earns Quonset Wastewater Treatment Facility high honors

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Quonset’s Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) took home Rhode Island Clean Water Association’s (RICWA) highest honor. WWTF received the RICWA Platinum Award for a consistent record of 100% permit compliance for three consecutive years. “This honor is a testament to the entire wastewater team and their unwavering commitment to protecting the environment,” said QDC Managing Director […]

Port of Davisville Likely to See 25% Increase in Auto Imports

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The Quonset Development Corporation anticipates that auto imports at the Port of Davisville will increase by as much as 25%, or 4,000 vehicles per month, as a result of the realignment of shipping traffic due to the collapse of the Key Bridge outside Baltimore Harbor. QDC Managing Director Steven J. King, P.E. said it was […]

Port of Davisville Director joins U.S. Sen. Whitehouse at National Port Conference

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Joe Riccio (right), Port Director at the Port of Davisville, introduced U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (left) for the Senator’s keynote address at the American Association of Port Authorities’ recent legislative event. “Senator Whitehouse has been a consistent and well-known advocate on a number of important issues facing our nation,” Riccio told attendees at the Washington, […]

Quonset is hiring!

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There is always something happening at Quonset! We’re seeking general laborers to join our maintenance team. Come to work with more than 14,000 Rhode Islanders and help maintain the Business Park — you’ll never be bored. The position includes a variety of building maintenance tasks, including painting, repair and installation of roofs and plumbing, heating, […]

Quonset achieves major milestone

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Quonset recently passed the 14,000 job milestone, with the addition of new manufacturing, green energy and port jobs, among other sectors. Only 14 months after celebrating its 13,000th job, the Business Park is now home to 14,379 jobs at 239 companies. “This key milestone wouldn’t be possible without the support of all our many partners in […]

QDC announces first ever Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to the Quonset Development Corporation’s very first Employee of the Month – Eric Perreault! Eric serves as Pier Master at the Port of Davisville, where he carries out the safety and security protocols required by the U.S. Coast Guard. Last month, when a line handler fell from Pier 1 into 40-degree water, Eric sprang […]

Tenth, and final, Flex Industrial building approved by QDC Board

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Quonset’s successful flex industrial campus, established in 2017, fills a void in the commercial real estate sector by providing modern industrial and warehouse space for growing businesses. When completed, the campus will be comprised of 10 buildings totaling 335,000 square feet of industrial and office space.   “Many New England businesses have outgrown their current […]

Seaview Railroad celebrates record-breaking year

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Seaview Railroad broke its annual record for rail car volume at Quonset Business Park by moving 7,513 rail cars in 2023. Seaview hauls a variety of raw materials and finished products to and from Quonset businesses before connecting to railroads throughout the region. A legacy of Quonset’s origins as a U.S. Navy base, Seaview operates […]

Governor McKee highlights Quonset in annual State of the State address

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Gov. Dan McKee highlighted the investments Rhode Island has made in Quonset’s success, including at the Port of Davisville, in his recent State of the State address. As one of the Top 10 auto importers in North America, the Port of Davisville imports more than 200,000 cars each year and supports more than 1,600 local […]