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Yardney Technical Products creates manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on May 14, 2011

Yardney Technical Products, maker of batteries, announced recently it will be creating a slew of manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island.

The Connecticut-based company makes batteries that have been used on the Mars rover, mini-subs, and torpedoes.

Yardney will be coming to Rhode Island and creating 165 jobs, a big boost to the state’s economy.

Since the recession, many states have seen manufacturing jobs decline. The news is great for local officials and workers.

According to GoLocalProv.com, the move comes as a big economic development win for Chafee at a time when he is facing stiff opposition from business groups over his proposed budget. GoLocalProv also reported last week that Chafee had failed to bring corporate giant GE Capital to Rhode Island.

Yardney has distinguished itself since 1944 in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced battery technologies for Aerospace, the Department of Defense, and industrial/commercial applications. In addition to the Lithion product line, Yardney also produces silver-zinc and metal-air cells and batteries.

Yardney will be moving to 2000 South County Trail in East Greenwich.

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