Manufacturers who participated in the STEAMengine USA project were selected from a database of defense manufacturers throughout the state of Rhode Island. The STEAMengine project uses design thinking to assess a manufacturers current operations, markets, products and capabilities, and reveal opportunities to shift into new areas of diversification and advancement. Upon company agreeance to participate in the initiative, and through deep exploration of the company by a diverse team of experts, participating defense manufacturers were delivered a high level of strategic thinking and recommendations to address challenges, opportunities and actions.

Rhode Island has many small to medium size manufacturers. The list of RI Manufacturers can be found here.

Bowen Wheatley from Lumetta


Peter Kaczmarek from Mearthane Products Corporation