R.I. trade group to host open house

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The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will be holding an open house for selected marine trades businesses from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at the Melville Marine Complex in Portsmouth, R.I.

The event is scheduled as part of the association's Boats Work for Rhode Island initiative to boost marine business and jobs in the state.

There will be 10 firms on hand, including Hinckley Yachts, New England Boat Works and Hunt Yachts, which will be giving tours to introduce the boating industry to local and state officials, people interested in marine careers, business partners and associates, and the general public.

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