1. Massachusetts manufacturers graduate from Valley Venture Mentors accelerator with eye toward being the best in the world

    Massachusetts manufacturers graduate from Valley Venture Mentors accelerator with eye toward being the best in the world

    Showing off products ranging from parts for the Mars Rover to plastic models of the human gallbladder used for training surgeons, seven manufactures from around the Pioneer Valley graduated Monday night from Valley Venture Mentors Manufacturing Accelerator program with clearer paths toward growth. "It's about making our customers happy. It's about keeping the work here. It's about saving it from going overseas," said graduate Susan M. Kasa, president of Boulevard Machine and Gear in Springfield, which has 22 employees. "Sometimes, in the day-to-day running of a business, you take things for granted. We learned to not take ...

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    1. It's about making our customers happy. It's about keeping the work here. It's about saving it from going overseas.
    2. Those are good jobs and they are all over our state.
    3. So they can be the best in the world at something. Many already are the best in the world at something and they don't even know it.
    4. The alloys we use are hard to work with and they are hard to find.
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