1. Holyoke Machine Co., oldest manufacturer in Paper City, shuts down and plans to auction off equipment (photos, video)

    Holyoke Machine Co., oldest manufacturer in Paper City, shuts down and plans to auction off equipment (photos, video)

    A manufacturer in Connecticut recently called James Sagalyn, owner of Holyoke Machine, looking for repairs on a giant drive shaft for one of the production machines in his shop. For the first time since Abraham Lincoln was in the White House, Holyoke Machine can't help. In February, Sagalyn closed Holyoke Machine, a machine shop founded in 1863 that built the "Hercules" water turbines that helped make Holyoke famous and whose foundry cast doors for the U.S. Capitol building.

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    1. There wasn't enough volume to sustain the business.
    2. The technology we are working with is all from the early part of the last century.
    3. Back when paper was king in Holyoke, people located close by, whether it was machine shops or support services.
    4. We now look through the whole country to do things that Holyoke Machine used to do for us.
    5. Its a tremendous loss to our industry and to our area, quite frankly.
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