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    1. Meridian Industrial Group of Holyoke gets state employee training grant | masslive

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      Meridian Industrial Group of Holyoke gets state employee training grant | masslive

      Meridian Industrial Group, a Holyoke company that specializes in machining very large parts for the power generation, medical, defense and aerospace industries, has received a $63,900 worker-training grant from the state.  The company will use the grant to train 28 employees and add three more. It has a total of 30 employees.  The grant was one of 28 grants from the Workforce Training Fund announced recently by Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian. The grants are awarded through the Commonwealth Corp. All told, they will go to 72 companies around Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    2. With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for

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      With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for

      "I'm very pleased that we have two world-class companies that are in competition for the MBTA bid and have found that Springfield is their top spot," Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said Friday."It brings a lot of good paying precision machining jobs, a lot of opportunity and a growing tax base." There are a number of other bidders. But no others are interested in Springfield, said Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. Blair expects the MBTA to make a decision very soon, probably in November. "It certainly is good for ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    3. Valley Steel Stamp in Greenfield stresses importance of a trained work force | masslive

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      Valley Steel Stamp in Greenfield stresses importance of a trained work force | masslive

      VSS, the former Valley Steel Stamp, in Greenfield grew from 25 employees to 50 employees once Franklin County Technical School improved and expanded its machine technology program.  But if machine technology programs were even bigger, VSS would already be at 100 employees and still growing, said Steve Capshaw, president of the company which does commercial and aerospace machining.  Growth in the aircraft business, a demand for increasingly sophisticated parts, rising wages in China and increasing transportation costs all lead to increased opportunities for VSS.  'We have competed with China for business and have been quite successful,' Capshaw said

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Greenfield

    4. GCC Wins Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Training

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      GCC Wins Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Training

      The Tooling U-SME Platinum Education Center (TUPEC) awards are presented to educational facilities that serve as models in the manufacturing industry when it comes to developing an outstanding learning culture. Schools are selected based on adoption of Tooling U-SME’s online training program and strong utilization rates of online training in a blended learning format. These six schools join 21 other past TUPEC awardees.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    5. Smith & Wesson donates $21,000 to Putnam Vocational Technical Academy for technology fund

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      Smith & Wesson donates $21,000 to Putnam Vocational Technical Academy for technology fund

      Smith & Wesson has a vested interest in students at the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy. Putnam students, who are learning advanced manufacturing techniques, represent the future of a company that depends on the pipeline of skilled workers the firearms maker needs to compete in a global economy, according to Mark Smith, vice president of manufacturing and supply management at Smith & Wesson.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    6. Aviation technology program advances at Westfield Vocational High School

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      Aviation technology program advances at Westfield Vocational High School

      A new education program planned in Westfield could give students a fast track to high-paying jobs in the aviation industry, and in the process fill employment gaps for local companies. At a Wednesday meeting at Westfield Vocational High School, city and school officials explained their plan for an aviation technology education program to visiting Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki. Bialecki toured the school and Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton as part of Advanced Manufacturing Week in Massachusetts. The air manufacturing program will give students a path from middle school through college to pursue jobs in ...

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Westfield

    7. Manufacturing industry is growing in Massachusetts

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      Manufacturing industry is growing in Massachusetts

      Friday is National Advanced Manufacturing Day, but the Governor kicked it up a notch, planning week-long events celebrating the industry’s success here in the Bay State. Advanced Manufacturing is a growing industry in Massachusetts, especially in western parts of the state. So far, more than 7-thousand manufacturing firms have offices in the Bay State, creating 250-thousand jobs. The Patrick administration will spend the rest of the week highlighting manufacturing’s impact on the state and the programs in place to help the industry flourish.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Westfield

    8. Tax deal proposed for Westfield plastic packaging company

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      Tax deal proposed for Westfield plastic packaging company

      A plastic manufacturing company that has been in Westfield for 40 years is ready to make some changes, and it’s negotiating a tax deal with the city to do so. Prolamina, formerly Jen-Coat, is hoping for a Special Tax Assessment that will coincide with improvements to its Elm Street headquarters. City Advancement Officer Joe Mitchell said the company plans significant changes, and the city needs to incentivize investment in Prolamina’s Westfield location. “The status quo is not an option,” Mitchell said. Prolamina opened its Westfield location in 1971 and has 256 full-time employees. Mitchell said the STA will ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    9. Allpax division of Guardair Corp. expands gasket cutting product line | masslive

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      Allpax division of Guardair Corp. expands gasket cutting product line | masslive

      Allpax Gasket Cutter Systems, a division of Guardair Corp., has expanded its line of extension-style gasket cutters, replacement parts and accessories including Zimmerman “Spearhead” brand-compatible products, according to a news release..
      Allpax has broadened its extension-style gasket cutter line beyond traditional brass (heavy-duty) models and now offers cutters featuring aluminum (medium-duty), plastic (light-duty) and phenolic (compact) construction. All kits include new, non-slip, self-healing cutting boards. Punch offerings have expanded beyond hollow punches to include arch, power and dovetail types. Packing hooks are now available in 14 convenient sizes.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    10. Associated Industries of Massachusetts soliciting input from businesses across

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      Associated Industries of Massachusetts soliciting input from businesses across

      hat is one of the queries on a 13-question survey Associated Industries of Massachusetts is taking around the Commonwealth, taking the temperature of employers as it develops an economic development platform called "Blueprint for the Next Century" John Regan, Associated Industries' executive vice president for government affairs, admits the name sounds a bit grandiose. It's a play on the state-wide business lobbying group's 100th anniversary in 2015. Associated Industries was founded in 2015 by manufacturers, including paper mills, mostly based in the western portion of the state who felt they needed a stronger unified voice when speaking to ...

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    11. MassDevelopment launches funding for manufacturing innovation centers

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      "The Manufacturing Futures Program has spurred creative ways to support the Massachusetts manufacturing industry, from bulk energy buying to save money on utilities to raising awareness of manufacturing careers," said MassDevelopment Executive Vice President of Finance Programs Laura Canter. "These innovation centers will serve small- and medium-sized manufacturers at a greatly reduced cost, and we look forward to the partnerships that will develop."

       
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    12. Mestek of Westfield opens Luxton-Reed Center, expands chilled beam cooling equipment manufacturing here | masslive

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      Mestek of Westfield opens Luxton-Reed Center, expands chilled beam cooling equipment manufacturing here | masslive

      You can't rent it for the night, but Westfield-based Mestek Co. and its Dadanco division wants you to buy the super-efficient made-in Westfield HVAC technology the company has installed in that room and in the replica hospital room, laboratory, elementary-school-classroom and office at its Luxton-Reed Center.  The $3.5 million office and research center is in the former H.B. Smith assembly factory at 47 industrial Park Road. Luxton-Reed is zero-net energy with the 406 solar panels on the roof making more energy on a good day than the facility uses.  The idea behind the demonstration rooms, said Chris ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik   Mestek, Inc.

    13. National Nonwovens in Easthampton seeks high-speed data link to build global competitiveness | masslive.com

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      National Nonwovens in Easthampton seeks high-speed data link to build global competitiveness | masslive.com

      An Easthampton textile manufacturer will be before the city's Planning Board tonight seeking approval for a pair of antennas to provide a high-speed data communications link between its two buildings.  National Nonwovens is upgrading its computer systems so it can grow and become part of the global marketplace, company president and CEO Anthony J. Centofanti said Tuesday. The antennas and wireless link between 110 Pleasant Street and 23 Mechanic Street are an essential part of that upgrade, he said.  The antennas will be on existing building structures and won't be visible from Pleasant St., plans show. The installation ...

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      Mentions:   Easthampton

    14. Menck Windows Chairman to Keynote ACCGS Breakfast

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      Menck Windows Chairman to Keynote ACCGS Breakfast

      Menck Windows, a joint venture of Menck USA Inc. and Menck Fenster GmbH, of Hamburg, Germany, a 130-year-old, fourth-generation business that provides custom windows and doors in Europe, the Far East, and the U.S., recently opened the doors to its first U.S. manufacturing operation here in Western Mass.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    15. Dadanco Opens New Facility in Westfield | BusinessWest

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      Dadanco Opens New Facility in Westfield | BusinessWest

      Dadanco, a manufacturer of commercial hydronic-based heating and cooling products, including active chilled beams, induction units, and induction diffusers, announced the grand opening of its Luxton-Reed Center, with an open house to be held on Sept. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Luxton-Reed Center is aptly named after two industry pioneers for heating and cooling technologies: professor Russell Luxton of Australia, the co-founder of Dadanco, and John Reed of Westfield, the founder of several hydronic heating companies, including Sterling Residential & Commercial Hydronics, which are divisions of Mestek Inc., the largest manufacturer of finned-tube baseboard radiation ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    16. Lamson & Goodnow says orders pouring in, company in talks to bring back unionized workers

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      Lamson & Goodnow says orders pouring in, company in talks to bring back unionized workers

      Lamson & Goodnow is in talks to bring back its unionized production work force soon and restart production as it recovers under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
      Founded in 1837, Lamson & Goodnow is the oldest maker of cutlery in continuous operation in the United States.  Lambson laid off production works last week as it entered Chapter 11, said James Pelletier, chief operating officer and part of a new management team. He hopes to have those workers back soon and then begin adding more staff to the total prebankruoptcy headcount of 31 or so.

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    17. Advance Welding Relocates to Springfield

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      Advance Welding Relocates to Springfield

      After more than 36 years of doing business in West Springfield, Advance Welding will relocate to Brookdale Drive in Springfield on Sept. 2. “As our capabilities and customer base continue to grow, this move will improve our ability to process our customers’ work,” said Advance Welding President Christopher Kielb.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    18. Filling the Gap | BusinessWest

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      Filling the Gap | BusinessWest

      Specifically, STCC’s associate-degree program in precision machining doubled in size last September from 40 to 80 students, thanks to a $2 million upgrade of the school’s Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center. “We have all new CNC machines, computers, high-end computer workstations, and software. We also hired two new faculty members as well as technicians,” said STCC President Ira Rubenzahl, adding that there will be a total of about 250 students in non-credit and for-credit manufacturing-related programs this fall.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    19. Lamson & Goodnow: New management team sees growth, rehiring, once the Chapter 11 reorganization is in place

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      Lamson & Goodnow: New management team sees growth, rehiring, once the Chapter 11 reorganization is in place

      The new management team at cutlery manufacturer Lamson & Goodnow is convinced the company, founded in 1837, can thrive again.  But Lamson & Goodnow's future is not in its 19th century factory complex along the Deerfield River in the Shelburne Falls section of Buckland in western Franklin County.  “We are not sure where we will end up. We know this is not the right kind of factory we need,” said James Pelletier, chief operating officer. 'Once we sell this building, we will look for a suitable home. We want to be as close by as we can be. We have a ...

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    20. Regional Employment Board of Hampden County: Pioneer Valley manufacturers

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      Regional Employment Board of Hampden County: Pioneer Valley manufacturers

      Precision manufacturers making everything from handguns to artificial hips here in Western Massachusetts are likely to need 1,700 new workers in just the next three years, according ot a study released Monday by the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Those jobs will need filling, or work will leave the region, despite the fact that the region's seven vocational technical high schools and Springfield Technical Community College will only graduate 284 job-ready students in those same three years, said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Boeing

    21. Mayhew Seel in Turners Falls announces SureForce clamps

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      Mayhew Seel in Turners Falls announces SureForce clamps

      Mayhew Tools announces SureForce Clamps, a new product line of mechanical and hydraulic clamps that incorporate patented innovations to provide the highest clamping force available for their size.  Mayhew is the exclusive importer of these European made clamps for the United States, Canada, and Mexico, according to a news releas.  Numerous innovations are incorporated within the SureForceTClamps. The popular screw type clamps employ ball bearings that reduce friction. This allows the clamping force to be up to 40 percent greater than other screw clamps, given the same amount of torque. These clamps have additional features such as enclosed threads, which ...

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    22. ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

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      ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

      ATK Sporting Group, which purchased the Westfield-based Savage Arms in 2013, will spend the next two weeks laying off more than 100 workers at its Westfield and Lakefield, Ontario manufacturing plants.  Company spokesman Tim Brandt confirmed to CBS-3 Springfield Saturday afternoon that of the 120 people who will lose their jobs in the coming weeks, 95 will be at the Westfield facility on Springdale Road.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    23. Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

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      Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

      The work under the direction of the state Department of Transportation is to prepare for
      Amtrak's passenger rail system linking Connecticut and Vermont, with stops in Springfield , Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, said Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, development specialist with the city Department of Planning and Economic Development. The city is informing manufacturers so they can notify employees and plan for deliveries scheduled that weekend, she said. Businesses should have the ability to use the Route 116 bridge and circle back south through South Hadley and Chicopee if deliveries are imperative that weekend, she said.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    24. Greenfield uses power-buying plan to help Kennametal expand

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      Greenfield uses power-buying plan to help Kennametal expand

      The electricity that Greenfield hopes to soon buy in bulk and resell at a discount to residents and businesses helped give  the city the power to land the Kennametal expansion. "Obviously the cost of energy is one of the biggest impediments in trying to attract manufacturers to New England,"  said Robert Pyers, director of economic development for Greenfield. This week,  Kennametal has announced that it will expand its operations here, adding 70 new jobs and $4.65  million worth  in private investment including $3.4 million in equipment and renovations to its plant at 34 Sanderson St. here.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Robert Pyers

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