1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Absorbine maker W.F. Young buys Leather Therapy line of leather care products | masslive

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      Absorbine maker W.F. Young buys Leather Therapy line of leather care products | masslive

      W. F. Young Inc., famous for its Absorbine line of animal care products, has purchased Leather Therapy, a line of leather cleaning and conditioning products.
      The connection is horses. Absorbine started off as a horse liniment and continues today in the equine industry. Much of Leather Therapy's business is with people who need to maintain and refinish horse tack, saddles and the like. Virginia-based Leather Therapy also markets its products for use on car interiors and motorcycle accessories, on clothing and on furniture.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

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      NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
      For Immediate Release
      2/11/2015
      Contact: Josh Copus (202) 857-7900
       
      NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
      Awards Honor Excellence in Workforce Investment Board Innovations, Business Leadership
       

      Washington, D.C. - The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), the membership organization and advocate for more than 550 workforce investment boards (WIBs) nationwide and their network of America's Job Centers, has announced the 2015 winners of their annual WIB Excellence Award and W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    3. MassMep graduates skilled manufacturers as part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification | masslive

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      MassMep graduates skilled manufacturers as part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification | masslive

      MassMEP has graduated a new class in Advanced CNC Skills, part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification.  The graduation was the eighth area training funded by the Massachusetts More Skilled Workers Program. Eleven graduates spent eight weeks in an intensive curriculum of classroom and hands-on work to prepare for jobs as CNC (computer numerical control) operators. Representative John Fernandes presented each graduate with a citation from the Commonwealth recognizing the importance of the course and their dedication to improving their skills. Advanced CNC Skills training, designed by MassMEP to meet the demands of Massachusetts manufacturers, has graduated over 675 ...

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    4. Grounds for Optimism

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      Grounds for Optimism

      The conference room in the Chemex manufacturing and distribution facility in Chicopee isn’t really serving the company in that capacity at this time — well, not only in that capacity, to be more precise.  Instead, while renovations continue at the plant on Veterans Drive, which the company moved into last summer, it is also acting as both storage area and museum of sorts, with all manner of material related to the famous Chemex coffeemaker — assembled on that site — and its inventor, Peter Schlumbohm.  “He was kind of a mad scientist — he had lots of inventions and lots of ideas,” Eliza ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    5. Asnuntuck Community College cuts ribbon on $2.7 million welding and fabrication center | masslive

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      Asnuntuck Community College cuts ribbon on $2.7 million welding and fabrication center | masslive

      Asnuntuck Community College held a ribbon cutting Feb. 24 for its $2.7 million Welding and Fabrication Center.  Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy spoke at the ceremony and received a gift of the state seal created by students.  The new 5,400-square-foot Welding and Fabrication Cent will accommodate up to 80 students each day. The facility is equipped with the latest technology, safety and emissions systems.

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Dannel Malloy

    6. Sound Business Practices

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      Sound Business Practices

      Stanley Kowalski III says filters will soon become obsolete.  “They will never be needed in anything again — during manufacturing, in automobiles, airplanes, furnaces, faucets — anything you can possibly think of,” Kowalski, chairman of the board at Wilbraham-based FloDesign Inc., told BusinessWest, adding that he and his team at FloDesign Sonics, a spinoff venture, are developing technology that will use sound waves for that work.

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      Mentions:   FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

    7. Gun Valley: New Coltsville National Historic Park in Hartford to partner with Springfield Armory

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      Gun Valley: New Coltsville National Historic Park in Hartford to partner with Springfield Armory

      In March, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that it will cost $9 million to develop the park over five years from 2015 to 2019, with work including restoring and developing sites and completing a management plan. Form there, the Congressional Budget Office estimates less than $1 million a year in operating costs

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    8. EASTEC Coming to Big E May 12-14

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      EASTEC Coming to Big E May 12-14

      EASTEC is recommended for professionals in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, commercial machinery, electronics, fabricating, and plastics. The event is nearly sold out, so SME encourages companies to reserve exhibit space before it’s too late. To learn more about EASTEC, view full conference and exhibit details, or register, visit easteconline.com.

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    9. Smith & Wesson earnings: What's Wall Street saying on eve of Springfield gun manufacturer's earnings report? | masslive

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      Smith & Wesson earnings: What's Wall Street saying on eve of Springfield gun manufacturer's earnings report? | masslive

      Smith & Wesson will report earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year on Tuesday, following the close of the stock market.  In December, Smith & Wesson reported that the market for firearms was still adjusting back to a new normal following the panic-buying in 2012 and 2013. Buyers were afraid that states and the federal government would pass tighter gun regulations in the wake of mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and at the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, elementary school

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      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    10. FloDesign Sonics Adds Michael Harsh to Board of Directors

      Explore BusinessWest (Feb 25 2015)

      FloDesign Sonics Adds Michael Harsh to Board of Directors

      FloDesign Sonics is currently commercializing its first products — a system to separate and clarify cell culture used in the manufacturing of protein-therapeutic drugs. FloDesign Sonics closed a $10 million Series A round in March 2014. It has also been awarded multiple grants from both the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health totaling more than $2 million. It has used the proceeds to perform more than 100 trials with leading biopharmaceutical companies while building six prototypes.

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    11. MBTA car factory prep continues in Springfield as Boston winter woes underscore need for new cars | masslive

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      MBTA car factory prep continues in Springfield as Boston winter woes underscore need for new cars | masslive

      CNR Changchun, a unit of the Chinese national railways, entered into a $566.6 million agreement in October with the state and the MBTA to build 284 Red and Orange line subway cars for the T. The cars will be built at a new $60 million, 150,000-square-foot factory at the site of a former Westinghouse plant on Page Boulevard in East Springfield. It'll do business here as CNR MA.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    12. Westfield Vocational Technical High School instructor Jayme Coggin featured on SME manufacturing website | masslive

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      Westfield Vocational Technical High School instructor Jayme Coggin featured on SME manufacturing website | masslive

      A Cleveland-based manufacturing association is highlighting Jayme Coggin, an instructor at and alumnus of Westfield Vocational Technical High School, as part of a national campaign highlighting modern manufacturing built around the Twitter hashtag #mfgis.  'Anything to get our program out into he public more,' Coggin told The Republican and MassLive.com Wednesday. 'It had nothing to do with myself. It's to help promote awareness of manufacturing.'

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    13. HCC, STCC Offer Manufacturing Production Technician Training Program

      Explore BusinessWest (Feb 18 2015)

      Holyoke Community College, in collaboration with Springfield Technical Community College, is offering a free manufacturing production technician training program beginning Monday, March 16.  The 10-week, accelerated manufacturing training program is being offered through Training and Workforce Options (TWO), a joint effort between HCC and STCC, with support from Massachusetts Community Colleges and the Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, which is funded through a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    14. Difference Makers: The Class of 2015 | BusinessWest

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      Difference Makers: The Class of 2015 | BusinessWest

      While each of the first six classes of Difference Makers was diverse, and effectively showed just how many groups and individuals are worthy of that phrase, the group being honored this year probably sets a new standard.  It includes the region’s only Fortune 100 company, three nonprofit agencies — one committed to fostering and nurturing entrepreneurship, another focused on improving quality of life in Greater Springfield through a host of family-centered events, and the third created to raise funds for childhood cancer facilities in the name of a spirited 11-year-old who succumbed to the disease — and an assembled team of ...

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    15. Outlook 2015: VSS in Greenfield helps develop needed workforce | masslive

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      Outlook 2015: VSS in Greenfield helps develop needed workforce | masslive

      As the president and owner of VSS Inc. in Greenfield, Steven K. Capshaw used to face the chronic problem of having jobs he could not fill because of a lack of skilled workers.  The precision machine shop specializes in complex Computer Numerical Control machined components, and it requires up-to-date equipment and skilled employees to compete for contracts for components for use in such industries as aerospace, firearms, oil and gas energy services, military surveillance and radar and power generation.  Today, thanks to modernized machine technology programs in vocational and technical schools, “we see the light at the end of the ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    16. Machine tech program starts in fall to answer demand for skilled workers in WMass

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      Machine tech program starts in fall to answer demand for skilled workers in WMass

      The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, reacting to industry demand for skilled workers, is adding a machine technology program starting in fall 2015. "This is something our member school districts have been asking for," said Principal Donald Jarvis. "They see the demand from their students."

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    17. Argotec plans $20 million expansion, 50-job addition at Greenfield facility

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      Argotec plans $20 million expansion, 50-job addition at Greenfield facility

      Argotec, a manufacturer of plastic film sheets for everything from waterproof clothing to bullet-resistant glass and smartphone screens, is planning a $20 million expansion in Greenfield that would see it add 50 jobs over the next 10 years. The expansion is detailed in paperwork submitted for state and local tax breaks. The inducement is expected to go before the Greenfield City Council soon and before a state review panel in March.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    18. War on Poverty: Bridging gap between education, manufacturing jobs

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      War on Poverty: Bridging gap between education, manufacturing jobs

      A resurgence in manufacturing can help put a lot of people on the pathway to the middle class – a pathway that has been disrupted, Healy said.

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

    19. Atlantic Fasteners Moves to Larger Facility in Agawam | BusinessWest

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      Atlantic Fasteners Moves to Larger Facility in Agawam | BusinessWest

      Atlantic Fasteners has moved to a 44,500-square-foot facility in Agawam, bringing all employees under one roof. The 100%-employee-owned company, which sells industrial and aerospace fasteners and supplies nationwide, previously operated out of three locations in neighboring West Springfield.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    20. Mohawk Fine Papers plans to open South Hadley facility in 4 months

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      Mohawk Fine Papers plans to open South Hadley facility in 4 months

      New York-based Mohawk Fine Papers officials says they expect to sign a seven-year lease next month and begin producing 500 million envelopes annually when they start operations in April at 28 Gaylord St. located in the Falls village.And according to a statement released Tuesday by Mohawk Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr., the 40 full-time workers at the state of the art, 112,342 square foot facility, exemplifies their commitment to the region

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Chicopee

    21. Chemetal in Easthampton seeks permit for major warehouse addition

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      Chemetal in Easthampton seeks permit for major warehouse addition

      A manufacturing firm at 39 O'Neil Street is seeking an amended special permit from the Planning Board for a 30,000 square-foot warehouse addition. Chemetal, a subsidiary of the Easthampton-based October Company, presented its plans, which included a stormwater management component, at a public hearing before the Planning Board Tuesday night. No decision was returned, and the hearing was continued until January 13. Chemetal manufactures and distributes custom architectural laminates for the commercial construction industry, and is located between O'Neill and Lovefield streets on a parcel which abuts the Manhan Rail Trail.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Easthampton

    22. Mohawk Fine Papers gets 5-year $177,338 tax break for South Hadley plant

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      Mohawk Fine Papers gets 5-year $177,338 tax break for South Hadley plant

      The state Economic Assistance Coordinating Council on Wednesday approved the town's five-year tax break for New York-based Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. which plans to begin producing 500 million envelopes next year at a plant they will lease on Gaylord Street The state action means the special tax assessment will provide Mohawk a 100 percent real estate tax break the first year, 75 percent the second year, 50 percent the third and 25 percent the fourth. The company begins paying the fully assessed value of taxes in the fifth year. South Hadley Town Meeting unanimously approved the STA last month.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    23. Mohawk Fine Papers company chooses South Hadley to locate envelope manufacturing plant

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      Mohawk Fine Papers company chooses South Hadley to locate envelope manufacturing plant

      Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. has chosen to locate a new envelope production center on Gaylord Street, the town administrator told the selectboard at Tuesday's meeting. The New York-based company was also considering a location in Chicopee. Mohawk senior vice president Robert Scannell, who attended last month's South Hadley Town Meeting - when the assembly unanimously approved four year tax break for the firm - said the vote was "a tremendous outcome."

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    24. Massachusetts announces $1.5 million for manufacturing training and additional

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      Massachusetts announces $1.5 million for manufacturing training and additional

      Massachusetts is putting nearly $1.5 million into vocational training for manufacturers over the next 18 months and also granting $400,000 to update the machine shop at Smith Vocational and Agricultural School in Northampton. The  $1.5 million is a continuation of grants the state has been giving regional employment boards around the state for a few years now, said Greg Bialecki, outgoing state secretary of Housing and Economic Development. The grants are for 18 months, not the 12-month grants the state had been making. The money is administered through Commonwealth Corp.

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

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