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    1. Eastec manufacturing show returns to the Big E in West Springfield | masslive.com

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      Eastec manufacturing show returns to the Big E in West Springfield | masslive.com

      Eastec, which features truck-sized industrial equipment that can cost up to $1 million and churn out precision parts to tolerances many times smaller than a human hair, is expected to draw more than 500 exhibitors and visitors representing nearly 700 companies from across the country, said Kimberly L. Farrugia, senior event manager for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Farrugia said it’s a 15 percent increase overall increase in registrations from 2011, the last time Eastec was in West Springfield. She anticipated overall attendance of about 11,000 over three days, May 14, 15 and 16.

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    2. Smith & Wesson to provide new service handguns to the San Antonio Police Department | masslive.com

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      Smith & Wesson to provide new service handguns to the San Antonio Police Department | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson announced Tuesday that it has a contract to provide duty sidearms to the San Antonio Police Department in Texas. The order for 2,600 M &P40 pistols firing .40 caliber ammunition is the Springfield icon's largest contract to date in the state of Texas, according to a Smith & Wesson news release. According to the department reached by phone Tuesday, San Antonio's 2,300 sworn police officers currently use .40 caliber Glock handguns.

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    3. Disston toolmaking company of Deerfield ships jobs to China, to move remaining operations to Chicopee

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      Disston toolmaking company of Deerfield ships jobs to China, to move remaining operations to Chicopee

      Toolmaker The Disston Co. will move its U.S. operations and its 50 remaining employees from Deerfield and into the former Buxton Co.warehouse and distribution center on Plainfield Street before July.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    4. Manufacturing booms, but jobs unfilled

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      Manufacturing booms, but jobs unfilled

      Manufacturing is still the 5th largest employer in the state. A recent MIT report found U.S. manufacturing is not dominated by large companies but instead the future lies in these smaller firms.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Timothy P Murray

    5. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to tour Westfield's Genevieve Swiss plant to highlight jobs and workforce training

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      Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to tour Westfield's Genevieve Swiss plant to highlight jobs and workforce training

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray is scheduled to make stops in Western Massachusetts on Thursday to highlight manufacturing and technology initiatives in this region. His first stop is at 10:45 a.m. at Genevieve Swiss Industries, where he'll emphasize jobs and workforce training at the precision manufacturing company at 6 Old Stage Road. Nearly two years ago, officials of the high-precision tools and accessories firm near Barnes Regional Airport announced they were going to begin manufacturing parts for sophisticated metal turning and milling machines, rather than merely sell such components.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican   Timothy P Murray

    6. Auto Custom Leathers - Common Capital Inc.

      Explore Common Capital (Apr 29 2013)

      Auto Custom Leathers - Common Capital Inc.

      At the start, Jerry had a list of 250 trade customers, mainly small auto trim and customization shops and auto dealers. From that core group, he has now grown his customer base to 500 mainly through word of mouth and by providing a high quality product. Auto Custom Leathers manufactures replacement vinyl and leather interiors which their customers install in shops mainly throughout the U.S. and Canada but they have shipped their products as far as Japan, Germany and other parts of Europe.

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      Mentions:   Common Capital   Ludlow Mills

    7. Governor Deval Patrick & AMP it UP!

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 26 2013)

      Governor Deval Patrick & AMP it UP!

      Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, MA is offering a popular high tech training program for students interested in a career in manufacturing.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer

    8. Workforce Training Fund Streamlines Grant Process

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Apr 25 2013)

      Workforce Training Fund Streamlines Grant Process

      The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) today announced four policy changes that will streamline the grant process and make thousands of additional employers eligible for the Express Grant program. WTFP officials said the fund’s advisory board voted recently to cut in half the two-year waiting period for companies that receive a grant and wish to apply for a subsequent award. The board also made companies with between 50-100 employees eligible for Express Grants; eliminated the waiting period between General Program grants and Express Program grants; and increased the allowable grant period for Technical Assistance grants from six months ...

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    9. Jenoptik Optical Systems to close Easthampton plant, eliminate 39 jobs | masslive

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      Jenoptik Optical Systems to close Easthampton plant, eliminate 39 jobs | masslive

      Jenoptik Optical Systems is closing it plant on Industrial Drive and eliminating 39 local jobs because of falling demand from the Pentagon.

      Jenoptik used the Easthampton plant to make lenses for battlefield equipment like range-finders and night-vision goggles, said Jay Kumler, president of the German-owned company’s U.S. operations. He said the defense cuts that hurt Jenoptik predate the “sequester” cuts the federal government recently imposed.

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      Mentions:   Easthampton

    10. Report on FDI Forum

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 19 2013)

      Report on FDI Forum

      Over 75% of inbound FDI into the US comes from
      eight countries -- six in Western Europe, Canada and Japan. The EDC maintains relationships
      with our peers and government officials in all of them, and particularly strong
      relationships in all of them except Japan. They are a growing source of leads
      for our Prospect Management system.

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      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    11. Lego Systems adding more than 200 jobs in Enfield | masslive.com

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      Lego Systems adding more than 200 jobs in Enfield | masslive.com

      Lego Systems Inc. is expanding its extensive offices in the Enfield Business Park, leasing an additional 80,198 square feet inside its former molding hall. The company eventually plans to add more than 200 employees, an official said.

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    12. Lego's Enfield N. America base expands

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      Lego's Enfield N. America base expands

      Danish toy manufacturer Lego has expanded its North American headquarters in Enfield more than a third to augment its research and development efforts.

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    13. International Transfer Service Inc. fifth company to get Bradley tax credit approval

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      International Transfer Service Inc. fifth company to get Bradley tax credit approval

      ITS, a 36-year-old manufacturer always located in Windsor, makes wooden crates for air-freight shipping of products from companies from Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. ITS crates the products and brings them to Bradley, where they are shipped worldwide. ITS is one of the oldest continuously running transportation companies serving the Bradley air-freight community.

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    14. L-3 KEO president Michael Wall to retire at the end of the month; Matthew Richi to take helm at company formerly known as Kollmorgen

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      L-3 KEO president Michael Wall to retire at the end of the month; Matthew Richi to take helm at company formerly known as Kollmorgen

      Business was so brisk at Kollmorgen that it outgrew its King Street headquarters and moved in 2011 to a new site on Village Hill with 50,000 square feet of additional space. Last year, the company was purchased by defense contractor L-3 Communications, which renamed it L-3 KEO.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    15. Looking to Make Some Waves

      Explore BusinessWest (Mar 26 2013)

      Looking to Make Some Waves

      The parent corporation, FloDesign, is essentially an aerospace company that has designed, prototyped, and developed products ranging from noise suppressors for jet engines to something called a RAP nozzle, a device that transmits a fluid force, gas, or fine particles over a distance with minimal loses. Thresher takes the helm at an intriguing time for the enterprise, as it looks to create new business opportunities and avenues for growth.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Western New England University   FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

    16. Callaway Golf sells Chicopee plant, but plans to maintain production under 5-year lease

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      Callaway Golf sells Chicopee plant, but plans to maintain production under 5-year lease

      Callaway Golf Co. has sold it’s 900,000-square-foot golf ball factory and warehouse complex at 425 Meadow St. to a real estate management company for $3.9 million but plans to remain there making golf balls for the foreseeable future.

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      Mentions:   Callaway Golf   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    17. Smith & Wesson profit triples, outlook improves

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      Smith & Wesson profit triples, outlook improves

      Smith & Wesson's profit tripled in the quarter that ended Jan. 31, its first announced results since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., focused attention on the gun control debate.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    18. Newtown massacre reverberates through New England's 'Gun Valley'

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      Newtown massacre reverberates through New England's 'Gun Valley'

      Smith & Wesson, in business since before the Civil War, is in Springfield, Mass., just up the Connecticut River from Hartford. Springfield is the home of the federal armory established by President George Washington in 1794. The armory produced hundreds of thousands of rifled muskets for the Union during the Civil War, and millions of semi-automatic M1 rifles for G.I.s in World War II, before closing in 1968.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    19. Manufacturing jobs high, workers low

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Feb 28 2013)

      Manufacturing jobs high, workers low

      - Lt. Governor Tim Murray paid a visit to the Valley Steel Stamp Company in Greenfield on Thursday, to promote Governor Patrick’s initiatives in manufacturing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there will be three job openings for every newly-certified precision metalworker over the coming decade.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Greenfield   Timothy P Murray

    20. Polymer Corporation Opens New Injection Molding Facility In Palmer, Mass.

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      Polymer Corporation Opens New Injection Molding Facility In Palmer, Mass.

      “Polymer is rapidly growing and committed to manufacturing in the United States,” said Jim Ryan, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our new Palmer plant provides needed additional capacity, supports our commitment to innovation through the use of state-of-the-art technology, and allows us to run highly efficient operations. Further, Palmer is convenient to our customers and our workforce.”

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      Mentions:   Palmer

    21. Pioneer Valley feeling the impact of federal cuts, especially to defense

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      Pioneer Valley feeling the impact of federal cuts, especially to defense

      For the past decade Paragon Manufacturing Inc.’s primary business has been defense contracting, making precision parts for aircraft-mounted Gatling guns, grenade launchers and the M2 50-caliber machine gun.

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    22. United Technologies plans to cut 3,000 jobs in 2013, filing says | masslive.com

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      United Technologies Corp. expects to eliminate 3,000 employees from its overall work force this year and close 1.85 million square feet of building space, the company says in its annual report.  UTC, based in Hartford, did not indicate where the job cuts and closings may be made. Its major Connecticut holdings include Pratt & Whitney, the former Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks, now part of UTC Aerospace Systems, and Sikorsky Aircraft.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.

    23. ITT Exelis to close West Springfield manufacturing plant, lay off 200; cites expected cuts in U.S. defense spending

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      ITT Exelis to close West Springfield manufacturing plant, lay off 200; cites expected cuts in U.S. defense spending

      ITT Exelis announced Wednesday it will close down its manufacturing operation on 11 Interstate Drive at the end of June and lay off most of its 235-person workforce, a company spokesman said.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   ITT Exelis

    24. Gov. Deval Patrick touts plan to increase college scholarships during visit to Springfield Technical Community College

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      Gov. Deval Patrick touts plan to increase college scholarships during visit to Springfield Technical Community College

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick pushed his proposed $34.8 billion budget and his plan to add $112 million to the MASSGrant college scholarship program Friday during a visit with students at Springfield Technical Community College's Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

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