1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Make or break: Challenges to manufacturing in the Berkshires

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Jan 29 2012)

      Make or break: Challenges to manufacturing in the Berkshires Michael Graney, the senior vice president of business development at the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, said the "traditional, commodity-based heavy stuff" normally associated with New England manufacturing "is not going to make a lot of sense here" due to the high costs associated with labor, energy and doing business in this region. But Graney believes that small, well-run manufacturers who make products for a specific or "niche" markets, such as Pittsfield Plastics & Engineering, can succeed. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Berkshire Bank

    2. Eastman Chemical to buy Solutia Inc. for $3.4 billion

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 28 2012)

      Eastman Chemical to buy Solutia Inc. for $3.4 billion Eastman Chemical is buying Solutia Inc., chemicals provider for products from iPads to tires, for about $3.4 billion in cash and stock in a bid to drive its sluggish growth and focus on emerging markets, particularly the Asia-Pacific region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Solutia Inc.   The Republican

    3. Bialecki: Manufacturing jobs not coming back to Mass. - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 25 2012)

      “If you promised me that 20 years from now we'd only have the same number of people working in manufacturing as we did today I would take your offer in a second,” Bialecki said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Gregory P. Bialecki

    4. Norwest Equity Partners Invests in Leading Sporting Firearms Manufacturer ...

      Explore businesswire.com (Jan 25 2012)

      Coburn stated, “This new investment partnership with NEP marks an exciting time for Savage. On behalf of our management team and employees, we look forward to working with the NEP team, exploring new business opportunities and advancing our business potential together.” Savage is headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts, and has over 600 dedicated employees. Manufacturing facilities are located in Westfield; Lakefield, Ontario; and Eugene, Oregon. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   Bank of America

    5. ITT Exelis laying off 76 workers

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jan 18 2012)

      A manufacturing company in West Springfield laid off 76 employees on Wednesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    6. Green loan goes to So. Deerfield company

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 18 2012)

      The state’s finance and development agency provided $758,460 to Pro Pel Plastech, a South Deerfield, Mass. manufacturer of recycled plastic pellets from industrial plastic waste and consumer materials. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    7. Blu Homes closes shop in East Longmeadow, moves to California

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 13 2012)

      Blu Homes closes shop in East Longmeadow, moves to California Blu Homes, a modular home company that touted Western Massachusetts as the perfect place to manufacture its homes, has closed its East Longmeadow factory and moved production to Vallejo, Calif. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican   Blu Homes

    8. EDC to Host Industry Sector Series

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 12 2012)

        The EDC will host “New Market Opportunities for Photonics and Fiber Optics Companies” on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 4:00 at the Springfield Technology Park. This will be the first in a series of presentations to be scheduled over the next several months focused on opportunities for manufacturing clusters we have identified as having growth potential for the region. Here is a link to the invitation, including RSVP information -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/photonics2012/ The series was spawned by the “Economic Development and Business Attraction Planning” report completed by CWS Consulting Group -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/cwsreport/ -- with the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    9. Pratt & Whitney loses out on $7 billion deal when Saudis pick GE for Boeing F-15 fighters

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 7 2012)

      Pratt & Whitney loses out on $7 billion deal when Saudis pick GE for Boeing F-15 fighters The $29.4 billion overall F-15 deal is part of a $60 billion sale to the Saudis tentatively announced in late 2010, which includes the purchase of Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft’s Black Hawk and Boeing’s Apache helicopters. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   The Republican

    10. Plastics News - Diversity in its product lineup keeps Pittsfield Plastics growing

      Explore Plastics News (Jan 6 2012)

      Plastics News - Diversity in its product lineup keeps Pittsfield Plastics growing The company has 96 employees working in the 80,000-square-foot facility, which usually operates 24 hours a day, five days a week, and when needed, seven days a week. It has added 11 new and used presses in the past year, bringing it up to 37, with clamping forces of 100-750 tons. It also has three extrusion lines, with the newest being a Welex model. (Read Full Article)

    11. Avery Dennison selling some Mass. operations to 3M

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jan 3 2012)

      Avery Dennison Corp. will unload its office and consumer products division — including a manufacturing plant in Chicopee and a distribution center in Holliston — to Post-it note maker 3M Co. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    12. Mestek, Inc. Announces Final Results of Tender Offer

      Explore stockhouse.com (Dec 30 2011)

      Mestek, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, and metal-forming equipment in the United States and Canada. The Company was incorporated in 1898 as Mesta Machine Company and changed its name to Mestek, Inc. in 1984. Mestek is headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.mestek.com. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   Mestek, Inc.

    13. Business group: Massachusetts government largely to blame for layoffs and job losses

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 28 2011)

      Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory P. Bialecki said there are always things the state could do better. But Hruby’s thesis ignores the fact that Massachusetts added more than 50,000 jobs in the last 12 months, a pace of job growth that exceeded that of many other states, Bialecki said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Gregory P. Bialecki   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    14. Editorial: Smith & Wesson hones historic brand

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2011)

      Sales of Springfield-made Smith & Wesson firearms are going great guns. And that’s great news for the iconic company, its employees – and the region’s longtime reputation as a place where premier products are made. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

    15. Springfield's Smith & Wesson completes move, takes aim at future

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 19 2011)

      Springfield's Smith & Wesson completes move, takes aim at future Back in 2001, Smith & Wesson had 600 employees in Springfield. Today, Smith & Wesson has 1,200 employees in Springfield and growing, Debney said. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. reported net sales of $92.2 million during the three months ending at the end of October, up 10.5 percent from the $83.5 million in net sales recorded during the same period in 2010. Sales were strong across all nearly all firearm products but were offset by a decline in hunting firearm sales, the company said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Coca-Cola

    16. Western New England University students showcase innovation

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 19 2011)

      Western New England University students showcase innovation For some of the students in the Product Innovation and Development class at Western New England University, inspiration came on the football field. For others it came on the factory floor of Lenox American Saw East Longmeadow or on a school-sponsored trip to hospitals in Guatemala. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   The Republican

    17. Northampton's Kollmorgen sold

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      Northampton's Kollmorgen sold Defense contractor L-3 communications has bought Kollmorgen Electro-Optical from Danaher Corp. for $210 million. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican   Kollmorgen

    18. Smith & Wesson reports positive quarter

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      Smith & Wesson reports positive quarter The good news didn’t count 159-year-old Smith & Wesson’s share of what was a record-setting Black Friday for the firearms business this year. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed an all-time high of 129,166 background checks for gun buyers on the Friday after Thanksgiving, marking an 88 percent increase over the number of background checks performed on Black Friday 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

    19. Edward Leyden of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam is co-chairman of state manufacturing task force

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2011)

      Edward Leyden of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam is co-chairman of state manufacturing task force Edward T. Leyden, president of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam, likes a lot of things about being the co-chairman of the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. (Read Full Article)

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

    20. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

      Explore GuruFocus (Dec 8 2011)

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2011-10-31. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp has a market cap of $204.8 million; its shares were traded at around $3.17 with and P/S ratio of 0.5. This is the annual revenues and earnings per share of SWHC over the last 10 years. For detailed 10-year financial data and charts, go to 10-Year Financials of SWHC (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Estimating Software Helps Fuel Manufacturing Initiatives With Colleges

      Explore PR Newswire (Dec 8 2011)

      Estimating Software Helps Fuel Manufacturing Initiatives With Colleges "Manufacturing initiatives, emerging at an increasing rate, indicate the growing concern to help bring more manufacturing jobs back to America. Without an actively growing job market, the future of U.S. manufacturing could remain on the decline. For more than a decade, manufacturers have also continued to experience a reduced pool of adequately skilled candidates from which to select for hire," states Jay Snow, Marketing Manager at MTI Systems, Inc. "Our manufacturing customers tell us, if colleges could take the initiative to train students on the software used by their manufacturing company, these new employees would be that much further ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    22. Defense contractor ITT Exelis employees in West Springfield facing untold number of layoffs in 2012

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 2 2011)

      Defense contractor ITT Exelis employees in West Springfield facing untold number of layoffs in 2012 Defense contractor ITT Exelis will be laying off an untold number of employees at the West Springfield, Virginia and California facilities in 2012. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    23. Patrick launches manufacturing collaborative

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Nov 28 2011)

      “Our administration is committed to preparing students and workers to compete and win in the 21st century global economy,” said Patrick. “The creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative and the release of this new roadmap will help us grow jobs and opportunities in the manufacturing sector.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    24. Going Great Guns

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 22 2011)

      Going Great Guns Steve Troy calls his venture, “the biggest company no one’s heard of.” And that’s largely due to his hard work to fly under the radar screen as he’s nurtured Troy Industries, a government contractor that designs, manufactures, and markets advanced small arms components and other products, into a diverse, cutting-edge company that will soon have 100 employees. But remaining anonymous is becoming increasingly difficult as this unique success story adds new and intriguing chapters. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory   Springfield

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