1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 1 2013)

      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

    2. Raytheon gets $33.3M DOD contract; General Dynamics snaps up $41.5M

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      Raytheon gets $33.3M DOD contract; General Dynamics snaps up $41.5M

      Raytheon wasn’t the only New England company to get a piece of the DOD contract pie. General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. of Groton, Conn. was awarded a $41.5 million firm-fixed-priced modification to the previously awarded contract for maintenance and modernization of the USS Hartford submarine.

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      Mentions:   Raytheon

    3. Solar energy firm STR loses key customer, will shut East Windsor plant that employs 115

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 28 2013)

      STR Holdings Inc., which has Connecticut roots stretching back to the 1940s, has lost a key customer and plans to stop manufacturing at its East Windsor plant, while cutting an undetermined number of jobs in the process, according to President and CEO Robert S. Yorgensen. The plant employs about 115.The Enfield-based company even has gone so far as to look into “strategic alternatives,” Yorgensen said, which is corporate-speak that often translates into a sale or merger of a company.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Greenfield's Applied Dynamics Corp. on the move and growing

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      Greenfield's Applied Dynamics Corp. on the move and growing

      Applied Dynamics has about 70 employees, not counting the Glens Falls operation. About 62 of those are in the Greenfield repair facility, with the rest being sales people deployed around the Northeast. Manning said he hopes to start building wind turbines within a year in space that is available in Glens Falls and that could push employment levels there above 20 or 30.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Raytheon   Springfield

    5. Westfield Vocational Technical High School to add robotics to manufacturing technology department

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 7 2013)

      Funding for the estimated $40,000 project will come from an annual golf tournament that benefits the manufacturing technology department. That fund-raiser is hosted by the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association and the high school’s manufacturing advisory committee.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   National Tooling and Machining Association

    6. Smith & Wesson stock rebounds, up for the year despite gun-control debate following Newtown school shooting

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 7 2013)

      Smith & Wesson stock closed Friday at $8.80 a share. That’s up $4.49 or about 94 percent since Jan. 4, 2011. Smith & Wesson’s stock fell as low as $7.69 a share on Dec. 18, just a few trading days after the Dec. 14 shooting. The price had been bouncing around above $10 a share in the months leading up to Newtown. Smith & Wesson stock sold at $11.08 a share in October and $10.85 Dec. 6.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    7. Western Massachusetts companies get state funds to aid in cost of training workers

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      Western Massachusetts companies get state funds to aid in cost of training workers

      Mustang received a $45,600 work force training grant from the state workforce training fund. It was part of $6,846,496 in Workforce Training Fund grants to 87 Massachusetts companies. The grants support up to two years of training and will create a total of 682 new jobs and train over 6,300 workers at the 87 companies.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    8. Smith Vocational in Northampton gets grant for new turning machines

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      Smith Vocational in Northampton gets grant for new turning machines

      The horizon has expanded for Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School students in precision manufacturing jobs, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The quasi-public center chose Smith out of a pool of 35 applicants for the $100,000 grant, which will be used to purchase two turning machines that can be used to manufacture precision products for industries such as medicine and aerospace, where the standards for parts and tools are high.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Northampton

    9. E Ink plans to expand into new markets in 2013

      Explore bizjournals (Dec 31 2012)

      Peruvemba says the firm employs about 250 people in Massachusetts today, in Cambridge and South Hadley

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    10. American International College physical therapy students lend a hand to industry with mechanical support arm

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      American International College physical therapy students lend a hand to industry with mechanical support arm

      Three students in the physical therapy department at American International College have created an arm support device for factory workers, which they hope will help reduce injuries, decrease costs in the workplace and increase productivity.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    11. Gun maker Smith & Wesson's stock falls on Newtown backlash speculation - Boston Business Journal

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      Gun maker Smith & Wesson's stock falls on Newtown backlash speculation - Boston Business Journal

      Gun maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SWHC) has benefited in the past from fears of impending gun control legislation. History shows the company sells more firearms when Democrats are elected to the White House.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    12. Yankee Mattress Factory to open store in Enfield, close in Springfield

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      Yankee Mattress Factory to open store in Enfield, close in Springfield

      Yankee Mattress Factory is packing up its Springfield store at the Haymarket Square on Boston Road and moving to a new retail space located in Enfield in the Stop & Shop Plaza on Hazard Avenue. The opening is scheduled for this month.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Westfield

    13. Manufacturers and businesses struggle to find skilled workers

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      Manufacturers and businesses struggle to find skilled workers

      One way the state is addressing the issue is through the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, a new group dedicated to expanding manufacturing in Massachusetts. Edward Leyden, president and CEO of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam and a co-chair of the collaborative, said the skills gap is the biggest issue facing manufacturing. Leyden said there is still a perception that manufacturing is a “dirty, dying, smokestack trade,” when in reality it is a computer-oriented business requiring math and science skills. Additionally, he said the average age for a manufacturing worker is 53 – nearing retirement age. “Most of the shops are ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College

    14. Massachusetts is projected to return to pre-recession employment levels by mid-2014

      Explore bizjournals (Dec 5 2012)

      We’ve got to wait until 2014 before employment in the Bay State returns to pre-recession levels. And after we get there, we’ll be staring at a dramatically different economy than the one we left behind in early 2008.

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    15. Employers, Officials Seek to Boost Manufacturing Sector

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      Employers, Officials Seek to Boost Manufacturing Sector

      The Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) held its first formal session in Boston after being formed by the Patrick Administration and endorsed by the Legislature to enhance the competitiveness of Bay State manufacturers.

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Timothy P Murray

    16. UMass Amherst researchers develop high-tech uniforms for soldiers

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      UMass Amherst polymer scientists Kenneth Carter and James Watkins, collaborating with team leader Francesco Fornasiero of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, recently received a five-year, $1.8 million grant to design ways to manufacture the new material as part of a $13 million project funded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    17. Manufacturing field in need of workers

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Nov 19 2012)

      Manufacturing field in need of workers

      Manufacturing is the fifth largest employer in the Massachusetts, with 293 precision manufacturing companies in the Pioneer Valley alone.  But new research shows many workers are retiring and not enough young people are replacing them. According to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development , nearly half of the region’s workforce is over 45, compared to the state’s 44%.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    18. Study: Pioneer Valley lacks younger workers to replace soon-to-retire Baby Boomers

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      Study: Pioneer Valley lacks younger workers to replace soon-to-retire Baby Boomers

      Edward T. Leyden, president of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam, said he sees the impact in the graying heads on his machine shop floor and a lack of young machinists coming out of trade schools. A manufacturing technician able to set up and program a lathe that's numerically controlled by at computer can make $40,000 to $60,000 a year and earn benefits. But Leyden said those jobs won’t be here if the region can’t develop a younger work force.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Raytheon   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    19. Straight Shooter | BusinessWest

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      Straight Shooter | BusinessWest

      James Debney remembers feeling the need to do some practice shooting before he was interviewed for the position of president of Smith & Wesson’s Firearms Division just over three years ago. “I just thought it was something I ought to do; I’m not really sure why,” he recalled, admitting freely that he didn’t really know much of anything about firearms then, and thought some target practice might somehow be of help. “I borrowed a friend’s gun, went out in the woods, and did some shooting.”

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    20. Small business forum in Northampton

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 25 2012)

      According to Jones, “We are launching a campaign called ‘  Amp It Up,’ to try and promote manufacturing as a good career.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Northampton

    21. Deloitte report shows parts of New England can be as inexpensive as the South for manufacturing

      Explore bizjournals (Oct 25 2012)

      In particular, the report singles out three relatively affordable regions in New England: the I-91 corridor, particularly in the Pioneer Valley area;

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    22. Smith College host regional economic development forum at Northampton campus

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      NORTHAMPTON — The fourth in a series of economic development forums sponsored by MassDevelopment, the state’s economic development finance arm, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Smith College, where speakers will touch on everything from manufacturing to workforce issues. Speakers at today's session of "Choosing To Collaborate: Regional & State Resources for Local Economic Development" include MassDevelopment's Marty Jones, Victoria Maguire, of the Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office, and

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Smith College   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

    23. South Hadley takes step toward demolition of abandoned Texon mill building

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      South Hadley takes step toward demolition of abandoned Texon mill building

      It’s a monument to the town’s once-thriving industry, but the historic Texon factory building on the banks of the Connecticut River has been vacant for twenty years, and it has become an eyesore in the Falls.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    24. State Encourages Young People to Consider Manufacturing Careers

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      State Encourages Young People to Consider Manufacturing Careers

      AMP it up!, developed as part of the Patrick administration’s Advanced Manufacturing Agenda, seeks to address a persistent shortage of qualified workers in key manufacturing industries. A recent state report card on manufacturing reported that upwards of 100,000 manufacturing jobs will need to be filled during the next several years.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

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