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    1. New $100 bills, made with Crane & Co. paper from Dalton, allow tellers to feel denomination

      New $100 bills, made with Crane & Co. paper from Dalton, allow tellers to feel denomination

      'The new bill is more highly textured. you can almost count them blindfolded,' said Sue Fearn, assistant vice president for client sales at Nuvo Bank & Trust Co. in Springfield. Even the U.S. Department of the Treasury's website www.newmoney.gov asks people to run their finger along Benjamin Franklin's shoulder when they get a new bill.

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    2. Manufacturing Shift to U.S. Accelerates

      Manufacturing Shift to U.S. Accelerates

      The study found that 54 percent of U.S.-based manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion are planning to “re-shore” production, or are considering it, up from 37 percent who responded to a similar survey in February 2012. When asked whether they expect to move production in light of rising wages in China, 21 percent of respondents—around twice as many as in 2012—said they are “actively doing this” or that they “will move production to the U.S. in the next two years.”

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    3. Manufacturing the focus of Franklin County Technical School center | masslive

      Manufacturing the focus of Franklin County Technical School center | masslive

      The old manufacturing technology center at Franklin County Technical School looked like the kind of workshop that would have laid off the grandfather of today's high school students 30 years ago.  It was manual, hand-adjusted technology with oil and dirt, said Valley Steel Stamp owner Steve Capshaw, who spearheaded the $717,000 renovation, updating and re-equipping the program in an effort to help his industry grow by providing more qualified workers for his business and others in the valley.

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    4. Canadian – Western Mass Aerospace Roundtable

      Canadian – Western Mass Aerospace Roundtable

      Promoting our regional aerospace cluster is a high priority
      for the EDC this year. Enhancing Western Mass – Canada trade is a significant
      tactic in our initiative. US – Canada trade tends to be north-south. Canada’s
      aerospace firms predominate in Quebec, so our region is well positioned to pick
      up future business opportunities.

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    5. Meredith-Springfield Associates in Ludlow says shortage of staff, high utility prices limit prospects | masslive

      Meredith-Springfield Associates in Ludlow says shortage of staff, high utility prices limit prospects | masslive

      Meredith-Springfield Associates Inc. can churn out 30 million tiny plastic bottles a year for the folks who make Mrs. Dash seasonings, but it can't find enough potential employees with the requisite mechanical skills to grow along with the company.
      'We can take a car mechanic and make a blow-mold machine operator,' Meredith -Springfield founder, president and CEO Mel O'Leary said. 'But you need to have the skills and the experience to build upon.'

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    6. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

      - Net Sales of $171 Million for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014, Up 25.8% Year-Over-Year

      - Quarterly Gross Margin of 42.6% in the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 vs. 37.7% a Year Ago

      - Quarterly Operating Income Margin of 28.1% in the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 vs. 23.0% a Year Ago

      - Company Raising Full Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Guidance

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    7. Disston holds ribbon cutting at Chicopee plant, employes 50 at former Buxton warehouse

      Disston holds ribbon cutting at Chicopee plant, employes 50 at former Buxton warehouse

      Toolmaker The Disston Co. hosted a grand opening Friday at its new plant in the former Buxton Co. warehouse at 45 Plainfield St. The plant employs 50 people. The move, which is still underway, represents a downsizing for the toolmaker. Disston laid off 15 workers from its former factory in South Deerfield and shifted some, but not all, of its manufacturing operations to China, according to previous statements from the company.

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    8. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department chooses Smith & Wesson

      Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department chooses Smith & Wesson

      The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has selected Smith & Wesson's M&P9 pistol as its new department-issued duty handgun, according to a news release from the Springfield-based gunmaker.  Smith & Wesson announced the five-year contract for an unnamed amount of money Tuesday.  The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is the second-largest law-enforcement agency in the country with more than 9,000 sworn deputies and 8,000 professional staff members. The LASD provides general service law enforcement to 43 municipalities that encompass more than three million people.

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    9. Western Massachusetts manufacturing group works to introduce youngsters to machine technology

      Western Massachusetts manufacturing group works to introduce youngsters to machine technology

      So Maier, Siedlik and others hope to work with the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County so middle school students get a chance to visit local machine shops and the Eastec trade show, a showplace for the latest and greatest technology, put on every other May on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield.  Housing and Economic Development Secretary Gregory Bialecki was one of the state officials at the event. He said the state is supportive of vocational education. For him, Westfield's Mainline Drive is a bit of a metaphor.

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    10. Smith & Wesson reaches out to tell story as gun debate rages

      Smith & Wesson reaches out to tell story as gun debate rages

      Smith & Wesson, the 161-year-old Springfield gunmaker well known for making the revolver Clint Eastwood used in "Dirty Harry," has been on a public-relations push of late with a two-page advertisement in The Republican; billboards, including one on Interstate 291 within sight of the plant; radio and television ads along with Tweets (messages on the microblogging site Twitter); Facebook posts; and videos posted to the brand’s own Youtube channel.

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    11. Springfield's Smith & Wesson makes presence known in gun control debate

      Springfield's Smith & Wesson makes presence known in gun control debate

      Smith & Wesson wants its voice, and the voices of its 1,500 employees, heard as the state Legislature considers new gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.  Smith & Wesson is committed to safety, James Debney, president and CEO, said Thursday in an interview. But he suggests making school buildings safer, improving the background check process for handgun purchasers and including more mental health information in the application. Smith & Wesson also wants to make the process of getting a Massachusetts license to carry a weapon consistent statewide and not dependent on individual police departments.

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    12. Hasbro pays $112M for mobile game developer

      Hasbro pays $112M for mobile game developer

      The Company’s DragonVale game was the number one top grossing iPad app and the number four top grossing iPhone app of 2012, according to Backflip.  The move will help Hasbro to advance its popular brands which include My Little Pony, Transformers, and Monopoly into all forms, according to Hasbro President and CEO Brian Goldner. “As mobile play continues its rapid growth, Backflip’s leadership position, great games and established network of users, makes Hasbro a more meaningful participant in digital gaming.”

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    13. Western Massachusetts companies share in work force training grants

      Western Massachusetts companies share in work force training grants

      Employees at Sealed Air Corp. in Holyoke will get quicker at switching their manufacturing equipment from a run of one product to another with the help of $47,310 in workforce training grants from the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development . "It's Lean Manufacturing. There are just a ton of little things you can do to get quicker and more efficient, said Pamela Nielsen, manager of the plant on Homestead Avenue.

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    14. New England economy recovering, could use help in education, immigration reform

      New England economy recovering, could use help in education, immigration reform

      Massachusetts has the potential to add 8,000 manufacturing jobs a year with an average salary of about $80,000 annually, but only if Washington lawmakers make the right moves first.  James T. Brett, president and CEO of the New England Council, called Wednesday for the Congress to move forward with energy efficiency, the creation of manufacturing 'Hubs of Excellence' as well as pass immigration reform legislation pending in the Senate.

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    15. Westfield's Savage Arms sale to ATK for $315 million finalized

      Westfield's Savage Arms sale to ATK for $315 million finalized

      Defense contractor and ammunition maker ATK has completed its $315-million purchase Savage Sports Corp. and Savage Arms, according to an announcement released Monday.  The deal, first announced in May, makes Savage part of a conglomerate with $469 million in profits last year. ATK, created in 1990 when Honeywell spun off its defense business, will put Savage with its existing Sporting Group.

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    16. State considers offering computing center to businesses

      State considers offering computing center to businesses

      Massachusetts is considering allowing small manufacturers to use computers at the Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke to help make parts for larger manufacturers, state officials said yesterday. The plan, which is still in the conceptual stage, is part of a broader effort to help train workers and give them access to the hardware and software they need to make parts that large manufacturers increasingly are designing with computers, said Greg Bialecki, secretary of housing and economic development.

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