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    1. MA vocational schools receiving grants

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 29 2013)

      MA vocational schools receiving grants

      Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray announced more than $1 million in grants for vocational school Wednesday; this could impact a local school near you. 25 vocational school districts across Massachusetts are getting more than $1 million in grants to better equip their students with the challenges of the modern workforce. Franklin County Technical School District and Springfield Public Schools are some of the western Massachusetts schools that will receive money.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Timothy P Murray

    2. Springfield Fire Capt. Robert Duffy invents 'Quick Step Anchor' to help firefighters stay safer on roofs

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      Springfield Fire Capt. Robert Duffy invents 'Quick Step Anchor' to help firefighters stay safer on roofs

      “(Duffy) has always risen to the occasion on the Springfield Fire Department and we are very excited to introduce it today,” said Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant.

      Duffy declined to elaborate on how much money he may earn from his invention. “It’s not about money for me, it’s about helping to save the lives of people who save lives for a living,” he said.

      The Quick Step is manufactured right here in Springfield at Jesko Tool & Knife on Front Street in Indian Orchard.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    3. At Eastec trade show in West Springfield, manufacturers talk about not sending work to China, new products, and more

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      At Eastec trade show in West Springfield, manufacturers talk about not sending work to China, new products, and more

      Eastec, the manufacturing trade show at the Eastern States Exposition, was busy Tuesday, and so are the manufacturers who attend looking for new customers, new technology and new equipment.  'We are looking for equipment so we can bring more production work into our building in Somers and not have to send it to China,' said Barry Smith, a manufacturing engineer at Conval Inc., a maker of precision valves for turbines used in generating electricity.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    4. Yankee Candle rekindles its Man Candles line by adding bacon and popcorn fragrances - Boston Business Journal

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      Yankee Candle rekindles its Man Candles line by adding bacon and popcorn fragrances - Boston Business Journal

      It also turned out to be a brilliant strategy for boosting revenue. Sure, Yankee Candle received plenty of ribbing for fragrances like “First Down,” “2x4” and “Riding Mower.” (Jimmy Fallon even asked, on his late night show, when we could expect to see a “10 PM Nacho Breeze” flavor.) But the line of four Man Candles was responsible for 10 percent of all sales volume in Yankee Candle’s stores for the stretch from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day last year, according to spokeswoman Karen Woods, much more than the Deerfield-based company’s executives had imagined. “Man Town ...

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    5. Savage Arms in Westfield sold to defense giant ATK

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      Savage Arms in Westfield sold to defense giant ATK

      Defense contractor ATK, also known as Alliant Techsystems, announced Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Savage Sports Corporation in Westfield For $315 million. Savage has 700 employees including 400 at its Westfield plant and headquarters. It calls itself is one of the world's largest manufacturers of hunting rifles and shotguns. Amanda Covington , vice president of corporate communications for ATK, didn’t make any predictions for the Westfield plant when questioned via email Monday afternoon.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    6. Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy

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      Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy

      After a one-year hiatus, Eastec, the East Coast’s largest manufacturing trade show, returns to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield for a three-day run this week. And that is very good news for the local retail economy.  The Eastec show, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, had been an annual event until 2011 when organizers decided to hold the event only on odd-numbered years.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    7. Holyoke U.S. Tsubaki plant gets OK for expansion of up to $7 million and 15 jobs

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      Holyoke U.S. Tsubaki plant gets OK for expansion of up to $7 million and 15 jobs

      Construction on a $6 million to $7 million expansion at U.S. Tsubaki Inc. at 821 Main St. is scheduled to be done by fall, adding at least 15 jobs, officials said. "We are excited to see this investment, as this is part of a larger trend happening in Holyoke -- businesses expanding and growing and starting to invest again," Mayor Alex B. Morse said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. Auto Custom Leathers - Common Capital Inc.

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      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

    14. 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

    15. Workforce Training Fund Streamlines Grant Process

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      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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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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    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. Looking to Make Some Waves

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      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.

    23. 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

    24. 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

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