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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. State awards $1.1 million in Vocational School Equipment grants

      State awards $1.1 million in Vocational School Equipment grants

      The 64 vocational technical programs in Massachusetts represent more than 44,000 students. These schools offer hands-on learning in a number of innovative educational programs to support a range of career fields, especially growing work force sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, clean energy and information technology.

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    10. Peter Picknelly, investors, add Duval Precision Grinding in Chicopee to portfolio

      Peter Picknelly, investors, add Duval Precision Grinding in Chicopee to portfolio

      Investors Peter A. Picknelly, the chief executive officer of Peter Pan Bus Lines, Getz and Brian Stefano bought Duval at the end of last year, adding the precision grinding company to a portfolio of businesses including Camfour, a firearm sporting-goods wholesaler in Westfield, Hill Country, a similar wholesaler in Texas, and Belt Technologies in Agawam, which manufactures specialty stainless steel belts for industrial use, including making the inside of McDonald's hamburger grills work properly.

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    11. MA vocational schools receiving grants

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

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

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

      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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    15. Savage Arms in Westfield sold to defense giant ATK

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

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

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

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

      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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