1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Pioneer Valley machine shops get Massachusetts grant to train workers

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2011)

      Pioneer Valley machine shops get Massachusetts grant to train workers Bialecki, along with representatives of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and area machine-shop operators, announced the grant Wednesday at Hoppe Technologies, a machine shop in Chicopee. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    2. United Technologies creates new division of Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and Goodrich

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 3 2011)

      “It appears that the company wants to consolidate its position as a commercial aerospace market supplier, hence the exclusion of Sikorsky from this new group,” Pettibone said, referring to Sikorsky Aircraft. “With all the operations under one organization, the new aerospace unit should be able to offer significant packages of components – one-stop shopping, if you will – to manufacturers.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican   United Technologies

    3. Springfield's Titeflex is growing, especially to natural gas vehicles

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 3 2011)

      Springfield's Titeflex is growing, especially to natural gas vehicles Hurt, like many manufactures, by the recession and slowdowns in the automotive industry, Titeflex is hiring again, a message company officials shared this week when they gave a tour to U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick hails job creation at Northampton Coca-Cola plant

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 30 2011)

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick hails job creation at Northampton Coca-Cola plant Patrick was among a chorus line of officials who cut the ribbon officially unveiling a $50 million expansion that has enabled the facility to produce and bottle a variety of cold-fill products and hire 100 people to do that work. When the plant began vying for the expansion several years ago, its goal was to create 40 jobs and invest $39.4 million in the project. It more than doubled both figures. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Coca-Cola   Northampton

    5. Cyalume Technologies to Exhibit at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

      Explore MarketWatch.com (Sep 26 2011)

      Cyalume Technologies, Inc. /quotes/zigman/251739 CYLU +2.64% , the world leader in chemiluminescent technology, announced today that it will showcase its suite of chemical light products at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Exposition in Washington, DC, October 10-12, 2011. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    6. UMass nanotechnology center due to get grant for advanced solar panels, cell-phone touchscreens

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2011)

      UMass nanotechnology center due to get grant for advanced solar panels, cell-phone touchscreens Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst who develop technologies on the scale of a human hair are in line for a major grant from the federally-funded National Science Foundation (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Mount Holyoke College   Amherst

    7. The Laser Show

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      The Laser Show Hayden Corp. in West Springfield has been a model of industrial evolution since its founding nearly 90 years ago. This fourth-generation company started out serving the paper industry with machine components and later morphed into a metalizing specialist, applying coating that adds years to worn parts and equipment. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. On the Cutting Edge

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      On the Cutting Edge Thorn manufactures instrumentation and implantable surgical devices for the spine, knee, and hip using state-of-the-art computer numeric-controlled machinery. It also does its own laser marking, using a laser to mark parts for customers, as well as a process called passivation, which cleans instruments and implants with citric acid to remove imperfections in stainless steel or titanium. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

      Explore newsblaze.com (Sep 7 2011)

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select: SWHC), a leader in the business of safety, security, protection, and sport, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   Michael Golden

    10. The Pentagon's scaling back on military spending could impact Western Massachusetts machine shops

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 5 2011)

      The Pentagon's scaling back on military spending could impact Western Massachusetts machine shops “I don’t have a lot of cold hard facts on this, but I’ve already seen two major impacts in my own business,” said Larry A. Maier, president of Peerless Precision Inc. in Westfield and co-president of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, a trade group with members in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties as well as in northern Connecticut. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Palmer   Springfield

    11. Lego's half-year 2011 profit soars

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Aug 31 2011)

      Danish toy maker Lego, with Enfield operations, says its first-half profit rose 32 percent as its new products, such as Lego Ninjago, sold above expectations and it continued to gain market share, The Associated Press reports. (Read Full Article)

    12. InteliCoat taps $150K NETAAC grant to go lean, go cloud - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 24 2011)

      InteliCoat Technologies Inc. has won a $150,000 grant from the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (NETAAC), which the company says it will use to streamline its operations and manufacturing processes and implement a cloud CRM strategy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   IntelliCoat

    13. LEGO showcases upgrades to North American headquarters in Enfield

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2011)

      LEGO showcases upgrades to North American headquarters in Enfield The new, cutting-edge space at Enfield will accommodate the growing toy manufacturer’s need for more office space to house an ever-expanding employee base. The new offices include single-story and double-story spaces, some featuring creative, open floor plans and others featuring more traditional spaces. Home to LEGO’s R&D operations, the space puts visitors face-to-face with such colorful fixtures as a 15-foot-long saber toothed tiger crafted from LEGO building bricks, and a LEGO model of Lightning McQueen, the freewheeling racecar of Disney/Pixar’s Cars. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   The Republican   Calare Properties

    14. New Covidien chief Almeida plans to grow head count outside US - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Aug 4 2011)

      New Covidien chief Almeida plans to grow head count outside US - Boston Business Journal Covidien is incorporated in Ireland but has corporate headquarters in Mansfield, Mass., with close to 2,000 employees in the state. Almeida said he does not foresee layoffs this year in Massachusetts associated with the restructuring, but warned that business conditions could change. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covidien

    15. Oxford Performance Materials gets $1.2M from Connecticut - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 4 2011)

      Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public authority focused on technology investing and development, today said that it has provided $1.2 million in funding to Oxford Performance Materials LLC (OPM) of South Windsor, Conn., which manufactures medical implants. (Read Full Article)

    16. Hamilton-Sundstrand gets $6.6 million contract for submarine device design work

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 1 2011)

      Hamilton-Sundstrand gets $6.6 million contract for submarine device design work The order was among the Defense Department’s latest contract listings and identifies the Naval Sea Systems Command, in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as the contracting agencies. Under terms of the deal, Hamilton will investigate the possibility of using dry materials that can remove carbon dioxide from a submarine’s atmosphere, the listing says. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    17. Manufacturers seek job applicants

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jul 27 2011)

      To address the problem, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) trained 25 Springfield veterans in March 2011, some who were formerly homeless or suffering from addiction, but who were apt and capable of doing technical work. After a two-week basic skills course, they were placed in jobs at Smith and Wesson, where they’ve all been working since. MEP said many more jobs like these exist, but people don’t know about them or have a misguided view on machine shop jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    18. Lymtech Scientific, part of John R. Lyman Co., expands on Chicopee's Westover Road

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 19 2011)

      Lymtech Scientific, part of John R. Lyman Co., expands on Chicopee's Westover Road The company has a total of about 100 employees, 18 at the old facility in Chicopee’s Cabotville Industrial Park. The remainder have worked on Westover Road since March, according to Wright. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield   Chicopee

    19. Hasbro: Boys up, Girls down; Transformers will rock revenue

      Explore bizjournals (Jul 18 2011)

      Hasbro: Boys up, Girls down; Transformers will rock revenue Hasbro Inc. (Nasdaq: HAS) shares rose 1.5 percent, pre-market, Monday, as the Pawtucket, R.I. company reported net earnings up 33 percent on net revenues of $908.5 million for the second quarter of 2011. Some of the boost came from a tax adjustment related to the Ocean State game maker’s move to consolidate 145 Massachusetts jobs, moving about half to Rhode Island and laying off the other half. The firm still employs about 750 at a manufacturing facility in East Longmeadow, Mass. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hasbro, Inc.

    20. Massachusetts legislators seek new regulations for temporary staffing agencies

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 11 2011)

      Massachusetts legislators seek new regulations for temporary staffing agencies Mary Ellen Scott, owner of United Personnel in downtown Springfield, is worried that a bill on Beacon Hill could damage temporary staffing agencies such as her own. “It’s just not necessary,” said Scott, who started her company in 1984 with her late husband and last year placed 2,600 different people in temporary positions including engineers, clerical and light manufacturing jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    21. EDC Supports Massachusetts Activities at BIO Convention

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 1 2011)

      I attended the Biotechnology International Organization (“BIO”) Convention in Washington DC last week. The EDC has been part of the Massachusetts delegation at this convention for a decade.  While there is always some advantage to us to be part of the Massachusetts team, we have cut back on other trade shows where western Mass does not have a significant industry presence. But we retain our participation at BIO for several reasons. First, we still believe in the promise of the Massachusetts Life Science Center (“LSC”). The LSC was created to manage the $1 billion Mass Life Science Initiative, announced by ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Allan W. Blair

    22. IndiGo airlines purchase of 180 Airbus jets means $1 billion in business for Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2011)

      IndiGo airlines purchase of 180 Airbus jets means $1 billion in business for Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney IndiGo, India’s largest low-cost airline, has firmed up its order for 180 Airbus Industrie single-aisle aircraft in a deal that will bring more than $1 billion in jet engine business to Pratt & Whitney. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    23. Many Connecticut manufacturers looking to hire, but worry skilled workers in short supply

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2011)

      Many Connecticut manufacturers looking to hire, but worry skilled workers in short supply “Manufacturers are at a critical juncture,” CBIA Education Foundation Executive Director Judith Resnick said. “They face an exodus of mid- and senior-level employees who will take with them longstanding institutional knowledge and experience. At the same time, many incoming workers do not appear to have critical basic employability skills to replace them.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    24. West Springfield company has hearing aid innovation

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      West Springfield company has hearing aid innovation What’s uncommon is that Caldarola is an independent hearing aid fitter who spent five years in the labs at Baystate Hearing Aids in West Springfield and Palmer, the business he owns with one-time Cathedral High School classmate Jeffrey G. Halls, tinkering on a new design. They’ve contracted with a Florida company to manufacture the devices, which they fit and sell. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   The Republican

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