1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Defense, Homeland Security contracts key for many Western Massachusetts businesses, colleges

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2010)

      Defense, Homeland Security contracts key for many Western Massachusetts businesses, colleges Springfield’s Smith & Wesson has had a number of military contracts in recent years, including providing handguns to Air Force police officers and members of Iraq’s army, said Paul J. Pluff, director of marketing services. Smith & Wesson has more than 950 employees in its firearms factory in Roosevelt Avenue. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Mount Holyoke College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    2. Strength in numbers: 4 small Pioneer Valley manufacturers team up to land larger contracts

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2010)

      Strength in numbers: 4 small Pioneer Valley manufacturers team up to land larger contracts Like a lot of small precision manufacturers scattered throughout the Pioneer Valley, Mechanical Drive Components on Meadow Street in Chicopee is perfectly capable of making, say, 500 parts a week to very tight tolerances for makers of medical implants and other customers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   The Republican

    3. Editorial: For Western Mass. businesses, success begins at home

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 22 2010)

      Editorial: For Western Mass. businesses, success begins at home That was the message this week as representatives from about 50 Western Massachusetts companies showed off products and services at the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference (AMICCON) held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Chicopee

    4. New manufacturing conference seeks to link Western Massachusetts companies, services

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 16 2010)

      New manufacturing conference seeks to link Western Massachusetts companies, services The inaugural Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference was just a few hours old Tuesday and James W. White, president of Go Graphix in East Longmeadow already had cards from local companies that want to supply him with vinyl. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Chicopee

    5. Editorial: India, Pratt & Whitney play 'Let's Make a Deal'

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 15 2010)

      Editorial: India, Pratt & Whitney play 'Let's Make a Deal' Although Pratt & Whitney is located in East Hartford, the deal is big economic news for the Springfield area because hundreds of Pratt employees live in Massachusetts. There’s an added bonus, because Pratt affiliate, Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks, manufactures the control systems for those engines. That company also employs a large number of Western Massachusetts residents. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    6. Springfield AMICCON conference creating business before it happens

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 15 2010)

      Springfield AMICCON conference creating business before it happens The first-ever AMICCON advanced manufacturing conference and exhibition is upcoming Tuesday, but DIF Design of Springfield is already getting new business from the event. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    7. Getting an Education

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 12 2010)

      Getting an Education “Precision manufacturing is a critical and growing sector in the region,” said David Cruise, director of Business and Employer Services for the Regional Employment Board. “The majority of local manufacturing companies are working in defense, aerospace, medical devices, and commercial markets. (Read Full Article)

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

    8. Smith & Wesson donates 580 pistols to Springfield Police Department

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2010)

      Smith & Wesson donates 580 pistols to Springfield Police Department Smith & Wesson donated 580 new pistols valued at about $270,000 to the Police Department Tuesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    9. Orders at Universal Plastics in Holyoke seem to reflect increase in business confidence reported statewide

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2010)

      Orders at Universal Plastics in Holyoke seem to reflect increase in business confidence reported statewide “Everything seems to be pepping up a bit and that is good to see,” says Joseph L. Peters, president of the manufacturing company which is celebrating 45 years of business. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Northampton   Holyoke

    10. MASS. MARKET: N.E. politicians, businesses need to cooperate more - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

      Explore Home - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger (Oct 25 2010)

      The merger highlights the need for political and business leaders to move beyond parochial interests and recognize the importance of taking a regional approach on a number of issues. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    11. Asnuntuck Manufacturing Technology Center A Boon To Aerospace Industry

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Oct 24 2010)

      “It’s literally booming in our area,” said Frank Gulluni, director of the Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. “Jobs are plentiful at this time for people with this skill set. The people in the aerospace industry will tell you, if the talent pool is there, we have jobs for them.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. High-end Northampton millworks report business up | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 20 2010)

      High-end Northampton millworks report business up | masslive.com Two of the city’s largest millworks and custom woodshops report that, despite dreary economic indicators for much of the country, their businesses have weathered the past two years and even picked up a bit of steam over the past 10 months. Wright Architectural Millwork and VCA Inc. both say modest hiring may even follow suit. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican   Easthampton

    13. Filter made by Chicopee Engineering Associates had role in rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2010)

      Filter made by Chicopee Engineering Associates had role in rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners | masslive.com CHICOPEE – The rock drill that gnawed its way 2,300 feet into the collapsed Chilean mine and made the rescue of 33 trapped miners possible wouldn’t have worked without a part built in Chicopee. “It is a tremendous sense of satisfaction for all of us. And no one knows it’s from Chicopee,” said David P. Pieciak, president of Chicopee Engineering Associates Inc., a maker of industrial filtration equipment, including the oil/air separator on the Schramm drill rigs used in the rescue. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   The Republican

    14. Doing great by doing good: MicroTek's mission succeeds on all fronts

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2010)

      Doing great by doing good: MicroTek's mission succeeds on all fronts MicroTek faces the same challenges as any other firm including global competition, downward pressure on pricing, the need to create strategic alliances and growing the business. The company is a non-profit so it doesn’t have to deliver a high return on investment. But it does have to survive if the company is to continue its mission. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   MicroTek   United Technologies

    15. Sanderson MacLeod in Palmer gives cave lint the brush off

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2010)

      Sanderson MacLeod in Palmer gives cave lint the brush off Sanderson MacLeod, which invented the mascara brush 50 years ago, recently donated hundreds of medical brushes for the annual volunteer-led clean-up effort. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   The Republican   Sanderson MacLeod

    16. Solutia Opens New Photovoltaic Laboratory

      Explore PR Newswire (Oct 12 2010)

      "Demand for renewable energy is growing, and that drives the demand for innovative technologies and materials," comments Aristotelis Karagiannis, vice president of technology, Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division. "With our deep understanding of EVA and PVB technologies, a track record of rapid innovation and our new laboratory, we're in a unique position to develop and deliver high-value solutions for the solar module market." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Solutia Inc.   Solutia, Inc.

    17. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Appoints Willingham as President of ...

      Explore PR Newswire (Sep 28 2010)

      Michael F. Golden, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation President and CEO, said, "Barry Willingham has extensive management experience in the security and construction industries, including strategic planning and product development. He joined us in March as Chief Operating Officer of our Perimeter Security Division and since his arrival we have made significant investments in this business. He has expanded and reorganized the sales force and implemented new business processes and systems designed to prepare us for future growth. During his tenure, our Perimeter Security Division delivered a record level of quarterly revenue. His leadership and industry expertise will position us well ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    18. Hasbro updates Monopoly with board

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 24 2010)

      Hasbro updates Monopoly with board “Go” and “Jail” aren’t in the corners of the now, round board included with Monopoly Revolution, the newest version of Monopoly made at Hasbro’s sprawling factory here in Western Massachusetts (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Hasbro, Inc.

    19. Smith & Wesson Universal Safety Response safety gates prove popular

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 21 2010)

      Smith & Wesson Universal Safety Response safety gates prove popular This summer, Smith & Wesson also installed a Universal Safety Response barrier at its plant and corporate headquarters on Roosevelt Avenue. The gates can be left up or folded down into the pavement, ready to be deployed when a threat presents itself. Once the gate is deployed, sensors gauge the speed and size of the vehicle and adjust the shock absorbers accordingly, Gelfand said. The steel cables that do the stopping are attached to shock absorbers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

    20. Editorial: Western Massachusetts' businesses get a matchmaker

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2010)

      There’s no place like home. That’s the message that the organizers of the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference, AMICCON for short, have for manufacturers in the region. The conference is set for Nov. 16 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Chicopee

    21. AMICCON - Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference - scheduled for MassMutual Center in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2010)

      AMICCON - Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference - scheduled for MassMutual Center in Springfield The event has already started paying dividends, Shinners said. His company hosted a reception a few months ago. A Springfield envelope manufacturer heard about Pioneer through that event and is now in talks to use Pioneer Packaging for its packaging needs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Raytheon   MassMutual Center   West Springfield

    22. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial ...

      Explore American Chronicle (Sep 9 2010)

      Michael F. Golden, Smith & Wesson President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our first quarter performance was characterized by solid execution in firearms, despite challenging year-over-year comparisons, as well as the highest quarterly sales in the history of our Perimeter Security Division. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   Michael Golden

    23. Industrial Directory Reports Massachusetts Lost Fewer Industrial Jobs Over Past Year

      Explore newsblaze.com (Sep 9 2010)

      Bright spots for the state include the opening of Tyco Flow Control's Advanced Nuclear Testing & Development facility in Mansfield; the opening of Nuclea Biotechnologies' Nuclea Genomics Center in Pittsfield; the opening of a new production line at Fusion Optix in Woburn; the planned expansion of Coca-Cola's bottling plant in Northampton; the opening of a TPI Composites wind blade facility in Fall River; and the recent announcement that Terrafugia Inc. plans to begin production of its Roadable Aircraft or "Flying Car," potentially adding 50 manufacturing jobs to its Woburn plant. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   Northampton

    24. Two New Projects Announced

      Explore From the EDC (Aug 25 2010)

      Congratulations are in order for officials who helped facilitate two announcements about business expansions in western Massachusetts this week. First, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Northampton Mayor Mary Claire Higgins put together a package of incentives to convince Coca Cola to expand its Northampton facility. The project represents a minimum investment of $33 Million according to Coke and will add at least 40 new permanent jobs and about 60 construction jobs. Northampton Economic Development Director Teri Anderson deserves credit for her efforts to ensure that the investment happened in Northampton.   Second, the Campanelli Companies announced ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Campanelli Companies   Coca-Cola   Northampton

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