1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Sealed Air, Elms College and a Conway machine shop get state economic ...

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 2 2012)

      Sealed Air, Elms College and a Conway machine shop get state economic ...

      Those local projects were among nine projects statewide the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council approved for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program. Taken together, all nine projects will create more than 320 new jobs, retain 1,600 existing jobs, and leverage $106 million in private investment while supporting construction projects across Massachusetts, according to a news release from the state Office of Housing and Economic Development.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   Chicopee

    2. Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center in Greenfield cooks up success for local businesses

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 28 2012)

      Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center in Greenfield cooks up success for local businesses

      The Franklin County Community Development Corp. has a recipe that has spelled success for a host of entrepreneurs who have ventured into the marketplace with food products made and packaged at its Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   The Republican

    3. EDC to Present Specialized Manufacturing Event

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 23 2012)

      The EDC is pleased to announcethat we will host the second event in our Growth Sector series, “Understandingthe Supply Chain in Specialty Manufacturing”. The series is presented by FirstNiagara Bank. We appreciate the collaboration of the Connecticut and WesternMass chapters of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Here is a linkto the invitation -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/manufacturing2012/   This event will be heldat the Robert E. Morris Company of Windsor CT, which is presenting our keynotespeaker, Kym Nelson, Principal of KLEW Company. Kym is a nationally recognized supplychain consultant and previously managed the global supply chain for Proctor& Gamble. She ...

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor

    4. Northampton officials to discuss rate hike with Coke

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Northampton officials to discuss rate hike with Coke

      The expansion of the plant that enabled it to bottle the cold fill products also created 100 new jobs at the site. To handle the expected problems with the discharge, the city upgraded the capacity of the nearby Bradford Street pump, a $1.5 million project. The state contributed $1.125 towards the upgrade. At the same time, Coke built its own on-site pre-treatment facility as part of its expansion.

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      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   Northampton   The Republican

    5. Kollmorgen in Northampton has new name: L-3 KEO

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 14 2012)

      Kollmorgen in Northampton has new name: L-3 KEO

      The New York-based L-3 Communications has 61,000 employees around the world and contracts with the U.S. government for a variety of products and services, including reconnaissance systems, communications and intelligence. Kollmorgen makes submarine periscopes and other sophisticated optics equipment.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican   Kollmorgen

    6. Latest Hasbro layoff of 170 jobs worldwide includes 3 in East Longmeadow

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 13 2012)

      Latest Hasbro layoff of 170 jobs worldwide includes 3 in East Longmeadow

      Those changes include 170 layoffs worldwide, including 55 in the company’s Rhode Island Headquarters and three jobs cut from the company’s sprawling plant in East Longmeadow, Charness said. The jobs represent that last of the game sales and marketing staff who were stationing in East Longmeadow.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Continuous Improvement Manufacturers: ISO Collaborative = New Market Opportunities for United Plastics

      Explore massmac.org (Mar 9 2012)

      Universal Plastics, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, is a family run company of approximately 55 employees. For over 45 years they have specialized in custom thermoformed plastic, a process that converts plastic sheets into a variety of custom and detailed products. Universal was one of seven companies who participated in the first MassMEP ISO Collaborative in March 2011. The Collaborative was presented by the MassMEP and their partner Exolytic, and sponsored by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. Hasbro lays off 170 worldwide as part of downsizing

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 7 2012)

      Hasbro lays off 170 worldwide as part of downsizing

      According to WWLP.com, the layoffs including three workers at Hasbro's East Longmeadow plant. The layoffs will affect workers in Pawtucket and Providence. The company said Hasbro hired about 160 people in the state last year.

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      Mentions:   Hasbro, Inc.

    9. Spheres of Influence

      Explore BusinessWest (Mar 1 2012)

      Spheres of Influence

      Through most of his career in the plastics business, Mel O’Leary has kept a low profile. Make that a very low profile. Indeed, over the course of the past 29 years, during which he’s shaped Meredith-Springfield into one of the nation’s more accomplished blow-molding specialists, O’Leary has let the company’s products — actually, other people’s products, ranging from maple-syrup containers to detergent bottles — do the talking for him.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Manufacturers hire in tech and management

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Feb 29 2012)

      Manufacturers hire in tech and management

      Among Massachusetts manufacturers, the greatest percentage of advertised job openings were in the computer equipment sector at 28 percent, followed by positions in pharmaceutical and medicine at 24.7 percent. The most sought-after occupations by state manufacturers included sales and customer service representatives, computer and information technology-related positions, and managers.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    11. Hunting tradition powers Savage Sports Holdings of Westfield

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 25 2012)

      Hunting tradition powers Savage Sports Holdings of Westfield

      In an economy ravaged by downsizing and shrinking revenues, Savage Sports Holdings has managed to do just the opposite.  The privately-held company, a part of Westfield’s history since the early 1960s, boasts 294 employees at its plant and headquarters here – a 30 percent increase from last year.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    12. Winning a trip to the Bahamas is no accident for Meredith-Springfield employee

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 18 2012)

      Winning a trip to the Bahamas is no accident for Meredith-Springfield employee

      Meredith-Springfield, a plastics blow molding manufacturer in Ludlow, celebrated two years of remaining accident free, without a single day of work lost due to injury, by making winners out of some of its employees.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   The Republican

    13. State explores economic growth in WMass

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Feb 16 2012)

      Housing and Economic Development Secretary Gregory Bialecki said his office is facilitating relationships between western Massachusetts companies and large companies, like Raytheon, which specializes in military defense products.  “We’re actually going to start by talking with some of our big companies that are here about, first of all, locating some of their business units out in Western Mass or other low costs parts of the state,” said Bialecki.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Raytheon   Chicopee

    14. Manufacturing had a small rebound in 2011, looks to a solid 2012

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 10 2012)

      Manufacturing had a small rebound in 2011, looks to a solid 2012

      Kasa’s company, a precision manufacturer, makes tiny parts that make up larger components all over the new $193-million Dreamliners as well as in other aircraft and space equipment. The company has 22 employees now and is looking to add to its workforce, if Kasa can find the skilled machinists and technicians her company requires.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    15. Smith & Wesson grows in Springfield hiring veterans, Putnam Vocational students

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 7 2012)

      Smith & Wesson grows in Springfield hiring veterans, Putnam Vocational students

      Smith & Wesson has more than 1,200 employees. Monday, Smith & Wesson announced that it has already created 217 jobs and expects to hit 227 jobs by the end of February. The 160-year-old Springfield gunmaker has also invested more than $19 million in capital improvements at its sprawling Roosevelt Avenue plant through the end of December 2011.

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

    16. InteliCoat in South Hadley to cut jobs now, but promise growth in the future

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 6 2012)

      InteliCoat in South Hadley to cut jobs now, but promise growth in the future

      InteliCoat Technologies has announced a manufacturing partnership that will cost about 20 jobs at its South Hadley plant. But InteliCoat said in a news release it expects to achieve growth of more than 10 percent in 2012, which will enable InteliCoat to create additional jobs in production, sales, marketing and distribution out of the South Hadley location.

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      Mentions:   The Republican   IntelliCoat

    17. Microtest manufactures celiac cure on behalf of a Cambridge company

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 6 2012)

      Microtest manufactures celiac cure on behalf of a Cambridge company

      Richter said Microtest has about 100 employees doing both manufacturing and contract laboratory work. The company plans to open another laboratory suite at its Agawam facility soon and that opening might result in more hiring.

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Microtest

    18. Adam Sandler signs deal to make movie about Hasbro's Candy Land board game

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 2 2012)

      Adam Sandler signs deal to make movie about Hasbro's Candy Land board game

      Actor Adam Sandler has signed a deal with Sony and Hasbro, which manufactures the Candy Land board game at its East Longmeadow plant, to make a movie based on the colorful children’s board game that sends kids on a colorful quest to find the lost King Kandy, the Imperial Head Bonbon and Grand Jujube of Candy Land and his lost Castle.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Hasbro, Inc.

    19. Mestek, Orion Find New Business Close to Home in Massachusetts

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Jan 31 2012)

      Mestek, Orion Find New Business Close to Home in Massachusetts

      The November BuyMass event was co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Westfield

    20. Register for Photonics Industry Sector Presentation

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 31 2012)

      The EDC wants to remind you to register for “New Market Opportunities for Photonics and Fiber Optics Companies”, the first in a series of seminars focused on growth opportunities in manufacturing sectors in western Massachusetts. The session will be held on Tuesday, February 7 from 4:00-6:30 at the Springfield Technology Park. More information can be found in the invitation -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/photonics2012/   The speakers have been confirmed. In addition to Keynote Speaker John Jay from Corning Optical Fiber (previously announced), the industry panelists will be Mike Toro from Schott, Pieter Schwarzenbach from Prima Electro, Flemming Tinker ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    21. Make or break: Challenges to manufacturing in the Berkshires

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Jan 29 2012)

      Make or break: Challenges to manufacturing in the Berkshires Michael Graney, the senior vice president of business development at the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, said the "traditional, commodity-based heavy stuff" normally associated with New England manufacturing "is not going to make a lot of sense here" due to the high costs associated with labor, energy and doing business in this region. But Graney believes that small, well-run manufacturers who make products for a specific or "niche" markets, such as Pittsfield Plastics & Engineering, can succeed. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Berkshire Bank

    22. Eastman Chemical to buy Solutia Inc. for $3.4 billion

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 28 2012)

      Eastman Chemical to buy Solutia Inc. for $3.4 billion Eastman Chemical is buying Solutia Inc., chemicals provider for products from iPads to tires, for about $3.4 billion in cash and stock in a bid to drive its sluggish growth and focus on emerging markets, particularly the Asia-Pacific region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Solutia Inc.   The Republican

    23. Bialecki: Manufacturing jobs not coming back to Mass. - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 25 2012)

      “If you promised me that 20 years from now we'd only have the same number of people working in manufacturing as we did today I would take your offer in a second,” Bialecki said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Gregory P. Bialecki

    24. Norwest Equity Partners Invests in Leading Sporting Firearms Manufacturer ...

      Explore businesswire.com (Jan 25 2012)

      Coburn stated, “This new investment partnership with NEP marks an exciting time for Savage. On behalf of our management team and employees, we look forward to working with the NEP team, exploring new business opportunities and advancing our business potential together.” Savage is headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts, and has over 600 dedicated employees. Manufacturing facilities are located in Westfield; Lakefield, Ontario; and Eugene, Oregon. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   Bank of America

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