1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Westfield Chamber, Training and Workforce Options join to host manufacturing training summit at Savage Arms

      Westfield Chamber, Training and Workforce Options join to host manufacturing training summit at Savage Arms

      According to the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, the Pioneer Valley boasts approximately 293 manufacturers who employ roughly 7,850 workers. Manufacturing is the fourth-largest industry sector in the Commonwealth, with more than 299,000 employees, and ranks second in the Pioneer Valley. The summit also will address such issues as current and future business challenges, specific industry workforce needs, projected changes in the local economy and the workforce, resources available to improve workers’ skills and development, and ways in which Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College and manufacturers can develop meaningful partnerships to effectively address the ...

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    2. STCC Celebrates Expansion of Mechanical Engineering Tech. Building

      STCC Celebrates Expansion of Mechanical Engineering Tech. Building

      Some big things are happening in the technology program at Springfield Technical Community College. STCC is expanding its mechanical engineering technology building and that means more good paying jobs in the precision manufacturing field. Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki joined local officials in cutting the ribbon for the expansion of the mechanical engineering technology, or MET, program at STCC.

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    3. Connecting Points | BusinessWest

      Connecting Points | BusinessWest

      As she gave BusinessWest a tour of the 24,000-square-foot MicroTek plant on Justin Drive, Paradis stopped at a number of the workstations where she learned this business and its specific products more than 25 years ago.  She explained the processes involved with specific parts, offered high praise for the workforce, and ended with some pointed commentary.  “This is a good example of how manufacturing is still a big part of our economy in Western Mass.,” she said. “People say this sector is in decline, and maybe it’s not what it once was, but what we’re doing here ...

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    4. Hasbro among big gainers as S&P 500 ekes out a small advance to set a new record

      Hasbro among big gainers as S&P 500 ekes out a small advance to set a new record

      Toymaker Hasbro and the V.F. Corporation, which owns clothing brands including Wrangler and The North Face, were among the biggest gainers in the S&P 500 after reporting earnings that beat analysts' expectations. McDonalds dipped after reporting disappointing revenue. The S&P 500 closed up a fraction of a point at 1,744.66, an all-time high, its third consecutive record close. Stocks climbed last week after Washington reached a deal to end a 16-day government shutdown and avert a default on the nation's debt.  The index is up 22 percent so far this year, putting it on ...

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    5. New $100 bills, made with Crane & Co. paper from Dalton, allow tellers to feel denomination

      New $100 bills, made with Crane & Co. paper from Dalton, allow tellers to feel denomination

      'The new bill is more highly textured. you can almost count them blindfolded,' said Sue Fearn, assistant vice president for client sales at Nuvo Bank & Trust Co. in Springfield. Even the U.S. Department of the Treasury's website www.newmoney.gov asks people to run their finger along Benjamin Franklin's shoulder when they get a new bill.

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    6. Manufacturing Shift to U.S. Accelerates

      Manufacturing Shift to U.S. Accelerates

      The study found that 54 percent of U.S.-based manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion are planning to “re-shore” production, or are considering it, up from 37 percent who responded to a similar survey in February 2012. When asked whether they expect to move production in light of rising wages in China, 21 percent of respondents—around twice as many as in 2012—said they are “actively doing this” or that they “will move production to the U.S. in the next two years.”

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    7. Manufacturing the focus of Franklin County Technical School center | masslive

      Manufacturing the focus of Franklin County Technical School center | masslive

      The old manufacturing technology center at Franklin County Technical School looked like the kind of workshop that would have laid off the grandfather of today's high school students 30 years ago.  It was manual, hand-adjusted technology with oil and dirt, said Valley Steel Stamp owner Steve Capshaw, who spearheaded the $717,000 renovation, updating and re-equipping the program in an effort to help his industry grow by providing more qualified workers for his business and others in the valley.

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    8. Canadian – Western Mass Aerospace Roundtable

      Canadian – Western Mass Aerospace Roundtable

      Promoting our regional aerospace cluster is a high priority
      for the EDC this year. Enhancing Western Mass – Canada trade is a significant
      tactic in our initiative. US – Canada trade tends to be north-south. Canada’s
      aerospace firms predominate in Quebec, so our region is well positioned to pick
      up future business opportunities.

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    9. Meredith-Springfield Associates in Ludlow says shortage of staff, high utility prices limit prospects | masslive

      Meredith-Springfield Associates in Ludlow says shortage of staff, high utility prices limit prospects | masslive

      Meredith-Springfield Associates Inc. can churn out 30 million tiny plastic bottles a year for the folks who make Mrs. Dash seasonings, but it can't find enough potential employees with the requisite mechanical skills to grow along with the company.
      'We can take a car mechanic and make a blow-mold machine operator,' Meredith -Springfield founder, president and CEO Mel O'Leary said. 'But you need to have the skills and the experience to build upon.'

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    10. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

      - Net Sales of $171 Million for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014, Up 25.8% Year-Over-Year

      - Quarterly Gross Margin of 42.6% in the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 vs. 37.7% a Year Ago

      - Quarterly Operating Income Margin of 28.1% in the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 vs. 23.0% a Year Ago

      - Company Raising Full Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Guidance

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    11. Disston holds ribbon cutting at Chicopee plant, employes 50 at former Buxton warehouse

      Disston holds ribbon cutting at Chicopee plant, employes 50 at former Buxton warehouse

      Toolmaker The Disston Co. hosted a grand opening Friday at its new plant in the former Buxton Co. warehouse at 45 Plainfield St. The plant employs 50 people. The move, which is still underway, represents a downsizing for the toolmaker. Disston laid off 15 workers from its former factory in South Deerfield and shifted some, but not all, of its manufacturing operations to China, according to previous statements from the company.

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    12. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department chooses Smith & Wesson

      Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department chooses Smith & Wesson

      The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has selected Smith & Wesson's M&P9 pistol as its new department-issued duty handgun, according to a news release from the Springfield-based gunmaker.  Smith & Wesson announced the five-year contract for an unnamed amount of money Tuesday.  The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is the second-largest law-enforcement agency in the country with more than 9,000 sworn deputies and 8,000 professional staff members. The LASD provides general service law enforcement to 43 municipalities that encompass more than three million people.

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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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