1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. OnCore Manufacturing Springfield, Massachusetts Achieves AS9100C Certification

      Explore businesswire.com (Jul 17 2012)

      "Being AS9100C compliant at Springfield confirms our commitment to our aerospace and defense customers,” said Dan Perez, President and CEO of OnCore. "The continuous improvement of our Quality Management System is part of our customer commitment of providing complete solutions including total quality and regulatory compliance."

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Gil Traverso, principal at Springfield Vocational High School, is on mission to reform role of school in training workforce

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 9 2012)

      Gil Traverso, principal at Springfield Vocational High School, is on mission to reform role of school in training workforce

      Putnam Vocational has been under fire recentlyfrom the manufacturing sector for its alleged inability to attract, retain and educate enough students to fill the growing skilled work force gap in precision manufacturing in the region.

      “I feel the school currently has the correct mix of trades for the community,” Traverso said, “but I do understand the concerns in the manufacturing sector. The conflict for me is that my job is to sustain credibility as a leader by ensuring equity across programs.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    3. Hasbro executive George E. Burtch says games are a great place for marketers to play | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 2 2012)

      Hasbro executive George E. Burtch says games are a great place for marketers to play | masslive

      After all, Milton Bradley only started selling “Twister”##TB after Johnny Carson played the “left-foot-on-blue” game with “Green Acres” star Eva Gabor on the “Tonight Show” in the 1960s, says George E. Burtch, vice president of marketing for Milton Bradley’s successor, Hasbro Inc.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   George Burtch

    4. Manufacturers expand in Western Massachusetts using state, local, tax breakes

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 2 2012)

      Manufacturers expand in Western Massachusetts using state, local, tax breakes

      Package Machinery Co. Inc., a maker of machines that wrap consumer goods, has been making do with a tornado-damaged building on Union Street in West Springfield since the tornado hit in June 2011.

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      Mentions:   General Dynamics   West Springfield   Palmer

    5. Smith & Wesson posts record year

      Explore bizjournals (Jun 29 2012)

      Smith & Wesson Holdings Corp. of Springfield, Mass., said booming demand for its polymer-based pistols and sporting rifles were largely to credit for the quarter’s strong performance, as were efforts to consolidate and outsource some of its operations. The company surpassed 1 million unit shipments and ended the period with $439 million in backlogged orders, both records.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    6. Come and Play: Gaming Guru George Burtch of Hasbro Talks Toys | masslive.com

      Explore Massachusetts Blogs (Jun 25 2012)

      Come and Play: Gaming Guru George Burtch of Hasbro Talks Toys | masslive.com

      What kind of impact are video games and apps having on the gaming industry at large? On Wednesday, June 27, Vice President of Global Integration for Hasbro Games George Burtch will answer this question and many more in a discussion about the business of fun.

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      Mentions:   George Burtch   Hasbro, Inc.

    7. Uptick in orders for small manufacturers could be sign of big turnaround in economy

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 23 2012)

      Uptick in orders for small manufacturers could be sign of big turnaround in economy

      This small manufacturer machinery boom may seem at odds with an economy that is suffering from slow job growth following the worst recession many can remember. But the increase in demand for gear that businesses use to make a variety of machines, parts, tools and devices is a sign that companies are more confident and are willing to spend. They’re also getting loans from banks to buy the equipment – evidence that lenders are feeling more secure.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Springfield

    8. View Finders | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 19 2012)

      View Finders | BusinessWest

      Walk inside the Westfield headquarters of Instrument Technology Inc., and the first thing you’ll notice is the totem pole. It’s kind of hard to miss, rising dramatically up two levels of the front atrium.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    9. Driving Force

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 19 2012)

      Driving Force

      Over the years, Advance Welding has expanded several times, most recently with an addition that doubled the size of the current facility on Allston Avenue, while also increasing its workforce from two to the current eight, with more additions likely. As equal partners in the venture, Kielb and Mitton, who essentially grew up in the shop handling a variety of jobs, both oversee the staff and wear several hats while doing so.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   General Dynamics   West Springfield

    10. Westfield inventor Gary Webster develops adult tricycle to promote U.S. manufacturing

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2012)

      Westfield inventor Gary Webster develops adult tricycle to promote U.S. manufacturing

      Back when the recession first hit, mechanical engineer Gary P. Webster noticed the manufacturers that had always hired him to design and build automation systems for their factories were sending those factories overseas.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    11. New owners of Universal Plastics pledge to grow company in Holyoke, current president Joseph Peters says | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 15 2012)

      New owners of Universal Plastics pledge to grow company in Holyoke, current president Joseph Peters says | masslive

      Universal Plastics, which employs 70 people at its Whiting Farms Road factory, has been sold by the Peters family. The new owners are a father-and-son team, Sunil and Jay Kumar, and the Kumars pledge to grow the business in Holyoke, said Joseph L. Peters, current president of Universal Plastics who plans to stay on with the company after the sale.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Chicopee   Holyoke

    12. Viewpoint: Technical schools need employer voice

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2012)

      Viewpoint: Technical schools need employer voice

      Such a sense of employer direction can help guide not just curricular development and programmatic emphasis, but also student decisions. A central aspect of career preparation, one that should be a key strength of vocational schools, is an understanding of the realities of the world of work.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    13. Farmington's Edac pays $11M for Mass. firm | HartfordBusiness.com

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Jun 7 2012)

      Farmington aeroparts maker Edac Technologies Corp. paid about $11 million for an Agawam, Mass., precision metal welder-finisher that helped put men on the moon.

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      Mentions:   TD Bank

    14. Funds to boost WMass manufacturing

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 25 2012)

      According to the Candaras, the Senate’s economic development chairwoman, the precision manufacturing industry has 250 job openings right now and will have another 1500 over the next three to five years. State money will improve training programs and buy new equipment for technical high schools and community colleges.

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    15. Springfield’s Smith & Wesson boosts 4Q sales outlook | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (May 23 2012)

      Smith & Wesson also said that its backlog more than doubled to about $439 million as of the end of the quarter, up from $187 million at the same time last year.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    16. Pittsfield dog treat business receives $200K loan

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (May 22 2012)

      Pittsfield dog treat business receives $200K loan

      The company had eight employees at the end of 2011, but has already hired one new worker this year and plans to hire another during the fourth quarter. The company plans to hire two more employees next year, Gigliotti said. He said his company plans to maintain its relationship with MassDevelopment. "If we hit our numbers and continue to grow, we're going to need more equipment down the road," Gigliotti said. "We'll have an ongoing need for equipment." MassDevelopment works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions and communities to stimulate economic growth across the state. The agency financed or ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    17. Advanced Manufacturing: The University Bridge to Innovation

      Explore From the EDC (May 17 2012)

      Advanced Manufacturing: The University Bridge to Innovation

      Throughout our state and region, not to mention at the national level, there's currently a strong push for job creation and investment in Advanced Manufacturing. Here in Western Massachusetts we have many globally competitive companies doing what would be considered advanced manufacturing, but even for them and for many others, climbing the value chain and adopting innovative practices and technical solutions takes resources beyond their own team. Increasingly this leads to working with universities.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Amherst

    18. Business Monday from The Republican, May 14, 2012: Precision manufacturing gets a boost

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      Business Monday from The Republican, May 14, 2012: Precision manufacturing gets a boost

      The Pioneer Valley still has a higher concentration of manufacturing jobs than most other regions of the country, but it’s lost jobs in recent years and seems to be gaining them back more slowly than other regions, according to a new report from The Brookings Institution.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    19. Eastec manufacturing trade show replaced in 2012 by Mfg4 in Hartford

      Explore masslive.com (May 7 2012)

      Eastec manufacturing trade show replaced in 2012 by Mfg4 in Hartford

      Mfg4 takes its name from the four growing industries that will be the focus: aerospace, defense, medical and energy.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    20. J. Polep Distribution Services Selects VAI to Streamline Food Distribution and Manufacturing Operations

      Explore businesswire.com (May 3 2012)

      J. Polep Distribution Services, a Massachusetts-based leading convenience store distributor, has selected its S2K for Food Enterprise Management Software to grow and streamline its operations, while increasing efficiency and profitability. Servicing more than 4,000 chain and independent retailers in the six New England States, New York and Pennsylvania, J. Polep is ranked as one of the top 12 convenience store distributors in the country. The company has Distribution Centers located in Chicopee and Woburn, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and West Haven, Connecticut. The Polep family has been in the business of servicing its customers for over 110 years.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    21. Westfield Vocational Technical High School manufacturing program should be statewide model, education secretary Paul Reville says | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2012)

      WESTFIELD – When David A. Amanti, vice president of Advance Manufacturing in Westfield, hires a graduate of Westfield Vocational Technical High School he knows he is getting someone trained to step in to his shop and get to work.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Westfield

    22. Greenfield's Valley Steel Stamp Expands Thanks To MassDevelopment Bond

      Explore Home Page (May 1 2012)

      "Precision machine shops form the backbone of western Massachusetts’s manufacturing sector, which employs almost 40,000 workers,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones. “We’re pleased to support small, family-owned companies like Valley Steel as they expand their businesses and hire more employees.”

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Greenfield

    23. Critics assail cutbacks to machine technology program at Springfield's Putnam Vocational Technical Academy

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2012)

      Critics assail cutbacks to machine technology program at Springfield's Putnam Vocational Technical Academy

      “There are over 400 manufacturing companies in Western Mass. alone and a skilled work force in the area is key to keeping them local and competitive globally,” added Mayo, who is a retired executive from the former American Saw & Manufacturing in East Longmeadow, now Lenox. “Precision manufacturing is a path for these students to achieve a career that pays $70,000-$80,000 in total annual compensation,” said J.M. “Buck” Upson, vice president of fund. The salary figure would include the value of benefits.

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

    24. Poor 1st quarter for Hasbro Games; company announces 150 'temporary' layoffs now permanent

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 26 2012)

      Poor 1st quarter for Hasbro Games; company announces 150 'temporary' layoffs now permanent

      The company, which said the East Longmeadow facility “has been operating very efficiently” with a workforce of about 330 unionized employees. “Hasbro expects this facility will continue to operate at this level of employment, which means that we will not be recalling certain employees who have been out on temporary layoff.”

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Hasbro, Inc.

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