1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Defense industry jobs are critical to Western Massachusetts economy but often overlooked

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 3 2011)

      Defense industry jobs are critical to Western Massachusetts economy but often overlooked Even as the overall economy has struggled in the face of two recessions and fundamental industry shifts, defense has surged ahead. Total defense related economic activity in Massachusetts has increased 146 percent in less than a decade, from $10.6 billion in 2001 to $26 billion in 2009. During that same period, the number of employees supported by the defense sector has grown by nearly 50,000 jobs - an increase of more than 70 percent. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Chicopee

    2. Kollmorgen Puts King Street Parcel on the Block

      Explore Northampton MA News (Jan 2 2011)

      Kollmorgen Puts King Street Parcel on the Block Last Tuesday’s listing of the King Street property – where the company makes periscopes, optical and imaging equipment for the U.S. Navy and other countries – came one day before the U.S. Department of Defense made a major announcement that signals good times ahead for the 195-year-old company. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    3. Some bright spots for local business in a year dominated by unemployment, a struggling housing market and ...

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 27 2010)

      Some bright spots for local business in a year dominated by unemployment, a struggling housing market and ... High Speed computers, green energy and high-tech manufacturing provided bright spots this year when too often the business news was dominated by a struggling housing and labor markets and a lingering national recession. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual Center

    4. Paper mill bounces back - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Dec 25 2010)

      Paper mill bounces back - Berkshire Eagle Online Last month, the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development honored Onyx as its top performer for job retention and expansion this year in Western Massachusetts, an award well deserved according to state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli. "I call Onyx a rags-to-riches story," said Pignatelli. Onyx Specialty Papers has bucked a trend in Lee that began three years ago, when MeadWestvaco began the exodus of paper mill jobs from the once mostly blue-collar town. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

    5. Ships deal a go - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Dec 23 2010)

      Ships deal a go - Berkshire Eagle Online General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems expects to add 500 or more jobs at its Pittsfield plant over the next five years to handle a U.S. Navy contract for 10 specialized combat ships. "This is a landmark day for the city of Pittsfield. I could not be happier," Mayor James M. Ruberto told The Eagle on Wednesday. "The city is a beneficiary for having General Dynamics in it." "It's as about as good economic news as we could have wished for, and it's real," said state Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   John Kerry

    6. Smith & Wesson to save $6 million in Massachusetts corporate taxes in exchange for moving 225 jobs from New Hampshire

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2010)

      Smith & Wesson to save $6 million in Massachusetts corporate taxes in exchange for moving 225 jobs from New Hampshire Smith & Wesson will save $6 million on its state corporate taxes over the next seven years in exchange for moving 225 jobs here from Rochester, N.H., according to an agreement approved Tuesday by a state panel. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Massachusetts' unemployment rate inches up from 8.1% to 8.2%

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2010)

      “I think we are going to see a lot of up and down as we move forward in this recovery,” said Kevin E. Lynn, manager of business services at FutureWorks, a one-stop career center in Springfield. The state’s unemployment rate peaked at 9.5 percent in January and February. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Smith & Wesson to move 225 jobs to Springfield from Rochester, N.H., operation

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 8 2010)

      Smith & Wesson to move 225 jobs to Springfield from Rochester, N.H., operation Smith & Wesson will add 225 jobs at its corporate headquarters here as part of a consolidation of its Rochester, N.H.-based hunting rifle operation, company officials announced Wednesday. (Read Full Article)

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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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.

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