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    1. Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy

      Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy

      After a one-year hiatus, Eastec, the East Coast’s largest manufacturing trade show, returns to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield for a three-day run this week. And that is very good news for the local retail economy.  The Eastec show, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, had been an annual event until 2011 when organizers decided to hold the event only on odd-numbered years.

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    2. Holyoke U.S. Tsubaki plant gets OK for expansion of up to $7 million and 15 jobs

      Holyoke U.S. Tsubaki plant gets OK for expansion of up to $7 million and 15 jobs

      Construction on a $6 million to $7 million expansion at U.S. Tsubaki Inc. at 821 Main St. is scheduled to be done by fall, adding at least 15 jobs, officials said. "We are excited to see this investment, as this is part of a larger trend happening in Holyoke -- businesses expanding and growing and starting to invest again," Mayor Alex B. Morse said.

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    3. Eastec manufacturing show returns to the Big E in West Springfield | masslive.com

      Eastec manufacturing show returns to the Big E in West Springfield | masslive.com

      Eastec, which features truck-sized industrial equipment that can cost up to $1 million and churn out precision parts to tolerances many times smaller than a human hair, is expected to draw more than 500 exhibitors and visitors representing nearly 700 companies from across the country, said Kimberly L. Farrugia, senior event manager for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Farrugia said it’s a 15 percent increase overall increase in registrations from 2011, the last time Eastec was in West Springfield. She anticipated overall attendance of about 11,000 over three days, May 14, 15 and 16.

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    4. Smith & Wesson to provide new service handguns to the San Antonio Police Department | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson to provide new service handguns to the San Antonio Police Department | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson announced Tuesday that it has a contract to provide duty sidearms to the San Antonio Police Department in Texas. The order for 2,600 M &P40 pistols firing .40 caliber ammunition is the Springfield icon's largest contract to date in the state of Texas, according to a Smith & Wesson news release. According to the department reached by phone Tuesday, San Antonio's 2,300 sworn police officers currently use .40 caliber Glock handguns.

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    5. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to tour Westfield's Genevieve Swiss plant to highlight jobs and workforce training

      Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to tour Westfield's Genevieve Swiss plant to highlight jobs and workforce training

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray is scheduled to make stops in Western Massachusetts on Thursday to highlight manufacturing and technology initiatives in this region. His first stop is at 10:45 a.m. at Genevieve Swiss Industries, where he'll emphasize jobs and workforce training at the precision manufacturing company at 6 Old Stage Road. Nearly two years ago, officials of the high-precision tools and accessories firm near Barnes Regional Airport announced they were going to begin manufacturing parts for sophisticated metal turning and milling machines, rather than merely sell such components.

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    6. Auto Custom Leathers - Common Capital Inc.

      Auto Custom Leathers - Common Capital Inc.

      At the start, Jerry had a list of 250 trade customers, mainly small auto trim and customization shops and auto dealers. From that core group, he has now grown his customer base to 500 mainly through word of mouth and by providing a high quality product. Auto Custom Leathers manufactures replacement vinyl and leather interiors which their customers install in shops mainly throughout the U.S. and Canada but they have shipped their products as far as Japan, Germany and other parts of Europe.

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    7. Workforce Training Fund Streamlines Grant Process

      Workforce Training Fund Streamlines Grant Process

      The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) today announced four policy changes that will streamline the grant process and make thousands of additional employers eligible for the Express Grant program. WTFP officials said the fund’s advisory board voted recently to cut in half the two-year waiting period for companies that receive a grant and wish to apply for a subsequent award. The board also made companies with between 50-100 employees eligible for Express Grants; eliminated the waiting period between General Program grants and Express Program grants; and increased the allowable grant period for Technical Assistance grants from six months ...

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    8. Jenoptik Optical Systems to close Easthampton plant, eliminate 39 jobs | masslive

      Jenoptik Optical Systems to close Easthampton plant, eliminate 39 jobs | masslive

      Jenoptik Optical Systems is closing it plant on Industrial Drive and eliminating 39 local jobs because of falling demand from the Pentagon.

      Jenoptik used the Easthampton plant to make lenses for battlefield equipment like range-finders and night-vision goggles, said Jay Kumler, president of the German-owned company’s U.S. operations. He said the defense cuts that hurt Jenoptik predate the “sequester” cuts the federal government recently imposed.

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    9. Report on FDI Forum

      Report on FDI Forum

      Over 75% of inbound FDI into the US comes from
      eight countries -- six in Western Europe, Canada and Japan. The EDC maintains relationships
      with our peers and government officials in all of them, and particularly strong
      relationships in all of them except Japan. They are a growing source of leads
      for our Prospect Management system.

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    10. International Transfer Service Inc. fifth company to get Bradley tax credit approval

      International Transfer Service Inc. fifth company to get Bradley tax credit approval

      ITS, a 36-year-old manufacturer always located in Windsor, makes wooden crates for air-freight shipping of products from companies from Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. ITS crates the products and brings them to Bradley, where they are shipped worldwide. ITS is one of the oldest continuously running transportation companies serving the Bradley air-freight community.

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    11. L-3 KEO president Michael Wall to retire at the end of the month; Matthew Richi to take helm at company formerly known as Kollmorgen

      L-3 KEO president Michael Wall to retire at the end of the month; Matthew Richi to take helm at company formerly known as Kollmorgen

      Business was so brisk at Kollmorgen that it outgrew its King Street headquarters and moved in 2011 to a new site on Village Hill with 50,000 square feet of additional space. Last year, the company was purchased by defense contractor L-3 Communications, which renamed it L-3 KEO.

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    12. Looking to Make Some Waves

      Looking to Make Some Waves

      The parent corporation, FloDesign, is essentially an aerospace company that has designed, prototyped, and developed products ranging from noise suppressors for jet engines to something called a RAP nozzle, a device that transmits a fluid force, gas, or fine particles over a distance with minimal loses. Thresher takes the helm at an intriguing time for the enterprise, as it looks to create new business opportunities and avenues for growth.

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    13. Newtown massacre reverberates through New England's 'Gun Valley'

      Newtown massacre reverberates through New England's 'Gun Valley'

      Smith & Wesson, in business since before the Civil War, is in Springfield, Mass., just up the Connecticut River from Hartford. Springfield is the home of the federal armory established by President George Washington in 1794. The armory produced hundreds of thousands of rifled muskets for the Union during the Civil War, and millions of semi-automatic M1 rifles for G.I.s in World War II, before closing in 1968.

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    14. Manufacturing jobs high, workers low

      Manufacturing jobs high, workers low

      - Lt. Governor Tim Murray paid a visit to the Valley Steel Stamp Company in Greenfield on Thursday, to promote Governor Patrick’s initiatives in manufacturing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there will be three job openings for every newly-certified precision metalworker over the coming decade.

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    15. Polymer Corporation Opens New Injection Molding Facility In Palmer, Mass.

      Polymer Corporation Opens New Injection Molding Facility In Palmer, Mass.

      “Polymer is rapidly growing and committed to manufacturing in the United States,” said Jim Ryan, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our new Palmer plant provides needed additional capacity, supports our commitment to innovation through the use of state-of-the-art technology, and allows us to run highly efficient operations. Further, Palmer is convenient to our customers and our workforce.”

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    16. United Technologies plans to cut 3,000 jobs in 2013, filing says | masslive.com

      United Technologies Corp. expects to eliminate 3,000 employees from its overall work force this year and close 1.85 million square feet of building space, the company says in its annual report.  UTC, based in Hartford, did not indicate where the job cuts and closings may be made. Its major Connecticut holdings include Pratt & Whitney, the former Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks, now part of UTC Aerospace Systems, and Sikorsky Aircraft.

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