1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. State Seeks Input on Manufacturing Challenges

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Apr 16 2012)

      State Seeks Input on Manufacturing Challenges

      What are the barriers that hinder Massachusetts manufacturers? State officials want to find out and plan to survey of Bay State manufacturing firms.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    2. AIM-Member Manufacturer Uses ISO Certification to Win New Business

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      AIM-Member Manufacturer Uses ISO Certification to Win New Business

      For AIM member Universal Plastics, a family-run job shop with a 45-year history in Holyoke, the opportunity for growth came from a new aerospace customer. But when the customer notified Universal that it would require ISO certification from all its suppliers, the issue grabbed the attention of company president Joe Peters.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    3. Chicopee's Diecast Connections Grows Business Backed By MassDevelopment Growth ...

      Explore citybizlist Boston (Apr 5 2012)

      Founded in 2004, DieCast Connections provides engineering services and support, casting, secondary finishing, machining, component assembly, injection molding, and powder coat painting services. Industries served include automotive, electronics, industrial equipment, and utilities. DieCast produces unique molds for each product for each customer. The company, which employs 20 people, expects to add six jobs as a result of the project.

       

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Chicopee

    4. Greater Holyoke Chamber names Joseph Peters, president of Universal Plastics, 2012 business person of year

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      Greater Holyoke Chamber names Joseph Peters, president of Universal Plastics, 2012 business person of year

      Joseph L. Peters, president of Universal Plastics Corp., has been named 2012 “Business Person of the Year” by the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Holyoke Medical Center

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

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      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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Northampton officials to discuss rate hike with Coke

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

    11. 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

    12. Hasbro lays off 170 worldwide as part of downsizing

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      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.

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. Hunting tradition powers Savage Sports Holdings of Westfield

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      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

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

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      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

    17. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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.

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

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      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

    24. 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

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