1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Mass. officials look to bridge skills gap for manufacturing sector - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Sep 14 2012)

      Greg Bialecki, Gov. Deval Patrick’s economic affairs secretary, knows more work needs to be done to help bridge this training gap. He says state officials are launching two related initiatives aimed at boosting the manufacturing sectors in four key regions: the northeastern corner of the state, the South Coast, central Massachusetts, and western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    2. Editorial: Smith & Wesson sales show company's strength

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2012)

      Editorial: Smith & Wesson sales show company's strength

      Don’t believe anyone who tells you manufacturing in Western Massachusetts is dead.  Consider the soaring sales and earnings of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., Springfield’s iconic gun maker. The company garnered national attention in advance of Friday’s Wall Street rally when the gun maker’s stock shot up 18 percent before the market even opened.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    3. Engine of Progress | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 11 2012)

      Engine of Progress | BusinessWest

      The promise of the Scuderi split-cycle engine, as it’s called, is that it could dramatically increase the efficiency of a machine — the internal-combustion engine — that has been notoriously resistant to such efforts in the more than 130 years since it was invented.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Scuderi Group

    4. Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to tour Franklin County business sites

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 30 2012)

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to tour Franklin County business sites

      According to Murray's schedule, he's expected to be at Rodney Hunt, 46 Mill St., at 11:15 a.m. for a facility tour and announcement about the company's expansion and growth. At 1:30 p.m., he's expected to tour Franklin County CDC headquarters at 324 Wells St.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Timothy P Murray

    5. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is important for Massachusetts business

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2012)

      F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is important for Massachusetts business

      Tell Tool has invested $6 million in equipment and facilities upgrades in the hope that the Westfield company will soon be doing $10 million a year in business making fuel and hydraulic control manifolds for the next generation fighter jets.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Chicopee   Westfield

    6. Western Massachusetts precision manufacturers get together to build industry

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2012)

      Western Massachusetts precision manufacturers get together to build industry

      Michael F. Malone, vice chancellor of research and engagement at the University of Massachusetts, left the suit and tie back in Amherst.  After all, no one in a machine shop wears a tie, and that’s why Malone was in Westfield last week: to tour Peerless Precision Inc. and meet with people from the region’s precision manufacturing industry to discuss how UMass can help them, and how their ability to manufacture sophisticated parts down to tolerances smaller than a human hair can help the university.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Westfield

    7. More companies bring manufacturing back to US - Mass High Tech Business News

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      More companies bring manufacturing back to US - Mass High Tech Business News

      More companies bring manufacturing back to US

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    8. Hampden County employment board, precision manufacturers, to use $750000

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      Hampden County employment board, precision manufacturers, to use $750000

      The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and local precision manufacturers plan to use a $750,000 state grant to train 383 machinists over the next year.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   West Springfield

    9. Baystate Metal Solutions | Fabrication

      Explore Baystate Metal Solutions (Jul 25 2012)

      Baystate Metal Solutions | Fabrication

      Baystate Metal Solutions recently received a new company sign from a Springfield-based student program at Putnam Vocational Technical High School. On hand for the installation were Springfield Mayor Dominick Sarno and Putnam Principal Gil Traverso.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. New Buy Mass Event Scheduled at Pratt & Whitney

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 24 2012)

      The EDC is pleased to join Associated Industries ofMassachusetts (“AIM”) and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (“MOBD”)in announcing our next “Buy Mass” event. This is our first out-of-state event.It will be hosted by Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford on August 9.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Raytheon   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    11. Westfield Museum Inc. seeks to preserve and promote city's industrial past

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 20 2012)

      Westfield Museum Inc. seeks to preserve and promote city's industrial past

      The effort is to open a museum that features a static display of the city’s industrial past along with a living museum using the manufacturing operations of Westfield Whip Manufacturing Co., the city city’s last operating whip company which still resembles the 1890s manufacturing process.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Westfield

    12. MassBenchmarks: Manufacturing sector shed jobs in 2011 - Boston Business Journal

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      MassBenchmarks: Manufacturing sector shed jobs in 2011 - Boston Business Journal

      Manufacturing jobs may have actually declined in Massachusetts in 2011, according to MassBenchmarks, an organization of economists that tracks the state's economic activity.

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      Mentions:   Gregory P. Bialecki

    13. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

    17. 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

    18. 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.

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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

    24. Viewpoint: Technical schools need employer voice

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      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

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