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    1. 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.

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

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      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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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

    11. Pittsfield dog treat business receives $200K loan

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      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

    12. Advanced Manufacturing: The University Bridge to Innovation

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      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

    13. 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

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

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      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

    15. 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

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

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      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

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

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      "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

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

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      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

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

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      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.

    20. FORGING CONNECTIONS WITH GLOBAL REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 19 2012)

      FORGING CONNECTIONS WITH GLOBAL REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS

      Strong headwinds remain in place to inhibit Foreign DirectInvestment, but these strategies open our region to new opportunities for limited inward investment, as well as to create new market opportunities for our companies.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    21. State Seeks Input on Manufacturing Challenges

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      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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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