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    1. MassBenchmarks: Massachusetts economy will grow by 4.1 percent in next 6 months | masslive.com

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      MassBenchmarks: Massachusetts economy will grow by 4.1 percent in next 6 months | masslive.com

      The state's real gross domestic product increased at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent in the first three months of 2014, and 4.1 percent growth is forecast over the coming six months.  All that is according to MassBenchmarks, a study of the state's economy from the UMass Donahue Institute in Hadley.  In contrast with Massachusetts' growth rate of 2.6 percent on an annualized bases, the U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of only 0.1 percent, the report said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    2. Smith & Wesson completes Deep River Plastics purchase | masslive.com

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      Smith & Wesson completes Deep River Plastics purchase | masslive.com

      In a news release, Smith & Wesson CEO James Debney said that the purchase is part of Smith & Wesson's strategic focus on its M&P line of rifles and semiautomatic handguns.
      Tri Town Precision Plastics`, now Deep River, makes polymer frames for quite a few Smith & Wesson firearms including most of the M&P firearms. The M&P name stands for military and police although they are also sold to civilians.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    3. Gov. Deval Patrick wants MBTA car builder to locate in Western Massachusetts

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      Gov. Deval Patrick wants MBTA car builder to locate in Western Massachusetts

      Gov. Deval Patrick expressed his preference Thursday that whichever company gets the $1.5 billion contract to build new Red Line and Orange Line cars for the MBTA that the cars be assembled in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    4. Savage Arms owner looks to split sporting, defense businesses

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      Savage Arms owner looks to split sporting, defense businesses

      Alliant Techsystems Inc., also known as ATK, and the new owner of Savage Arms in Westfield, has decided to split its outdoor products company from its defense business and merge the defense business with Orbital Sciences Corp.  Both companies will be independent and publicly traded. The parent company's stock, trading under the symbol ATK, traded Tuesday at $148.97 or up $10.15 or 7.31 percent.  The sporting business includes not just Savage but Federal Premium ammunition, Bushnell scopes and other brands. The ATK Sporting Group will be based in Utah, according to a news release.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield

    5. Nuclea Biotechnologies enters into cancer-fighting deal

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      Nuclea Biotechnologies enters into cancer-fighting deal

      Nuclea Biotechnologies Inc. announced a newly signed partnership with Clinical Reference Laboratory Inc., based in Lenexa, Kansas.  CRL is the largest, privately-held single site clinical laboratory in the US, with robust capabilities in many areas, including molecular diagnostics, according to a news release.  Nuclea has partnered with CRL for initial CLIA assay validation and subsequent laboratory processing in support of three of Nuclea’s key tests. Initial efforts will focus on Nuclea’s flagship assay, the Oncogene Science 159 gene-based prostate cancer monitoring test and Nuclea’s Nuvera breast cancer assay. CRL will also validate the FDA-approved, serum HER-2/neu ...

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    6. Industry leaders focus on the future of advance manufacturing in Massachusetts

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      Industry leaders focus on the future of advance manufacturing in Massachusetts

      They then transitioned into the first panel, during which Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Gregory P. Bialecki lead a discussion focused manufacturing officials' expectations for the future and their workforce demands. The response from three industry professionals on the panel was similar: the greatest need is to find employees with basic skills who are able to walk into a job with minimal training necessary to start, but the capability of being trained in more advanced skills over time.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Greenfield

    7. Greenfield fighting for Kennametal jobs, hopes to build on legacy of Greenfield Tap & Die

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      Greenfield fighting for Kennametal jobs, hopes to build on legacy of Greenfield Tap & Die

      Greenfield, building on the 140-year history of Greenfield Tap & Die, is fighting for a major expansion of the Kennametal Inc plant here, an expansion that could instead go to the Kennametal plant in Asheboro, N.C.  Pennsylvania-based Kennametal, which bought out the old Greenfield Tap & Die in 1997, is closing its plant in Lyndonville, Vt., and will shift production to either Greenfield or to Asheboro, said Greenfield Mayor William F. Martin Monday. If the move is to Greenfield, that might mean an initial investment in tools and of equipment of $3.4 million and the hiring of 45 more employees ...

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    8. FloDesign Sonics: Control the technology, control the jobs | masslive.com

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      FloDesign Sonics: Control the technology, control the jobs | masslive.com

      The engineers and scientists at FloDesign Sonics want to bring their innovative filtering technology to market.  And they want to build to see to it that technology is manufactured here.  'It was one of the selling points when we met with the Davis family and our other investors,' said Stanley Kowalski, CEO of FloDesign Sonics.  He said the equipment , which uses sound waves to stop particles from flowing with a solution, relies on the same precision manufacturing skills Western Massachusetts has relied upon for generations. It's the same technologies used to make aircraft parts, medical devices and even firearms.

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    9. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives visit Western New England engineering department | masslive.com

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives visit Western New England engineering department | masslive.com

      Chinese executives who hope to build a factory here to churn out passenger cars for the MBTA and railroads beyond learned Wednesday about railroad research already going on at Western New England University.  Changchun Railway Vehicles plans to build build a 125,000-square-foot rail car assembly plant and accompanying 33,750-square-foot office building on the 40-acre former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard in East Springfield. The factory would be the North American hub Changchun and the company plans on establishing a research and development hub there.

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    10. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. executives to tour engineering school at Western New England University

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. executives to tour engineering school at Western New England University

      Executives who seek to build a railroad car factory at the former Westinghouse site in East Springfield will tour the Western New England University School of Engineering Wednesday. Nine executives from CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives will be visiting Western New England University Engineering College tomorrow, between 10:45 a.m. and noon. Changchun Railway Vehicles is competing for a $1.5 billion contract to build cars for the MBTA Orange and Red lines.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    11. ’Serious contender’ in MBTA railcar bid still hot on Berkshires location

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      Berkshire County is one of several areas in the state that have expressed an interest in being the site for a manufacturer to build 226 new vehicles for the MBTA's Orange and Red lines, with an option to construct 58 additional Red Line cars. Between eight and nine railcar manufacturers are expected to bid on the project, local officials have said.

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    12. CCHS preparing workforce for high tech jobs

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      CCHS preparing workforce for high tech jobs

      Kenneth Widelo was standing in a classroom dedicated to computer science and learning about networks at Chicopee Comprehensive High School (CCHS) and told Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, “These kids can do it all.” The head of the Massachusetts Life Science Center received a first-hand look at how CCHS is preparing a workforce for high tech jobs. Windham-Bannister visited the school on April 10 accompanied by Widelo, director of Career and Technical Education, state Rep. Joseph Wagner and Mayor Richard Kos.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Western New England University   Chicopee

    13. Manufacturing a 'ticket to the middle class' in Massachusetts

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      Manufacturing a 'ticket to the middle class' in Massachusetts

      The advancement of these skills is important as there continues to be a lack of people qualified for manufacturing positions, said Governor Deval Patrick. There are currently 250,000 people looking for work, he said, and some of the manufacturing jobs that are available cannot be filled because people lack the technical skills. With the move to advanced manufacturing, the skills have changed drastically and require a different kind of education.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Timothy P Murray

    14. Western Mass. firm using sound in bioprocessing raises $10M

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      Western Mass. firm using sound in bioprocessing raises $10M

      FloDesign Sonics, a Wilbraham firm working on a way to use sound to separate particles from a liquid in drug development, has gotten a $10 million investment led by Bright Capital. The company said the Series A financing round also came from Springfield-based Ventry Industries, James Waters, founder of Waters Corp., and Jonathan Fleming of Oxford Biosciences.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Ventry Industries

    15. Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant

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      Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant

      The new owners of Avery Dennison's label business are proceeding with plans to close the plant in Westover Airpark North as economic developers plan to begin marketing the space to a new occupant.  In a letter to employes, Avery Dennison said it laid off 124 union and nonunion workers Jan. 31  and that the remaining employees will be out of work by June 27. the plant makes binders and labels.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke   Westfield

    16. State announces $54 million in Workforce Training Grants including for companies in East Longmeadow, Holyoke, Springfield, and West Springfield and West Brookfield

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      State announces $54 million in Workforce Training Grants including for companies in East Longmeadow, Holyoke, Springfield, and West Springfield and West Brookfield

      Titeflex is receiving $56,025 in Workforce Training Fund to update the skills of its 109 workers and add two additional employees to its staff.  The company manufactures flexible hoses for industrial and transportation uses. Made of Teflon and often clad in protective stainless steel, Titeflex hoses flew on the Space Shuttle and fly now on new Airbus and Boeing jetliners. Titeflex hoses also carry the glue in machines that turn out disposable diapers.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   West Springfield   Springfield

    17. Former Old Colony Envelope factory in Westfield to shut down with the loss of 200 jobs

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      Former Old Colony Envelope factory in Westfield to shut down with the loss of 200 jobs

      Cenveo purchased the National Envelope out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September and it inherited master leases on six of the National Envelope factories with a company called Spirit Leasing. Those leases, which go out past the year 2020, were no longer affordable and Spirit wouldn't renegotiate, Hiltwein said.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    18. Savage Arms lays off 37 at Westfield plant

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      Savage Arms lays off 37 at Westfield plant

      ATK, the new owners of Savage Arms is laying off 37 manufacturing employees, said spokesman Tim Brandt.  'This adjustment puts us in a better position to meet current business needs.,' Brandt wrote in an email. 'We will continue to monitor this location and make adjustments as necessary. We are committed to allocating the resources needed to provide hunters and sport shooters the affordable, accurate and reliable Savage firearms they’ve enjoyed for generations.'

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield   The Republican

    19. Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative worker-owned upholstery shop brings jobs, training

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      Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative worker-owned upholstery shop brings jobs, training

      Wellspring is founded as a co-op where employees like Davis will have an opportunity to become worker-owners after a year on the job, said Fred Rose, a visiting faculty member at the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst..  Organizers bankrolled Wellspring with $200,000 in grant money awarded Partners for a Healthier Community by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other capital form Springfield employers including Baystate Health , Rose said.


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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    20. Smith & Wesson® Announces Vertical Integration of Precision Plastic Molding Supplier

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      James Debney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Wesson, said, "We are pleased about today's announcement, which supports our strategic focus on our M&P firearm business and is highly beneficial to our company in several ways.  Polymer injection molding represents a significant element of our production process. Acquiring this capability allows us to vertically integrate a key component of our manufacturing operations with increased flexibility, and is expected to thereby lower our production costs and reduce risk within our supply chain. In addition, we believe that the acquired technology will play an important role in enhancing our ...

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    21. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. impressed with Putnam Vocational

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. impressed with Putnam Vocational

      Executives from CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. interested in using Springfield as a hub for future expansion into the American market toured Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy Friday, wrapping up a week of visits to Massachusetts for the largest maker of railroad cars in the world. "I am interested in meeting my new partners," said Lu Xiwei, general manager of the Changchun which is often also referred to by the initials CNR CRC. "I'm looking for all the resources here. For us, we are going to need 200 employees and they must be well-trained and ready for the ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Western New England University

    22. Mayhew Steel in Turners Falls buys Leominster plastics company to take control of supply chain | masslive.com

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      Mayhew Steel in Turners Falls buys Leominster plastics company to take control of supply chain | masslive.com

      Mayhew announced the purchase off Basque Plastics last week. The new Mayhew Basque will continue with about 19 employees in Leominster, a city that serves as a center in the industry with about 120 other plastics companies in town and a wealth of experienced workers, said Bill Lawless, one of the owners of Mayhew Steel.

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    23. Smith & Wesson in Springfield posts increase in quarterly earnings, sales figures

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      Smith & Wesson in Springfield posts increase in quarterly earnings, sales figures

      Smith & Wesson is also feeling optimistic about the future and has raised its full year fiscal 2014 guidance. It now estimates net sales of between $615 million and $620 million and earnings per diluted share from continuing operations of between $1.39 and $1.42.  Founded in Springfield in 1852, Smith & Wesson has more than 1,600 employees, including 1,500 production workers at its sprawling firearms plant on Roosevelt Avenue. The company has a $77.5 million annual payroll.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    24. Yankee Candle announces layoffs at South Deerfield headquarters

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      Yankee Candle announces layoffs at South Deerfield headquarters

      Yankee Candle Co. laid off some salaried workers at its corporate offices here Thursday as part of a restructuring.  Harlen M. Kent, Yankee Candle’s president and CEO, wouldn't reveal numbers Thursday. But he said the layoffs amount to less than 2 percent, or fewer than 30 people, of the 1,500 who work for Yankee Candle locally either in retail or manufacturing or in the corporate headquarters. The eliminated employees are in marketing, engineering and operations and product development, Kent said.  'Where possible we have redirected folks into new positions,' Kent said. Yankee Candle Co. is Franklin County ...

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Yankee Candle Co.   Yankee Candle, Inc.

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