1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Lamson & Goodnow says orders pouring in, company in talks to bring back unionized workers

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      Lamson & Goodnow says orders pouring in, company in talks to bring back unionized workers

      Lamson & Goodnow is in talks to bring back its unionized production work force soon and restart production as it recovers under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
      Founded in 1837, Lamson & Goodnow is the oldest maker of cutlery in continuous operation in the United States.  Lambson laid off production works last week as it entered Chapter 11, said James Pelletier, chief operating officer and part of a new management team. He hopes to have those workers back soon and then begin adding more staff to the total prebankruoptcy headcount of 31 or so.

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    2. Advance Welding Relocates to Springfield

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      Advance Welding Relocates to Springfield

      After more than 36 years of doing business in West Springfield, Advance Welding will relocate to Brookdale Drive in Springfield on Sept. 2. “As our capabilities and customer base continue to grow, this move will improve our ability to process our customers’ work,” said Advance Welding President Christopher Kielb.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    3. Filling the Gap | BusinessWest

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      Filling the Gap | BusinessWest

      Specifically, STCC’s associate-degree program in precision machining doubled in size last September from 40 to 80 students, thanks to a $2 million upgrade of the school’s Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center. “We have all new CNC machines, computers, high-end computer workstations, and software. We also hired two new faculty members as well as technicians,” said STCC President Ira Rubenzahl, adding that there will be a total of about 250 students in non-credit and for-credit manufacturing-related programs this fall.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    4. Lamson & Goodnow: New management team sees growth, rehiring, once the Chapter 11 reorganization is in place

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      Lamson & Goodnow: New management team sees growth, rehiring, once the Chapter 11 reorganization is in place

      The new management team at cutlery manufacturer Lamson & Goodnow is convinced the company, founded in 1837, can thrive again.  But Lamson & Goodnow's future is not in its 19th century factory complex along the Deerfield River in the Shelburne Falls section of Buckland in western Franklin County.  “We are not sure where we will end up. We know this is not the right kind of factory we need,” said James Pelletier, chief operating officer. 'Once we sell this building, we will look for a suitable home. We want to be as close by as we can be. We have a ...

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    5. Regional Employment Board of Hampden County: Pioneer Valley manufacturers

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      Regional Employment Board of Hampden County: Pioneer Valley manufacturers

      Precision manufacturers making everything from handguns to artificial hips here in Western Massachusetts are likely to need 1,700 new workers in just the next three years, according ot a study released Monday by the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Those jobs will need filling, or work will leave the region, despite the fact that the region's seven vocational technical high schools and Springfield Technical Community College will only graduate 284 job-ready students in those same three years, said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of ...

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

    6. Mayhew Seel in Turners Falls announces SureForce clamps

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      Mayhew Seel in Turners Falls announces SureForce clamps

      Mayhew Tools announces SureForce Clamps, a new product line of mechanical and hydraulic clamps that incorporate patented innovations to provide the highest clamping force available for their size.  Mayhew is the exclusive importer of these European made clamps for the United States, Canada, and Mexico, according to a news releas.  Numerous innovations are incorporated within the SureForceTClamps. The popular screw type clamps employ ball bearings that reduce friction. This allows the clamping force to be up to 40 percent greater than other screw clamps, given the same amount of torque. These clamps have additional features such as enclosed threads, which ...

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    7. ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

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      ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

      ATK Sporting Group, which purchased the Westfield-based Savage Arms in 2013, will spend the next two weeks laying off more than 100 workers at its Westfield and Lakefield, Ontario manufacturing plants.  Company spokesman Tim Brandt confirmed to CBS-3 Springfield Saturday afternoon that of the 120 people who will lose their jobs in the coming weeks, 95 will be at the Westfield facility on Springdale Road.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    8. Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

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      Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

      The work under the direction of the state Department of Transportation is to prepare for
      Amtrak's passenger rail system linking Connecticut and Vermont, with stops in Springfield , Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, said Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, development specialist with the city Department of Planning and Economic Development. The city is informing manufacturers so they can notify employees and plan for deliveries scheduled that weekend, she said. Businesses should have the ability to use the Route 116 bridge and circle back south through South Hadley and Chicopee if deliveries are imperative that weekend, she said.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    9. Greenfield uses power-buying plan to help Kennametal expand

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      Greenfield uses power-buying plan to help Kennametal expand

      The electricity that Greenfield hopes to soon buy in bulk and resell at a discount to residents and businesses helped give  the city the power to land the Kennametal expansion. "Obviously the cost of energy is one of the biggest impediments in trying to attract manufacturers to New England,"  said Robert Pyers, director of economic development for Greenfield. This week,  Kennametal has announced that it will expand its operations here, adding 70 new jobs and $4.65  million worth  in private investment including $3.4 million in equipment and renovations to its plant at 34 Sanderson St. here.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Robert Pyers

    10. Kennametal announces $5 million and 70-job expansion in Greenfield continuing Greenfield Tap & Die legacy

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      Kennametal announces $5 million and 70-job expansion in Greenfield continuing Greenfield Tap & Die legacy

      Kennametal has announced that it will expand its operations here, adding 70 new jobs and $4.65  million worth  in private investment including $3.4 million in equipment and renovations to its plant at 34 Sanderson St. here. The move, announced Wednesday, would more than double the staff at Kennametal, which has a staff of 63 now. the Pennsylvania-based company bought the old Greenfield Tap & Die, which was once the largest company of its kind in the world, back in 1997

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   William Martin   Greenfield Community College

    11. Citizens Bank: manufacturing leading growth in Western and Central Massachusetts | masslive

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      Citizens Bank: manufacturing leading growth in Western and Central Massachusetts | masslive

      Greater Springfield's gross domestic product grew 2.5 percent from 2011 to 2012 to $22.1 billion, the fastest rate of growth of any metro area in New England, according to a report issued recently by Citizens Bank.  In the report, the bank also makes a case that manufacturing is driving that growth here in Western Massachusetts and in Central Massachusetts. The area studied includes Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    12. Gov. Deval Patrick to make job training announcement at Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center at Springfield Technical Community College

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      Gov. Deval Patrick to make job training announcement at Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center at Springfield Technical Community College

      Gov. Deval Patrick will stop by the Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center at Springfield Technical Community College on Friday for an afternoon announcement about job training for students in the Pioneer Valley. Details of the announcement weren't immediately available, but the governor is scheduled to visit the center at 1 Armory St. at 1:30 p.m. The Technology Applications Center is home to STCC's manufacturing and engineering technology programs, which prepare students for jobs in modern, computerized precision-machine shops.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    13. Springfield Technical and Holyoke community colleges launch accelerated manufacturing careers program

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      Springfield Technical and Holyoke community colleges launch accelerated manufacturing careers program

      A new accelerated manufacturing careers program provided by Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College’s Training and Workforce Options (TWO) program is under way. The goal of the program is to help fill a void in the region’s manufacturing training needs. The program, which will operate at no cost to students or businesses to participate, was created out of a need expressed by regional employers who noted there was a lack of qualified candidates applying for open positions at their companies. The first training to be offered is a manufacturing production technician program, a 10-week certified program ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    14. Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow lightens Mrs. Dash bottles with plans to make more packaging cheaper and better for the environment

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      Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow lightens Mrs. Dash bottles with plans to make more packaging cheaper and better for the environment

      Plastics company Meredith-Springfield Associates is helping the environment and saving money for the makers of Mrs. Dash seasonings by manufacturing  Mrs. Dash  bottles with less plastic and the same strength. Now, 60-employee Meredith-Springfield is marketing the same concept to other manufacturers, companies that loath to mess with packaging familiar to customers even if that packaging is costing them to much money in materials and freight, said President and Chief Executive Officer Mel O'Leary Jr.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: MBTA decision to coem ini November

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: MBTA decision to coem ini November

      Executives from the MBTA have already traveled to Changchun Railway Vehicles Co.'s headquarters and factories  in China to vet the company for  the $1.5 billion project to replace cars for the Orange and Red lines. Bobby Doyle, a consultant working with Changchun on its bid for the Red and orange line work briefed business leaders on the project Thursday during the Western Massachusetts Developers Conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    16. Local Plastics Manufacturer Pioneering New Technology

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      Local Plastics Manufacturer Pioneering New Technology

      Meredith-Springfield Associates Inc., a plastics manufacturer specializing in extrusion blow molding and injection stretch blow molding, is pioneering the use of new technology to manufacture sustainable plastic packaging for major brands like Mrs. Dash, owned by B&G Foods. “An analysis of the Mrs. Dash packaging process revealed the need to create a more sustainable bottle,” said Mel O’Leary, Jr., president and CEO of Meredith-Springfield. “While sustainable packaging has become a point of interest for manufacturers with regards to environmental benefits, significant cost-savings can also be realized. Sustainable package innovation offered by advanced plastic molding technology minimizes packaging costs ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Smith & Wesson announces record sales for fiscal year, but dimmed 2015 outlook | masslive

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      Smith & Wesson announces record sales for fiscal year, but dimmed 2015 outlook | masslive

      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.  For just the most recent quarter, Smith & Wesson's sales were $170.4 million, a decline of 4.6 percent compared with the same time period in 2013. Excluding Walther products no longer sold by Smith & Wesson, that sales decline was only 1.5 percent.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    18. Placon buys Plastic Packaging Corp. of West Springfield

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      Placon buys Plastic Packaging Corp. of West Springfield

      Placon, one of the leading custom and stock rigid thermoformed packaging designers and manufacturers in North America announced today that it is has completed the acquisition of privately-held, West Springfield rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corporation. Founded in 1954 by Fred Weiss, Plastic Packaging Corporation (PPC) is a family-owned manufacturer known for its high-quality, injection molded Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) containers, cups, tubs, pails and lids as well as its advanced decorating services for hot to frozen foods in the foodservice and food processing industries. “Looking toward the future, combining with Placon is the perfect fit for our ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    19. Mfg4 event spotlights manufacturing with Hartford trade show | masslive.com

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      Mfg4 event spotlights manufacturing with Hartford trade show | masslive.com

      Mfg4 expects 4,200 including attendees and exhibitors, spokeswoman Meredith Lowe wrote in an email Monday. Of those, 1,200 visitors are expected to be from Massachusetts. There are 250 companies planning to exhibit, 40 of those from Massachusetts including Springfield's Smith & Wesson and defense giant Raytheon.
      Students form area middle school and high schools will also get a chance to visit with high school students from Westfied Vocational Technical School and Worcester Technical School acting as escorts and mentors during hands-on activities. The two schools, Worcester and Westfield, both participate in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers PRIME , or ...

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   Springfield   Westfield

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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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