1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. FloDesign Sonics in Wilbraham licenses filtering technology to Pall Corporation | masslive.com

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      FloDesign Sonics in Wilbraham licenses filtering technology to Pall Corporation | masslive.com

      FloDesign Sonics is one of a family of FloDesign companies based on Walter Presz's research and teaching at the Western New England University School of Engineering. Presz's concepts are all related to the flow and behavior of fluids, including gases like air and jet exhaust or the expanding gases in the barrel of a firearm.

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    2. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker visits Yankee Candle manufacturing in Whatley (photos, video)

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      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker visits Yankee Candle manufacturing in Whatley (photos, video)

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker took a tour of a major Western Massachusetts employer on Thursday, the Yankee Candle manufacturing facility in Whately. Surrounded by company executives, media and the ever-present, overwhelming fragrance of about 100 candle scents, Baker greeted as many employees as he could while listening to his tour guide, Jim Scott, vice president of manufacturing.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    3. L-3 KEO in Northampton wins $48.7 million contract for submarine masts | masslive.com

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      L-3 KEO in Northampton wins $48.7 million contract for submarine masts | masslive.com

      L-3 KEO, formerly Kollmorgen, has been awarded a $48.7 million contract from Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to develop and build a slimmer version of its photonics mast for the Virginia class of submarines.  L-3 KEO will do the engineering and design work for the project during the first year of the contract, with an option to produce up to 29 photonics masts the next four years. The maximum value of the contract is $157 million

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    4. Franklin County manufacturing technology program graduates another class | masslive.com

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      Franklin County manufacturing technology program graduates another class | masslive.com

      Thirteen more manufacturing technology students have completed the Training in Manufacturing Initiative at Franklin Technical School in Turners Falls.  This class brings to 43 the number who have graduated in the past two years. The class is for unemployed or underemployed adults and returning veterans and is taught after the high school day ends making use of a manufacturing machine shop paid for with government and private money raised from area businesses.  With graduates of the first three training cycles now working for VSS, Inc., Bete Fog Nozzle, the duMont Co., Deerfield Packaging, Quabbin, Inc., L.S. Starrett, Kennametal and ...

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    5. CNR Changchun: The company's planned timeline to build T cars in Springfield | masslive.com

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      CNR Changchun: The company's planned timeline to build T cars in Springfield | masslive.com

      Executives from CNR Changchun railway Vehicles Co. were in Springfield Thursday meeting with local business leaders as they move forward with plans for a $65 million 220,000-square-foot railroad car factory at the former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard.  The company received in November 2014 a $566-million contract to build 284 Red Line and Orange Line subway cars for the MBTA.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    6. CNR Changchun Railway to build larger factory at former Westinghouse site in Springfield

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      CNR Changchun Railway to build larger factory at former Westinghouse site in Springfield

      CNR Changchun, part of the Chinese national railways, is the largest manufacturer of rail cars in the world. One supplier represented Thursday, KTK Group Co. of China, is an $8 billion company. And KTK Group executive Chao Sun said it will need local manufacturers to help fulfill its commitments to CNR MA and the MBTA project. "You are talking about a half-billion project," said Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. "To the extent we can keep as much of that money in Western Massachusetts, that can be the real economic benefit. I ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Western New England University

    7. PRESS RELEASE - CNR MA Outreach Event in Springfield

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      PRESS RELEASE - CNR MA Outreach Event in Springfield

      The Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council (EDC) in partnership with the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (WMNTMA) is pleased to welcome CNR MA and its Vice President Jia Bo to Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   National Tooling and Machining Association

    8. Eastec trade show at Big E in West Springfield showcases demand for manufactured goods | masslive.com

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      Eastec trade show at Big E in West Springfield showcases demand for manufactured goods | masslive.com

      In his opening remarks at the show's ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, state Sen. Eric Lesser,D-Longmeadow, the Senate chairman of the Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, as well as the Chairman of Tourism, spoke of how the Springfield Armory, first established in 1794 spawned other manufacturers, and lead to the Connecticut River Valley being a center for precision machining to this very day.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    9. CNR MA to Host Outreach Event in Springfield

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      CNR MA to Host Outreach Event in Springfield

      The Western Mass EDC, in partnership with CNR MA and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association is hosting a match making event on May 21, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel, Springfield, Ma from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The invitation is attached.  All businesses are invited regardless of membership in any business organization. It is expected that most of the subcontractors for CNR MA will attend this event.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   National Tooling and Machining Association

    10. CNR Changchun to host Springfield event for potential suppliers on T subway car project | masslive.com

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      CNR Changchun to host Springfield event for potential suppliers on T subway car project | masslive.com

      The upcoming event will be Thursday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Springfield, Longford Room on the third floor.  The rail car builder is interested in providers of electronic components, connectors, interior parts, cabinet driver desks and multi-purpose driver control desks.  Changchun is planning to build a $600 million railroad car factory at the former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard. The center will include a 200,000-square-foot factory, a 2,240-foot-long test track and engineering, research and development and administrative offices.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    11. Precision Valley Symposium

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      Precision Valley Symposium

      Precision valley symposium Springfield - The National Park Service and Springfield Technical Community College will host the "Precision Valley Symposium," on Friday, May 15 at 9 a.m. in Room 102, Putnam Hall, Building 17 on the campus of STCC and the Armory. There will be three morning presentations followed by a panel discussion, moderated by STCC's Dean Arlene Rodriques, on "Where do we go from Here?" and the future of precision manufacturing in the region.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    12. Eastec manufacturing trade show opens Tuesday, May 12 | masslive.com

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      Eastec manufacturing trade show opens Tuesday, May 12 | masslive.com

      Eastec, the mammoth industrial trade show that brings manufacturers and the million-dollar machines they rely upon to the Eastern States Exposition returns Tuesday and runs for three days.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.  The show is expected to draw about 12,000 people, 86 percent of them from the six New England States. Organizers expect about 548 companies to exhibit at the show.

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      Mentions:   Eastern States Exposition

    13. Springfield Armory to host 'Precision Valley Symposium' | masslive.com

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      Springfield Armory to host 'Precision Valley Symposium' | masslive.com

      The Pioneer Valley has been 'gun valley' for a long time, and now the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Springfield Technical Community College will host their 'Precision Valley Symposium,' looking at the past, present and future of precision manufacturing in the region.  Technical know-how from Springfield Armory led to expertise in the making of bicycles and then motorcycles, cars and aircraft in the Valley.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    14. Menck Windows Opening New Manufacturing Facility In Chicopee, MA

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      Menck Windows Opening New Manufacturing Facility In Chicopee, MA

      Menck Windows opened its new Chicopee, MA, manufacturing facility for custom energy-efficient windows and doors. As part of its grand opening, the company is hosting an industry summit featuring short talks from experts in advanced building technologies, emerging trends in building design, and the impact of green construction on economic development.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Chicopee

    15. MBTA rail car maker to host meeting for suppliers, minority contractors for Springfield factory

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      MBTA rail car maker to host meeting for suppliers, minority contractors for Springfield factory

      Railroad car builder CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles will host an outreach event for small business people and minority- and women-owned businesses May 18 at its offices in Boston.  The Chinese-owned CNR is building a $60 million railroad car factory at the former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard in Springfield.  The factory will fulfill CNR's $566 million contract with the the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to design and manufacture 284 Orange and Red Line subway cars. The contract includes the purchase of 152 new Orange Line vehicles and 132 new Red Line cars to replace outdated equipment.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Manufacturing a future workforce: Training; lower-cost power needed

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      Manufacturing a future workforce: Training; lower-cost power needed

      Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts and a former Westfield mayor and state official, said that if the 600 employers were one company with 24,000 employees, that company would have no trouble getting its voice heard in state government. "You are a center of excellence," Sullivan said. Besides these issues, Sullivan said local manufacturers need to lobby to make sure they get subcontracting work on the CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles plan to build a subway-car factory in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College   William Martin

    17. Westfield provides property tax break for country's oldest cutlery manufacturer

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      Westfield provides property tax break for country's oldest cutlery manufacturer

      Lamson & Goodnow, the country's oldest cutlery manufacturer will receive a property tax break as it completes relocation from Shelburne Falls to Mainline Drive here. The tax reduction will save the company about $35,583 over a five-year period but at the same time it will pay Westfield $35,583 in property taxes over the same period. The company will receive a 100 percent property tax exemption during 2016 and total taxes will be reduced during the years 2017, 2018, 2019. In 2020 the company will pay its full share of taxes to the city.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    18. Eastec manufacturing trade show returns to Big E in May | masslive

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      Eastec manufacturing trade show returns to Big E in May | masslive

      The Eastec manufacturing trade show, with its exhibits of massive machine tools capable of shaping parts to tolerances smaller than a human hair, returns to the Big E next month after a two-year absence.  Eastec runs from May 12-14 at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds in West Springfield. Registration is $25 before May 7 and $50 after May 8.  'Eastec is the show that brings new engineering and ideas and processes together,' said Kim Farrugia, a senior event manager with Eastec organizers SME, formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    19. Smith & Wesson ups sales projections, says orders stronger than anticipated | masslive

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      Smith & Wesson ups sales projections, says orders stronger than anticipated | masslive

      Smith & Wesson said it expects net sales of between $175 million and $179 million and earnings per share from continuing operations of between 34 cents and 36 cents for its current quarter, which ends April 30.  Smith & Wesson has 1,475 full-time employees, mostly at its massive gun factory and headquarters on Roosevelt Avenue in Springfield. The company was founded in 1852 by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson and has long been a staple employer in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    20. MBTA car builder CNR Changchun buys Springfield site for $12 million; factory construction timetable set | masslive

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      MBTA car builder CNR Changchun buys Springfield site for $12 million; factory construction timetable set | masslive

      Railroad car builder CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles has purchased the 40-acre site on Page Boulevard where it will build new subway cars for the MBTA.  The purchase price was $12 million, and CNR expects to begin construction of its $60 million railroad car factory in the spring of 2016.  The new factory, which will require a staff of about 150 employees, is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018 and start production of new Red Line and Orange Line cars for the MBTA in January 2019, said Lydia M. Rivera, a spokeswoman for CNR Changchun and its CNR ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy   MGM Resorts International

    21. Taking steps to close the skills gap in Western Mass.: Guest viewpoint

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      Taking steps to close the skills gap in Western Mass.: Guest viewpoint

      The Pioneer Valley has been a manufacturing hub for over two centuries, starting with the Springfield Armory. But our region is at risk of losing its competitive edge because of difficulty attracting, developing, and retaining a high-quality workforce. The precision manufacturing industry, which makes components for things like jet engines, semiconductors and electronics, is flourishing here in Western Mass., representing more than half of all manufacturing jobs in Hampden and Hampshire Counties.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Armory   Springfield   Chicopee

    22. New England's new Industrial Revolution: Report promotes thousands of precision manufacturing jobs | masslive

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      New England's new Industrial Revolution: Report promotes thousands of precision manufacturing jobs | masslive

      Advanced manufacturing – the skill-heavy process of making high-tech components for aerospace and defense, medical devices and biotechnology and semiconductors and electronics – is growing fast in New England, and could grow faster if there were more trained workers, according to a new report released Wednesday.  There were 18,000 unfilled advanced manufacturing jobs in New England in 2011 and 2012, according to 'Advanced to Advantageous: The Case for New England's Manufacturing Revolution' a report from the New England Council, a regional business group, and consultants Deloitte.

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

    23. Knifemaker Lamson & Goodnow plans move to Westfield; Shelburne Falls site sold | masslive

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      Knifemaker Lamson & Goodnow plans move to Westfield; Shelburne Falls site sold | masslive

      Lamson & Goodnow, which bills itself as the nation's oldest maker of cutlery, plans to move into the former Westfield River Brewery space at 79 Mainline Drive sometime next month.  The new Lamson & Goodnow facility will include 10,000-square-feet retail space featuring the company's lines of high-quality knives, kitchen tools and gardening tools, said Westfield city advancement officer Joe Mitchell.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    24. Wilbraham's FloDesign Sonics makes major medical breakthroughs using sound waves | masslive

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      Wilbraham's FloDesign Sonics makes major medical breakthroughs using sound waves | masslive

      FloDesign Sonics, which touts itself as the 'filterless filter company,' launched in 2012 and has obtained lucrative contracts to invent acoustic technology with important real-life applications, many of which are medical. The company has developed a new way to use sound waves to isolate and remove particles from a fluid, which can clean the surrounding material or allow for the study of anomalous masses, among other possibilities.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Western New England University   Springfield

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