1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. United Technologies opens new $8 million engineering lab in Windsor Locks; announces $1 million partnership with UConn | masslive.com

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      United Technologies opens new $8 million engineering lab in Windsor Locks; announces $1 million partnership with UConn | masslive.com

      Engineers in at the UTC Aerospace Systems Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory in Windsor Locks can make that part for a commercial power generation station in three weeks using additive manufacturing, a 3-D printer that works in metals like titanium and nickel alloys instead of plastic.  'And, by not machining all the parts, we can save all this waste,' said Diana Giulietti, materials research and development engineer, gesturing to a giant jar of curly metal waste shavings.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut

    2. Western Massachusetts manufacturers call for more trained workers | masslive.com

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      Western Massachusetts manufacturers call for more trained workers | masslive.com

      Manufacturers across Western Massachusetts cite a lack of available workers with the education and work ethic required to succeed as one of the biggest barriers to success.  And frustratingly, these same manufacturers and the vocational educators looking to help them find barriers themselves when they try and sell a middle school student on a high school vocational program or get a teen working on a shop floor.  'Work force development is an issue. It continues to be a giant issue,' said Joseph Peters, CEO of Universal Plastics in Holyoke and in Sutton. 'We need people with mechanical aptitude.'

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    3. Modern Mold and Tool Inc in Pittsfield sold | masslive.com

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      Modern Mold and Tool Inc in Pittsfield sold | masslive.com

      Steven L. Graham of Longmeadow has purchased Modern Mold and Tool, Inc, based in Pittsfield, according to a news release issued by Graham this week.  Modern Mold and Tool Inc. is an American manufacturing company founded in 1950 in Pittsfield. The company specializes in design engineering, complex mold manufacturing and injection molding across multiple industries including medical, aerospace, national defense and automotive.

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    4. Outlook 2016: Pioneer Valley has 'urgent' need for trained manufacturing workers | masslive.com

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      Outlook 2016: Pioneer Valley has 'urgent' need for trained manufacturing workers | masslive.com

      Western Massachusetts civic and business leaders must work together to maintain and grow the area's 'sterling reputation' as a leader in advanced manufacturing, emphasizes Eric D. Hagopian, the president and CEO of the Massachusetts Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing.  Hagopian leads the organization that was formed to introduce new and developing technology to companies and their associates in an effort to ensure area businesses are operating with the latest tools to remain competitive in the marketplace.

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    5. US Tsubaki in Chicopee considering $11.5 million expansion | masslive.com

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      US Tsubaki in Chicopee considering $11.5 million expansion | masslive.com

      One of the city's largest private employers is considering an about $11.5 million expansion that could add 35 new manufacturing jobs to the region.  US Tsubaki Automotive LLC, which makes automotive timing chains and timing chain systems for most major manufactures including Honda, General Motors, Toyota and Ford, is considering adding a new product line to its facility on 106 Lonczak Drive.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    6. REGIONAL MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Western Massachusetts

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      REGIONAL MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Western Massachusetts

      Manufacturing, despite challenges, is growing in Massachusetts

      Join AIM, MassMEP and the EDC of Western Mass for an examination of strategies for growing a manufacturing business in Massachusetts.  We'll identify best practices, discuss business resources, and share recommendations from a study conducted last year by RTI International on the Berkshire, Hamden, Hampshire & Franklin Counties' manufacturing sector, and more.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    7. Chinese rail car factory in Springfield slated to produce Boston T cars 'is on schedule': Consultant | masslive.com

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      Chinese rail car factory in Springfield slated to produce Boston T cars 'is on schedule': Consultant | masslive.com

      The CRRC plant will manufacture 284 subway cars for the MBTA, Boston's mass transit system – 152 for the Orange Line and 132 for the Red Line. First delivery of the Orange cars is expected in March 2018 and production, at least on this contract, is expected to last five years.  Doyle spoke Tuesday at the beginning of three days of meetings between CRRC executives and possible suppliers of everything CRRC MA will need to build both the plant and the rail cars. The procurement list runs from security guards to electronics cabinets to handrails for the passenger compartment.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Regional Employment Board, machine tool industry, reach out to Holyoke middle school students | masslive.com

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      Regional Employment Board, machine tool industry, reach out to Holyoke middle school students | masslive.com

      The region's precision machine shops and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County plan to reach out to middle schoolers in Holyoke -- especially girls -- and get them fired up about a potential future in high-tech manufacturing.  'We think there are great opportunities in manufacturing for young women,' said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of the Regional Employment Board.  The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and the Western MA Chapter – National Tooling & Machining Association received a $8,393 grant this past week from MassDevelopment, a quasi-public economic development agency.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Holyoke

    9. Westfield knife maker Lamson & Goodnow sold to Longmeadow private equity investors | masslive.com

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      Westfield knife maker Lamson & Goodnow sold to Longmeadow private equity investors | masslive.com

      Local private equity firm Longmeadow Capital Partners has purchased venerable knife maker Lamson & Goodnow out of bankruptcy giving Lamson management hope that they'll have access to enough capital to grow the business at its new factory here.  Lamson plans to keep its factory store in Shelburne Falls and open a new one in the coming months adjacent to its new factory at 79 Mainline Drive in Westfield, president and CEO James C. Pelletier said Wednesday.  Lamson moved into 79 Mainline Drive in the summer of 2015.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    10. Gunmaker Smith & Wesson looks to diversify from boom-bust gun market | masslive.com

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      Gunmaker Smith & Wesson looks to diversify from boom-bust gun market | masslive.com

      The parent company of Savage Arms in Westfield, known as Vista Outdoors, might be an acquisition target of Smith & Wesson, according to speculation in a story published by The Wall Street Journal.  Buying Vista would bring Smith & Wesson a lot more than Savage. Vista is the largest manufacturer of ammunition by sales with brands like Federal Premium, Stinger and Estate Cartridge. It also now owns Jimmy Stykes paddleboards, CamleBack hydration backpacks and Champion-brand clay pigeons and other targets.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Westfield

    11. EpiCenter Helps Clients Manage All Aspects of Their Business

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      EpiCenter Helps Clients Manage All Aspects of Their Business

      Jeff Glaze thought the second-generation manufacturing company he led in Westfield would survive a lot longer than it did, “but the rules changed.”  It’s a story with a happy ending, however — not that it’s anywhere close to ending. Instead, EpiCenter, the business-consulting company that emerged four years ago from his previous enterprise, is growing by some 20% per year, boasting a national and international reach.  “We were a contract manufacturer of metal nameplates, labels, and signs; 80% of our business was making nameplates for companies,” Glaze said of a family business called Decorated Products that his father launched ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    12. Chinese CRRC USA Rail Corp. project to build MBTA cars in Springfield on schedule, Mass. officials say | masslive.com

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      Chinese CRRC USA Rail Corp. project to build MBTA cars in Springfield on schedule, Mass. officials say | masslive.com

      State transportation officials said Monday the project that will have new MBTA Orange Line and Red Line cars built in Springfield remains on schedule a year into the effort.  Two transportation administrators, who were part of a delegation that came back from China earlier this month, told the MBTA’s fiscal control board that they are keeping a close eye on the project, which is expected to total $729 million.
      In late 2014, CRRC USA Rail Corp., owned by the Chinese, won a $566 million state contract to build 284 Red Line and Orange Line subway cars: 152 Orange Line ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center opens new machine shop in West Springfield | masslive.com

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      Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center opens new machine shop in West Springfield | masslive.com

      The handful of Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center sophomores who signed up for the school's new machine technology program were learning Thursday how to read a blueprint and turn that knowledge into a finished part.  'It's a fun process,' said 15-year-old Justin Wolcott of Wilbraham, 'I wasn't very interested in the wood shop. I wanted to try something new and this is something new.'

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    14. G&G Medical Products to move manufacturing from China to Ware, employ up to 90 | masslive.com

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      G&G Medical Products to move manufacturing from China to Ware, employ up to 90 | masslive.com

      With regulatory approval and the granting of a tax break by Ware Town Meeting last month in hand, G&G Medical Products LLC plans to substantially increase its manufacturing of disposable absorbent products and employ up to 90 in a 67,050-square-foot property in the old mill yard.  The company, which has been operating in China, plans to move their manufacturing operations here, and already lists 6 East Main St. in Ware as their North American headquarters.  'Currently, the company's products are manufactured in China. G&G plans to spend $1.5 million to purchase American Disposables and move ...

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      Mentions:   Ware

    15. Newell Rubbermaid buying Jarden Corp., owners of Yankee Candle, in cash-and-stock deal | masslive.com

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      Newell Rubbermaid buying Jarden Corp., owners of Yankee Candle, in cash-and-stock deal | masslive.com

      Newell Rubbermaid is buying Jarden Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $13.2 billion.  The combined company will generate a mammoth $16 billion in revenue per year with brands such as Paper Mate, Sharpie, Elmer's, Rubbermaid, Calphalon, Lenox, Yankee Candle and Graco.  Jarden shareholders will receive $21 in cash and 0.862 shares of Newell Rubbermaid stock for each share they own. The implied total value is $60 per share.  Newell Rubbermaid shareholders will own about 55 percent of the combined business. It said Monday that it expects annual cost savings of about $500 million over four years ...

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    16. Lenox American Saw, Yankee Candle owners in merger talks (reports) | masslive.com

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      Lenox American Saw, Yankee Candle owners in merger talks (reports) | masslive.com

      The owners of two major Western Massachusetts employers – Yankee Candle in South Deerfield and Lenox American Saw in East Longmeadow – are in merger talks according to multiple media reports Tuesday.  Newell Rubbermaid, owner of Lenox American Saw, and Jarden Corporation, owner of Yankee Candle, are worth a combined $22.6 billion. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, said Newell had a market value of $11.97 billion as of Friday's close, slightly more than Jarden's market capitalization of $10.65 billion.  Specific terms were not disclosed and talks may not result in a merger.

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    17. Gov. Charlie Baker awards $1.5 million for advanced manufacturing training, including financial boost for several WMass organizations | masslive.com

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      Gov. Charlie Baker awards $1.5 million for advanced manufacturing training, including financial boost for several WMass organizations | masslive.com

      Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced the release of $1.5 million in grant money for advanced manufacturing training, geared toward people who are unemployed or underemployed.  The money includes a $135,000 grant for the Tech Foundry in Springfield and $109,000 for the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County.  'These grants will create additional opportunities for training and growth, and will help connect residents to good-paying jobs, while meeting the increasing demand for a skilled manufacturing workforce,' Baker said in a statement.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    18. Greenfield employer VSS reaches out with jobs to Rodney Hunt workers | masslive.com

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      Greenfield employer VSS reaches out with jobs to Rodney Hunt workers | masslive.com

      Manufacturer Steven K. Capshaw, CEO of VSS in Greenfield, reached out Friday with opportunities for workers set to lose their jobs at the closing Rodney Hunt manufacturing plant in Orange.  Rodney Hunt announced Wednesday it will close its manufacturing plant in Orange and lay off 200 workers.  'We are looking for people who are ambitious and are mechanically inclined, we'll train them,' Capshaw said Friday.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    19. W.F. Young, makers of Absorbine, buys Pure Ocean Botanicals | masslive.com

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      W.F. Young, makers of Absorbine, buys Pure Ocean Botanicals | masslive.com

      Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife Mary Ida, W. F. Young has manufactured and distributed quality healthcare products under the Absorbine name for over 120 years. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal healthcare products designed to enhance the wellbeing and enjoyment of life for animals and their people. For more information, visit www.absorbine.com.  The company is based in East Longmeadow.

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    20. International Container Co. Plans Holyoke Facility Expansion

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      International Container Co. Plans Holyoke Facility Expansion

      In an effort to accommodate a growth in production, International Container Co., LLC will build an expansion to its facility and operations headquartered at 110 North Bridge St. in Holyoke. The expansion is planned with the assistance of both local tax incentives and tax credits provided through the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). International Container Co. (ICC) purchased its 150,000-square-foot facility in Holyoke in 2001 and has since made many improvements to the property. Since moving to Holyoke, business has increased each year for the company. The tax-increment financing (TIF) agreement lasts for five years and allows ...

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    21. Westfield Chamber of Commerce names Mestek Inc. 2015 Business of the Year

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      Westfield Chamber of Commerce names Mestek Inc. 2015 Business of the Year

      Mestek Inc., which will celebrate 70 years in business next year, has been named Westfield's 2015 Business of the Year here by the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce. Mestek will be honored at the Chamber's annual meeting and awards ceremony Nov. 18 at East Mountain Country Club. John E. Reed started Mestek Inc. in a Westfield downtown garage in 1946 calling it Sterling Radiator Company. In 1975 its name changed to Reed National Corporation and in 1986 Mestek Inc.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

    22. Smith & Wesson of Springfield among handgun makers competing to supply US Army with new handgun | masslive.com

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      Smith & Wesson of Springfield among handgun makers competing to supply US Army with new handgun | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., a Springfield, Massachusetts-based company famous for its revolvers, has partnered with military contractor General Dynamics Ordinance and Tactical Systems to offer a gun based off its M&P handguns, which are already used by police agencies.  Beretta, which is moving its U.S. manufacturing from Maryland to Tennessee, Beretta offered the Army an improved version of the existing M9 design before the service announced its open search for a new gun. The company now intends to enter a new pistol called the APX into the competition. The new gun is a major engineering departure from the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. Business Expo Luncheon Speaker to Tackle Manufacturing Skills Gap

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      Advanced manufacturing in New England and the skills gap will be discussed as part of a national report produced by Deloitte Consulting, LLP and the New England Council at the Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC) Headline Luncheon at the Western Mass. Business Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. Alison Lands, senior manager for Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice and co-author and editor of “Advanced to Advantageous: The Case for New England’s Manufacturing Revolution,” will present highlights of the report as well as the strength of ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    24. SABIC plastics of Pittsfield to move taking 300 jobs | masslive.com

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      SABIC plastics of Pittsfield to move taking 300 jobs | masslive.com

      SABIC Innovative Plastics, one of the last remaining vestiges of General Electric's once massive presence here, is moving its headquarters to Houston and closing its Pittsfield operation with the elimination of 300 jobs.  The facility will close by the middle of 2016.  SABIC bought General Electric Co.'s plastics unit in 2007 for $11.6 billion and has used GE's former plastics facility.  SABIC has research and development operations in Pittsfield in addition to the headquarters. In the news release issued Thursday announcing the move, SABIC said it also evaluating Pittsfield's Polymer Processing Development Center and its ...

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