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    1. CNR MA to Host Outreach Event in Springfield

      Explore From the EDC (May 15 2015)

      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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. Absorbine maker W.F. Young buys Leather Therapy line of leather care products | masslive

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      Absorbine maker W.F. Young buys Leather Therapy line of leather care products | masslive

      W. F. Young Inc., famous for its Absorbine line of animal care products, has purchased Leather Therapy, a line of leather cleaning and conditioning products.
      The connection is horses. Absorbine started off as a horse liniment and continues today in the equine industry. Much of Leather Therapy's business is with people who need to maintain and refinish horse tack, saddles and the like. Virginia-based Leather Therapy also markets its products for use on car interiors and motorcycle accessories, on clothing and on furniture.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

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      NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
      For Immediate Release
      2/11/2015
      Contact: Josh Copus (202) 857-7900
       
      NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
      Awards Honor Excellence in Workforce Investment Board Innovations, Business Leadership
       

      Washington, D.C. - The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), the membership organization and advocate for more than 550 workforce investment boards (WIBs) nationwide and their network of America's Job Centers, has announced the 2015 winners of their annual WIB Excellence Award and W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    19. MassMep graduates skilled manufacturers as part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification | masslive

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      MassMep graduates skilled manufacturers as part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification | masslive

      MassMEP has graduated a new class in Advanced CNC Skills, part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification.  The graduation was the eighth area training funded by the Massachusetts More Skilled Workers Program. Eleven graduates spent eight weeks in an intensive curriculum of classroom and hands-on work to prepare for jobs as CNC (computer numerical control) operators. Representative John Fernandes presented each graduate with a citation from the Commonwealth recognizing the importance of the course and their dedication to improving their skills. Advanced CNC Skills training, designed by MassMEP to meet the demands of Massachusetts manufacturers, has graduated over 675 ...

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    20. Grounds for Optimism

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      Grounds for Optimism

      The conference room in the Chemex manufacturing and distribution facility in Chicopee isn’t really serving the company in that capacity at this time — well, not only in that capacity, to be more precise.  Instead, while renovations continue at the plant on Veterans Drive, which the company moved into last summer, it is also acting as both storage area and museum of sorts, with all manner of material related to the famous Chemex coffeemaker — assembled on that site — and its inventor, Peter Schlumbohm.  “He was kind of a mad scientist — he had lots of inventions and lots of ideas,” Eliza ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    21. Asnuntuck Community College cuts ribbon on $2.7 million welding and fabrication center | masslive

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      Asnuntuck Community College cuts ribbon on $2.7 million welding and fabrication center | masslive

      Asnuntuck Community College held a ribbon cutting Feb. 24 for its $2.7 million Welding and Fabrication Center.  Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy spoke at the ceremony and received a gift of the state seal created by students.  The new 5,400-square-foot Welding and Fabrication Cent will accommodate up to 80 students each day. The facility is equipped with the latest technology, safety and emissions systems.

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Dannel Malloy

    22. Sound Business Practices

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      Sound Business Practices

      Stanley Kowalski III says filters will soon become obsolete.  “They will never be needed in anything again — during manufacturing, in automobiles, airplanes, furnaces, faucets — anything you can possibly think of,” Kowalski, chairman of the board at Wilbraham-based FloDesign Inc., told BusinessWest, adding that he and his team at FloDesign Sonics, a spinoff venture, are developing technology that will use sound waves for that work.

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      Mentions:   FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

    23. Gun Valley: New Coltsville National Historic Park in Hartford to partner with Springfield Armory

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      Gun Valley: New Coltsville National Historic Park in Hartford to partner with Springfield Armory

      In March, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that it will cost $9 million to develop the park over five years from 2015 to 2019, with work including restoring and developing sites and completing a management plan. Form there, the Congressional Budget Office estimates less than $1 million a year in operating costs

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    24. EASTEC Coming to Big E May 12-14

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      EASTEC Coming to Big E May 12-14

      EASTEC is recommended for professionals in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, commercial machinery, electronics, fabricating, and plastics. The event is nearly sold out, so SME encourages companies to reserve exhibit space before it’s too late. To learn more about EASTEC, view full conference and exhibit details, or register, visit easteconline.com.

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