1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Local Plastics Manufacturer Pioneering New Technology

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 26 2014)

      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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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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    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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

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

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Apr 21 2014)

      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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    23. 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

    24. 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

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