1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Downsizing at Callaway Golf will not cripple economy of Chicopee, city officials say

      Downsizing at Callaway Golf will not cripple economy of Chicopee, city officials say
      It will take time, but Blair said he believes Chicopee will attract other businesses. “Chicopee has done a lot of the right things. It is making major improvements in the infrastructure, the tax rate is under control and it has a pro-business government,” Blair said.
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    2. Study by National Skills Coalition, SkillWorks and the Workforce Solutions Group shows shift toward "middle skill" jobs

      Study by National Skills Coalition, SkillWorks and the Workforce Solutions Group shows shift toward "middle skill" jobs
      The next step is getting people trained to work the machine and making sure there is a pool of potential workers capable of grasping the high-tech skills required to operate an increasingly sophisticated array of machinery in area factories, says Joseph L. Peters, Universal Plastics’ president.
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    3. Prototype for Progress

      Prototype for Progress
      This is the main motivation behind the Pioneer Valley Precision Manufacturing Collaborative, or what Langevin described as an ambitious pilot program that involves four small area manufacturing outfits: Boulevard Machine & Gear and Thorn Industries, both in Springfield; Mechanical Drive Components Inc. (MDC) in Chicopee; and Creative Machining & Molding Corp. (CMMC) in Westfield.
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    4. Doing Business in: Easthampton

      Doing Business in: Easthampton
      Eric Snyder, director of the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce, said there is still some manufacturing in the city of just around 16,000. “Physically, we are not a big community, so any new industry wouldn’t have access to a large footprint,” he explained. “So that asks the question of how do we get the smaller-scaled businesses in.”
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    5. Western Mass Firms Encounter Success at Medical Device Show

      Last week, I attended the Medical Design and Manufacturing (“MD&M”) conference in New York City. In addition to representing the region from a corporate attraction perspective, the EDC worked with the Precision Manufacturing Regional Alliance Project and Western Mass Electric Co/Northeast Utilit
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    6. Plant work may spur upgrade

      The city could get a big boost from the state toward replacing an aged wastewater pump if the local Coca Cola bottler gets the go-ahead from corporate headquarters to expand its operations. According to Northampton Economic and Community Development Coordinator Teri A. Anderson, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development has offered to pay 75 percent of the cost of replacing the pumping station on Bradford Street that serves the Industrial Park and some neighboring residential streets. Department of Public Works director Edward S. Huntley said the 30-year-old pump is nearing the end of its useful life and ...
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    7. Eastec Resource Center provides pathways to increase business.

      EASTEC 2010 will feature 27 Lean and Green Resource Center presentations for manufacturers. The free presentations, running from May 25-27, will give attendees opportunity to learn about new ideas and processes to grow their business and gain competitive advantage.
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    8. Nearly 500 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors are expected at this year's EASTEC manufacturing trade show at the Eastern States Exhibition

      Eastec Advanced Productivity Exposition, the mammoth industrial tool trade show held annually at the Eastern States Exhibition Grounds, might have fewer companies exhibiting their wares this year, but organizers expect those who do show up will see healthy business.
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    9. Eastec Resource Center Provides Manufacturers Pathways to Increase Business

      EASTEC 2010, the largest manufacturing event on the East Coast, will feature 27 Lean and Green Resource Center presentations for manufacturers. The free presentations, starting on May 25 and running through May 27, will give attendees the opportunity to learn about new ideas and processes to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage.
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    10. Innovation Presentation to Inspire Precision Manufacturers at EASTEC 2010

      Innovation will be a key theme at EASTEC 2010, the largest annual precision manufacturing event on the East Coast. The three-day event will kick off on May 25th with an executive breakfast where Chris Trimble, the author of 10 Rules for Strategic Innovators, will present “The Innovation Imperative and Revitalizing the U.S. Economy."
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