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    1. Editorial: India, Pratt & Whitney play 'Let's Make a Deal'

      Editorial: India, Pratt & Whitney play 'Let's Make a Deal'
      Although Pratt & Whitney is located in East Hartford, the deal is big economic news for the Springfield area because hundreds of Pratt employees live in Massachusetts. There’s an added bonus, because Pratt affiliate, Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks, manufactures the control systems for those engines. That company also employs a large number of Western Massachusetts residents.
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    2. Asnuntuck Manufacturing Technology Center A Boon To Aerospace Industry

      “It’s literally booming in our area,” said Frank Gulluni, director of the Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. “Jobs are plentiful at this time for people with this skill set. The people in the aerospace industry will tell you, if the talent pool is there, we have jobs for them.”
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    3. High-end Northampton millworks report business up | masslive.com

      High-end Northampton millworks report business up | masslive.com
      Two of the city’s largest millworks and custom woodshops report that, despite dreary economic indicators for much of the country, their businesses have weathered the past two years and even picked up a bit of steam over the past 10 months. Wright Architectural Millwork and VCA Inc. both say modest hiring may even follow suit.
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    4. Filter made by Chicopee Engineering Associates had role in rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners | masslive.com

      Filter made by Chicopee Engineering Associates had role in rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners | masslive.com
      CHICOPEE – The rock drill that gnawed its way 2,300 feet into the collapsed Chilean mine and made the rescue of 33 trapped miners possible wouldn’t have worked without a part built in Chicopee. “It is a tremendous sense of satisfaction for all of us. And no one knows it’s from Chicopee,” said David P. Pieciak, president of Chicopee Engineering Associates Inc., a maker of industrial filtration equipment, including the oil/air separator on the Schramm drill rigs used in the rescue.
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    5. Doing great by doing good: MicroTek's mission succeeds on all fronts

      Doing great by doing good: MicroTek's mission succeeds on all fronts
      MicroTek faces the same challenges as any other firm including global competition, downward pressure on pricing, the need to create strategic alliances and growing the business. The company is a non-profit so it doesn’t have to deliver a high return on investment. But it does have to survive if the company is to continue its mission.
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    6. Solutia Opens New Photovoltaic Laboratory

      "Demand for renewable energy is growing, and that drives the demand for innovative technologies and materials," comments Aristotelis Karagiannis, vice president of technology, Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division. "With our deep understanding of EVA and PVB technologies, a track record of rapid innovation and our new laboratory, we're in a unique position to develop and deliver high-value solutions for the solar module market."
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    7. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Appoints Willingham as President of ...

      Michael F. Golden, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation President and CEO, said, "Barry Willingham has extensive management experience in the security and construction industries, including strategic planning and product development. He joined us in March as Chief Operating Officer of our Perimeter Security Division and since his arrival we have made significant investments in this business. He has expanded and reorganized the sales force and implemented new business processes and systems designed to prepare us for future growth. During his tenure, our Perimeter Security Division delivered a record level of quarterly revenue. His leadership and industry expertise will position us well ...
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    8. Smith & Wesson Universal Safety Response safety gates prove popular

      Smith & Wesson Universal Safety Response safety gates prove popular
      This summer, Smith & Wesson also installed a Universal Safety Response barrier at its plant and corporate headquarters on Roosevelt Avenue. The gates can be left up or folded down into the pavement, ready to be deployed when a threat presents itself. Once the gate is deployed, sensors gauge the speed and size of the vehicle and adjust the shock absorbers accordingly, Gelfand said. The steel cables that do the stopping are attached to shock absorbers.
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    9. AMICCON - Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference - scheduled for MassMutual Center in Springfield

      AMICCON - Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference - scheduled for MassMutual Center in Springfield
      The event has already started paying dividends, Shinners said. His company hosted a reception a few months ago. A Springfield envelope manufacturer heard about Pioneer through that event and is now in talks to use Pioneer Packaging for its packaging needs.
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    10. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial ...

      Michael F. Golden, Smith & Wesson President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our first quarter performance was characterized by solid execution in firearms, despite challenging year-over-year comparisons, as well as the highest quarterly sales in the history of our Perimeter Security Division.
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    11. Industrial Directory Reports Massachusetts Lost Fewer Industrial Jobs Over Past Year

      Bright spots for the state include the opening of Tyco Flow Control's Advanced Nuclear Testing & Development facility in Mansfield; the opening of Nuclea Biotechnologies' Nuclea Genomics Center in Pittsfield; the opening of a new production line at Fusion Optix in Woburn; the planned expansion of Coca-Cola's bottling plant in Northampton; the opening of a TPI Composites wind blade facility in Fall River; and the recent announcement that Terrafugia Inc. plans to begin production of its Roadable Aircraft or "Flying Car," potentially adding 50 manufacturing jobs to its Woburn plant.
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    12. Two New Projects Announced

      Congratulations are in order for officials who helped facilitate two announcements about business expansions in western Massachusetts this week. First, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Northampton Mayor Mary Claire Higgins put together a package of incentives to convince Coca Cola to expand its Northampton facility. The project represents a minimum investment of $33 Million according to Coke and will add at least 40 new permanent jobs and about 60 construction jobs. Northampton Economic Development Director Teri Anderson deserves credit for her efforts to ensure that the investment happened in Northampton.   Second, the Campanelli Companies announced ...
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