1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. B & E Precision Aircraft Components looks to build staff, grow with industry

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      B & E Precision Aircraft Components looks to build staff, grow with industry

      The machine shop, with its 103 employees, had a good 2013 and is looking for an even better years 2015 to 2020 as aircraft like those new jetliners go from design and testing to full production , according to company president Glenn Ford,. The precision machine shop is one division of the larger B & E Group which has offices in Westfield and Florida.  The machine shop is a maze of activity with robots placing parts on machine tools and people setting up the work and telling the robots what to do. Nearby are airplane parts, including a small bracket that breaks ...

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Westfield   United Technologies

    2. Outlook 2014: Springfield company PSI 91 finds market for innovative basketballs, footballs with Under Armour

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      Outlook 2014: Springfield company PSI 91 finds market for innovative basketballs, footballs with Under Armour

      Daniel Touhey and his partner, John Frank, knew an opportunity when they saw one.
      When their employer, Spalding Sports Worldwide, closed up its Chicopee location in 2009, Touhey and Frank decided to stay in Western Massachusetts and start their own company.  Since 2010, their company, PSI 91, has been located in the Business Growth Center, also known as the Scibelli Enterprise Center, at Springfield Technology Park.  PSI 91 began shipping its products – inflatable basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls and footballs - exclusively for the Under Armour brand in 2011.

      “Under Armour is the fastest growing sports apparel business in the country,” Touhey ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    3. Pioneer Valley focuses on filling skills gap says Tim Brennan

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      Pioneer Valley focuses on filling skills gap says Tim Brennan

      The results of a joint research project of the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Commonwealth Corporation were unveiled in 2012 at a public forum held at Holyoke Community College. The results, detailed in a data-rich final report, Labor Market Trends in the Pioneer Valley, paint an insightful yet sobering portrait of our region’s talent pipeline and point to workers who increasingly are not adequately equipped to fill current job openings. The problem boils down to a “skills gap” - a gap which the report forecasts will significantly widen over coming decades ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield Technical Community College

    4. Western Mass. manufacturing firms innovate and diversify to keep

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      Western Mass. manufacturing firms innovate and diversify to keep

      Smaller than a pencil tip, the titanium set screw cradled in the palm of machinist David Ruest's hand is the most complicated part he makes. It's full, he said, of odd angles and bevels not to mention the tiny little Allen-wrench slot that goes at the tip. Even the ridges of the threads have to be shaped just so, or the screw won't fit into the equally tiny part where it serves to hold a slightly larger screw in place. He runs a computer-controlled machine tool at Detector Technology Inc. in Palmer, an expanding company that makes ...

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory

    5. Community Spotlight: Amherst | BusinessWest

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      Community Spotlight: Amherst | BusinessWest

      Optimism for such a development stems in large part from the emergence of new programs and tens of millions of dollars in research projects at the university, said Maroulis, who pointed specifically to the new, $157 million Life Science Laboratories, part of the Mass. Life Sciences Center (MLSC), and one of many potential catalysts for economic development in the town.  Through the MLSC, the Commonwealth is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life-sciences supercluster. At UMass Amherst, the MLSC includes such facilities as the Biosensors and Big Data Center, the Healthcare Informatics and ...

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      Mentions:   Amherst   John Musante

    6. Menck USA window company gets $5 million in tax-exempt bonds

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      Menck USA window company gets $5 million in tax-exempt bonds

      MassDevelopment has issued a $5 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Menck USA Inc., which does business as Menck Windows. Menck USA, which will be based in Chicopee, was formed through a partnership between Menck Fenster GmbH, a 130-year-old Hamburg, Germany, custom window and door manufacturer and Liesenfeld International. The company is using bond proceeds to buy manufacturing equipment and renovate roughly half a 150,000-square-foot Chicopee building that was vacant for several years. Menck USA expects to create 50 jobs over the next five years as a result of the project. Boston Private Bank purchased the bond and the ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Chicopee

    7. One-stop shop: Detector Technology in Palmer looks to create 'manufacturing mall'

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      One-stop shop: Detector Technology in Palmer looks to create 'manufacturing mall'

      Jay Ray, president and CEO of Detector Technology Inc., likens his company's expansion project to a manufacturing mall. Think of storefronts, he said, lining the perimeter of a precision machine shop. Each storefront, each distinct physical space in the plant, run by and representing a critical step or aspect of manufacturing, development and assembling highly technical products.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Holyoke

    8. Nuclea Biotechnologies in Pittsfield hopes to relocate manufacturing to old GE site from Cambridge

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      Nuclea Biotechnologies in Pittsfield hopes to relocate manufacturing to old GE site from Cambridge

      Nuclea Biotechnologies, a developer and maker of diagnostic tests for cancer and diabetes, hopes to move manufacturing operations from Cambridge to the Berkshires. The new location would be near Nuclea's current headquarters in what was once General Electric's sprawling Pittsfield manufacturing complex. Today it is the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority property now known as the William Stanley Business Park.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Springfield

    9. MassDevelopment » AMP it up! Matching Grants Total Nearly $110,000 For 11 Innovative Massachusetts Programs

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      MassDevelopment » AMP it up! Matching Grants Total Nearly $110,000 For 11 Innovative Massachusetts Programs

      Through the AMP it up! campaign that promotes advanced manufacturing as an attractive career path, MassDevelopment will for a second straight year issue matching grants to partnerships across the Commonwealth. In this second grant round, MassDevelopment will provide $108,950 in matching grants to 11 partnerships that consist of workforce investment boards, community colleges, and industry associations who will use funds to develop community-based programs and activities that educate students and the adults in their lives about career options in advanced manufacturing.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    10. Belt Technologies, other local employers, take advantage of Workforce Training Initiatives

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      Belt Technologies, other local employers, take advantage of Workforce Training Initiatives

      Belt Technologies, a manufacturer of stainless steel belts, pulleys and conveyors with 35 employees at its Agawam factory and headquarters, is one of several local companies taking advantage of the latest round of state Workforce Training Initiatives.  Belt Technologies, which received $75,897 to train 31 employes and create three new jobs, is one of 39 Massachusetts companies looking to train 3,273 workers and hire 242 with a total of $3.7 million announced last week by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Chicopee   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    11. Mayfield Plastics Acquired by Owner of Universal Plastics

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      Mayfield Plastics Acquired by Owner of Universal Plastics

      Mayfield Plastics was recently acquired by Jay Kumar, the owner of Universal Plastics, a custom thermoformer based in Holyoke MA. The acquisition will allow Mr. Kumar to continue to execute on his vision to find ways to add additional value to customers, grow the business and establish a stronger footprint in the custom plastic thermoforming space. The intention of this merger is to provide Mayfield with additional management, technical and financial support. Both Mayfield and Universal will continue to maintain their facilities, brand, employees and procedures. Mr. Kumar plans to invest in Mayfield which ensures that Mayfield can continue to ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    12. Southworth's Paperlogic unit in Turners Falls looks for new paper markets

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      Southworth's Paperlogic unit in Turners Falls looks for new paper markets

      Mike Bilodeau, director of the process development center at the University of Maine at Orono. Southworth and Paperlogic are working with Bilodeau's team and with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst . For most of its life, the Southworth Co. mill on the power canal here was Esleeck Paper Co. and famous for its onionskin typing paper. Onionskin was tough, translucent and lightweight, perfect for the emerging technologies: the typewriter, carbon paper and airmail. Try finding it on an office-supply shelf today. "Nobody uses carbon paper anymore," said Ken Schelling, mill manger for the Southworth Co. "So they ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Northampton

    13. Smith & Wesson announces sales up 2 percent from this time last year

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      Smith & Wesson announces sales up 2 percent from this time last year

      Smith & Wesson announced Tuesday net sales of $139.3 million for the quarter ended Oct. 31, up 2 percent compared with the same period a year ago when sales were $136.5 million.  The company's stock rose 6 percent in after-hours trading to about $12.79 per share from $12.12 a share at the stock market's close. Smith & Wesson stock is up 44 percent on the year

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    14. LENOX Named Winner of the Tenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic

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      ... a leading manufacturer of premium band saw blades, power tool accessories and hand tools, is pleased to announce the company was recently named the Gold winner for western Massachusetts by the 2013 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    15. Springfield's A.G. Miller continues proud century-old tradition of metal fabricating, but needs help getting trained staff

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      Springfield's A.G. Miller continues proud century-old tradition of metal fabricating, but needs help getting trained staff

      When A.G. Milller started in the metal fabrication business in Springfield nearly 100 years ago, its customers were automobile manufacturers Knox and Stevens-Duryea.
      'In the 1920s our largest customer was Rolls-Royce when they made cars here in Springfield,' said Rick Miller, the current owner of A.G. Miller and grandson of the company founder. 'We did the fenders and door panels for them. It has always been the precision higher-end of sheet metal fabricating.'

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    16. Regional Employment Board of Hampden County receives $444,000 for precision manufacturing training program

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      Regional Employment Board of Hampden County receives $444,000 for precision manufacturing training program

      The state has granted $444,208 to support the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County's Precision Manufacturing Training Program, according to a news release issued last week. The grant is part of a larger program. Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced four awards totaling more than $1.3 million to support regional programs to train unemployed and underemployed individuals, including veterans, for careers in the state’s advanced manufacturing industry.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Chicopee approves tax break for Menck Windows

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      Chicopee approves tax break for Menck Windows

      The company, which is in a joint venture with Menck Fenster a 130-year-old German company, initially plans to hire 20 to 30 employees and hopes to expand to at least 50 within five years.  Before the City Council meeting, Todd Bachelder, president and chief executive officer for Menck USA, asked for a quick approval so the company could begin installing equipment and be ready for business for the end of the 2014 construction season.  The approval enables the company to appear before the state Economic Assistance Coordinating Council this month to request economic development incentive grants or tax credits.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    18. Big Picture | BusinessWest

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      Big Picture | BusinessWest

      Bob LePage spends a lot of time talking to employers from many different sectors, from healthcare to hospitality; financial services to manufacturing. And they all have one thing in common — a need for quality workers.  He related a conversation he had with the head of an area manufacturing firm. “He said, ‘we have more work than we have capacity. And what’s the biggest capacity constriction? Lack of workers. If I could find them, I’d add a shift, I’d add another line. Our challenge is, we need more qualified workers, whether that’s taking assemblers and upscaling them ...

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    19. German firm Menck to open energy-efficient windows plant in Mass.

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      German firm Menck to open energy-efficient windows plant in Mass.

      The company is planning to hire 50 employees at its Chicopee plant.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    20. Northampton company L-3 KEO announces elimination of 19 positions

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      Northampton company L-3 KEO announces elimination of 19 positions

      L-3 KEO, the city's largest industrial employer announced Friday it is laying off 19 employees from its Northampton location in part because of declining defense spending and continuing impact of sequestration on the federal budget, according to company officials. "This difficult, but necessary action was taken to maintain the division’s overall competitiveness and improve its ability to win and execute new business pursuits in a declining defense budget and sequestration environment," the company said in a prepared statement. Positions being affected are both salaried and hourly, and employees have been offered severance packages and outplacement assistance.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican   Kollmorgen

    21. West Springfield High School's Pathways to Prosperty program gets visit from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

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      West Springfield High School's Pathways to Prosperty program gets visit from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick toured the West Springfield High School's Pathways to Prosperity program on Tuesday during his visit to Western Massachusetts. Designed to set ninth grade students on a path towards careers in advanced manufacturing, the program offers a wide curriculum with math and science being key components. "The Pathways to Prosperity concept is a powerful one," said the governor . “It’s about exposing young people to work and opportunities.”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield

    22. United Technologies Research Center's 'flow battery' technology wins 'Oscars of innovation'

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      United Technologies Research Center's 'flow battery' technology wins 'Oscars of innovation'

      United Technologies Research Center has developed a “flow battery” technology that won an accolade that research center spokeswoman Katie Haswell calls the “Oscars of innovation.”  The recognition is from trade publication R&D magazine, which named it among the 100 most technologically significant products introduced to the market in the last year, she said.

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    23. Massachusetts is Number One in Education. Is That Enough?

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      Massachusetts is Number One in Education. Is That Enough?

      The gap between the knowledge required by globally competitive Bay State employers and the knowledge offered by job seekers remains a major impediment to economic growth across Massachusetts. It is a gap that has persisted throughout the Great Recession, ranging from software companies that could hire dozens of programmers tomorrow but cannot find them, to precision manufacturers starved for young workers with the mathematical and mechanical skills to do high-tolerance machining.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    24. Commonwealth to Inject $20+Million Into Manufacturing Programs in 2014

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      Mike Prior, Director of Business Development/NGM Programs at the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), and Douglas Kehlhem, Senior Director at MassEcon were also part of the panel that led the summit conversations. Keynote speakers included Greg Bialecki, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development and Arthur Vigeant, Marlborough Mayor. MEDC Executive Director, Tim Cummings, hosted the event.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

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