1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. International Container Co. Plans Holyoke Facility Expansion

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      International Container Co. Plans Holyoke Facility Expansion

      In an effort to accommodate a growth in production, International Container Co., LLC will build an expansion to its facility and operations headquartered at 110 North Bridge St. in Holyoke. The expansion is planned with the assistance of both local tax incentives and tax credits provided through the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). International Container Co. (ICC) purchased its 150,000-square-foot facility in Holyoke in 2001 and has since made many improvements to the property. Since moving to Holyoke, business has increased each year for the company. The tax-increment financing (TIF) agreement lasts for five years and allows ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    2. Westfield Chamber of Commerce names Mestek Inc. 2015 Business of the Year

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      Westfield Chamber of Commerce names Mestek Inc. 2015 Business of the Year

      Mestek Inc., which will celebrate 70 years in business next year, has been named Westfield's 2015 Business of the Year here by the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce. Mestek will be honored at the Chamber's annual meeting and awards ceremony Nov. 18 at East Mountain Country Club. John E. Reed started Mestek Inc. in a Westfield downtown garage in 1946 calling it Sterling Radiator Company. In 1975 its name changed to Reed National Corporation and in 1986 Mestek Inc.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

    3. Smith & Wesson of Springfield among handgun makers competing to supply US Army with new handgun | masslive.com

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      Smith & Wesson of Springfield among handgun makers competing to supply US Army with new handgun | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., a Springfield, Massachusetts-based company famous for its revolvers, has partnered with military contractor General Dynamics Ordinance and Tactical Systems to offer a gun based off its M&P handguns, which are already used by police agencies.  Beretta, which is moving its U.S. manufacturing from Maryland to Tennessee, Beretta offered the Army an improved version of the existing M9 design before the service announced its open search for a new gun. The company now intends to enter a new pistol called the APX into the competition. The new gun is a major engineering departure from the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Business Expo Luncheon Speaker to Tackle Manufacturing Skills Gap

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      Advanced manufacturing in New England and the skills gap will be discussed as part of a national report produced by Deloitte Consulting, LLP and the New England Council at the Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC) Headline Luncheon at the Western Mass. Business Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. Alison Lands, senior manager for Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice and co-author and editor of “Advanced to Advantageous: The Case for New England’s Manufacturing Revolution,” will present highlights of the report as well as the strength of ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    5. SABIC plastics of Pittsfield to move taking 300 jobs | masslive.com

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      SABIC plastics of Pittsfield to move taking 300 jobs | masslive.com

      SABIC Innovative Plastics, one of the last remaining vestiges of General Electric's once massive presence here, is moving its headquarters to Houston and closing its Pittsfield operation with the elimination of 300 jobs.  The facility will close by the middle of 2016.  SABIC bought General Electric Co.'s plastics unit in 2007 for $11.6 billion and has used GE's former plastics facility.  SABIC has research and development operations in Pittsfield in addition to the headquarters. In the news release issued Thursday announcing the move, SABIC said it also evaluating Pittsfield's Polymer Processing Development Center and its ...

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    6. Hasbro not Sorry! Cartamundi took Risk to buy East Longmeadow Operation | masslive.com

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      Hasbro not Sorry! Cartamundi took Risk to buy East Longmeadow Operation | masslive.com

      You would be Sorry! and wouldn't have a Clue if you bet your Life that the Cartamundi Operation here and its 350 jobs could be at Risk now that Hasbro no longer has a Monopoly on the factory and its expertise in making board games.
      That was hopeful message executives at the cavernous 1.2-million-square-foot plant had for state Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, state Rep. Brian Ashe, D-Longmeadow, and a delegation of area industrialists who toured the plant Tuesday afternoon as part of Lesser's marking Manufacturing Week in his district. The plant, built from 1963 to 1965 by ...

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      Mentions:   Hasbro, Inc.

    7. Mohawk Fine Papers in South Hadley, Microtek in Chicope, Kennametal in Greenfield and Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing in Lee win MassEcon awards | masslive.com

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      Mohawk Fine Papers in South Hadley, Microtek in Chicope, Kennametal in Greenfield and Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing in Lee win MassEcon awards | masslive.com

      MassEcon has recognized Mohawk Fine Papers in South Hadley, Kennametal in Greenfield. Chicope's Microtek and Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing in Lee with its Twelfth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award.  The companies were selected on the basis of job growth, facility expansion, investment, and community involvement since Jan. 1, MassEcon said.  Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash said:  'These awards are a great recognition of the diverse and growing business community throughout the Commonwealth,' said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. 'We look forward to our continued partnerships with the business community to foster meaningful private sector investment ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   MicroTek

    8. Holyoke Manufacturers Day proclaimed to mark ingenuity of city businesses

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      Holyoke Manufacturers Day proclaimed to mark ingenuity of city businesses

      Coinciding with National Manufacturing Day, Mayor Alex B. Morse proclaimed Friday (Oct. 2) Manufacturers Day in Holyoke. "Manufacturing is alive and well in Holyoke and I'm continually impressed to see ingenuity at work and the quality of the products being produced right here in our city," Morse said. Manufacturing Day is intended to address misunderstandings about manufacturing, with businesses urged to open their doors and show what manufacturing is and what it isn't, mfgday.com said.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    9. Springfield City Council approves 10-year tax incentive for subway car factory | masslive.com

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      Springfield City Council approves 10-year tax incentive for subway car factory | masslive.com

      The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a 10-year, $10 million tax break for a planned subway car factory on Page Boulevard, that ties in with the company's plans to invest $95 million and hire 150 full time employees.  Under the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement, CRRC USA Rail Corp., will pay $24.7 million in taxes on the property over the next 10 years, reflecting a savings of about $10 million. The plant is to be built on the grounds of the former Westinghouse property on Page Boulevard in East Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Joe Peters Named Recipient of SPE Thermoforming Division’s 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award

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      Joe Peters Named Recipient of SPE Thermoforming Division’s 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award

      Joe Peters, CEO of Universal Plastics and Mayfield Plastics, was honored as the recipient of The SPE Thermoforming Division’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The award is presented to individuals who have dedicated their time and money to contribute to the industry through the development of machinery, components, tooling, materials, processes and education. The 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award was presented during the 24th Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference on September 1st in Atlanta, Georgia. “The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award is a wonderful example of an individual who has dedicated his time to continue to attract young people to ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Chicopee

    11. Mass. manufacturing job loss slows

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      Mass. manufacturing job loss slows

      The number of manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts has declined over each of the past two years, but the loss of jobs is slowing, according to state figures. A 2012 study by the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University projected the state would lose about 2,000 manufacturing jobs annually from 2013 to 2018, for a total of 10,000 fewer jobs. “The commonwealth has been doing better than ... projected,” Mark S. Sternman, a spokesman for MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, said yesterday at an early State House kickoff of October ...

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    12. Greenfield Community College to Celebrate Manufacturing Day Oct. 1

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      Greenfield Community College to Celebrate Manufacturing Day Oct. 1

      In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, Greenfield Community College (GCC) will open its doors on Thursday, Oct. 1 between 5 and 7 p.m. to students, parents, and others interested to learn more about manufacturing practices, free training programs, and the outstanding opportunities a career in manufacturing can provide. Manufacturing Day is an annual national event at the local level supported by area manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other community members at open houses, plant tours, and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. The goal is to expand the community’s knowledge ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    13. Argotec LLC of Greenfield sold to manufacturer SWM | masslive.com

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      Argotec LLC of Greenfield sold to manufacturer SWM | masslive.com

      Argotec, a manufacturer of urethane films for everything from electronics to automobiles, has been sold for the second time in two years.  Argotec announced this week that it has been sold to SWM (NYSE: SWM) of Alpharetta, Georgia.  The sales price is $280 million, according to SWM.  Steve Dorst, CFO of Argotec, said he was not free to comment on the sale other than to say it was a positive development for Argotec and its employees.  Richard Barnes and Steven Wolkenbreit founded Argotec in 1988. In 2013, Barnes and Wolkenbreit sold the business to Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Easthampton

    14. Springfield City Council to consider tax incentives for new $95 million subway car factory

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      Springfield City Council to consider tax incentives for new $95 million subway car factory

      The City Council will consider approving a special tax incentive agreement with a company planning to build a $95 million subway car factory on Page Boulevard that could save the firm an estimated $10 million in property taxes spread over a 10-year period. The council will consider the proposed 10-year tax increment financing (TIF) agreement at its Monday night meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., at City Hall. The tax incentive is being proposed based in part on the economic development benefits, new jobs, and new taxes the project will generate for Springfield, according to city officials.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    15. Gov. Charlie Baker, state, city officials to celebrate groundbreaking of $95 million Chinese subway car factory in Springfield | masslive.com

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      Gov. Charlie Baker, state, city officials to celebrate groundbreaking of $95 million Chinese subway car factory in Springfield | masslive.com

      City and state officials along with an international delegation will descend on East Springfield Thursday, for the groundbreaking of the $95 million CRRC North America subway car factory.  The development is significant for many reasons, including the fact that it will be the third largest building project here in nearly 30 years.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Smith & Wesson quarterly earnings: Sales up 12.1 percent | masslive.com

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      Smith & Wesson quarterly earnings: Sales up 12.1 percent | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson reported Thursday that its net sales were up 12.1 percent for its most recent quarter compared with the same time last year.  The corporation issued a news release just after the close of the stock market Thursday, stating:  Sales were $147.8 million for the three months ending July 31. That is up from $131.86 million for the same time period last year.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    17. Developing skilled workers priority of Holyoke manufacturing board advising Mayor Alex Morse | masslive.com

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      Developing skilled workers priority of Holyoke manufacturing board advising Mayor Alex Morse | masslive.com

      Ensuring that a pipeline of skilled workers flows to meet manufacturers' needs is the focus of the new chairman of a board that advises the mayor, he said Tuesday (Aug. 25).  'Just as many manufacturing companies have had to adapt to the changing economy, I think we have to take a close look at how industrialists engage with the city, our schools and other community partners to be more proactive in meeting our workforce development needs,' said Steven Grande, president of Meridian Industrial Group here.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Alex Morse

    18. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito lauds small business award-winning Palmer company during visit | masslive.com

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      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito lauds small business award-winning Palmer company during visit | masslive.com

      The seven-employee PTS Truck-Trailer-Construction Equipment Supply company, earned the Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year award for Massachusetts from the SBA this year.  The lieutenant governor, who presented the owners with a citation for their good work, learned that PTS has an inventory of 6,000 items, uses a paper system for billing, purchasing and inventory -- instead of computers -- that all the workers graduated from Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, and that a woman founded the business in 1960.

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      Mentions:   Palmer

    19. CNR MA rail car factory groundbreaking set for Sept. 3 | masslive.com

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      CNR MA rail car factory groundbreaking set for Sept. 3 | masslive.com

      CNR MA, the local arm of CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles, plans to have a ceremonial groundbreaking for its $65-million railroad passenger car factory Thursday, Sept.3.  The 220,000-square-foot factory CNR is building to supply new subway cars to the MBTA.  In fall 2014, CNR Changchun, a unit of the Chinese National Railways, signed a $566 million deal 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. The Red line cars date from 1969 ...

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    20. MassDOT chief: Groundbreaking soon on $65M subway car factory in Springfield

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      MassDOT chief: Groundbreaking soon on $65M subway car factory in Springfield

      Expect a groundbreaking soon for the $65 million railroad passenger-car factory Chinese rail giant CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. is planning for East Springfield, said Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary and CEO of the Department of Transportation. Pollack was in Springfield Wednesday mostly to talk about the Interstate 91 project. But she also discusses the 220,000-square-foot factory CNR is building  to supply new subway cars to the MBTA. The T falls under Pollack's jurisdiction.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Applied Industrial Technologies of Ohio buys Atlantic Fasteners in Agawam | masslive.com

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      Applied Industrial Technologies of Ohio buys Atlantic Fasteners in Agawam | masslive.com

      Publicly-traded Applied Industrial Technologies of Cleveland, Ohio, has purchased Atlantic Fasteners, a wholesale distributor of hardware including screws, bolts, nuts and washers, located in Agawam.  The sale means more opportunity for Atlantic's Agawam site and its 48 employees, said Tony Peterson, president of Atlantic, who will stay on as vice president and general manager after the sale.  'It's very good,' Peterson said. 'They pursued us because of our location. They don't have a distribution center in the Northeast.'

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    22. Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Atlantic Fasteners

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      Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Atlantic Fasteners

      Cleveland-based Applied Industrial Technologies announced it has acquired Atlantic Fasteners, a distributor of C-class consumables located in Agawam. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. “Atlantic Fasteners provides the market presence, products, and capabilities to further enhance our applied maintenance supplies and solutions (applied MSSSM) offering to a broad array of industrial customers,” said Neil Schrimsher, president and CEO of Applied. “They are an ideal fit with our business strategy and growth plans.”

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    23. Label them successful: Springfield Label & Tape Co. moves into the future | masslive.com

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      Label them successful: Springfield Label & Tape Co. moves into the future | masslive.com

      For scientists, a spectrophotometer is a piece of laboratory equipment that measures a light beam's intensity in relation to its wavelength.  For Springfield Label & Tape Co., its $15,000 spectrophotometer is the piece of equipment that makes sure that the yellow-and-black labels it makes for hardware giant Stanley Tools, to give on example, always have the same color of yellow and the same color black.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    24. Getting Kids Interested in Manufacturing Careers | Education / Training content from IndustryWeek

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      Getting Kids Interested in Manufacturing Careers | Education / Training content from IndustryWeek

      Read any industry piece on workforce development and the apparent challenges of filling the skills gap, and you’ll see experts stressing the importance of companies—especially in manufacturing and engineering—having hands-on involvement in their local education centers.  The logic behind this strategy is a sound one, suggesting that if companies can reach tomorrow’s workforce at an early age, they can open their minds to the world of advanced manufacturing and inspire them to take an educational path that will lead them to a successful career.

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