1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. With hopes of spurring expansion, Chicopee agrees to 10-year tax agreement with U.S. Tsubaki Automotive | masslive.com

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      With hopes of spurring expansion, Chicopee agrees to 10-year tax agreement with U.S. Tsubaki Automotive | masslive.com

      The parent company of U.S. Tsubaki Automotive LLC. is expanding a product line in North America and is planning to add onto one of its plants in either Chicopee, Tennessee or Guanajuato, Mexico.  If the Chicopee plant is selected, the company will build an addition to its facility on 106 Lonczak Drive and add about 35 employees to its current 348-person staff. The company, which makes automotive timing chains and timing chain systems for most major manufacturers, would invest about $11.5 million between construction and adding new equipment.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    2. Smith & Wesson to announce quarterly earnings at close of stock market; anounces deal with General Dynamics | masslive.com

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      Smith & Wesson to announce quarterly earnings at close of stock market; anounces deal with General Dynamics | masslive.com

      At the close of trading Wednesday, Smith & Wesson stock, SWHC on the NASDAQ, traded at $25.28 a share, down 47 cents or 1.83 percent on the day. The stock's high for the most recent 12 months was $25.86 recorded Jan. 7.  Also on Wednesday, Smith & Wesson and defense giant General Dynamics announced that Smith & Wesson has awarded General Dynamics ordnance and tactical systems contract a multi-year agreement to produce hammer forged, military grade gun barrels. These barrels produced under this contract will be used in Smith & Wesson's M&P pistol which both companies have entered ...

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      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    3. Plastivan revs up Massachusetts students about plastics | Plastics News

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      Plastivan revs up Massachusetts students about plastics | Plastics News

      Students from Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, Mass., learned about plastics and thermoforming thanks to a Feb. 29 visit from the SPE Plastivan.  Universal Plastics Corp., a Holyoke-based custom thermoformer, sponsored the event along with the Western New England Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers.  “Many students today still think of manufacturing as dark and dirty factories and not high tech environments offering excellent jobs and wages,” said Joe Peters, CEO of Universal Plastics.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    4. State Announces $9.3 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants

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      State Announces $9.3 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants

      Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced $9.3 million in workforce skills equipment grants to 35 high schools, community colleges, and vocational training providers across the Commonwealth for vocational-technical education and training equipment purchases that connect Massachusetts students and residents to economic opportunities in high-demand industries. “Workforce skills education and training plays an enormous role in economic and personal development by helping residents acquire the skills they need to connect with promising careers,” Baker said. “These vocational-technical education equipment grants will help build stronger communities and a more competitive business environment that ensures more residents have the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    5. United Technologies opens new $8 million engineering lab in Windsor Locks; announces $1 million partnership with UConn | masslive.com

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      United Technologies opens new $8 million engineering lab in Windsor Locks; announces $1 million partnership with UConn | masslive.com

      Engineers in at the UTC Aerospace Systems Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory in Windsor Locks can make that part for a commercial power generation station in three weeks using additive manufacturing, a 3-D printer that works in metals like titanium and nickel alloys instead of plastic.  'And, by not machining all the parts, we can save all this waste,' said Diana Giulietti, materials research and development engineer, gesturing to a giant jar of curly metal waste shavings.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut

    6. Western Massachusetts manufacturers call for more trained workers | masslive.com

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      Western Massachusetts manufacturers call for more trained workers | masslive.com

      Manufacturers across Western Massachusetts cite a lack of available workers with the education and work ethic required to succeed as one of the biggest barriers to success.  And frustratingly, these same manufacturers and the vocational educators looking to help them find barriers themselves when they try and sell a middle school student on a high school vocational program or get a teen working on a shop floor.  'Work force development is an issue. It continues to be a giant issue,' said Joseph Peters, CEO of Universal Plastics in Holyoke and in Sutton. 'We need people with mechanical aptitude.'

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    7. Modern Mold and Tool Inc in Pittsfield sold | masslive.com

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      Modern Mold and Tool Inc in Pittsfield sold | masslive.com

      Steven L. Graham of Longmeadow has purchased Modern Mold and Tool, Inc, based in Pittsfield, according to a news release issued by Graham this week.  Modern Mold and Tool Inc. is an American manufacturing company founded in 1950 in Pittsfield. The company specializes in design engineering, complex mold manufacturing and injection molding across multiple industries including medical, aerospace, national defense and automotive.

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    8. Outlook 2016: Pioneer Valley has 'urgent' need for trained manufacturing workers | masslive.com

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      Outlook 2016: Pioneer Valley has 'urgent' need for trained manufacturing workers | masslive.com

      Western Massachusetts civic and business leaders must work together to maintain and grow the area's 'sterling reputation' as a leader in advanced manufacturing, emphasizes Eric D. Hagopian, the president and CEO of the Massachusetts Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing.  Hagopian leads the organization that was formed to introduce new and developing technology to companies and their associates in an effort to ensure area businesses are operating with the latest tools to remain competitive in the marketplace.

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    9. US Tsubaki in Chicopee considering $11.5 million expansion | masslive.com

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      US Tsubaki in Chicopee considering $11.5 million expansion | masslive.com

      One of the city's largest private employers is considering an about $11.5 million expansion that could add 35 new manufacturing jobs to the region.  US Tsubaki Automotive LLC, which makes automotive timing chains and timing chain systems for most major manufactures including Honda, General Motors, Toyota and Ford, is considering adding a new product line to its facility on 106 Lonczak Drive.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    10. REGIONAL MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Western Massachusetts

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      REGIONAL MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Western Massachusetts

      Manufacturing, despite challenges, is growing in Massachusetts

      Join AIM, MassMEP and the EDC of Western Mass for an examination of strategies for growing a manufacturing business in Massachusetts.  We'll identify best practices, discuss business resources, and share recommendations from a study conducted last year by RTI International on the Berkshire, Hamden, Hampshire & Franklin Counties' manufacturing sector, and more.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    11. Chinese rail car factory in Springfield slated to produce Boston T cars 'is on schedule': Consultant | masslive.com

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      Chinese rail car factory in Springfield slated to produce Boston T cars 'is on schedule': Consultant | masslive.com

      The CRRC plant will manufacture 284 subway cars for the MBTA, Boston's mass transit system – 152 for the Orange Line and 132 for the Red Line. First delivery of the Orange cars is expected in March 2018 and production, at least on this contract, is expected to last five years.  Doyle spoke Tuesday at the beginning of three days of meetings between CRRC executives and possible suppliers of everything CRRC MA will need to build both the plant and the rail cars. The procurement list runs from security guards to electronics cabinets to handrails for the passenger compartment.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Regional Employment Board, machine tool industry, reach out to Holyoke middle school students | masslive.com

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      Regional Employment Board, machine tool industry, reach out to Holyoke middle school students | masslive.com

      The region's precision machine shops and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County plan to reach out to middle schoolers in Holyoke -- especially girls -- and get them fired up about a potential future in high-tech manufacturing.  'We think there are great opportunities in manufacturing for young women,' said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of the Regional Employment Board.  The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and the Western MA Chapter – National Tooling & Machining Association received a $8,393 grant this past week from MassDevelopment, a quasi-public economic development agency.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Holyoke

    13. Westfield knife maker Lamson & Goodnow sold to Longmeadow private equity investors | masslive.com

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      Westfield knife maker Lamson & Goodnow sold to Longmeadow private equity investors | masslive.com

      Local private equity firm Longmeadow Capital Partners has purchased venerable knife maker Lamson & Goodnow out of bankruptcy giving Lamson management hope that they'll have access to enough capital to grow the business at its new factory here.  Lamson plans to keep its factory store in Shelburne Falls and open a new one in the coming months adjacent to its new factory at 79 Mainline Drive in Westfield, president and CEO James C. Pelletier said Wednesday.  Lamson moved into 79 Mainline Drive in the summer of 2015.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    14. Gunmaker Smith & Wesson looks to diversify from boom-bust gun market | masslive.com

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      Gunmaker Smith & Wesson looks to diversify from boom-bust gun market | masslive.com

      The parent company of Savage Arms in Westfield, known as Vista Outdoors, might be an acquisition target of Smith & Wesson, according to speculation in a story published by The Wall Street Journal.  Buying Vista would bring Smith & Wesson a lot more than Savage. Vista is the largest manufacturer of ammunition by sales with brands like Federal Premium, Stinger and Estate Cartridge. It also now owns Jimmy Stykes paddleboards, CamleBack hydration backpacks and Champion-brand clay pigeons and other targets.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Westfield

    15. EpiCenter Helps Clients Manage All Aspects of Their Business

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      EpiCenter Helps Clients Manage All Aspects of Their Business

      Jeff Glaze thought the second-generation manufacturing company he led in Westfield would survive a lot longer than it did, “but the rules changed.”  It’s a story with a happy ending, however — not that it’s anywhere close to ending. Instead, EpiCenter, the business-consulting company that emerged four years ago from his previous enterprise, is growing by some 20% per year, boasting a national and international reach.  “We were a contract manufacturer of metal nameplates, labels, and signs; 80% of our business was making nameplates for companies,” Glaze said of a family business called Decorated Products that his father launched ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    16. Chinese CRRC USA Rail Corp. project to build MBTA cars in Springfield on schedule, Mass. officials say | masslive.com

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      Chinese CRRC USA Rail Corp. project to build MBTA cars in Springfield on schedule, Mass. officials say | masslive.com

      State transportation officials said Monday the project that will have new MBTA Orange Line and Red Line cars built in Springfield remains on schedule a year into the effort.  Two transportation administrators, who were part of a delegation that came back from China earlier this month, told the MBTA’s fiscal control board that they are keeping a close eye on the project, which is expected to total $729 million.
      In late 2014, CRRC USA Rail Corp., owned by the Chinese, won a $566 million state contract to build 284 Red Line and Orange Line subway cars: 152 Orange Line ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center opens new machine shop in West Springfield | masslive.com

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      Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center opens new machine shop in West Springfield | masslive.com

      The handful of Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center sophomores who signed up for the school's new machine technology program were learning Thursday how to read a blueprint and turn that knowledge into a finished part.  'It's a fun process,' said 15-year-old Justin Wolcott of Wilbraham, 'I wasn't very interested in the wood shop. I wanted to try something new and this is something new.'

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    18. G&G Medical Products to move manufacturing from China to Ware, employ up to 90 | masslive.com

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      G&G Medical Products to move manufacturing from China to Ware, employ up to 90 | masslive.com

      With regulatory approval and the granting of a tax break by Ware Town Meeting last month in hand, G&G Medical Products LLC plans to substantially increase its manufacturing of disposable absorbent products and employ up to 90 in a 67,050-square-foot property in the old mill yard.  The company, which has been operating in China, plans to move their manufacturing operations here, and already lists 6 East Main St. in Ware as their North American headquarters.  'Currently, the company's products are manufactured in China. G&G plans to spend $1.5 million to purchase American Disposables and move ...

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      Mentions:   Ware

    19. Newell Rubbermaid buying Jarden Corp., owners of Yankee Candle, in cash-and-stock deal | masslive.com

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      Newell Rubbermaid buying Jarden Corp., owners of Yankee Candle, in cash-and-stock deal | masslive.com

      Newell Rubbermaid is buying Jarden Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $13.2 billion.  The combined company will generate a mammoth $16 billion in revenue per year with brands such as Paper Mate, Sharpie, Elmer's, Rubbermaid, Calphalon, Lenox, Yankee Candle and Graco.  Jarden shareholders will receive $21 in cash and 0.862 shares of Newell Rubbermaid stock for each share they own. The implied total value is $60 per share.  Newell Rubbermaid shareholders will own about 55 percent of the combined business. It said Monday that it expects annual cost savings of about $500 million over four years ...

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    20. Lenox American Saw, Yankee Candle owners in merger talks (reports) | masslive.com

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      Lenox American Saw, Yankee Candle owners in merger talks (reports) | masslive.com

      The owners of two major Western Massachusetts employers – Yankee Candle in South Deerfield and Lenox American Saw in East Longmeadow – are in merger talks according to multiple media reports Tuesday.  Newell Rubbermaid, owner of Lenox American Saw, and Jarden Corporation, owner of Yankee Candle, are worth a combined $22.6 billion. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, said Newell had a market value of $11.97 billion as of Friday's close, slightly more than Jarden's market capitalization of $10.65 billion.  Specific terms were not disclosed and talks may not result in a merger.

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    21. Gov. Charlie Baker awards $1.5 million for advanced manufacturing training, including financial boost for several WMass organizations | masslive.com

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      Gov. Charlie Baker awards $1.5 million for advanced manufacturing training, including financial boost for several WMass organizations | masslive.com

      Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced the release of $1.5 million in grant money for advanced manufacturing training, geared toward people who are unemployed or underemployed.  The money includes a $135,000 grant for the Tech Foundry in Springfield and $109,000 for the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County.  'These grants will create additional opportunities for training and growth, and will help connect residents to good-paying jobs, while meeting the increasing demand for a skilled manufacturing workforce,' Baker said in a statement.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    22. Greenfield employer VSS reaches out with jobs to Rodney Hunt workers | masslive.com

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      Greenfield employer VSS reaches out with jobs to Rodney Hunt workers | masslive.com

      Manufacturer Steven K. Capshaw, CEO of VSS in Greenfield, reached out Friday with opportunities for workers set to lose their jobs at the closing Rodney Hunt manufacturing plant in Orange.  Rodney Hunt announced Wednesday it will close its manufacturing plant in Orange and lay off 200 workers.  'We are looking for people who are ambitious and are mechanically inclined, we'll train them,' Capshaw said Friday.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    23. W.F. Young, makers of Absorbine, buys Pure Ocean Botanicals | masslive.com

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      W.F. Young, makers of Absorbine, buys Pure Ocean Botanicals | masslive.com

      Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife Mary Ida, W. F. Young has manufactured and distributed quality healthcare products under the Absorbine name for over 120 years. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal healthcare products designed to enhance the wellbeing and enjoyment of life for animals and their people. For more information, visit www.absorbine.com.  The company is based in East Longmeadow.

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    24. 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

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