1. Articles in category: Manufacturing

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    1. Smith & Wesson earnings: What's Wall Street saying on eve of Springfield gun manufacturer's earnings report? | masslive

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      Smith & Wesson earnings: What's Wall Street saying on eve of Springfield gun manufacturer's earnings report? | masslive

      Smith & Wesson will report earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year on Tuesday, following the close of the stock market.  In December, Smith & Wesson reported that the market for firearms was still adjusting back to a new normal following the panic-buying in 2012 and 2013. Buyers were afraid that states and the federal government would pass tighter gun regulations in the wake of mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and at the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, elementary school

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      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    2. FloDesign Sonics Adds Michael Harsh to Board of Directors

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      FloDesign Sonics Adds Michael Harsh to Board of Directors

      FloDesign Sonics is currently commercializing its first products — a system to separate and clarify cell culture used in the manufacturing of protein-therapeutic drugs. FloDesign Sonics closed a $10 million Series A round in March 2014. It has also been awarded multiple grants from both the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health totaling more than $2 million. It has used the proceeds to perform more than 100 trials with leading biopharmaceutical companies while building six prototypes.

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    3. MBTA car factory prep continues in Springfield as Boston winter woes underscore need for new cars | masslive

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      MBTA car factory prep continues in Springfield as Boston winter woes underscore need for new cars | masslive

      CNR Changchun, a unit of the Chinese national railways, entered into a $566.6 million agreement in October with the state and the MBTA to build 284 Red and Orange line subway cars for the T. The cars will be built at a new $60 million, 150,000-square-foot factory at the site of a former Westinghouse plant on Page Boulevard in East Springfield. It'll do business here as CNR MA.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    4. Westfield Vocational Technical High School instructor Jayme Coggin featured on SME manufacturing website | masslive

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      Westfield Vocational Technical High School instructor Jayme Coggin featured on SME manufacturing website | masslive

      A Cleveland-based manufacturing association is highlighting Jayme Coggin, an instructor at and alumnus of Westfield Vocational Technical High School, as part of a national campaign highlighting modern manufacturing built around the Twitter hashtag #mfgis.  'Anything to get our program out into he public more,' Coggin told The Republican and MassLive.com Wednesday. 'It had nothing to do with myself. It's to help promote awareness of manufacturing.'

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    5. HCC, STCC Offer Manufacturing Production Technician Training Program

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      Holyoke Community College, in collaboration with Springfield Technical Community College, is offering a free manufacturing production technician training program beginning Monday, March 16.  The 10-week, accelerated manufacturing training program is being offered through Training and Workforce Options (TWO), a joint effort between HCC and STCC, with support from Massachusetts Community Colleges and the Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, which is funded through a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    6. Difference Makers: The Class of 2015 | BusinessWest

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      Difference Makers: The Class of 2015 | BusinessWest

      While each of the first six classes of Difference Makers was diverse, and effectively showed just how many groups and individuals are worthy of that phrase, the group being honored this year probably sets a new standard.  It includes the region’s only Fortune 100 company, three nonprofit agencies — one committed to fostering and nurturing entrepreneurship, another focused on improving quality of life in Greater Springfield through a host of family-centered events, and the third created to raise funds for childhood cancer facilities in the name of a spirited 11-year-old who succumbed to the disease — and an assembled team of ...

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    7. Outlook 2015: VSS in Greenfield helps develop needed workforce | masslive

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      Outlook 2015: VSS in Greenfield helps develop needed workforce | masslive

      As the president and owner of VSS Inc. in Greenfield, Steven K. Capshaw used to face the chronic problem of having jobs he could not fill because of a lack of skilled workers.  The precision machine shop specializes in complex Computer Numerical Control machined components, and it requires up-to-date equipment and skilled employees to compete for contracts for components for use in such industries as aerospace, firearms, oil and gas energy services, military surveillance and radar and power generation.  Today, thanks to modernized machine technology programs in vocational and technical schools, “we see the light at the end of the ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    8. Machine tech program starts in fall to answer demand for skilled workers in WMass

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      Machine tech program starts in fall to answer demand for skilled workers in WMass

      The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, reacting to industry demand for skilled workers, is adding a machine technology program starting in fall 2015. "This is something our member school districts have been asking for," said Principal Donald Jarvis. "They see the demand from their students."

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    9. Argotec plans $20 million expansion, 50-job addition at Greenfield facility

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      Argotec plans $20 million expansion, 50-job addition at Greenfield facility

      Argotec, a manufacturer of plastic film sheets for everything from waterproof clothing to bullet-resistant glass and smartphone screens, is planning a $20 million expansion in Greenfield that would see it add 50 jobs over the next 10 years. The expansion is detailed in paperwork submitted for state and local tax breaks. The inducement is expected to go before the Greenfield City Council soon and before a state review panel in March.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    10. War on Poverty: Bridging gap between education, manufacturing jobs

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      War on Poverty: Bridging gap between education, manufacturing jobs

      A resurgence in manufacturing can help put a lot of people on the pathway to the middle class – a pathway that has been disrupted, Healy said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    11. Atlantic Fasteners Moves to Larger Facility in Agawam | BusinessWest

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      Atlantic Fasteners Moves to Larger Facility in Agawam | BusinessWest

      Atlantic Fasteners has moved to a 44,500-square-foot facility in Agawam, bringing all employees under one roof. The 100%-employee-owned company, which sells industrial and aerospace fasteners and supplies nationwide, previously operated out of three locations in neighboring West Springfield.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    12. Mohawk Fine Papers plans to open South Hadley facility in 4 months

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      Mohawk Fine Papers plans to open South Hadley facility in 4 months

      New York-based Mohawk Fine Papers officials says they expect to sign a seven-year lease next month and begin producing 500 million envelopes annually when they start operations in April at 28 Gaylord St. located in the Falls village.And according to a statement released Tuesday by Mohawk Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr., the 40 full-time workers at the state of the art, 112,342 square foot facility, exemplifies their commitment to the region

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Chicopee

    13. Chemetal in Easthampton seeks permit for major warehouse addition

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      Chemetal in Easthampton seeks permit for major warehouse addition

      A manufacturing firm at 39 O'Neil Street is seeking an amended special permit from the Planning Board for a 30,000 square-foot warehouse addition. Chemetal, a subsidiary of the Easthampton-based October Company, presented its plans, which included a stormwater management component, at a public hearing before the Planning Board Tuesday night. No decision was returned, and the hearing was continued until January 13. Chemetal manufactures and distributes custom architectural laminates for the commercial construction industry, and is located between O'Neill and Lovefield streets on a parcel which abuts the Manhan Rail Trail.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Easthampton

    14. Mohawk Fine Papers gets 5-year $177,338 tax break for South Hadley plant

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      Mohawk Fine Papers gets 5-year $177,338 tax break for South Hadley plant

      The state Economic Assistance Coordinating Council on Wednesday approved the town's five-year tax break for New York-based Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. which plans to begin producing 500 million envelopes next year at a plant they will lease on Gaylord Street The state action means the special tax assessment will provide Mohawk a 100 percent real estate tax break the first year, 75 percent the second year, 50 percent the third and 25 percent the fourth. The company begins paying the fully assessed value of taxes in the fifth year. South Hadley Town Meeting unanimously approved the STA last month.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    15. Mohawk Fine Papers company chooses South Hadley to locate envelope manufacturing plant

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      Mohawk Fine Papers company chooses South Hadley to locate envelope manufacturing plant

      Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. has chosen to locate a new envelope production center on Gaylord Street, the town administrator told the selectboard at Tuesday's meeting. The New York-based company was also considering a location in Chicopee. Mohawk senior vice president Robert Scannell, who attended last month's South Hadley Town Meeting - when the assembly unanimously approved four year tax break for the firm - said the vote was "a tremendous outcome."

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    16. Massachusetts announces $1.5 million for manufacturing training and additional

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      Massachusetts announces $1.5 million for manufacturing training and additional

      Massachusetts is putting nearly $1.5 million into vocational training for manufacturers over the next 18 months and also granting $400,000 to update the machine shop at Smith Vocational and Agricultural School in Northampton. The  $1.5 million is a continuation of grants the state has been giving regional employment boards around the state for a few years now, said Greg Bialecki, outgoing state secretary of Housing and Economic Development. The grants are for 18 months, not the 12-month grants the state had been making. The money is administered through Commonwealth Corp.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    17. Northampton's Smith Vocational High School is in line for $400,000 state grant

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      Northampton's Smith Vocational High School is in line for $400,000 state grant

      Smith Vocational and Educational High School is about to receive a $400,000 grant from on the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to by state-of-the art equipment to train its students. Superintendent Jeffrey Peterson was on his way to the University of Massachusetts Monday morning to receive the grant, which will not become official until the school and the state sign a contract. The money will come out of the Capital Equipment Industry Training Program, which buys equipment for vocational schools. Smith must submit a list of equipment is wants and documentation showing it was chosen with ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Northampton

    18. Whalley Precision buys L.W. Seecamp pistol company, shifts production to Southwick | masslive.com

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      Whalley Precision buys L.W. Seecamp pistol company, shifts production to Southwick | masslive.com

      Whalley Precision in Southwick has been manufacturing machine parts of high quality under quick turnaround times for more than 25 years.  Whalley-made parts even flew in the space shuttle, albeit as part of the spacecraft's toilet assembly.  But Whalley Precision never had a project of its own, something it started and finished and shipped out ready for the consumer's hands.  That was until this week when the first Southwick-made L.W. Seecamp Co. pistols were completed and tested in Southwick

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    19. Smith & Wesson to bid on Pentagon handgun contract with General Dynamics as a partner | masslive.com

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      Smith & Wesson to bid on Pentagon handgun contract with General Dynamics as a partner | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson has partnered with defense giant General Dynamics to compete for the job of providing the next generation of handguns to U.S. Service members.
      The Pentagon plans to open a competition next month and start production and deliver the first new handguns in 2017.  Smith & Wesson plans to announce its most recent sales and earnings figures later Thursday, Dec. 4.  According to published report, the contract could be for 'several hundred thousand', handguns, replacing the 9mm Beretta the Army introduced in 1985.

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      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    20. Springfield's Smith & Wesson buys Battenfield Technologies, maker of gun supplies and accessories | masslive.com

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      Springfield's Smith & Wesson buys Battenfield Technologies, maker of gun supplies and accessories | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. has agreed to buy Missouri-based Battenfield Technologies Inc. for $130.5 million in cash.  With a 145,000-square-foot facility in Columbia, Mo., 22-year-old Battenfield sells shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning products under several brand names: Caldwell Shooting Supplies, Wheeler Engineering, Tipton Gun Cleaning Supplies and Lockdown Vault Accessories.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. International Metal Products of Chicopee to expand with $350,000 MassDevelopment loan | masslive

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      International Metal Products of Chicopee to expand with $350,000 MassDevelopment loan | masslive

      International Metal Products in Chicopee, also known as IMP, plans to expand production and its workforce with a $350,000 loan secured through MassDevelopment and Nuvo Bank & Trust Co.  The 100-year-old company makes polished metal products including rings for shampoo bottles and machine parts, but specializes in metal clips for pens.  According to MassDevelopment, International Metal Products will use the $350,000 to meet toll and die design costs. The equipment has been ordered.  The company is making the move because of increasing demand for it s products from around the world.  International Metal Products expects the expansion to create ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Chicopee

    22. Tell Tool TIF tax deal passes Westfield City Council | masslive

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      Tell Tool TIF tax deal passes Westfield City Council | masslive

      A Westfield company will receive a tax discount on its upcoming expansion, but city councilors were quick say the deal is different from a recent controversial tax deal with another local company.  At Thursday night's city council meeting, Tell Tool Inc. was awarded a tax increment financing agreement (TIF) for a 30,000-square-foot expansion to its facility on Turnpike Industrial Road in Westfield. The company has been in Westfield for more than 45 years, and as part of the agreement it will add 17 new employees.  In the TIF, Tell Tool receives a tax break on the expanded portion ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    23. Reports: Toymaker Hasbro in talks to merge with Dreamworks Animation led by Jeffrey Katzenberg | masslive

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      Reports: Toymaker Hasbro in talks to merge with Dreamworks Animation led by Jeffrey Katzenberg | masslive

      Hasbro, which has a board game factory in East Longmeadow, is in talks to merge with DreamWorks Animation, a Hollywood player run by mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, according to published reports.  In recent years, Hasbro has been seeking its fortunes in the entertainment industry, taking game franchises like 'Battleship' to the silver screen.  Dreamworks Animation is known for the 'How to Train Your Dragon' and 'Madagascar' films.

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Hasbro, Inc.

    24. Westfield Voc-Tech aviation program, Franklin Tech manufacturing center highlighted in report on school-industry collaboration | masslive

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      Westfield Voc-Tech aviation program, Franklin Tech manufacturing center highlighted in report on school-industry collaboration | masslive

      Westfield Vocational Technical School's plan to create a hands-on aviation technology program and Franklin County Technical School's revamped machine program could serve as a model for similar co-operative programs around the state.  That's contention supported in the new report out Thursday: 'Filling the Skills Gap: Massachusetts Vocational-Technical Schools and Business Partnerships' from the Pioneer Institute.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

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