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    1. Smith & Wesson to buy knife maker Taylor Brands for $85M

      Smith & Wesson to buy knife maker Taylor Brands for $85M

      Springfield gun maker Smith & Wesson announced Monday that it will buy its knife-making partner Taylor Brands for $85 million. Founded in 1975 and based in Tennessee, Taylor Brands owns and produces Schrade, Old Timer, Uncle Henry and Imperial branded products. Taylor Brands also manufactures knives and one type of outdoor camp ax under the Smith & Wesson brand name through a licensing agreement. Taylor Brands manufactures its products in China.

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    2. MassDevelopment bond finances Jarvis Surgical expansion in Westfield

      MassDevelopment bond finances Jarvis Surgical expansion in Westfield

      A $2.2 million MassDevelopment bond will help pay for an expansion project at Jarvis Surgical Inc., officials for the state finance and development agency said Wednesday. Jarvis will use the bond proceeds to build a 15,000-square-foot addition at its 53 Airport Road facility, and to buy new manufacturing equipment. The company is also buying 1.9 acres of land next to the property for employee parking, according to a MassDevelopment news release.  

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    3. Steel frame for CRRC Ma subway car factory in East Springfield starts going up Monday

      Steel frame for CRRC Ma subway car factory in East Springfield starts going up Monday

      CRRC also shared photos detailing progress on its $95 million plant. The plan is to begin rail car production at the new plant two years from now in the spring of 2018, with the first production cars completed in January 2019.  The company received a $566 million state contract in 2014 to manufacture 284 subway cars for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Boston area's mass transit system. Of those 284, 152 cars are for the Orange Line and 132 for the Red Line. It is expected that it will take five years for CRRC to complete the cars.

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    4. Dean Foods completes purchase of Friendly's ice cream business

      Dean Foods completes purchase of Friendly's ice cream business

      Dean Foods Co. announced Monday it has completed its $155 million purchase of Friendly's ice cream manufacturing and retail distribution business. Dean's purchase of the ice cream manufacturing business was first announced in May.  The deal frees what remains of Friendly's, owned by investors of Sun Capital Partners Inc., to focus on its restaurant business.  Both operations - the ice cream and the restaurants - will continue to have headquarters in Wilbraham.  Dean Foods has a long-term contract to make ice cream for the restaurants. 

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    5. Pilot Program Targets Region’s Manufacturing Sector

      Pilot Program Targets Region’s Manufacturing Sector

      A $320,000 pilot program to be undertaken in conjunction with MassDevelopment (the primary funding agency putting up $200,000), the National Machine Tooling Assoc. (NMTA), the Economic Development Council of Western Mass., and other partners will seek to change many aspects of this equation. It will enable, and essentially force, participating companies to become more willing and able to take some calculated risks.

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    6. Steel Partners recognizes OMG, Inc. for operational excellence | masslive.com

      Steel Partners recognizes OMG, Inc. for operational excellence | masslive.com

      Three kaizen teams from OMG Inc. have been recognized as 2016 Steel PartnersBusiness System Hall of Fame winners. The Steel Partners Business System uses lean principles and tools, including kaizens, to increase sales, improve business processes, and reduce and eliminate waste and variation, according to a news release from OMG.

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    7. Trident Alloys in Springfield has first-of-its kind robot building sand molds for metal casting | masslive.com

      Trident Alloys in Springfield has first-of-its kind robot building sand molds for metal casting | masslive.com

      In modern-day Springfield's North End, a new robot playfully nicknamed by his new owners in Neptune's honor is carrying Trident Alloys Inc. into the future of high-tech manufacturing.  Neptune is a 3-D printer. But instead of printing in plastic like the 3-D printers becoming more popular in industry and academia, Neptune prints in sand, creating the sand molds Trident uses to cast parts in steel and stainless steel.
      A partnership between Trident, Palmer Manufacturing of Ohio, which makes foundry equipment and software, and robotics creator Viridis3D of Woburn, Neptune is the first sand-mold printing robot in the country.

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    8. Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce

      Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce

      When a company from across the globe sets up shop in Springfield, it can’t exactly bring its workforce with it.  “We need 100% new employees,” said Bobby Doyle, senior consultant for CRRC MA USA, the Chinese rail-car manufacturer currently building a $95 million production plant at the former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard. “We can’t transfer people from China here; it wouldn’t work.”  Among the reasons CRRC — formerly CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles — chose Springfield, however, was optimism that the city and region could supply a workforce to support what will become the company’s North American headquarters ...

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    9. Pelican Products Looks to Become a True Household Name

      Pelican Products Looks to Become a True Household Name

      For decades now, the names Pelican and Hardigg (which came together through a merger in 2008) have been well-known in the commercial, government, and public-safety realms, with containers used to ship everything from missile guidance systems to laboratory specimens. Now, the company — and the plant in South Deerfield that has been one of Franklin County’s largest employers for 60 years — is also making coolers, luggage, and cell-phone protectors, taking this brand places it’s never been before.

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    10. Friendly's sells retail ice cream and manufacturing, new owner promises to keep Wilbraham factory | masslive.com

      Friendly's sells retail ice cream and manufacturing, new owner promises to keep Wilbraham factory | masslive.com

      Friendly's Ice Cream announced Monday night that it has sold its retail ice cream and manufacturing business to Dallas, Texas-based Dean Foods Company for $155 million in cash.  Friendly's Ice Cream had $166 million in net sales of ice cream to supermarkets in 2015, Dean Foods said.  Together with its franchisees, Friendly's has system-wide sales of over $500 million, Friendly's said.

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    11. Westfield and Worcester manufacturing students featured at Mfg4 trade show in Hartford | masslive.com

      Westfield and Worcester manufacturing students featured at Mfg4 trade show in Hartford | masslive.com

      Manufacturing vocational students from Westfield Technical Academy and from Worcester Technical Academy will get a chance to show off their skills today when they take a featured role at the mammoth Mfg4 manufacturing trade show.  The Mfg4 show returns this week, Tuesday through Thursday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The show, expected to draw 200 exhibitors, is a sister show to the Eastec manufacturing show at the Eastern States Exhibition Grounds in West Springfield.

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    12. Tighe & Bond Honored for Advancing Women in Engineering

      Tighe & Bond Honored for Advancing Women in Engineering

      The Connecticut chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS CT) honored Tighe & Bond as Employer of the Year during its annual awards dinner on April 14 at St. Clement’s Castle in Portland, Conn. The recognition applauded the firm’s support of WTS, and for providing ongoing opportunities to advance women in their engineering and transportation careers. “It is an honor for our firm to receive this award, and we are thrilled that WTS CT selected us,” said David Pinsky, president and CEO of Tighe & Bond, who accepted the award on the firm’s behalf. “Our firm takes recruiting ...

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    13. Easthampton building materials company moving back to Chicopee | masslive.com

      Easthampton building materials company moving back to Chicopee | masslive.com

      The Holden Humphrey Co. started in Chicopee in 1987 and moved to Easthampton in 2006. Monday it announced it is seeking more space and will return to Chicopee, Mayor Richard J. Kos said in a written statement.  Company President and CEO Lance Humphrey signed a long-term lease to rent about half of the building at 77 Champion Drive. He plans to move the company's 40 employees and equipment by September, Kos said.

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    14. As hiring begins, WMass officials tour construction of CRRC MA subway car plant in East Springfield  | masslive.com

      As hiring begins, WMass officials tour construction of CRRC MA subway car plant in East Springfield  | masslive.com

      Dianguo Cui, chairman of CRRC, a company based in China and the world's largest rail car maker, received a warm welcome on his first visit to Springfield on Thursday to tour the site of a planned $95 million factory.  Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, who was among city and CRRC officials touring the 40-acre former Westinghouse property in East Springfield, told Cui through an interpreter that the city wishes him and his company continued success as 'continued success for you is continued success for us.'

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    15. FloDesign Sonics of Wilbraham demonstrates technology at White House Water Summit | masslive.com

      FloDesign Sonics of Wilbraham demonstrates technology at White House Water Summit | masslive.com

      FloDesign Sonics, a Wilbraham company that hopes to use sound waves as a filter, got to show off its technology at the White House Water Summit last month.  Jason Dionne the founding engineer at the company, was able to demonstrate FloDesign's technology to U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and others, according to a prepared statement issued by Western New England University.

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    16. U.S. Tsubaki to build $11.5 million addition to Chicopee plant, create 35 new jobs | masslive.com

      U.S. Tsubaki to build $11.5 million addition to Chicopee plant, create 35 new jobs | masslive.com

      U.S. Tsubaki is planning to expand its manufacturing plant by more than a third, add a new product line and create about 35 new jobs.  Mayor Richard J. Kos, Dan Butterfield, president of U.S. Tsubaki Auto LLC and City Council President John L. Vieau gathered in Chicopee City Hall Wednesday morning to announce the company's plans to build an about 100,000 square-foot addition to the plant of 106 Lonczak Drive . It will invest about $11.5 million initially and more than $20 million over five to seven years in the expansion.

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    17. Tighe & Bond Secures Award for Engineering Excellence

      Tighe & Bond Secures Award for Engineering Excellence

      The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts presented Tighe & Bond and Borrego Solar Systems with a Silver Award for the 3.5-megawatt North Adams E Street solar photovoltaic (PV) system during its 2016 Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. Held on March 16 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, this annual competition and event recognizes recent engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit, ingenuity, complexity, and client satisfaction.

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    18. CRRC MA subway car builder begins hiring for new East Springfield plant

      CRRC MA subway car builder begins hiring for new East Springfield plant

      CRRC MA USA , the Chinese rail car manufacturer with a contact to build subway cars for the MBTA, has begun hiring for its factory and North American headquarters now under construction at the former Westinghouse site in East Springfield. CRRC MA is running ads online now through staffing company United Personnel in Springfield for two executives. One ad is for a director of manufacturing with at least 10 years of management experience. The successful candidate must be willing to make frequent trips to China and knowledge of the Mandarin Chinese language is preferred but not required.

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    19. Holyoke's Aegis Energy Services makes engines that produce energy kept on site, begins $7 million expansion | masslive.com

      Holyoke's Aegis Energy Services makes engines that produce energy kept on site, begins $7 million expansion | masslive.com

      Aegis Energy employs 65 people and the expansion will add 30 to 100 new jobs.
      Mayor Alex B. Morse said innovation of companies Aegis Energy Services is what is coming to define Holyoke.  'I can't say enough about how significant this project is for the city of Holyoke,' Morse said.  The Aegis Energy $7 million investment will consist of rehabilitation of one of the Parsons Paper buildings and installation of machinery and a solar-panel array to produce energy, said Marcos A. Marrero, director of the city Department of Planning and Economic Development.  'We put a lot of energy and ...

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    20. CRRC MA to begin to develop workforce for new Springfield rail car factory | masslive.com

      CRRC MA to begin to develop workforce for new Springfield rail car factory | masslive.com

      Chinese rail car maker CRRC MA USA is planning to ramp up plans for its $95 million factory at the former Westinghouse site in East Springfield, including efforts to partner with area institutions to develop a workforce.  Senior Consultant Bobby Doyle said CRRC MA has already identified the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy in Springfield as key partners.

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    21. Northampton gun manufacturer Yankee Hill Machine will move to Easthampton | masslive.com

      Northampton gun manufacturer Yankee Hill Machine will move to Easthampton | masslive.com

      The Easthampton Planning Board has approved the company's application to take over 412 Main St., former home of Argotec Stevens LLC, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.  Yankee Hill moved to its current building at 20 Ladd Ave. in the 1960s, the Gazette reports. The firm was founded in 1951 in Haydenville.  Yankee Hill co-owner Kevin Graham told the Gazette that the company had outgrown the old Florence mill building that was constructed in the 1860s. Sales have spiked 'tremendously' in recent years, he said.

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

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

      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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