1. Articles in category: Aerospace/Defense

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    1. The EDC on the Road

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2013)

      The EDC on the Road

      EDC Senior VP Mike Graney will represent western
      Massachusetts at several conferences and trade shows during 2013. Please
      contact Mike at 413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      if you want to discuss our Shared Service Center initiative, international
      business development opportunities or any other interest in western
      Massachusetts. Of course, we are always pleased to host companies and consultants
      in Springfield, too.

      April 14-16                 Consultants Forum FDI               St. Louis

      April 22-25               BIO International Convention     Chicago

      May 13-15                  Plastics in Medical Devices        Boston (Waltham)

      June 17-21                 Paris Air Show

      September 23-26    Adva Med                                     Washington

      November 20-22     Medica                                          Düsseldorf

      December 2-4 ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    2. Smith & Wesson profit triples, outlook improves

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 7 2013)

      Smith & Wesson profit triples, outlook improves

      Smith & Wesson's profit tripled in the quarter that ended Jan. 31, its first announced results since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., focused attention on the gun control debate.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    3. Sequestration fallout: Westover, Barnes air bases would see millions of dollars in cutbacks and furloughs

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 25 2013)

      Sequestration fallout: Westover, Barnes air bases would see millions of dollars in cutbacks and furloughs

      Sequestration is a provision in budget law that will trigger $470 billion in across-the-board spending cuts spread over the next 10 years unless Congress
      agrees on an alternative by Friday. These cuts would be in addition to the $487 billion in defense spending cuts the Pentagon already is making over the next 10 years.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   General Dynamics   Springfield

    4. Pioneer Valley feeling the impact of federal cuts, especially to defense

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 20 2013)

      Pioneer Valley feeling the impact of federal cuts, especially to defense

      For the past decade Paragon Manufacturing Inc.’s primary business has been defense contracting, making precision parts for aircraft-mounted Gatling guns, grenade launchers and the M2 50-caliber machine gun.

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    5. United Technologies plans to cut 3,000 jobs in 2013, filing says | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 19 2013)

      United Technologies Corp. expects to eliminate 3,000 employees from its overall work force this year and close 1.85 million square feet of building space, the company says in its annual report.  UTC, based in Hartford, did not indicate where the job cuts and closings may be made. Its major Connecticut holdings include Pratt & Whitney, the former Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks, now part of UTC Aerospace Systems, and Sikorsky Aircraft.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.

    6. ITT Exelis to close West Springfield manufacturing plant, lay off 200; cites expected cuts in U.S. defense spending

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2013)

      ITT Exelis to close West Springfield manufacturing plant, lay off 200; cites expected cuts in U.S. defense spending

      ITT Exelis announced Wednesday it will close down its manufacturing operation on 11 Interstate Drive at the end of June and lay off most of its 235-person workforce, a company spokesman said.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   ITT Exelis

    7. Barnes Regional Airport runway reconstruction could cause F-15 fighter jets to be temporarily transferred to Westover Air Force Base

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 5 2013)

      Barnes Regional Airport runway reconstruction could cause F-15 fighter jets to be temporarily transferred to Westover Air Force Base

      The project, which is estimated to cost at least $30 million, must be approved and funded by the Air National Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration, the city of Westfield and the state. It is very early in the planning process, he said.  If the runway is resurfaced, it will call for Fighter Wing’s F-15 Eagle fighter jets to be moved to another location while work is being done. Base officials are having discussions with those at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and other airports in the northeast to find a temporary home for the planes, Mutti said.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield

    8. NE defense industry cautious about looming budget cuts - Boston Business Journal

      Explore The Business Journals (Feb 5 2013)

      What we do know is that defense spending plays a significant role in New England’s economy. According to the New England Defense Industry Report, released last summer by the Defense Technology Initiative, the region benefits from $34 billion in DoD and Homeland Security contracts, providing more than 319,000 jobs and over $22.6 billion in payroll. Massachusetts benefits the most, with 2500 companies receiving the lion’s share of defense-related contracts, totaling $13.9 billion, followed closely by Connecticut, with 1100 companies receiving $12.7 billion in defense spending.

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    9. Raytheon gets $33.3M DOD contract; General Dynamics snaps up $41.5M

      Explore bizjournals (Feb 1 2013)

      Raytheon gets $33.3M DOD contract; General Dynamics snaps up $41.5M

      Raytheon wasn’t the only New England company to get a piece of the DOD contract pie. General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. of Groton, Conn. was awarded a $41.5 million firm-fixed-priced modification to the previously awarded contract for maintenance and modernization of the USS Hartford submarine.

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      Mentions:   Raytheon

    10. Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee targeted for loss of 8 jets in latest move by military

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 24 2013)

      Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee targeted for loss of 8 jets in latest move by military

      He said he does not expect much of a dip in the economic impact the base has on the surrounding area. Air Force audits have shown Westover pumped about $238 million into the Western Massachusetts economy each year over the last two years.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    11. UTC Aerospace cuts jobs, ends machining at former Hamilton plant | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 22 2013)

      UTC Aerospace cuts jobs, ends machining at former Hamilton plant | masslive.com

      UTC Aerospace Systems laid off 30 salaried workers last Tuesday at its former Hamilton Sundstrand plant, a company official said.  At the same time, the company officially set the date to end machining operations at the Windsor Locks plant, scheduling the layoff of the last 41 hourly workers involved in traditional manufacturing there, Machinists union Local 743 President Tony Walter said.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    12. Greenfield's Applied Dynamics Corp. on the move and growing

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 21 2013)

      Greenfield's Applied Dynamics Corp. on the move and growing

      Applied Dynamics has about 70 employees, not counting the Glens Falls operation. About 62 of those are in the Greenfield repair facility, with the rest being sales people deployed around the Northeast. Manning said he hopes to start building wind turbines within a year in space that is available in Glens Falls and that could push employment levels there above 20 or 30.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Raytheon   Springfield

    13. Pratt’s PurePower to lift Embraer’s E-Jet | HartfordBusiness.com

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Jan 11 2013)

      Brazilian jet-maker Embraer has chosen Pratt & Whitney Co.'s geared turbofan engine for its newest generation medium-range airliner, authorities say.

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    14. Budget cuts proposed for Westover Air Force, Barnes Air National Guard bases to face continued opposition from Western Massachusetts politicians

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2013)

      Budget cuts proposed for Westover Air Force, Barnes Air National Guard bases to face continued opposition from Western Massachusetts politicians

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray began work last year to rally public and political support for preserving and growing jobs at the state’s six military installations. He formed a task force, now being led by retired Air National Guard Gen. Donald Quenneville.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield   Chicopee

    15. Pratt & Whitney gets $300M contract from South Korea Air Force

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 8 2013)

      Spokesman Shawn Watson told Mass High Tech that this is the first engine maintenance award Pratt & Whitney has received from the Republic of Korea.
      Pratt & Whitney’s F100 engine powers F-15 and F-16 aircraft worldwide, used by more than 23 air forces around the world, the company said. Pratt & Whitney has built more than 7,200 F100 engines, and also supplies the F135 engine for the F-35, F117 for the C-17 and F119 for the F-22.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   Boeing   United Technologies

    16. Funding for Westover Air Reserve Base, Barnes National Guard Base included in national spending plan

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 3 2013)

      Military bases have a big impact on the Massachusetts economy, according to a report by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in 2012, which found that defense and security contracts support 130,000 jobs at 2,500 institutions in the state.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Westfield

    17. Westfield takes next step in $1.5 million redesign of Airport Industrial Road

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 10 2012)

      Westfield takes next step in $1.5 million redesign of Airport Industrial Road

      Work will begin early next year on the redesign and reconstruction of Airport Industrial Road, leading toward development of a new 80-acre Airport Industrial Park.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    18. Westover Air Reserve Base pumped $238 million into Western Massachusetts economy last year, federal officials say

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 12 2012)

      Westover Air Reserve Base pumped $238 million into Western Massachusetts economy last year, federal officials say

      Combining salaries paid to nearly 4,000 employees, runway construction and money spent on local restaurants, federal officials figure that the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base pumped about $238 million into the local economy last year.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield   Chicopee

    19. Pratt & Whitney wins $817 million contract to supply jet engines for Indian military | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2012)

      The total contract, which the Defense Department just listed on its website, is valued at $817.9 million for installed engines as well as for spare F117-PW-100 engines, made in Connecticut at Pratt’s Middletown and East Hartford plants.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   Boeing   The Republican

    20. Westfield set to begin $2 million redesign and reconstruction of Airport Industrial Road

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2012)

      Westfield set to begin $2 million redesign and reconstruction of Airport Industrial Road

      The project is being financed primarily with state funding under the MassWorks Infrastructure Program. The city has already invested about $100,000 for survey, easement and land takings and design work, City Advancement Officer Jeffrey R. Daley said Thursday.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    21. Westfield to launch development effort for new air industrial park

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 30 2012)

      Westfield to launch development effort for new air industrial park

      The proposed park, about 80 acres, sits adjacent to Barnes Regional Airport off North Road and abuts two large aviation firms, General Dynamics Aviation Services and Gulfstream Aerospace, located on Elise Street. Gulfstream is currently building a new $23 million maintenance facility that will bring an additional 100 high-skilled jobs to its current 130-member workforce. That facility is scheduled to be operational next spring.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    22. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is important for Massachusetts business

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2012)

      F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is important for Massachusetts business

      Tell Tool has invested $6 million in equipment and facilities upgrades in the hope that the Westfield company will soon be doing $10 million a year in business making fuel and hydraulic control manifolds for the next generation fighter jets.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Chicopee   Westfield

    23. UMass Amherst gets NASA award

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 20 2012)

      UMass Amherst gets NASA award

      The University of Massachusetts, Amherst will be one of five organizations across the country to receive funding from NASA to develop innovative technology that can be applied to the agency’s space program.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    24. Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport gets $2.3 million grant to continue noise mitigation project

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 18 2012)

      Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport gets $2.3 million grant to continue noise mitigation project

      The airport has now received about $7 million towards completion of the project that addresses renovations or purchase of homes impacted by high levels of noise around the airport perimeter, Airport Manager Brian P. Barnes said.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

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