1. Articles in category: Aerospace/Defense

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    1. Ships deal a go - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Ships deal a go - Berkshire Eagle Online
      General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems expects to add 500 or more jobs at its Pittsfield plant over the next five years to handle a U.S. Navy contract for 10 specialized combat ships. "This is a landmark day for the city of Pittsfield. I could not be happier," Mayor James M. Ruberto told The Eagle on Wednesday. "The city is a beneficiary for having General Dynamics in it." "It's as about as good economic news as we could have wished for, and it's real," said state Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield.
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    2. Springfield Schools internship program is good for students, good for local businesses

      Springfield Schools internship program is good for students, good for local businesses
      And it’s not only students who benefit from internships. Businesses do also. While he was still a senior at Putnam Vocational Technical High School last year, William Medina interned with MassMutual and did so well that the company hired him to work full time in their Information Technology department. Now a full-time college student, William still holds down a part-time position at MassMutual.
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    3. Defense, Homeland Security contracts key for many Western Massachusetts businesses, colleges

      Defense, Homeland Security contracts key for many Western Massachusetts businesses, colleges
      Springfield’s Smith & Wesson has had a number of military contracts in recent years, including providing handguns to Air Force police officers and members of Iraq’s army, said Paul J. Pluff, director of marketing services. Smith & Wesson has more than 950 employees in its firearms factory in Roosevelt Avenue.
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    4. Profiles in Business

      Profiles in Business
      Dave Fontaine was in his conference room, referencing the pictures on the walls, all representing projects this family business had undertaken — from perhaps its biggest initiative, the complex at UMass Medical School, to one of the most visible in this region, Scibelli Hall on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College.
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    5. UMass shares $750K for antimicrobial compounds

      In July 2009, UMass and Polymedix won $975,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop antibiotics to be used against food-borne illnesses. The two also split a Navy grant that same month to study the best antimicrobial compounds for military uses. The Office of Naval Research awarded UMass and PolyMedix that $99,000 Phase 1 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract.
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    6. Westover Air Reserve Base added record $266 million into local economy in FY10

      Westover Air Reserve Base added record $266 million into local economy in FY10
      With a total of 3,836 employees, Westover is the largest employer in Chicopee and one of the largest in the region. Included in the figures are 2,008 part-time reservists, 747 full-time federal employees and 110 others who work in areas such as the base exchange. Another 127 contract civilians worked at the base this year.
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    7. AIM | DefensetoMedicalDevices

      AIM | DefensetoMedicalDevices
      Precision manufacturing and plastics companies in the Pioneer Valley built a formidable reputation during the late 20th century as suppliers to the aerospace and defense industries. But the companies that have successfully weathered the current economic downturn have reoriented themselves toward a new industry - medical devices.
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    8. Asnuntuck Manufacturing Technology Center A Boon To Aerospace Industry

      “It’s literally booming in our area,” said Frank Gulluni, director of the Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. “Jobs are plentiful at this time for people with this skill set. The people in the aerospace industry will tell you, if the talent pool is there, we have jobs for them.”
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    9. Springfield Technical Community College opens new lounge designed for the 250 veterans studying on campus

      Springfield Technical Community College opens new lounge designed for the 250 veterans studying on campus
      So when Springfield Technical Community College opens a new student center next week, it will not just be expanding services for the 250 veterans and service members enrolled on the Armory Square campus. It will be setting a new standard for student lounges everywhere. “The location is like a dream come true,” said Carol M. Mathison, a counselor involved in the five-year search for funding and a space for the project.
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    10. Downsizing at Callaway Golf will not cripple economy of Chicopee, city officials say

      Downsizing at Callaway Golf will not cripple economy of Chicopee, city officials say
      It will take time, but Blair said he believes Chicopee will attract other businesses. “Chicopee has done a lot of the right things. It is making major improvements in the infrastructure, the tax rate is under control and it has a pro-business government,” Blair said.
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    11. Westover announces $1.09 million makover plan to attract commercial airlines | masslive.com

      Westover announces $1.09 million makover plan to attract commercial airlines | masslive.com
      “Airlines are looking for a reliable airport,” said Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts which runs the civilian side of the airport. “They want some place that is going to be safe and efficient for their needs and there is starting to be more interest.”
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    12. World's Largest Pancake Breakfast in Springfield serves over 1 million pancakes

      World's Largest Pancake Breakfast in Springfield serves over 1 million pancakes
      Organizers said the event began as a friendly rivalry with Battle Creek, Mich., and has evolved into one of the city’s best-attended boosters. “It’s all about the weather. If there’s good weather people come,” said Judith A. Matt, president of Spirit of Springfield, the civic agency that hosts the event.
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    13. US Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

      Kollmorgen Corporation, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded an $8,988,790 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00024-05-C-4310) to exercise options for 6 MK 20 electro-optical sensor systems (EOSS) for CG 47 Class ships and 1 MK 20 EOSS for land-based systems. The MK 20 EOSS is an element of the MK 34 Gun Weapon System. The EOSS interfaces with the MK 160 Mod 11 gun computer system and is operated from a gun weapon system Q-70 control & display console to perform safety checksighting of gunnery fire, to aid with identification of surface/air contacts, and to provide quality track ...
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    14. Canadian-American Aerospace and Defense Industry Conference

      The Consulate General of Canada invites interested parties to "Aerospace and Defense -- Cross Border Partnerships and Innovation Forum", to be held March 25 in Hartford. Here is a link to an invitation with more information about the event -- http://view.exacttarget.com/?j=fe5b157071610d75751d&m=fef
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    15. Opportunity for Western Mass Companies at Farnborough Air Show

      The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology ("CCAT") hosts a pavilion annually at the world's premier aerospace trade shows, held in alternate years in Farnborough UK (even) and Paris (odd). CCAT has space available for the June 2010 show in Farnborough. If you are interested in exhibiting at th
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