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Dacon Underway at Senior Metal Bellows

Senior Metal Bellows, a 60-year-old precision components manufacturer, broke ground with Dacon last fall for a two story, 47,000sf addition to its Sharon facility.

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Skilled labor emerging to meet demand for manufacturing jobs in area

By: Matthew Tota

In Massachusetts, home to about 7,000 manufacturing companies, lawmakers, school officials and manufacturers have met at roundtables and chamber of commerce meetings to discuss the need for a pipeline of skilled workers. The state has formed a Legislative Manufacturing Caucus and spent millions of dollars in workforce development. Last week, the state announced $2.5 million for advanced manufacturing training.

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Massachusetts College Receives Grant to Boost Advanced Manufacturing Training

By: Bonnie Russell, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Advanced manufacturing training at Quinsigamond Community College and other learning institutions in the state just received substantial funding.

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Marlborough laser maker wins $2.3M state grant

Sheaumann Laser, a Marlborough firm that designs and manufactures lasers, has received a $2.3-million state grant to aid adaption of new technology.

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Massachusetts thinks regionally about manufacturing workforce; ‘413’ gets $650K to school for jobs

By: Jim Kinney

Instead of regional workforce boards competing for grants, the state provided four regions in Massachusetts $625,000 each to train workers and come up with a regional manufacturing workforce plan.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Training

Four workforce development consortiums will train more than 700 unemployed and under-employed residents in advanced manufacturing.

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Emuge Grows: W. Boylston office of German manufacturer takes on more work

By: Matthew Tota

Bob Hellinger could not dwell on what the recent General Motors Co. announcement of layoffs said about the state of American manufacturing. He had to make final preparations for a business trip to Germany to discuss his own company’s plan for creating more than 20 manufacturing jobs here.

 

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US DOI Awards Offshore Wind Leases Worth Up To 4.1 Gigawatts Off Massachusetts

By: Joshua S. Hill

The US Government has awarded new offshore wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts that are said to be worth over $405 million and which have the potential to develop up to 4.1 gigawatts of offshore wind.

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Additive Manufacturing Is Driving The Future Of The Automotive Industry

By: Sarah Goehrke

Additive manufacturing aligns with the needs of the automotive industry, driving advances in vehicle design. Serial production is a reality today in additive manufacturing (or 3-D printing) as the technologies under this umbrella have advanced to a point where end-use parts can be made of both metal and plastic materials, ready to be put to use in real-world environments.

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AIS revitalizes manufacturing in North County

Affordable Interior Systems, a Leominster manufacturer of commercial office furniture, was named the manufacturer of the year for Worcester and Middlesex counties by the state's Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.

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