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Minuteman Students Visit 2 Acton Companies On Manufacturing Day

By: Judy Bass

A group of freshmen and juniors from Minuteman High School in Lexington made an enjoyable and informative visit to two state-of-the-art manufacturing companies in Acton - one of Minuteman's district member towns - on Manufacturing Day 2018.

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For the Manufacturing Industry, School is in Session

By: Adina Solomon

Manufacturing will need nearly 3.5 million manufacturing workers by 2025, but it's projected that 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to a proficiency gap.More and more, schools and companies have stepped in to attract students to manufacturing and teach necessary skills, including 3D printing.

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Festo opens development centre in Boston, USA

By: Anna

Automation specialist Festo has officially opened its first development centre for components and automation solutions specifically for the life science market in Boston.  The aim of the newly opened TEC Boston is to develop innovative products together with renowned medical and laboratory equipment manufacturers in the immediate vicinity.

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PTC Offers ThingWorx Starter Kit to Massachusetts Manufacturers

PTC announced a new collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support local manufacturing in the state. As part of this collaboration, PTC will offer small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) the opportunity to receive a free, one-year license of PTC’s ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform, which helps organizations capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and transform their operations.

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Since its Leominster move, AIS profits up 20% with 175 new jobs

Leominster manufacturer of office furniture AIS is sponsoring an exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Museum called Interior Effects: Furniture in Contemporary Art. In an interview with WBJ, CEO Bruce Platzman spoke about the importance of New England's history of furniture manufacturing, Manufacturing Month and plans for the company's future.

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