Manufacturing News & Events

Manufacturing News & Events


Christine Nolan announcing grant to Solvus Global Protective Facial masks from Merrow Manufacturing Multiscale Systems logo


M2I2 Funds $1.6M North Central MA
Robotics Project

Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech announced a new grant to Solvus Global in Leominster.


$1M for Merrow Expansion, 150 Jobs

Merrow Manufacturing of Fall River, receives CARES Act
loan administered by MassDevelopment to modernize the company’s manufacturing operations

MassMEP Press Release



NASA Awards MultiScale Systems

MultiScale Systems of Worcester, was selected as a winner of NASA's Entrepreneur’s Challenge and receives an award for being an entrepreneurial startup.

NASA Press Release



Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.3 Million in Manufacturing Innovation Funds

LOWELL – Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new $2.3 million grant to Lowell-based composites manufacturer Specialty Materials, Inc., an award from the Commonwealth’s Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2). The award will support the expansion of Specialty’s production of its boron-based composite materials, materials widely used in aerospace, sporting goods, and industrial applications to strengthen products. The M2I2 grant will support a project that will nearly triple the size of the Specialty Material’s manufacturing capability, adding an additional 75 employees and $6 million per year of spending in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Announces New Manufacturing Grants

WESTBOROUGH — The Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech (CAM), in partnership with the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, has launched a new $2 million grant program that will invest in small- to medium-sized manufacturers across the Commonwealth. The new Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP) aims to co-invest in small- to medium-sized manufacturers to better prepare their businesses to meet the demands of ‘Industry 4.0,’ the innovation-driven production methods powered by smart technologies such as data analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, automation, and connected technologies to stay competitive.

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Massachusetts Partners Win $3.3M Grant to Fuel Response to Post-Pandemic Challenges

UMass Lowell announced a $3.3 million federal grant to help face the ongoing manufacturing challenges from COVID-19 and to prepare our supply chains for future public health crises.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $429,000 for New Space Test Facility in the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD - Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new grant totaling approximately $429,000 from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support the development of new specialized equipment for testing the reliability and compatibility of spacecraft components by Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. (EMA). Located at the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC), EMA will have the only facility in the world capable of both performing testing on materials in a replicated space environment, and the only facility in the world able to design and manufacture the systems capable of producing the energy sources that can replicate the space environment here on earth.

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Finalists Selected for Connect Tech Innovation Challenge

Six companies from across Massachusetts have been selected as finalists for the Connect Tech Innovation Challenge, the fourth in a series of pitch competitions organized by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) and Lever, Inc. to identify and grow innovations inspired by challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.

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Massachusetts Wins $3.2M DoD Grant to Develop National Model for Manufacturing Technician Training

BOSTON – During a meeting of the Commonwealth’s Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) on Wednesday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts has been awarded a new $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology Program (DoD ManTech) to develop a manufacturing technician training program that will serve as a national model. During the meeting, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, a co-chair of the AMC, announced the award, known as “MassBridge,” which will develop and test a state-based training and career pathway model for manufacturing technicians that meets the talent needs of the national Manufacturing USA Institutes and their members.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.5 Million for New Advanced Manufacturing Center

CHICOPEE — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new grant totaling approximately $2,581,109 from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support the development of a new advanced manufacturing center at Convergent Photonics in Chicopee, which is partnering with Western New England University (WNE) on the new facility. Called a ‘Lab for Education and Application Prototyping, or LEAP, the lab will focus on product development, training, and research in the field of integrated photonics, and will be the fourth lab of its kind in the state.

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Digital Manufacturing Day

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

IIoT World’s Digital Manufacturing Day will bring together Industrial IoT (IIoT) subject matters experts from all over the world to share insights on IIoT & AI technologies applied in the Manufacturing Industry.

Securing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Cybersecurity and Manufacturing

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Hear from IT leaders, industry experts and manufacturers about strategies on security, threats, planning, testing and compliance that meet at the intersection of manufacturing and cybersecurity.