Manufacturing News & Events

Manufacturing News & Events

 
  08.31.20

Cape Cod Company Wins Mask-Making Challenge

An innovative mask design helped Speakeasy Travel Supply of Barnstable win the inaugural COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge grand prize of $25,000.

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09.15.20

Formlabs Develops New Large Format Medical and Dental Printer

The new Form 3BL printer from the Somerville manufacturer is five times larger than the standard Form 3 printer. The new system is for healthcare and dental providers to quickly meet in-house needs.

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09.16.20

Lee Company Produces Documentary on Manufacturing Response to COVID-19

Boyd Technologies of Lee produced "Project Frontline", a documentary series on the manufacturing response to the pandemic in Massachusetts. It premiers September 23rd.

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News

CareAline Products Wins Second ‘Intrapreneur Challenge’ In Support of COVID-19 Response

WESTBOROUGH – On Friday, August 21, a panel of expert judges declared CareAline Products of Danvers the winner of the second COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge, a competition focused on companies developing innovations that will help Massachusetts in its reopening processes. The Challenge featured pitches from nine established Massachusetts companies, who pitched their designs and business plans aimed at addressing the ongoing public health challenge.

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Finalists Selected for Second COVID-19 Response Challenge

WESTBOROUGH, MA — Nine intrapreneurs from companies across Massachusetts have been selected as finalists for Lever’s second COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge, which focuses on helping Massachusetts companies pivot operations to produce innovations that support the state’s reopening.

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New Accelerator Aims to Boost ‘Made in Mass.’ Products that Support Re-opening

WESTBOROUGH, MA – The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Lever have announced the second COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge to identify and mentor innovative Massachusetts companies interested in developing a product or service to support Phase 2 of the state’s re-opening. The Intrapreneur Challenge is a five-part business accelerator program that aims to activate, connect, and focus Massachusetts companies as they pivot production capabilities to meet the emerging needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants to Boost Production of Personal Protective Equipment, Critical Supplies in Massachusetts to Support COVID-19 Response

BOSTON - May 21, 2020 —Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $9.5 million in grants to boost production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical materials needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Reopening Massachusetts plan. The new awards were made through the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT) to 15 grantees, including Massachusetts manufacturers, that are producing needed items such as masks, gowns, ventilators, swabs, and testing materials, and the capacity to test them.

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New Balance to Open “Factory of the Future” In Methuen

Apparel and footwear maker New Balance is building its first new factory in two decades in Methuen. The new 80,000 square foot facility will create at least 60 new jobs focused on advanced manufacturing techniques and research and development. According to The Boston Globe, the new factory will not be fully built out when it opens sometime this spring, leaving room for the company to grow into the space experiment while experimenting new technologies like sole injection molding, hot melt bonding technology and 3D manufacturing. The Salem News reported that permitting for the new project was completed in 2019.

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Card Maker LovePop Uses 3D Printers To Make Faceshields

By: Rowan Walrath 

Greeting card manufacturer LovePop is ramping up production of plastic face shields for front line health care workers. Once their face shield production ramps up to capacity they plan to add hospital gowns to mix. 

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Gillette’s South Boston Plant Commits To Making 100,000 Face Shields

By: Jon Chesto

The P&G-owned company has committed to making at least 100,000 shields at the South Boston plant and donate them to health care organizations across the state as needed.

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Events

Massachusetts is leading manufacturing into the future

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Learn how Massachusetts supported manufacturers during the pandemic and what the future holds for the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. Guest Speakers:  Carolyn Kirk, MassTech Collaborative
Mike Tamasi, AccuRounds


Robotics in Manufacturing

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Sponsored by: MassRobotics and MassMEP 

The purpose of this event is to highlight some of the challenges that our manufacturers face, raise the awareness of some of the latest robotic enabling technologies that are available, and most importantly encourage an exchange of ideas to help drive solutions.


WiM Massachusetts | EMPOWER 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 8:45am to 12:00pm

Register to join this digital conference for fabulous keynotes, thought-provoking topics, and a candid panel conversation featuring industry leaders.


Central Mass Manufacturing Summit & Awards

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm

This Fall the Worcester Business Journal will be recognizing some of the area’s top manufacturing firms with their 5th annual Central Mass “Manufacturing Excellence Awards”.


EASTEC 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

The largest Northeast manufacturing trade show, will be held at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts and is produced by SME and AMT.