Manufacturing News & Events

Manufacturing News & Events

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05.05.20

Merrow Manufacturing Assembles 100% USA PPE Products ​

Fall River’s Merrow Manufacturing could emerge from the coronavirus pandemic as one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of PPE equipment like hospital gowns and masks. 

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04.13.20

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

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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11.06.19

Amazon expanding robotics operation to Westborough

Amazon on Wednesday will announce a big expansion of its robotics operation, leasing 350,000 square feet at a shuttered drug manufacturing plant in the MetroWest town.

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News

InNOVAte 2019: Disrupting the Built Environment

Greentown Labs requests applications for innovative ideas to disrupt the built environment value chain. The Greentown Labs InNOVAte 2019 Challenge is a program in partnership with CertainTeed,  Saint-Gobain’s leading building and construction brand in North America, along with Saint-Gobain NOVA, the external ventures arm of one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions.

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Nominations for WBJ's manufacturing awards close Friday

The nomination period for the WBJ's Manufacturing Excellence Awards honoring the area's top manufacturers is open for two more weeks.

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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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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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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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