Manufacturing News & Events

Manufacturing News & Events

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6.10.21

Massachusetts Announces the New Mass. Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP)

The new MMAP program 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.

9.28.21

The 2021 Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up

The Mash-Up on Sept. 28th gave us an opportunity to get a jump start on celebrating manufacturing month. It was a fun day filled with engaging presentations, captivating exhibits, award ceremonies, and networking in an amazing venue, Polar Park in Worcester, MA. 

Event Website

10.01.21 

Celebrating Massachusetts Manufacturing Month

Manufacturing Month in Massachusetts is here! Check out our curated resources that highlight the Manufacturing Ecosystem in Massachusetts. 

Celebrate Manufacturing Month

 

 

News

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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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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