Manufacturing News & Events

Manufacturing News & Events

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05.20.21

Awards Announced at Central Mass Manufacturing Summit

Worcester Business Journal announces annual winners

In May, the Worcester Business Journal hosted the Central Massachusetts Manufacturing Summit and during the event, announced the winners of their ‘2021 Manufacturing Excellence’ awards, an annual program they’ve run since 2016.

The 2021 event was sponsored by MassMEP and S&G Business Consultants and CPA's, and featured an accomplished group of honorees from across the Central Mass region.

Watch the livestream videos from the Manufacturing Summit and the awards event on the Journal’s website.

View event video here

05.24.21

The ‘EastWest Exchange’ Features WMass Manufacturers in the Defense & Aerospace Supply Chain

The ‘EastWest Exchange’ Features WMass Manufacturers in the Defense & Aerospace Supply Chain

The second EastWest Exchange virtual forum took place on May 24th, highlighting opportunities for small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms in Western Mass to engage with the supply chain for the aerospace and defense sectors.

The forum was headlined by Congressman Richard Neal and Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, and featured executives from Raytheon and General Dynamics, as well as iRobot’s CEO and founder Colin Angle.  

As part of the event, one of the organizers, Western Mass Economic Development Council, produced a video that spotlights some of the Western Mass manufacturers that are in this supply chain.  Watch the Video here.

Watch the coverage of the event via Springfield’s WWLP 22News.

Learn more about the EastWest Exchange

 

09.28.21

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up!

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech (CAM), along with MassMEP, MassRobotics, FORGE, WPI, and MassHire, will host an exciting new conference - the “Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up” - to kick-off manufacturing month in 2021.

The Mash-Up name inspires something innovative and unique. The place to see the “new face of manufacturing” in Massachusetts. The event will feature a mix of indoor and outdoor space at the new Polar Park in Worcester, the home of the WooSox, setting a new 'vibe' for manufacturing.

Join us on September 28, 2021, for a full day to:

  • Meet with new business opportunities or partners;

  • Find the resources to help manufacturers succeed;

  • Gain the knowledge to join the advanced manufacturing world in which we now operate;

  • Engage with state and local leaders interested in manufacturing, and

  • Network in a unique environment intended to inspire new connections and businesses!

This Mash-Up will be a platform for partners and industry to come together to help put the “advanced” in advanced manufacturing!

 Learn more about the Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up!

 

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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