Manufacturing News & Events

Manufacturing News & Events

 

Protective Facial masks from Merrow Manufacturing Multiscale Systems logo Morgan Kaler, senior undergraduate in Physics, and Peter Hedlesky, Ph.D. student in Applied Physics use a state-of-the art Maple Leaf Photonics probe station at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s LEAP facility to align an optical fiber to a waveguide on a passive AIM/Spark Photonics EWD PIC chip.

10-21-21

$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

11-12-21

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

 

12-20-21

AIM Photonics & Spark Phonics Team-up

Spark Photonics, a Made-in-MA commercial photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design house and AIM Photonics have teamed up to develop a new educational PIC chip!

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News

ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Turns Training Into Jobs — Quickly

By: Joseph Bednar

With much of the manufacturing workforce starting to age out and a dearth of young people entering the field, companies have been struggling for some time to find the skilled employees they need to grow. One successful model changing the equation is the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College, which is placing students with a one-year certificate to work in good-paying careers — while meeting area companies’ critical talent needs. It is, in short, a true win-win.

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Samuel Adams and Cape Cod Chips are collaborating on chips specifically made to compliment New England IPA

By: Aviva Luttrell

Cape Cod Potato Chips and Samuel Adams have teamed up to create a chip flavor specifically made to complement the brewery’s New England IPA.

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These 10 startups graduated from Air Force TechStars accelerator

By: Lucia Maffei

Ten startups whose products piqued the interest of the U.S. Department of Defense have completed the joint startup accelerator between Techstars and the U.S. Air Force in Boston. Among the 10, half are focused on either drones or cybersecurity.

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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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