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

Additive Manufacturing Is Driving The Future Of The Automotive Industry

By: Sarah Goehrke

Additive manufacturing aligns with the needs of the automotive industry, driving advances in vehicle design. Serial production is a reality today in additive manufacturing (or 3-D printing) as the technologies under this umbrella have advanced to a point where end-use parts can be made of both metal and plastic materials, ready to be put to use in real-world environments.

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AIS revitalizes manufacturing in North County

Affordable Interior Systems, a Leominster manufacturer of commercial office furniture, was named the manufacturer of the year for Worcester and Middlesex counties by the state's Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.

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Head of Merrow receives Manufacturing Award

At the Massachusetts third annual Manufacturing Award Ceremony, Rep. Alan Silvia awarded Charles Merrow, CEO of Merrow Manufacturing, the Manufacturing Award. Merrow Manufacturing employs 144 employees and is expanding.

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Chamber partners with Monty Tech to promote manufacturing

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and its economic development affiliate the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation hosted a manufacturing bus tour recently for 46 students and chaperones from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School as part of their efforts to promote careers in manufacturing and highlight the importance of manufacturing to North Central Massachusetts.

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It’s 3D, and it’s free — Middleboro shows off new Makerspace

By: Joe Pelletier

MIDDLEBORO — A few months ago, it was just an idea.

Then Richard Oakley and a dedicated crew of volunteers put their heads together and made it happen.

They’re hoping to pass along that same creative, engineering spirit to Middleboro’s children with the fruit of their labor: a cozy new Makerspace in the Town Annex building that gives local kids a chance to learn about things like 3D printing, robotics and programming.

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Attleboro reflects manufacturing's strengths, challenges

By: Sizhong Chen

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Caucus held its third annual awards ceremony at the Statehouse this month to honor manufacturers and to promote the idea that manufacturing has kept up with changing technology.

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Minuteman Students Visit 2 Acton Companies On Manufacturing Day

By: Judy Bass

A group of freshmen and juniors from Minuteman High School in Lexington made an enjoyable and informative visit to two state-of-the-art manufacturing companies in Acton - one of Minuteman's district member towns - on Manufacturing Day 2018.

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