Manufacturing

Rail car maker Crrc Ma to build warehouse at East Springfield factory

CRRC MA plans to build a 42,500-square-foot warehouse at its Page Boulevard factory to house large components like wheel and motor assemblies and HVAC components for the transit cars it builds there. CRRC is selecting contractors now and completion is expected in August, said Lydia Rivera, a CRRC MA spokeswoman. It’s the first major expansion…

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Western Massachusetts manufacturers, workforce boards team to meet future staffing needs

Advanced manufacturing is a priority industry in the Pioneer Valley region. The member companies of the Western Massachusetts chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association are primarily small and medium sized enterprises that are part of a supply chain engaged in producing precision mechanical parts, components, and sub-assemblies utilizing high technology equipment, lean manufacturing,…

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Asnuntuck’s Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program Offers Opportunities for Free Tuition, Wage Reimbursement

Starting in March, Asnuntuck Community College is offering a new, free apprenticeship program that will provide employers an opportunity to both enhance their employees’ skills and receive wage reimbursements of up to $13,000 per participant. This two-year program has a $3,750 value per participant but will be entirely free for Connecticut businesses. The time commitment…

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CRRC exec: US-China trade problems are ‘only temporary’

CRRC MA — the company’s name for its Massachusetts operations — employs approximately 213 people. The manufacturing facility in Springfield employs 126, including 71 union production employees, and expects to grow as it adds more production of MBTA Red Line cars to the Orange Line cars it’s already building. In 2014, CRRC received a $566…

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Westfield manufacturer shares in grant for better radar domes on ships, planes, submarines

Peerless Precision of Westfield, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and companies in Billerica and Wilmington are collaborating on a better way to build domes protecting radar equipment on aircraft, ships, submarines and the like. Today’s technology allows for printable, flexible electronics on small surfaces, according to a news release from the state issued this week.…

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Massachusetts thinks regionally about manufacturing workforce; ‘413’ gets $650K to school for jobs

SPRINGFIELD — Precision manufacturers recruiting workers with much-needed skills look across the region, not community by community. Now, with the most recent set of grants from the state’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Program, the agencies that train unemployed and underemployed adults for those jobs are thinking regionally as well. Read the source article at masslive.com

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