Manufacturing

American Outdoor Brands Corp. Announces Leadership Transition

American Outdoor Brands Corp. announced that its board of directors has named Mark Smith and Brian Murphy co-presidents and co-CEOs of the company, effective immediately. Smith was most recently president of the Manufacturing Services Division of the company, while Murphy was most recently president of the Outdoor Products & Accessories Division. In their co-leadership roles,…

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Pilot Precision Products Recognized at 16th Annual Economic Impact Awards

Pilot Precision Products, which opened the doors to its new, 24,000-square-foot facility in South Deerfield in April, received a Silver award in the Western Mass. division at the 2019 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. Nineteen companies from across the Commonwealth were selected as finalists for MassEcon’s 16th annual celebration of firms for their outstanding contributions…

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Now Named FORGE, Agency Links Entrepreneurs with Manufacturers

The agency formerly known as Greentown Learn has been rebranded as FORGE, a name that more effectively speaks to its mission of making connections between entrepreneurs and manufacturers that can create prototypes of their products or actually produce them. Since its inception, FORGE has facilitated such connections for nearly 200 companies, helping improve the survival…

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What “Manufacturing Slump”?

What “Manufacturing Slump”?  Many upper Pioneer Valley precision machining companies are moving, building and growing – the MSI program meets their demand for machinists with grant-funded CNC Operator training at GCC )   A slew of recent reports in the national media about the slump in manufacturing production over the first two quarters of this year…

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Smith & Wesson parent company splits in two; firearm maker retains name, will be headquartered in Springfield

Smith & Wesson changed its name to American Outdoor Brands in 2016 as part of a diversification push — the opposite corporate strategy from the one announced Wednesday.Smith & Wesson has has 1,600 employees at its Springfield manufacturing plant. New companies Smith & Wesson Brands Inc., based in Springfield, will encompass the firearms business, and…

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