Manufacturing

OMG’s Josh Kelly Takes Over as President of Roofing Alliance

Josh Kelly, vice president of New Product Development and Innovation at OMG Roofing Products, has been named the 2019-20 president of the Roofing Alliance (formerly the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress). Established in 1996 under the National Roofing Foundation, the Roofing Alliance is a not-for-profit group of roofing contractors, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and industry…

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Asnuntuck Offering Free Summer Manufacturing Program for High-school Students

Asnuntuck Community College is offering a free summer program in advanced manufacturing technology for rising ninth-grade students from Enfield, East Windsor, Ellington, East Granby, Granby, Suffield, Somers, and Windsor Locks, Conn. The week-long program is for students who enjoy working with tools, electronics, and/or computers. Students who are curious about the way things are made…

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What does Raytheon-UTC merger mean for Western Mass? Impact feared for those who commute to jobs in Windsor Locks, Farmington, Conn.

Combined defense and aerospace giants Raytheon and United Technologies will be headquartered in Massachusetts — not Connecticut. Good news for the state, but what will be the impact of the merger, announced Monday, of the two companies into one company with an estimated $74 billion in sales for 2019 have in Western Massachusetts where many…

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U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, employers, to talk work force development at STCC

Employers will gather Monday at Springfield Technical Community College to talk about preparing potential applicants for jobs that businesses are having trouble filling. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is the keynote speaker. The event is organized by the college and the Western Massachusetts chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, a local trade organization of…

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Manufacturing association to host event at STCC with Congressman Neal

Representatives of manufacturing companies in Western Massachusetts will host a workforce development discussion on Monday at Springfield Technical Community College featuring U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal as keynote speaker. The event, scheduled 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on the Seventh Floor of Scibelli Hall at STCC, will feature panel discussions on workforce development and how to do…

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Savage Arms of Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke train workers through state grants

With $287,000 in state grant money, two local companies are having employees trained through Training & Workforce Options, a collaborative workforce development program at Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College.Westfield-based firearms manufacturer Savage Arms received $238,485 from the state’s Workforce Training Fund for customized training for 67 workers, according to a press release.…

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Westfield OK’s tax incentive for James Hardie plant expansion

James Hardie Building Products, the manufacturer that bought the former old Colony Envelope and National Envelope plant last year, could invest an additional $12 million to $18 million at the site and hire more people. That’s if it gets a tax incentives from the city and state. The Westfield City Council voted 10-1 in favor…

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OMG Inc. Names Brad Bedard Vice President of Supply Chain Management

As part of the continued effort to position the company for stronger growth, Brad Bedard has been promoted to vice president of Supply Chain Management for OMG Inc. As vice president, Bedard is responsible for overall management of the company’s global supply-chain and distribution logistics. In this new role, he will work with his organization…

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What’s new at Eastec 2019: Robots and efficiency drive innovation

The Eastern States Exposition’s Mallary Complex, where folks normally gather around livestock, is full this week of folks gathering around robots on display at the Eastec trade show. Robots throwing dice, robots alphabetizing a pile of children’s ABC toys, robots stacking tiny squares of gum. Read the source article at masslive.com

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