News & Events

'Sea of lettuce' will have more room to swim as Devens greenhouse expands
07.13.17

'Sea of lettuce' will have more room to swim as Devens greenhouse expands

DEVENS - "It's about the product. You've got to deliver a better product."

That's what Little Leaf Farms CEO Paul Sellew says. And he should know. He grows and sells lots of produce.

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New Advanced Manufacturing Facilities at UMass Amherst Draw More than 120 to Grand Opening
07.03.17

New Advanced Manufacturing Facilities at UMass Amherst Draw More than 120 to Grand Opening

More than 120 people from dozens of advanced and precision manufacturing firms, research and development companies, commercial lenders and community colleges crowded into the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

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New Technology to Enhance Productivity for Manufacturing
06.12.17

New Technology to Enhance Productivity for Manufacturing

The MassTLC/MassRobotics/MassMEP team under the Advanced Manufacturing Futures Fund Program grant, funded by MassDevelopment, held our final event on June 7, 2017 at MassRobotics in Boston.

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News

07.13.17

How to Fix Manufacturing's Poor Image

"The American public’s perception of manufacturing may be at an inflection point. The good news is manufacturing clearly matters to many Americans, with the vast majority viewing U.S. manufacturing as crucial to America’s economic prosperity, standard of living, and national security," said a new report. 

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07.13.17

'Sea of lettuce' will have more room to swim as Devens greenhouse expands

DEVENS - "It's about the product. You've got to deliver a better product."

That's what Little Leaf Farms CEO Paul Sellew says. And he should know. He grows and sells lots of produce. For the past year, thousands of clamshell boxes leave the 2.5-acre greenhouse every day.

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07.11.17

Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership-When Is It Time to Automate a Process?

Typically this question surfaces when the health and well-being of the workers and/or the business is threatened.

Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership: Have a question about lean leadership?

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07.11.17

Mass. improves on manufacturing indicators

Despite an average overall score, manufacturing in Massachusetts improved in several categories between 2016 and 2017, according to new data from Ball State University and Indiana's advanced manufacturing initiative.

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07.10.17

MassDevelopment Funds Cox Engineering Expansion in Randolph

MassDevelopment has issued a $6.3 million tax-exempt bond for Cox Engineering Company and related affiliates, a Canton business that designs, fabricates, and installs HVAC piping and sheet metal ductwork. Cox Engineering will use bond proceeds to buy and renovate a 73,000-square-foot building in Randolph for manufacturing. The company will also use proceeds to buy and install new manufacturing equipment, CNC machines, coil line for making ductwork, and line cutters.

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07.03.17

New Advanced Manufacturing Facilities at UMass Amherst Draw More than 120 to Grand Opening

More than 120 people from dozens of advanced and precision manufacturing firms, research and development companies, commercial lenders and community colleges crowded into the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) on June 30 to learn first-hand about how its newly opened core facilities can help them to boost the state’s manufacturing economy.  

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07.03.17

UMass Amherst opens core facilities labs to manufacturers

AMHERST - Edward Leyden of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam has a customer in Canada who wants him to make a tiny metal part using 3-D printing.

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06.27.17

Siemens pumps millions into Massachusetts facility, creates 1K jobs

Siemens is breaking ground in Massachusetts on Friday to build a diagnostics, manufacturing and engineering site that will create more than 1,000 new jobs.

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06.19.17

Baker-Polito Administration, Industry Leaders Celebrate Opening of Advanced Textile Manufacturing Institute

Governor Charlie Baker today joined Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, United States Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics James MacStravic, MIT President Dr. L Rafael Reif, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) CEO Dr. Yoel Fink and industry leaders to celebrate the opening of the AFFOA headquarters and textile innovation hub.

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06.12.17

New Technology to Enhance Productivity for Manufacturing

The MassTLC/MassRobotics/MassMEP team under the Advanced Manufacturing Futures Fund Program grant, funded by MassDevelopment, held our final event on 7 June 2017 at MassRobotics in Boston.

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06.06.17

Shawsheen Tech students recognized for educational video

BILLERICA — Students from Shawsheen Tech were recognized on June 1 for their achievement in producing an educational video promoting careers in advanced manufacturing in Massachusetts.

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06.01.17

UMass Lowell gets $11.3M for advanced fabrics research center

The city of Lowell, once a center of the nation's textile industry, could reclaim that status if the city and its universities can help bring high-tech fabrics and embedded electronics to the market thanks to a state grant.

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05.31.17

$10 million state grant could trigger a second Industrial Revolution in Lowell

LOWELL -- It's cut from a different cloth than the looms and lofty brick buildings of the 19th century, but the textile industry could be making a come-back in the Mill City.

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05.31.17

New fabric center seeks to spin out advanced textile technology

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is returning to its textile roots, albeit with a high-tech spin.

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05.31.17

Downloaded Designs? UMass Lowell To Open Fabric Innovation Center

From watches to crock pots, these days it seems like almost every object can be connected to the internet. And your T-shirt could soon be next. A new institute at UMass Lowell — called a fabric discovery center — will work to create fabrics with a wide array of electronic capabilities, state officials announced Wednesday.

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05.31.17

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $11.3 Million to UMass Lowell For Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing

LOWELL – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced awards totaling $11.3 million to UMass Lowell to fund the creation of future technologies that will revolutionize the way fabrics are made and reinvent the textile industry in Lowell.

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05.31.17

Durfee wins Amp It Up! challenge again

FALL RIVER — B.M.C Durfee High School, in collaboration with the FRED TV program won the AMP It Up! Challenge for the second consecutive year. Students from B.M.C Durfee High School produced a video about Matouk Fine Linens in Fall River.

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05.25.17

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.2 Million to Revolutionary Fiber and Textile Discovery Center

Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $2.2 million grant to MIT Lincoln Laboratory to support the opening of the Defense Fabric Discovery Center. The Center is a collaboration between MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the US Army Natick Solider Research Development and Engineering Center, in partnership with the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA).

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05.24.17

Business briefs for May 24, 2017

B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River, Newton North High School in Newton, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Billerica and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School in New Bedford have won the third AMP it up! Challenge, which invites students to research an advanced manufacturing innovation in their region and show its impacts in a three-minute video.

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05.24.17

Chamber's economic conference focuses on manufacturing

HAVERHILL — Local business leaders along with area city and town officials gathered at DiBurro's on Wednesday for an annual Economic Development Conference hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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05.18.17

AMP it up! Challenge Winners

Boston – B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River, Newton North High School in Newton, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Billerica, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School in New Bedford have won the third AMP it up! Challenge, which invites students to research an advanced manufacturing innovation in their region and show its impacts in a three-minute video.

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05.17.17

B.M.C. Durfee, Newton North, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical Win AMP It Up! Challenge

B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River, Newton North High School in Newton, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Billerica, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School in New Bedford have won the third AMP it up! Challenge, which invites students to research an advanced manufacturing innovation in their region and show its impacts in a three-minute video.

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Events

08.02.17

NAM 2017 Summer Leadership Conference

Join nearly 200 manufacturing trade association executives, thought leaders and decision makers to discuss ways to move manufacturing into the future at the NAM's Council of Manufacturing Associations 2017 Summer Leadership Conference.

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08.10.17

Direct Access Program ISO Internal Auditor Training

This course is recommended for anyone involved in designing, implementing, maintaining and improving a quality management system and/or performing internal audits of a quality management system, such as quality officers, managers and auditors.

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08.29.17

Navigating the Newly Simplified General Grant Application

MassMEP and AIM HR Solutions have partnered to provide a workshop designed to help companies prepare and apply for training funds through the Workforce Training Fund’s General Grant program.

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09.13.17

Direct Access Team Involvement Problem Solving

Problem Solving for Lean is an eight hour course that teaches a structured, team based, root cause oriented problem solving process that supports the elimination of impediments to process flow.

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09.13.17

Leader Effectiveness Training

L.E.T. teaches Dr. Thomas Gordon’s world-renowned model of human relationships. Participants learn both the basic philosophy underlying the model and, more importantly, have an opportunity to develop the skills to make it work in real life situations.

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09.14.17

Navigating the Newly Simplified General Grant Application

MassMEP and AIM HR Solutions have partnered to provide a workshop designed to help companies prepare and apply for training funds through the Workforce Training Fund's General Grant program.

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09.19.17

GPMP Northeast Lean Manufacturing Conference

The Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference was created by the non-profit GBMP to provide information and inspiration to Lean practitioners - from those just starting out to seasoned Lean leaders from the manufacturing. health care, service and other vital industry sectors.

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10.06.17

AccuRounds Facility Tour/Presentation

We invite you to experience the vibrant manufacturing industry with a tour of AccuRounds. 

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10.11.17

Direct Access Principles of Lean Manufacturing

An interactive course that combines classroom instruction with intensive hands-on experience in the simulated shop-floor venue called the Time Wise, Inc. Clock Factory.

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10.12.17

Principles of Lean Office

A full-day class teaching organizations of all sizes how to apply the power of Lean to their office and administrative process because front end inefficiencies and errors directly impact a customer’s experience.

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