manufacturing http://wamc.org en Union Vows To Continue Fighting GE Decision To Close Fort Edward Plant http://wamc.org/post/union-vows-continue-fighting-ge-decision-close-fort-edward-plant <p>General Electric has announced that it will shutter its Fort Edward plant, but the union representing employees says it will fight its members’ jobs.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:27:27 +0000 Lucas Willard 78404 at http://wamc.org Union Vows To Continue Fighting GE Decision To Close Fort Edward Plant Study Addresses Manufacturing Climate in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/study-addresses-manufacturing-climate-berkshires <p>A study released today in Pittsfield, Massachusetts identifies manufacturing growth opportunities for a region that has seen job loss in the sector since the 1980s.</p><p>The <a href="http://percloans.com/" target="_blank">Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation</a>, or PERC, joined with the<a href="http://www.donahue.umassp.edu/services/eppr/" target="_blank"> University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute</a> in its Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Study. PERC’s President Jay Anderson says the $70,000 study didn’t produce anything earth shattering.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:32:56 +0000 Jim Levulis 76351 at http://wamc.org Study Addresses Manufacturing Climate in Berkshires Gov. Patrick Announces Manufacturing Investments in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/gov-patrick-announces-manufacturing-investments-berkshires <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick</a> held a cabinet meeting and made stops in the western part of the state today.</p><p>Tim Bizony is a letter press operator and one of the workers Governor Patrick spoke with at the <a href="http://www.crane.com/" target="_blank">Crane &amp; Company</a> Stationary site in North Adams.</p><p>&ldquo;He was genuinely interested in what I do,&rdquo; Bizony said. &ldquo;He was fascinated by the machine. He asked a lot of questions and I was glad I was able to answer them for him.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:36:45 +0000 Jim Levulis 74963 at http://wamc.org Gov. Patrick Announces Manufacturing Investments in Berkshires Taconic HS and BCC Showcase High-Tech Partnership http://wamc.org/post/taconic-hs-and-bcc-showcase-high-tech-partnership <p>A western Massachusetts high school is showing off its new high-tech manufacturing equipment.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:04:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 74731 at http://wamc.org Taconic HS and BCC Showcase High-Tech Partnership NY Sen. Gillibrand touts manufacturing legislation http://wamc.org/post/ny-sen-gillibrand-touts-manufacturing-legislation <p>EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is making a couple of stops in upstate New York to talk about new federal legislation to boost high-tech manufacturing across the state.</p><p>Gillibrand says her first bill in the new Congress would create a federal funding competition encouraging regional public-private partnerships to spur growth of local manufacturing industries, especially in clean-tech and high-tech manufacturing.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 58037 at http://wamc.org NY Sen. Gillibrand touts manufacturing legislation U.S. Senator Gillibrand Aims to Boost Manufacturing http://wamc.org/post/us-senator-gillibrand-aims-boost-manufacturing <p>U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced her first piece of legislation in the 113th Congress, and she made a few stops in the Hudson Valley Friday to tout the measure she says will help revitalize manufacturing.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:46:03 +0000 Allison Dunne 57117 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senator Gillibrand Aims to Boost Manufacturing Medical Device Manufacturers Warn Tax Increases Would Hurt Industry http://wamc.org/post/medical-device-manufacturers-warn-tax-increases-would-hurt-industry <p></p><p></p><p>Medical device makers are warning of job losses and other consequences if a 2.3 percent excise tax takes effect on Jan. 1, as scheduled.</p><p>The tax is one of several imposed on segments of the health care industry to pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.</p><p>Lobbyists representing the medical device industry have been urging Congress to include a postponement of the tax as part of any compromise to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 54705 at http://wamc.org