manufacturing

New York News
3:27 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Union Vows To Continue Fighting GE Decision To Close Fort Edward Plant

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General Electric has announced that it will shutter its Fort Edward plant, but the union representing employees says it will fight its members’ jobs. 

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New England News
1:32 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Study Addresses Manufacturing Climate in Berkshires

Daniel Hodge, Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute, explains the study's findings to Berkshire County leaders.
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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.

The Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation, or PERC, joined with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in its Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Study. PERC’s President Jay Anderson says the $70,000 study didn’t produce anything earth shattering.

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New England News
5:36 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Gov. Patrick Announces Manufacturing Investments in Berkshires

Letter press operator Tim Bizony, on right, shows Governor Deval Patrick some of the work being done at Crane Stationary in North Adams.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a cabinet meeting and made stops in the western part of the state today.

Tim Bizony is a letter press operator and one of the workers Governor Patrick spoke with at the Crane & Company Stationary site in North Adams.

“He was genuinely interested in what I do,” Bizony said. “He was fascinated by the machine. He asked a lot of questions and I was glad I was able to answer them for him.”

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New England News
4:04 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Taconic HS and BCC Showcase High-Tech Partnership

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A western Massachusetts high school is showing off its new high-tech manufacturing equipment.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

NY Sen. Gillibrand touts manufacturing legislation

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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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.

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.

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Hudson Valley News
11:46 am
Sun February 3, 2013

U.S. Senator Gillibrand Aims to Boost Manufacturing

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.

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WAMC News
8:00 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Medical Device Manufacturers Warn Tax Increases Would Hurt Industry

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.

The tax is one of several imposed on segments of the health care industry to pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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.

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