Showing posts with label industry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label industry. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

new webpage to explore -> Industrial History New England

"This new website is a celebration of New England as a landscape of work and innovation and a portal for exploring the American birthplace of a revolution that triggered the most profound set of social and environmental changes in human history."

Shared from Twitter:   https://t.co/A6zJj5rzrU


new webpage -> Industrial History New England
new webpage -> Industrial History New England



Monday, November 23, 2020

What about a Marshall Plan for today?

From The Washington Post, an article of interest for Franklin:
The writers are the mayors of Pittsburgh; Youngstown, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati; Huntington, W.Va.; Morgantown, W.Va.; and Louisville.

"Every four years, voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky are told how important they are to American industry, but once the election is over, nothing happens. The United States now has a president-elect who comes from our region originally and is more likely to understand what we need to revive it. We, the mayors of eight cities, are banding together to demand real investment in our shared region, which has fueled the U.S. economy for generations yet never gets the attention it deserves.

It’s why we’re asking for an ambitious federal response to save our industries and communities from destruction: a Marshall Plan for Middle America.

In the post-World War II recovery period, the Marshall Plan was a $13 billion ($143 billion today) investment strategy to rebuild Europe and foster economic and democratic institutions. Like postwar Europe, Middle America faces similar issues of decline — a shared crisis of aging infrastructure, obsolescence of business and government institutions, and the need for upskilling and reskilling the workforce."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/22/marshall-plan-middle-america-eight-mayors/

 
Note: how can we get out of the pandemic and fix some of the major ills across the board? A modern version of the Marshall Plan might just be the thing to do so.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In the News: "One challenge the region faces due to its economic success is traffic congestion"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:  

"The MetroWest region’s unemployment rate has been consistently lower than the statewide numbers for the past three decades thanks in part to an influx of biopharmaceutical, information technology and analytics as well as medical device companies moving to the area.

But the increase in new businesses coming to the region has created some challenges, such as increased traffic congestion, according to a new profile of economic and demographic trends released Monday.

The Westborough-based 495/MetroWest Partnership and the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth released the new profile, which indicates the region continues to enjoy a number of strategic advantages while continuing to confront challenges related to transportation and housing."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
 
Visit the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Inc. online at https://www.495partnership.org/ 

Get your copy of the full report to read and review
 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Once Upon a Town: Industries of Franklin MA

Join Eamon McCarthy Earls and Joe Landry to hear about how
"Franklin boomed in the 19th and 20th century thanks to industry as entrepreneurs launched new businesses making straw hats, felt, shoes, other textiles and even sugar"

https://youtu.be/RPjNer1iIls



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Franklin Economic Development Survey - your chance to provide input

The Town of Franklin, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) are conducting a community survey regarding economic development in our town. 

Please click on this link to access the survey form:
https://forms.gle/6SJpXeWPvg2H37A96 

This survey will be available until December 13

There are hard copies available in the Town Administrator's office if needed. Thank you in advance for your input, ideas and feedback!

Franklin Economic Development Survey - Provide your input!
Franklin Economic Development Survey - Provide your input!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Franklin Economic Development Survey - Provide your input!

The Town of Franklin, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) are conducting a community survey regarding economic development in our town. 

Please click on this link to access the survey form:
https://forms.gle/6SJpXeWPvg2H37A96 

This survey will be available until December 13

There are hard copies available in the Town Administrator's office if needed. Thank you in advance for your input, ideas and feedback!

Franklin Economic Development Survey - Provide your input!
Franklin Economic Development Survey - Provide your input!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

QinetiQ North America expands to Franklin

From the business radar, QinetiQ North America expands to Franklin.

"Transwestern Consulting Group (TCG) brokered the $6.4 million sale of 130 Constitution Blvd. in Franklin, Ma, on behalf of Novaya Real Estate Ventures. 
The 59,970-square-foot industrial building was purchased by Albert Milstein, Barry Kirschenbaum and Sanford Bokor. TCG Partners John Lashar and Chris Skeffington, along with Vice President Roy Sandeman, represented the seller and assisted in sourcing the buyer. 
Novaya purchased the building in 2013 as part of a two-building portfolio in a transaction also brokered by TCG and has since launched a significant capital improvement campaign. Novaya completed a full “vacancy preparation” repositioning of the building, which included painting the warehouse, a floor strip and seal, installing new lighting, and upgrading the dock doors with new levelers. In addition, a new roof and upgraded HVAC units were installed as part of the overall improvement campaign. 
“Novaya did an outstanding job repositioning 130 Constitution Blvd. into a first-class flex/manufacturing facility that really stands out in one of Greater Boston’s strongest submarkets,” said Skeffington. “The new ownership is purchasing a well-located asset that is 100 percent leased to a long-term, well-capitalized tenant.”

Continue reading the full article online
http://bostonrealestatetimes.com/transwestern-consulting-group-brokers-building-sale-on-behalf-of-novaya-real-estate-ventures/

The "well-capitalized tenant" is QinetiQ North America. From the company webpage:
"QinetiQ North America (QNA) shapes the future with innovative products, advanced engineering and research and development for government, civilian, utility and commercial customers worldwide. We pride ourselves on developing, delivering and supporting a portfolio of industry-leading products that have been used and tested for decades. 
We are the world leaders in unmanned systems with proven innovations in military protection technology including ground and aircraft armorRPG protection, and soldier protection systems. We also offer innovative technologies and products for the maritime, utility and commercial safety market. Together, our products aid in situational awareness, protect customer assets, increase mission effectiveness, reduce operational costs and save lives."
Find out more about their products  https://www.qinetiq-na.com/products/

Visit their YouTube channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ZtYN59WSfHOPKCy5y1exg

https://twitter.com/QinetiQNorthAm
https://twitter.com/QinetiQNorthAm

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tri-County Regional to host Manufacturing and Robotics Open House to celebrate Manufacturing Month

On Tuesday, October 25, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School will celebrate October as "Manufacturing Month" by hosting an Open House for its Manufacturing and Engineering Technology programs.

Tri-County plans to showcase its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and equipment. The event is expected to draw legislators, business owners, parents, and any others who may be interested in seeing new education, career, and business opportunities.
The Open House will include presentations by Tri-County students, as well as administrators from the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Wentworth has offered evening courses inside Tri-County's Manufacturing Center of Excellence since 2014.
"Tri-County students construct and create new products every year by utilizing a state-of-the-art manufacturing lab that provides the tools they need to make their ideas real. Thanks to their dedicated teachers and administration officials, those students will be uniquely prepared to contribute to our manufacturing sector on the day they graduate." said Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III
"We are trying to change the perception of today's modern manufacturing," said Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin). "Today's manufacturing is clean, technology driven, innovative, and most importantly well-paying and accessible. Today's manufacturing is often dominated by the Biotech, Medical, and Robotic industries, and Tri-County High School is doing a great job at meeting the need for skilled workers head-on."
"Tri-County has created an Advanced Manufacturing Program that will not only train high school students during the day, but through a partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology, will also train unemployed or underemployed adults at night," Said Tri-County Superintendent Stephen Dockray. "Tri County is providing the skilled labor desperately needed in the manufacturing industry."
"The manufacturing and robotics programs at Tri-County are shining examples of modern manufacturing education in our community," said Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). "Manufacturing is a significant driver of the Massachusetts economy, and these students are learning necessary skills to create, innovate and thrive in the workforce."
Many Massachusetts residents are unaware that manufacturing is alive and well across the Commonwealth. Massachusetts is home to more than 7,000 manufacturers, providing over 250,000 jobs to its citizens. These innovative manufacturers make groundbreaking products for global consumption.
Jobs in the Manufacturing Industry offer flexibility, excitement, and good pay. While companies seek smart, dedicated workers to fill job openings, Tri-County seeks out new ways to provide students with the training and employability skills necessary for success in this evolving industry.
Tri-County's Open House will expand awareness of the school's Career Programs. Several of these programs address the growing need for manufacturing workers in Massachusetts by offering students hands-on training that addresses the technological advances of the industry.
The School encourages all interested parties to visit.

Event details:
Manufacturing and Robotics Open House
9AM-11AM Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038

image from Tri-County webpage

Thursday, September 4, 2014

In the News: new high school, STEM roundtable, clean water grant


Every student has been assigned a Google Chromebook — affordable laptops — to use in class, Waite noted, saying it’s one of the things she’s been most excited about. 
Bates and Waite, as well as the other members of the student-led transition teams, were integral in preparing the school for the first day, Light said. 
"It was impressive work by a group of kids who were so enthusiastic and positive and willing to do all of the hard work behind the scenes to get the school up and running," he said. "That, to me, is really the most exciting thing: This is a place for the students, and we’re trying to create a culture where it’s led by the students, as well."
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140904/NEWS/140908725/1994/NEWS

Sparking interest in science and engineering early at the middle school level is one way to build a stronger workforce in the high-tech manufacturing fields, according to officials in the industry. 
Executives from four such companies on Wednesday met with U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III and state Rep. John Fernandes, D-Milford, for a roundtable discussion on potential solutions to the problems the industry faces. 
Kennedy, a Democrat who represents the state’s 4th Congressional district, organized the session in part to update leading manufacturers on his bill that aims to establish regional manufacturing institutes across the country for education and research. The government would dole out funding for the centers through a competitive grant system.
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140904/NEWS/140908721/1994/NEWS


The town has received $117,650 in state funds to improve storm water runoff, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced today. 
The money will aid the town in "mitigating the effects of polluted storm water," according to a press release.. 
"Clean lakes and streams mean thriving communities and healthy ecosystems," said Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David W. Cash.
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News (subscription maybe required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140902/NEWS/140909473

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Barrett Distribution Centers has been honored again


For the third consecutive year, Barrett Distribution Centers has been honored as a part of the 2014 Inc. 500 | 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the nation. This is Barrett’s sixth appearance on the list. Prior honors include 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. 
“Barrett Distribution Centers is proud to be in the company of so many of the most respected companies in America. We are grateful to our customers and team for making this achievement possible for a sixth time.”
Barrett Distribution Centers
Barrett Distribution Centers

Continue reading the article on the Barrett Distribution webpage here
http://www.barrettdistribution.com/blog/barrett-distribution-centers-named-to-the-2014-inc.-500-5000-fastest-growing-companies-list


Barrett Distribution Centers
Barrett Distribution Centers

Sunday, July 13, 2014

VWR Internaional marks the 10th anniversary of its Franklin, MA Distribution Center

From the news wire, I find this company touting their Franklin, MA distribution center. I was unable to find the exact location but it is likely in one of our industrial parks. 
VWR International, LLC, a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services today announces the 10th anniversary of its Franklin, Mass. Distribution Center. Serving the Greater New England area, this location supports customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industry. Over the last decade, this location has provided a variety of services to help VWR customers maximize supply chain security by providing reliable and transparent solutions to critical research, process development and manufacturing process applications. 
A special capability provided by the Franklin facility is production chemical services and supply chain solutions through regulatory compliance, operational efficiency and supply chain assurance. These special services including sampling in an ISO Class 8 Cleanroom and other unique services meets the specific needs of VWR's biotech and pharmaceutical customers. The facility is compliant with International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council's (IPEC) Guidelines for current Good Distribution Practices (cGDP) and has been recognized by Avantor Performance Materials, Inc. as Certified Excipient Distributor (CED) facility. In addition, the facility is ISO 9001:2008 registered, and a licensed Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy (BOP) warehouse.
Besides traditional distribution other services conducted at this 55,000 square foot facility include custom pallet programs, storage and warehousing of customer dedicated, pre-reserved or customer owned inventory, custom bar-code labeling, and furnishing product certifications with shipments. 
"The Franklin facility is an integral and valuable asset to our supply chain. The local support we've received over the years has significantly contributed to the success of our manufacturing operations in many ways," shared Alex Malgieri, Associate Director of Logistics for Alexion Rhode Island Manufacturing Facility. "On behalf of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, we would like to say thanks for the exceptional level of support." 
"VWR continues to focus on providing superior service to our customers by minimizing complexity and increasing their productivity," said Tim Wedemyer, SVP, North America Operations for VWR. "With the many special services our Franklin facility can offer to our customers, especially in the area of research and production chemicals, we look forward to many more years of serving our customers in key geographies like New England." 
VWR International, LLC
VWR International, LLC

About VWR International, LLC
VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2013. VWR enables the advancement of the world's most critical research by providing product and service solutions to laboratories and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotech, industrial, educational, governmental and healthcare industries. With over 160 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 8,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way scientists, researchers, medical professionals and engineers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific stock and maintain their facilities. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services. 
For more information on VWR, visit www.vwr.com
VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

http://investors.vwr.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=859165

Saturday, January 25, 2014

"a false perception that the industry is dying"


During a manufacturing roundtable, he and state Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, began the process of eliciting feedback from leaders in the industry on what they’ll need to improve and build those connections. Fourteen manufacturers, a fraction of the more than 7,000 companies in the state, attended, along with other lawmakers, public officials and Tri-County administrators. 
Tri-County cut its manufacturing program in 2002 in response to a decline in interest, closing its machine shop, said Superintendent Stephen Dockray. But, he said, voc-tech schools are prepared to provide a solution to the workforce shortage as long as they can get the right equipment. 
"We need to partner with many of you to purchase the machinery to train our students in manufacturing," Dockray said. "But it’s expensive."
Tri-County Voc Tech in Franklin
Tri-County Voc Tech in Franklin

See more at: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140125/NEWS/140127340/1994/NEWS#sthash.SLD2UVCR.dpuf

Monday, December 16, 2013

Franklin Business in the news: Emeritus at Franklin

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Emeritus at Franklin Offers Free December Educational Seminars for Seniors and their Caregivers

This spring, Emeritus at East Franklin will open its doors to provide a premier community designed for seniors whose needs range from assisted living to memory care. For the holidays, Emeritus at Franklin is offering an educational series for seniors, caregivers and the public that will provide helpful care tips for seniors who are living with dementia, as well as their caregivers. Refreshments will be served. 
"How to Make the Most of Each Day - Living with Dementia" Wednesday, Dec. 18, 4-5:30 p.m.Place: Hampton Inn Franklin, 725 Union St., Franklin, MA 
Please RSVP to (413) 224-2200 or Franklin-ED@emeritus.com. Seating is limited.


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Emeritus at Franklin Names Executive Director
Emeritus Senior Living has named Christine Smith as Executive Director of Franklin's newest senior living community, Emeritus at Franklin. This new community will open its doors at 656 King Street in spring 2014. 
"Christine has a wealth of experience managing a senior community that is a vibrant and caring place for seniors to spend their golden years," said Charlene Young, Emeritus Regional Director of Operations. "This makes her a perfect fit for Emeritus at Franklin." 
Smith has more than 28 years of experience in healthcare. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director at The Inn at Robbins Brook, an assisted living community in Acton, Mass. Under her leadership, the community received a perfect state survey in 2012. 
"I am really looking forward to welcoming residents into this beautiful new community," said Smith. "Besides the wonderful location and living environment, I'm excited about the care and programs we will be providing to enhance the quality of life for each resident." 
Reservations for this premier community are now being accepted at (413) 224-2200

 For more information on Emeritus at Franklin you can visit their website here
https://www.emeritus.com/massachusetts/franklin/emeritus-franklin


Friday, November 22, 2013

Two Franklin business in the health care news


First in the news for this posting
JACO, Inc., an industry leader in the design and fabrication of point-of-care mobile computer carts and wall mounted computer technology, is proud to announce the release of its new WS-14 Tablet Wall Mount Series. With a complete line of products known for durable metal construction, antimicrobial infection control, and safe and easy access, JACO's new WS-14 paves the way for the emerging tablet computer access electronic health records market. Designed to accommodate virtually every model tablet computer, and customizable to meet the needs of each unique customer's requirements, safe and reliable wall mounted tablet access is now at your finger tips.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/04/5879559/jaco-ws-14-wall-mounted-tablet.html#storylink=cpy

JACO is located on Constitution Blvd in Franklin
... a leading manufacturer and integrator of point-of-care Electronic Medical Records (EMR) mobile computer carts, wall stations and wall arm technology. Proudly manufacturing products in the United States of America for over 40 years, JACO has set the healthcare industry standard for overall product performance, sustainable quality, ergonomic design and safety, and exceptional customer service. JACO is a nationally certified Woman Owned Small Business and Woman's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and is an ISO 9001-2008 Registered Company. 
More information is available at www.jacoinc.com or 800-649-2278.

Second in the news for this posting
Arthrosurface Incorporated, a developer of less-invasive joint restoration and resurfacing systems, performed its first US stemless shoulder resurfacing in 2003. The Company continued to expand the technology and introduced the stemless total shoulder system in 2011 using the world's first aspherical humeral implant combined with an off-axis inlay glenoid. Other Orthopaedic companies have only recently started to explore stemless total shoulder designs. However, these designs still require removal of the humeral head and implantation of spherically shaped implants that are not anatomic by design.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/18/5924253/arthrosurface-stemless-shoulder.html#storylink=cpy

Arthrosurface is located at 28 Forge Parkway here in Franklin
Arthrosurface Incorporated is an emerging leader in the design and distribution of orthopedic devices for joint preservation, restoration and resurfacing. The Company's proprietary HemiCAP® system is a unique, less invasive technology that can be used to treat a wide variety of joint conditions caused by trauma, injury and disease. Arthrosurface has developed a broad portfolio of implantable devices and surgical instruments with FDA clearance for the shoulder, knee, toe and hip. Founded in 2002 and based in Franklin, MA, Arthrosurface markets and distributes its products in the United States and more than twenty other countries around the globe. To date, over 50,000 patients have been treated by more than 4,700 surgeons worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.arthrosurface.com.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Franklin businesses on the news wire for plastics and wireless

In the world of plastics, Dynisco has made its mark
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Walking around K, it’s all “green” this, “blue” that and “eco” the other. But when Franklin, Mass.-based Dynisco LLC introduced Vertex, its mercury-free melt-pressure sensor in October 2012, Matthew Carrara, vice president and general manager of Dynisco Plastics, didn’t intend the “green” connotations of the brand. 
“We didn’t realize until afterwards that “vert” was French for “green.” I thought of the name “Vertex” meaning “apex,” the top of the pile. And the “ex” in the logo symbolizes the diaphragm flexing,” he said.

Read the full story here
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20131024/NEWS/131029941/dynisco-eliminates-mercury-in-sensors#

Visit the Dynisco webpage for more about this Franklin based company  http://www.dynisco.com/


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In the wireless space, CTI Towers is growing

FRANKLIN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CTI Towers, Inc., a wireless tower operator with more than 800 wireless towers throughout the United States in its portfolio, today announced the company has secured up to $30 million in debt financing and closed its first third-party acquisition, purchasing five towers from a major wireless carrier.

This acquisition continues CTI Towers’ growth strategy outside the Comcast portfolio – from which the company has acquired 230 towers to-date – and secures towers within strategic, high-demand regions. The debt facility will allow CTI Towers to accelerate its acquisition pipeline as it continues to enhance its position as one of the top 10 largest wireless tower operators in the U.S.
Read the full article about CTI Towers here
http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/10/9/cti_towers_inc_secures_30_million.htm

Visit the company webpage here to learn more about Franklin based CTI Towers
http://www.ctitowers.com/


Saturday, October 5, 2013

"Manufacturing is vitally important to the Massachusetts economy"


Rep. Jeffrey Roy (D- Franklin) visited Pierce Aluminum's manufacturing,
distribution and national headquarters in Franklin to commemorate Manufacturing Day.
Manufacturers from across the country opened their doors on Friday to demonstrate the potential of modern manufacturing, while fostering an interest in manufacturing careers. 

Rep Roy at Pierce Aluminum
Rep Roy at Pierce Aluminum
"Manufacturing is the sixth largest employment sector in Massachusetts, and is helping to lead
us out of the recession," noted Rep. Roy after the visit. "My visit with Pierce today, and the
many other manufacturers in the area over the past several months, is part of an effort to support and recognize our manufacturers as leaders in advancing the Commonwealth's economy. The manufacturing of today involves a lot more expertise and training in technology, programming and streamlined production. We need to prepare and train people to work in this vital sector." 

Rep Roy at Pierce Aluminum
Rep Roy at Pierce Aluminum
"I am proud to say that the Legislature has made thoughtful investments in the state's
manufacturing industry," said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, D-Winthrop. "Whether through the gaming law or the 2012 economic development legislation, Massachusetts is increasingly becoming the place for manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing Day is a call to action for legislators, business leaders and employers. I urge you to pursue new ways to incorporate these jobs - for employees of all skill levels - into existing and emerging industries. I believe this is essential in furthering our state's development and will help make Massachusetts a better place to live, work and do business." 

Rep Roy at Pierce Aluminum
Rep Roy at Pierce Aluminum
"Manufacturing is vitally important to the Massachusetts economy," stated Senate President Pro
Temporc Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, Senate Chairman of the Legislature's Manufacturing
Caucus. "What were once dark, gritty factories, are now high-tech, innovative facilities that
provide good paying jobs to skilled and educated employees. Partnering with manufacturing
leaders to ensure that their companies have the tools and highly trained workforce they need to
grow is an essential component of our strategy for economic growth." 
"In light of very positive competitiveness trends in both domestic and global markets,
Massachusetts manufacturers are experiencing a welcomed and sustained resurgence of business activity that is favorable to our entire state's ongoing recovery," said Rep. John V. Fernandes, DMilford, House Chairman of the Legislature's Manufacturing Caucus. "These large and small sized manufacturing companies often provide meaningful jobs for thousands of new and retrained workers, offer middle-class level wages, and energize regional suppliers and ancillary businesses for long-term growth. We must do what we can to facilitate that growth and develop a strong nexus between educational and training opportunities and the specialized worker skills required by these companies to ultimately succeed." 
Rep Roy at Pierce Aluminum
Rep Roy at Pierce Aluminum

Manufacturing Day is a national event designed to addresses common misperceptions about
manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to showcase their efforts in a coordinated
fashion. The goal of Manufacturing Day is to begin addressing the national skilled labor shortage that manufacturers face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry. 
In Massachusetts, manufacturing contributes to more than 10 percent of gross state product
(GSP). Currently there are 7,680 manufacturing establishments in Massachusetts that employ
more than 275,000 residents. Over the next five years, manufacturing establishments are
expected to expand their employment by an estimated 65 percent. 
State Senators and Representatives are supported by the Legislature's recently-formed, bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus which serves as a link for legislators cutting across issues that
affect the manufacturing industry. Rep. Roy is a member of that caucus.

For more about Pierce Aluminum visit their website  http://www.piercealuminum.com/


Photos provided by the office of Rep Roy

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"There was never really any consideration of going far away"


The move is effective Jan. 1. Terracon, located at 5 Boynton Road, has 14 employees. The company will move to a new 18,000-square-foot-facility at 1376 West Central St. in Franklin. 
Company President Rob Jewett said in the press release the move is necessary because of significant growth in the last few years. 
"As our products and solutions have become better known in the industry, demand has risen – and quickly," Jewett said in the release. "Our new office and manufacturing space is 50 percent larger than our previous offices and offers a more efficient layout. It will support our continued growth and expansion, and provide a better work environment for current and future staff."

Read more: Holliston company announces move to Franklin - Franklin, MA - Wicked Local Franklin http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x719504533/Holliston-company-announces-move-to-Franklin#ixzz2EpjSCGRc

You can visit the Terracon web page here   http://www.terracon-solutions.com/

Friday, November 30, 2012

Alan Procknow: Franklin's Industrial Revolution

Alan Procknow, a senior majoring in History at Dean College, presented this study during the Holiday Stroll at the Franklin Historical Museum, Thursday Nov 29, 2012.






The Franklin Historical Museum web page can be found here:
http://www.franklinhistoricalmuseum.com/

or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FHM02038


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"needs to open its doors in Franklin within 18 months"

Steve Senna, a project manager with National Development in Newton, said Hamilton Storage Technologies wants to combine its Hopkinton and Milford offices into a new, 50,000-square-foot building at the intersection of Rte. 140 and Forge Parkway. 
"We thank you for the opportunity to present what we think is a very exciting and in these times very rare development opportunity," Senna told the board. 
The company, which manufacturers refrigerators used in laboratories and also has its European headquarters in Switzerland, was attracted to the 8-acre, 3 Forge Parkway lot because it is close to Interstate 495, commuter rail and a hotel, Senna said. 
Many of Hamilton Storage Technologies' employees live nearby and its clients often come from out-of-state for a week to see how its refrigerators operate, he said.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x1757338933/High-technology-company-eyes-move-to-Franklin#ixzz1Pu42d2CG