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Buffett's piece of Worcester

Wyman-Gordon has a rich history in Worcester, dating back to 1883 when it was founded as a manufacturer of crankshafts for looms. Through many decades and industrial transformation, the...

Buffett, Berkshire to buy Wyman-Gordon parent

Rick Saia |

The parent company of Wyman-Gordon is being sold to Berkshire Hathaway, the multinational holding company of several business lines owned by billionaire Warren Buffett, the companies announced Monday.

Sutton brownfield to get cleaned up and back in business

Attorney General Maura Healey has entered into a brownfields agreement for the redevelopment and reuse of a parcel in Sutton once occupied by Master Metals Industries, creating six new jobs in the...

Fattman: Mass. foster children need 'electronic backpacks'


Foster children in Massachusetts run a greater risk of having incomplete medical records, receiving duplicate immunizations and being more frequently misdiagnosed, according to a senator...

Boots to bootstrapping: Military vets find host of resources to succeed in business

BY LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The transition from military to civilian life is a notoriously tough one, but many veterans have a set of skills that's well suited to running a business. And there are a number of public- and...

Central Mass. wonders: What's in store for us amid potential T shakeup?

Sam Bonacci |

Gov. Charlie Baker is aiming to restructure the MBTA in an effort to improve public transportation. Central Massachusetts communities are wondering whether these improvements will extend to the...

McGovern pushes for local say in propane sites

Rick Saia |

(UPDATED May 5 at 8:20 a.m.) U.S. Rep. James McGovern has filed a bill that would give states and local communities the ability to regulate propane gas facilities that are operated by rail...

Tufts Veterinary hospital to undergo $8.6M renovation

Sam Bonacci |

The Foster hospital at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton will undergo an $8.6 million renovation that will boost exam and treatment areas, the organization...

McGovern joins Grafton bid to halt rail line's propane hub

Emily Micucci |

More than two years after Grafton selectmen sued to prevent the Grafton and Upton Railroad from delivering and installing four 80,000-gallon propane tanks at a planned North Grafton transloading...

State supports expansion effort at Northbridge business

An $8.1 million expansion project at WGM Fabricators of Northbridge has been approved for the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), the state’s investment tax credit...

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