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Feds may fund cleanup of contaminated Franklin industrial site

Emily Micucci |

A former industrial site in Franklin that's heavily contaminated from decades-old manufacturing activity is getting new attention from the federal government.

Precision Digital Corp. to renovate, occupy Hopkinton building

Carol McDonald |

Precision Digital of Holliston has acquired a building in nearby Hopkinton for $5.35 million

Fitchburg's Arrhythmia turns profit, boost sales

Carol McDonald |

Medical device manufacturer Arrhythmia Research Technology of Fitchburg saw a nearly 13-percent jump in net sales last year and turned its first profitable year since 2010, its CEO said Friday.

Jabil ‘strongly on track,’ helped by iPhone 6 sales

Jabil Circuit Inc., the parent company of Clinton-based Nypro Inc., reported net revenue of $4.3 billion for the quarter, a 20 percent jump from the second quarter of 2014.

D.C. dithering on depreciation forces capital spending delays

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Earlier this year, the U.S. House passed a plan to make the $500,000 cap on Section 179 capital investment depreciation permanent. But President Obama called for more clarity on how the tax break...

Q&A with Bill DiBenedetto, President, Lampin Corp.

Rick Saia |

The manufacturing industry in Central Massachusetts isn't as robust as it was decades ago. But there are still robust companies. That includes Lampin Corp. of Uxbridge. The maker of such products as...

AbbVie adds anti-cancer drug with acquisition

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie, which has operations in Worcester, will acquire Pharmacyclics, maker of the blood cancer treatment Imbruvica (ibrutinib).

Hudson manufacturer changes name

A Hudson plastics manufacturer that bought two other firms over the last five years has brought the three companies under one name, its chief executive announced this week.

Why do Mass. exports lag rest of U.S.? Experts point to product mix, stronger dollar

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Before the bottom fell out of the global economy in 2008, sales of Massachusetts products to other countries were growing fast. But since the economy began to recover, the state's export growth has...

New England Peptide to expand in Gardner

Sam Bonacci |

Biomedical firm New England Peptide (NEP) will expand its Gardner facility to create additional research and production space, the company announced Tuesday.

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