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U.K. grant will boost Sevcon payroll

Southborough-based manufacturer Sevcon said it’s looking to beef up its staff by 20 after the maker of controls for electric and hybrid motor vehicles received a grant to develop a new range of...

Worcester lays foundation for young entrepreneurs

Sam Bonacci |

Inside a former mill building in Worcester, a potentially new wave of businesses toils away. One has launched a new way to read the news while another is honing a robotic wok. These entrepreneurs are...

Interest grows in manufacturing-targeted workforce programs

Sam Bonacci |

In the last two years, successful workforce development programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Mount Wachusett Community College have been built around one thing: real-world conditions and...

Forging a new age of manufacturing in Central Mass.

BY JAMES T. BRETT and MARK PRICE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Central Massachusetts has a long, proud history in manufacturing. While the products have changed, the region and state remain at the forefront of a new wave of manufacturing: “advanced...

AbbVie reports robust first quarter

Carol McDonald |

Strong growth across the portfolio at AbbVie, a life sciences firm with operations in Worcester, drove profits up 4.3 percent in the first quarter, the company reported Thursday.

AMSC stock soars following likely Navy deal

Sam Bonacci |

Stock in Devens-based AMSC shot up more than 30 percent this week after the company announced expanded relationships with both the U.S. Navy and energy provider Eversource.

Medical firms sweep Venture Forum contest

Sam Bonacci |

Medical companies swept The Venture Forum's Five-Minute Pitch Contest Tuesday night, with the producer of a “smart pancreas” taking home $3,500 in prizes.

Framingham firm reports positive pre-clinical results

Framingham-based medical device maker Arch Therapeutics said a third-party, pre-clinical study had obtained favorable data for its surgical product, AC5 Surgical Hemostatic Device.

Convergent Dental announces distributor for laser product

Convergent Dental of Natick, a privately held dental equipment and technology company, has entered into a distribution partnership for its dental laser product, Solea.

Report on advanced manufacturing pushes education, branding

A new report is urging stronger efforts to train those who will work in advanced manufacturing industries throughout New England while altering the public’s image of the sector by focusing on...

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