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13-year high for business confidence in Mass.

State House News Service |

Optimism among manufacturers, a sector targeted for assistance from President Donald Trump, helped lift the latest Massachusetts business confidence reading to a 13-year high.

Nearly vacant Holliston facility sold for $1.2M

A former manufacturing building in Holliston has sold for $1.15 million, according to Greater Boston Commercial Properties, Inc., which completed the deal.

Employers ditch drug stigma to help workers

Emily Micucci |

As positive opioid tests are becoming more common in the workplace, employers are offering help instead of punishment.

Primetals stays strong through productivity

While other steelmaking companies have left the Worcester area, Primetals Technologies, which grew out of the former Morgan Construction company, is still here.

Curtis Industries buys Douglas company

Worcester vehicle components company Curtis Industries bought a Douglas company that makes pallet forks for front-loaders and other attachments.

Fluorolite grows through market demand

Light covers made by Fluorolite Plastics in Framingham can be found everywhere from school cafeterias to streets in major cities like Providence. The company, which was founded in 1977, manufactures...

DAVIS Cos. to sponsor STEM conference

Savannah Donohue |

The DAVIS Companies of Marlborough will this week sponsor an event centered around filling the skills gap in the STEM fields through education.

WBJ manufacturing award nominations due Friday

The Worcester Business Journal is seeking nominations for its second annual Manufacturing Summit & Excellence awards for companies in six different categories.

Fresh beginnings

Avidia Bank has a new location at 17 Pope St. in Hudson, which features digital displays, interactive screen technology and a social media wall. The new site has a...

Howard turned Shirley manufacturer into global firm

Laura Finaldi |

Under Steve Howard's leadership, Bemis Associates has grown from a single facility in Shirley to an adhesive maker with a global presence that collaborates with brands like Nike and Under Armour.

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