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WBJ named best designed biz journal in country

The Worcester Business Journal won six industry awards Saturday, including first for Best Overall Design and third Best Newspaper, all in the small publication category.

Athol manufacturer acquired by NY equity firm

Pexco, a Georgia specialty plastics maker with a plant in Athol, has been acquired by a New York company.

Phillips changing worlds with inspection product

Phillips Precision supplies precision machined parts and assemblies for its customers across multiple industries, including food and beverage and electronics.

Baker proposes $500M life sciences extension

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker's proposed $500 million extension of the life sciences initiative put in place by his predecessor in 2008 will put a greater emphasis on workforce building to support industries...

IPG Photonics buying laser company for $40M

IPG Photonics announced Monday that it will acquire a laser-based systems manufacturer in order to better serve the medical device industry.

QCC enters Blackstone Valley

Laura Finaldi |

After a 20-year wait, Quinsigamond Community College is expanding into the Blackstone Valley with two initiatives.

Mass. unemployment rises to 4.2%

Brad Kane |

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts rose to 4.2 percent in May -- up from 3.9 percent in April -- as the state added 2,900 jobs, according to an announcement Thursday from the state Executive...

Headwall's Bolton expansion paying off

Headwall Photonics added a facility in Bolton earlier this year, allowing for easier access to Boston. The Fitchburg company makes imaging spectrometers that can detect things beyond the surface...

IPG Photonics buys Florida company

IPG Photonics has purchased one of its suppliers, a Florida manufacturer of chirped volume Bragg gratings.

Worcester roofing company buys Providence business

A Worcester roofing contractor announced Friday it purchased a Providence company for an undisclosed amount in a deal that closed June 1.

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