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September 22, 2023

Three Central Mass. manufacturers granted $660K to advance operations

Photo | Courtesy of Massachusetts Center for Advanced Manufacturing Awardees of Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program grants on Thursday at Polar Park during the Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-up event

Three Central Massachusetts manufacturing firms were among 11 companies to split $2.2 million in grants from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program, administered by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech Collaborative.

G&F Precision Molding in Sturbridge received $250,000 to purchase advanced measuring equipment, which will reduce costs and production time. The work the machine will perform is currently outsourced to Florida, and so will now return that work to Sturbridge.

G&F Precision Molding Inc. is a contract manufacturing company specializing in thermoplastic and silicone injection molding for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and defense industries, according to a Tuesday press release from Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

Wirefab in Worcester received $225,000 for equipment to automate part of the production process to increase worker safety and make production more efficient. Wirefab designs and  manufactures custom metal and wire products.

Wirefab received a 2023 WBJ Excellence in Manufacturing Award.

J & J Machine Co. in Marlborough received $185,087 to purchase equipment to increase efficiency of its precision component milling operation. The company serves the medical, aerospace, and scientific sectors.

“The MMAP program provides manufacturers with the tools they need to scale, adopt new technologies, and meet customer demands world-wide,” Sarah Stanton, Executive Office of Economic Development undersecretary of economic strategies, said in the press release. “In this era of rising global competition, it is essential that Massachusetts build a robust, diverse, and responsive manufacturing sector that supports economic opportunity in our state and the needs of our nation.”

This was the third round of grants for the program, which was founded in 2021. In the 2022 round, Ward Process of Holliston, AIS in Leominster, and Multiscale Systems of Worcester were awarded grants.

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