The Massachusetts Office of Business Development has been busy convincing businesses to consider Massachusetts for their expansions and consolidations from out of state. The result – 1,060 new jobs, 1,749 retained jobs, and over $155 million in private investment.
After examining options in their Wisconsin and Georgia facilities, Gulfstream Aerospace chose Westfield, Massachusetts to grow their business. Gulfstream Aerospace Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, designs, develops markets, and services business-jet aircraft. The business expansion at the Westfield-Barnes Airport creates 100 new jobs, retains 131 jobs and represents just over $20 million in private investment. Below are additional companies who also consider Massachusetts the best choice for growing their business.
JOBS FROM CHINA
Magmotor Technologies Brings Production Line from China to Worcester
Magmotor Technologies, Inc. specializes in providing cost-effective electromechanical motion control solutions to equipment manufacturers in several high-tech markets. The expansion will bring a manufacturing line currently in China to Massachusetts. This international consolidation represents $4.4 million in private investment, 45 new jobs and 14 retained jobs.
JOBS FROM CANADA
Rodney Hunt Company Consolidates Manufacturing Line to Orange
Rodney Hunt Company manufactures engineered flow control products including gates, valves and actuation equipment. The company is part of the Water Management platform of the Rexnord Corp. This consolidation from Magog, Canada to Orange brings 60 new jobs, retain 221 jobs and represents $6.8 million in private investment.
Techo-Bloc Chooses North Brookfield
Techo-Bloc is a Canadian based manufacturer of various styles of concrete products used in landscaping. The project will relocate their Canada based production line to a pre-cast concrete plant in North Brookfield. This consolidation brings over $21.6 million in private investment, 52 new jobs and 3 retained jobs.
JOBS FROM NEW YORK
Sealed Air Selects MA Facility for Consolidation in Holyoke
Sealed Air was founded in 1960 and is the inventor of Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning material. The project will consolidate operations from Rochester, New York to Holyoke. This consolidation from Rochester, NY to Holyoke brings $443,000 in private investment, creates 12 new jobs and retains 63 jobs.
JOBS FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE
Thermo Fisher Scientific Consolidates in Tewksbury
Thermo Fisher Scientific is a world leader in serving science based companies. This division of Thermo Fisher Scientific manufactures handheld scanners that allow people to complete chemical analysis work out of the laboratory and in the field. The project consolidates 4 Massachusetts facilities and relocates jobs from New Hampshire to Tewksbury. The private investment is expected to be over $17.7 million, will create 100 new jobs and retains 400 jobs.
Smith and Wesson Relocates Production Line to Springfield
Smith and Wesson is a globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms for safety, security, protection and sport. The company consolidated a production line from Rochester, New Hampshire to Springfield. The project brings $74.4 million in private investment, 225 new jobs and retains 818 jobs.
JOBS FROM MAINE
Warren Pumps Brings Manufacturing Line to Warren
The project will transfer Portland Valve's specialty valve product manufacturing from their existing Portland, ME facility to the Warren Pumps facility located in Warren, MA. Both are subsidiaries of publicly traded Colfax Corp (CFX). This consolidation brings a private investment of over $5.7 million, 35 new jobs and 96 retained jobs.
JOBS FROM RHODE ISLAND
BNY Mellon Relocates Employees to Westborough
BNY Mellon Investment Services is a subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon and a leading provider of Custody, Fund Accounting, Transfer Agency and Outsourcing Solutions. The project has relocated employees from Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Westborough and creates 396 new jobs and represents just over $3 million in private investment.
MAR Seafood Moves to Attleboro
MAR Seafood, Inc. is a family-owned wholesale seafood packer that distributes their products to supermarkets, seafood wholesalers and various food-service vendors. This project consolidates operations from Warwick, Rhode Island to Attleboro and brings 35 new jobs and $2.3 million in private investment.