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Rich Lee

EAO hosts open house at new Shelton facility

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EAO, which recently moved its North American headquarters and manufacturing operations from Milford to Shelton, will host an open house Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at its new facility at 1 Parrott Drive. The move more than doubles EAO’s engineering and manufacturing capacity. It was made possible through the state’s Small Business Express Program. […] [Read More]
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Skills gap, workforce demand top concerns of state’s manufacturers

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A growing skills gap threatens growth prospects and the competitiveness of Connecticut’s manufacturing sector, according to a new survey published by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, the Connecticut Community Colleges’ College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, and UIL Holdings. The 2014 Survey of Connecticut Manufacturing Workforce Needs shows widespread concerns with […] [Read More]
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GE’s FirstBuild.com: Co-creating a new world of major appliances

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General Electric has activation of its global co-creation community FirstBuild.com —an online community dedicated to conceiving, engineering and building the next generation of major appliances. Now engineers, designers, scientists and home enthusiasts can participate in development of breakthrough major appliances and solve engineering challenges. Participants will identify market needs, directly participate in the product development […] [Read More]
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Xerox unit partners on marketing effort

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The Xerox Research Centre Canada and Battelle Memorial Institute have signed a strategic alliance to co-market and collaborate on materials science research services. The alliance will allow clients of XRCC and Battelle to access the capabilities of the two research organizations — including the use of XRCC’s pilot plant and manufacturing scale-up facility — to […] [Read More]
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Box wins GE contract

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General Electric has chosen software offered by Box Inc., a Los Altos, Calif.-based cloud-storage company, for the program employees use to share files and work together. The two companies have been working together for nearly two years on the idea of Fairfield-based GE using the software, according to Box CEO Aaron Levie. GE’s nearly 310,000 […] [Read More]
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Xerox to acquire ISG Holdings

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Xerox has entered a definitive agreement to acquire ISG Holdings for $225 million, creating a comprehensive workers’ compensation suite of offerings for clients in the property and casualty insurance industry. In addition to Xerox’s current workers’ compensation business offered through CompIQ, Xerox will add ISG subsidiaries StrataCare, based in Irvine, Calif., and Bunch CareSolutions, based in […] [Read More]
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Fairfield University’s Bucki to join jobs discussion

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Cecelia Bucki, Ph.D, professor of history at Fairfield University will be part of a panel moderated by Connecticut Network’s Diane Smith, focusing on “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: The Labor Movement in Connecticut,” on May 20 at noon at the Old State House in Hartford. The event is part of the network’s “Conversations at Noon.” As Connecticut […] [Read More]
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GE honors flight, 3D printing winners

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GE and partners announced the winners of two global open innovation challenges — the Industrial Internet Flight Quest 2 and 3D Printing Production Quest. Through open innovation leaders Kaggle and NineSigma, the quests challenged data scientists, academia, start-ups and established businesses worldwide to use analytics and advanced manufacturing processes to find ways to increase efficiency […] [Read More]
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Manufacturing event starts Tuesday in Hartford

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Mfg4, sponsored by SME, a source of information and research into the manufacturing sector, will take place Tuesday through Thursday at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, in Hartford. This biennial event convenes professionals from leading manufacturers in aerospace, defense (including arms) and medical industries. With a focus on these three major industries plus […] [Read More]
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UB and FuelCell Energy announce eco-friendly deal

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The University of Bridgeport and FuelCell Energy, a Danbury-based provider of fuel cell power plants, have reached an agreement to generate electricity on campus with a fuel cell that will slash carbon emissions by 7,000 tons a year — equivalent to taking 1,220 vehicles off the road annually. Under the agreement signed on April 28, […] [Read More]
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