Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) – a Launch Party for New Products

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6p.m., The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA; a data center dedicated to supporting the growing research computing needs of five of the most research-intensive universities in Massachusetts will host the 2nd Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) through the generous sponsorship of the City of Holyoke.

PINS, a quarterly product launch party designed to showcase a wide range of new and innovative products within the Pioneer Valley. The platform ...

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WIN: Dirk Auferoth And Associates

Dirk Auferoth and Associates will invest approximately $481,000 over the next 5 years into the acquisition and renovation of 532 Main Street, the 130,000 square foot building along a major gateway into the Center City. The company will relocate from their currently leased 10,000 square foot space on South Summer Street to a 20,000 square foot space on Main Street. This purchase made by Dirk & Suzannah Auferoth will also retain the seven businesses currently occupying space within the building. They will look to fill the ...

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W.I.N. Column: U.S. Tsubaki

U.S. Tsubaki will be making an investment to expand operations and create additional jobs at their location at 821 Main Street in Holyoke. The investment was approved locally by the City Council on September 4, as a Certified Project and will receive Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as part of the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). The 20,000 (approx.) square foot building expansion cost is estimated at $1M and the equipment investment is projected at $5M-$6M. The expansion ...

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W.I.N. Column: Universal Plastics

Universal Plastics Corp. was bought by a father-son duo, Jay and Sunil Kumar of New York and New Jersey respectively, from Joseph Peters. Sunil Kumar has an extensive background in manufacturing and his son Jay is a graduate of Cornell University who has experience in the investment arena. The new family ownership plans to keep and grow the company in Holyoke, which now has approximately 70 employees.

Universal Plastics was founded in 1965 and specializes in custom thermoforming, which ...

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