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Primetals considered Worcester, Devens before picking Sutton

Metal manufacturer Primetals is closing its Worcester facilities and consolidating into a new facility in Sutton. Michael Eldredge spoke with WBJ about the reasons behind the move.

Worcester, Sutton reap what they sow

The more Worcester's commercial base relocates outside the city, the more pressure put on existing commercial & industrial property owners. This cycle will perpetuate itself until the city council...

Central Mass. communities marketed as BioReady

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, a nonprofit formed three decades ago to support the state's life sciences industry, is aiming to make it easier for communities to make themselves ready...

Charlton, Worcester lead charge against opioid makers

Emily Micucci |

In the 1990s, there was retribution for the public health damage done by tobacco companies. Now, the pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution industry could be on track to settle another...

Toys “R” Us closures create next evolution in big box tenants

Grant Welker |

The quickly changing retail landscape took a new hit with the closure of a Sam's Club in Worcester in January and the impending closure of Toys “R” Us in Auburn, Leominster, Northborough,...

Primetals leaving Worcester for Sutton

Zachary Comeau |

More than a month after Sutton voters approved a 15-year tax increment financing agreement for a new facility, Worcester metal manufacturer Primetals made their move to the town official.

Milford human services agency lands $16.4M MassDevelopment bond

Zachary Comeau |

A Milford-based health and human services agency has secured a $16.4 million bond to purchase land for a new group home in Shrewsbury and a 9,600-square-foot athletic center.

Riverdale Mills embraces Central Mass. manufacturing history

Zachary Comeau |

Northbridge wire mesh product manufacturer Riverdale Mills has had a busy few years, expanding its business to new markets and throwing its hat into the ring to be part of President Donald Trump's...

Movers & Shakers

HEATHER BELAIR has been promoted to vice president and virtual branch manager for Bay State Savings Bank's 28 Franklin St. location in Worcester. Belair, who lives in...

Business cards play more of a marketing role in digital era

Grant Welker |

Business cards once had to serve as Rolodex-filling necessities if someone wanted to remember how to reach an important or distant contact. In the digital age, that's not as necessary.

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