Breaking out of the bubble

July 25th, 2022

AR Tech designed and built a valve system for space launch vehicles using silicone materials and yarns. Photo: AR Tech In seeking to promote growth in the textile industry, it’s important to identify value-driven markets that our capabilities, or core competencies, can address. Our inspirations concerning the industry come from different sources. Most recently, a […]

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$2.8 Million awarded for manufacturing innovation initiative

March 28th, 2022

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration has announced $2.8 million in new infrastructure grants, through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2), to three growing manufacturers. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy made the announcement during an event at 99Degrees Custom in Lawrence, a 375-employee manufacturer of tech-integrated apparel, which received one of the grants. Additional recipients were Soliyarn, a maker […]

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When “disruptive” is a good word

February 3rd, 2022

by Janet Preus When I was a teacher, the word “disruptive” was usually attached to a student who had interrupted the flow of a lesson or class activity with inappropriate behavior. With sometimes as many as 30 or more students, all trying to accomplish the same thing at the same time, one student could indeed […]

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