Sen. Eric Lesser Tours Chicopee-Based Medical Device Maker For Statewide Manufacturing Month

Sen. Eric P. Lesser spent Friday, Oct. 30 touring Dielectrics, a medical device and thermoplastic materials manufacturer in Chicopee.

“Dielectrics offers a great example of the innovative manufacturing happening right here in Chicopee,” Sen. Lesser said. “I’m committed to expanding the manufacturing workforce and closing the skills gap that, if unaddressed, threatens to hold our region back from significant economic growth in the coming years.”

The visit marked the end of Manufacturing Month, which recognized the Commonwealth’s manufacturing innovation through open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events across Massachusetts.

Sen. Lesser serves as Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Manufacturing Caucus. Massachusetts is home to more than 7000 manufacturers, employing more than 250,000 people with an annual output of more than $40 billion.

Established more than 60 years ago, Dielectrics is now a premier supplier to the world’s largest medical device equipment manufacturers.  It employs 300 local residents, including many engineers, technical personnel, and operators. The company holds dozens of patents and has been recognized by Fortune 500 companies as a “problem solver” in the welding and bonding of thermoplastic materials.

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