Devens tour highlights manufacturing potential
Sentinel & Enterprise
UPDATED: 01/07/2016 06:53:20 AM EST
DEVENS — State lawmakers joined community and business leaders to underscore the value manufacturing brings to the region and brainstorm ways to employ more workers in this prosperous and growing field during the monthly meeting of the North Central Massachusetts Manufacturing Roundtable.
The meeting Tuesday was hosted by Mount Wachusett Community College at its Devens campus, and included tours of the college’s Manufacturing Workforce Center and equipment demonstrations.
Nearly 40 people joined MWCC President Daniel Asquino for the dialogue, including state Sens. Jennifer Flanagan, Anne Gobi and Jamie Eldridge; state Rep. Jennifer Benson; Thatcher Kezer, MassDevelopment senior vice president, Devens; Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke; Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale; North Central Massachusetts Chamber President and CEO Roy Nascimento; Nashoba Valley Chamber President and CEO Melissa Fetterhoff; Greater Gardner Chamber President and CEO Jim Bellina; and representatives from the North Central Career Center, Workforce Investment Board and offices of U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern and Niki Tsongas, and state Rep. Harold Naughton.