North Central Massachusetts Celebrates National Manufacturing Day with Tour of BJA Magnetics in Leominster

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and its economic development affiliate the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) co-hosted a special tour of local manufacturer, BJA Magnetics, for National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 6, 2017 with Congressman McGovern’s office and the City of Leominster.

The tour highlighted the importance of manufacturing to North Central Massachusetts and the growing career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. The tour included economic development officials, students from the Leominster Public School System, education officials, representatives from Congressman McGovern’s office, Mayor Dean Mazzarella of the City of Leominster and State Representative Natalie Higgins.

“Manufacturing is alive and well in North Central Massachusetts,” said Roy Nascimento, president and CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. “Promoting and supporting this critical industry is important to ensuring employers and jobs remain in Massachusetts.”

BJA Magnetics was founded in 1961 and continues to provide each and every customer with a quality product, competitively priced, and backed by the best technical service and support available.  BJA Magnetics is a 100% woman owned small business as certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  BJA Magnetics has a veteran workforce of highly skilled professionals having extensive backgrounds within the magnetic materials industry. BJA Magnetics offers custom designed magnets, and magnetic assemblies with some of the shortest lead times in the industry.

The region’s 445 manufacturing firms account for one fourth of the jobs in the region.  Companies range from the world class plastics industry cluster of more than 140 companies to pharmaceuticals to photonics and paper, as well as biomedical devices. Manufacturers today are some of the most well-paid, highly trained and in demand employees in the workforce, working on advanced equipment and technology.  Supporting careers in advanced manufacturing and serving as fierce advocates for local manufacturers are a priority for the Chamber

For more information, please contact the Chamber at 978.353.7600 ext. 244 or visit