Author Archives: Deirdre Fernandes

Baby boomer retirements may slow Mass. economic growth

by Deirdre Fernandes, Boston Globe The biggest hurdle to the state’s economic growth isn’t a slowing Chinese economy, collapsing oil prices, or gyrating financial markets. It’s your graying co-worker. The long-predicted wave of baby boomer retirements — delayed by the recession of 2007-2009 — is beginning to hit companies in… Continue reading…


Happy Holidays, Everyone!

As we celebrate this joyous season, I want to reflect upon the dedicated spirit of our staff and our leadership here at NEDC. This has been an extraordinary year at NEDC. We moved our manufacturing plant to Methuen, Massachusetts, to a state-of-the-art 102,000 square foot building. We received Trusted Supplier… Continue reading…


Estimating

At New England Die Cutting, the process of quoting has been made into such a science that the term “estimate” may appear to be something of a misnomer, as NEDC provides accurate and concrete pricing within short times frames for our customers on an hourly basis. The process of an… Continue reading…


What is the difference between a die and a mold?

Dave: You and I have been working together on some prototype work. Now that we are getting ready to move into production, most recently, you talked about some tooling, but I was confused because you had mentioned two types of tools… a die and a mold. What is the difference?… Continue reading…


Tax incentives draw 3 companies to Methuen

by Lisa Kashinsky, Eagle-Tribune METHUEN — As Lawrence looks to a venture fund to help spur small business growth within its borders, Methuen is focusing in on job growth through a state tax incentive program that’s potentially drawing three businesses to the city. The state’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC)… Continue reading…


Three Methuen companies join state incentive program

Eagle-Tribune METHUEN — Three Methuen companies will be among 13 companies to participate in the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). The 13 projects are expected to create 717 jobs and retain 935 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $172.6 million in private investment, according to a statement released Wedneasday by… Continue reading…


Haverhill manufacturer moving to Methuen

by Lauren DiTullio, Eagle-Tribune METHUEN — The city’s ongoing efforts to draw businesses into several large, vacant buildings are finally beginning to pay off as a longtime Haverhill business prepares to move to Methuen. New England Die Cutting, Inc., a family-owned business that manufactures seals, gaskets and similar kinds of… Continue reading…


New England Die Cutting Honored By The Family Business Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Pratt, Family Business Association Email: lpratt@fbaedu.com Phone: 617-218-2077 Boston, MA – New England Die Cutting was recently recognized by The Family Business Association (FBA), the leading independent, non-profit organization serving family business enterprises, as one of twenty-two highly successful Massachusetts family businesses at a ceremony… Continue reading…