TURI Awards Grants to Industries, Small Businesses, Community Groups and Academic Researchers
TURI awarded 14 organizations a total of $204K in grants to reduce the use of toxics such as TCE, nPB, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, BPA and more.

The 14 funded project teams include the following Massachusetts industries, small businesses, community groups and UMass Lowell researchers in partnership with industry:

  • Bird Precision of Waltham
  • CD Aero of New Bedford
  • MSI Transducers Corp. of Littleton
  • Plenus Group Inc. of Lowell
  • River Street Metal Finishing of Braintree
  • Riverdale Mills of Northbridge

Small Business
  • The Gym Club Gymnastics Center of Gardner
  • Outstanding Bath Refinishers of Mendon
  • Workshop Auto of Lowell

Academic Research in Partnership with Industry
  • Assistant Professor Wan-Ting (Grace) Chen of the Department Plastics Engineering at UMass Lowell is partnering with Raytheon Company.
  • Professor Ramaswamy Nagarajan of the Department of Plastics Engineering at UMass Lowell is partnering with Bradford Industries in Lowell.
  • Assistant Professor Hsi-Wu Wong of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UMass Lowell is continuing to collaborate with Waters Corporation in Milford.

Community Groups
  • Clean Water Fund of Boston
  • Don’t Take That Receipt! of Holyoke

Events Celebrate Manufacturing Month
Launched annually on the first Friday of October, and with events throughout the month, Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging companies and educational institutions to open their doors. Celebrate Manufacturing Month by attending the events below.
Synventive Molding Solutions Demonstration
Thursday, October 10, 10am to Noon, 10 Centennial Drive, Peabody
1 Continuing Education Credit
TURI Lab Tour and Demonstration
Thursday, October 17, 11am to Noon, 126 John Street, Suite 14, Lowell
1 Continuing Education Credit
Beyond the Safety Data Sheet Workshop
Thursday, October 24, 8:30am to 12:30 pm, CD Aero, 167 John Vertente Boulevard, New Bedford
3 Continuing Education Credits

Includes lunch and a tour of CD Aero's manufacturing plant.
Fall Continuing Education Conference
Save the Date: Wednesday, November 13
Fall Continuing Education Conference
Norwood Four Points Conference Center
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike, Norwood

Learn about nanomaterials, real world lessons when switching from solvent to aqueous industrial parts cleaning, REACH and other restrictions that can influence your TUR choices, and more. Registration is opening soon.

12 Continuing Education Credits
New Hydrogen Fluoride Fact Sheet

TURI recently released a fact sheet on hydrogen fluoride , a highly corrosive toxic designated as a Higher Hazard Substance in Massachusetts. The threshold for reporting was lowered to 1,000 pounds/year, effective January 2016.

Find out about hazards, use in Massachusetts and toxics use reduction options.