Senator Lesser Welcomes Play-Doh Manufacturing to East Longmeadow

“This is the kind of opportunity that helps our economy thrive,” Lesser said

SPRINGFIELD — Following Hasbro, Inc.’s announcement that it would be moving Play-Doh manufacturing back to the United States and to its facility in East Longmeadow, Mass., Senator Eric P. Lesser, Senate Chair of the Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, released the following statement:

“I am thrilled that Hasbro is bringing Play-Doh manufacturing to its facility in East Longmeadow. With a toddler at home who loves Play-Doh, I know first-hand what a beloved and iconic brand Play-Doh is. Hasbro employs 460 workers in East Longmeadow, and 20 more with this announcement, making it an important member of our community. This is the kind of opportunity that helps our economy thrive, maintaining the strong manufacturing sector that our region is known for. And, as the new Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development, this is the kind of opportunity I plan to attract more of to Western Mass. Manufacturing has been a cornerstone of our region’s economy for ten generations, and will continue to be a primary focus of my work in the State Senate.”


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