Wednesday December 5, 2012

Pittsfield: Sabic aids lighting in Dodge Dart

Sabic Innovative Plastics in collaboration with Chrysler Group LLC has helped develop an interior ambient lighting system for the 2013 Dodge Dart.

Sabic contributed advanced materials and design and development expertise for the car’s ambient lighting design that surrounds the innovative floating island bezel, which houses the vehicle’s instrument cluster and media center.

The floating island bezel is the centerpiece of the all-new Dodge Dart interior. Sabic’s performance Cycoloy and Geloy resins with molded-in color enabled Chrysler to achieve the Dart’s next-generation interior.

Sabic materials also were used in the forward and rear signal exterior lighting, front grilles, exterior trim and tank flap of the 2013 Dodge Dart.

Berkshires: Markets raise $62K for farmers

Berkshire Grown generated more than $62,000 in income for regional farmers and food producers at its fourth annual Holiday Farmers Markets in Great Barrington and Williamstown last month. That sum was $9,000 more than the organization raised last year. More than 2,800 people attended the two markets, which attracted 70 local vendors.

Total revenue at each market was more than $31,000.

Berkshire Grown’s last Holiday Farmers Markets of the season will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Muddy Brook Elementary School gymnasium in Great Barrington, and on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Williams College’s Towne Field House. Each market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The markets are free and open to the public. The markets will feature a combined total of 86 regional farmers, food producers and artisan crafters.

Information: (413) 528-0041, berkshiregrown.org.

Boston: R.I. to host regional economic forum

Some of the region’s top economists will present economic forecasts for the New England Region and each of the six New England states on Thursday at the Fall Economic Conference hosted by the New England Economic Partnership.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.

Edward Friedman, a director at Moody’s Analytics, is the keynote speaker. The NEEP forecast managers for each state will present their forecasts for the region and each of the six states. A panel discussion and question and answer session are also scheduled. Information: Emily J. Heisig, (617) 723-4009.