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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Connecticut Manufacturing

Manufacturing is part of our DNA in Connecticut. From the time of Sam and Elizabeth Colt—who developed a community around manufacturing and an apprenticeship program that would eventually spawn the typewriter, the automobile and ultimately the jet engine—Connecticut has been on the forefront of innovation, technology and advanced manufacturing.

From East Hartford to Barkhamsted, the First Congressional District is proud to boast some of the world’s leading manufacturers that employee thousands of residents while also helping to drive our economy. While these industries are here to stay, it is crucial to our economy that they continue employing Connecticut residents.

Larson tours Sterling Sintered Technologies in Winsted, CT.
Rep. Larson tours Sterling Sintered Technologies in Winsted, CT.

Today, there are thousands of unfilled manufacturing jobs across the state, a number expected to rise as a generation exits the workforce. Rep. Larson is working to bring our manufacturers, government and academia together to develop new ways to ensure Connecticut has the workforce of the future. As part of that effort, Rep. Larson announced a new partnership between Goodwin College, local manufacturers, and government that will help our newest generation of manufacturers and machinists enter these successful industries.

Manufacturers and machinists are the foundation of some of the biggest industries in Connecticut. Rep. Larson is committed to supporting our manufacturers and the jobs that come, not only from the manufacturers, but also the service jobs that they create.

 

More on Connecticut Manufacturing

June 28, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting for the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019.
June 28, 2018 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after it was announced that Elliot Ginsberg, CEO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) will be retiring effective November 1st and that Ron Angelo will be taking over as the new CEO.
June 15, 2018 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after attending the Opening Ceremony of the CTrail Hartford Line.

May 23, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after United Technologies Corps announced it will hire 35,000 new employees over the next five years and 2,000 of them will be hired in Connecticut in the next two years.
April 17, 2018 Press Release
In today’s Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Jobs and Opportunity, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta accepted Rep. John B. Larson’s (CT-01) invitation to visit Connecticut and see the successful workforce collaborations led by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Goodwin College, International Association of Machinists (IAM), local community colleges, and employers like Pratt and Whitney.
April 12, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after participating in a Ways & Means Committee hearing on the effect of tariffs on the economy and jobs.
March 22, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the passage of the omnibus appropriations bill in the House that will fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2018.
March 21, 2018 Press Release
During today’s Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the United States trade policy agenda, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) asked U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer for clarity on the effects of the Trump Administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs on manufacturers in the First District.
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2017 re-cap from Rep. Larson.
December 5, 2017 Press Release
Stanley Black & Decker announced today that they are planning on opening an Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hartford.

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