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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.

Rep. Larson also helped launch a new manufacturing Job Match initiative in Connecticut, designed to link qualified manufacturing job seekers to manufacturing companies with current job openings. Click here for more information on the job match or to register as a job seeker or employer.

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

July 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
June 7, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Larson (D-CT) and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) introduced the Research & Experimentation Advances Competitiveness at Home (REACH) Act, which would improve the Research & Development tax incentive to encourage companies to increase their R&D spending in the United States.
June 2, 2017 Press Release
Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) attended the ribbon cutting for the new United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) Innovation Hub in East Hartford.
May 23, 2017 Press Release
The Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced that Sikorsky has secured a $55 million federal contract from the U.S. Navy to begin purchasing necessary materials to prepare for production of the first CH-53K production helicopters, the U.S. Marine Corps’ new heavy-lift aircraft, to be built by Sikorsky in Connecticut.
May 22, 2017 Press Release
ACMT, Inc. and Interpreters and Translators, Inc., both of Manchester, CT were honored during the 2017 President’s “E” Awards Ceremony. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) presented ACMT with the “E” Award for Exports and presented Interpreters and Translators with the “E” Award for Export Service.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement following the passage of the omnibus appropriations bill in the House that will fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2017
January 27, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Congressman John Larson (CT-1) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Pentagon today of a review of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program
January 11, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) made the following statement today after it was announced that ten new Marine Corps F-35 fighter jets were deployed to Japan
September 26, 2016 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) announced a $7.4 million contract between the United States Army and Barkhamsted’s Tru-Hitch, Inc. The contract will procure the reset or repair of up to 90 Fifth Wheel Towing Recovery Devices and 90 Tilt Deck Recovery Trailers, which are used to recover military vehicles that have been damaged in the field.

September 21, 2016 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson and the CT delegation commended Lockheed for securing Sikorsky's presence in Connecticut.

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