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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

May 20, 2019 Press Release
Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released a statement on the approval of funding from the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee for 90 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in the Fiscal Year 2020.
May 17, 2019 Press Release
CT Delegation released the following statement after the U.S Navy awarded a $1.3 billion contract to Sikorsky to build an additional 12 new CH-53K “King Stallion” helicopters at Sikorsky in Stratford, bringing critical federal investment to Connecticut’s defense manufacturing industry.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
Today, the Congressional Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Marc A. Veasey (TX-33), Martha Roby (AL-02), and Michael R. Turner (OH-10), shared a letter signed by 128 retired General Officers in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
Today, the Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Caucus announced record support for the F-35 Program, with 103 bipartisan cosigners for the FY2019 appropriations and authorization letter.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
The F-35 Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Martha Roby (AL-02), Marc A. Veasey (TX-33), and Michael R. Turner (OH-10) wrote to President Trump to urge the Department of Defense not to move forward with ordering F-15s.
October 5, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that Barkhamsted-based Tru-Hitch, Inc. has received a $10.6 million contract from the U.S. Army for the procurement of critical components of the Army’s Modular Catastrophic Recovery Systems.
September 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill.
September 19, 2018 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for a $3 million project at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) in East Hartford. The project will work to develop energy storage to strengthen the electric grid.
July 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement on House passage of the Conference Report to the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA).
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.