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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

July 8, 2015 Press Release
Hartford, CT - U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)​ and Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has successfully been designated by the Obama Administration under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative.
October 20, 2014 Press Release

East Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) today announced a five-year, $6 million contract between the United States Air Force and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT). The contract, “Manufacturing Technology Innovation for Cost Reduction,” is being awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory to fund development and use of tools for metal and composite materials manufacturing for Air Force supply chain companies, many of which are based in Connecticut.

October 15, 2014 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson and the Connecticut Congressional delegation issued the following the DOD's announcement of a $592 million contract with Pratt for the seventh lot of the F135 engine.
September 29, 2014 Press Release
Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and the Connecticut Congressional delegation announced that a consortium of all 12 community colleges in Connecticut and Charter Oak State College have been awarded a $15 million federal grant to launch the Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (CAMI).
August 15, 2014 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced $199,960 in federal funding for Winsted’s Northwestern Connecticut Community College. The Advanced Technology Education Grant will be used to continue development of their Manufacturing Associate Degree Education (MADE) program.

May 7, 2014 Press Release

Washington - Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) commended the announcement that United Technologies Sikorsky Aircraft along with Lockheed Martin have been awarded the production contract for the Presidential Helicopter.

April 24, 2014 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the Connecticut General Assembly approved legislation confirming an agreement between United Technologies Corporation and Connecticut.

April 12, 2014 Op-Ed and Letters
This year marks the first time since 1983 that Pratt & Whitney will start production on more than 1,000 engines that will continue to ratchet up through 2017.
February 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined in announcing a $500 million investment by United Technologies Corporation in Connecticut. The investment will upgrade and expand operations across the state, including major development at East Hartford’s Pratt and Whitney.

December 23, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) along with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced a $231,465,987 contract from the Air Force to Pratt & Whitney for the maintenance and repair of F119 Engines. The contract, signed Monday, modifies an existing agreement between the Air Force and the East Hartford aerospace manufacturer and will run through 2014.

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