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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

September 14, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT – Rep John B. Larson joined Sens. Murphy and Blumenthal in applauding a major $2.7 million DOE grant for UTRC.
September 14, 2016 Page
For over a century, the Hartford area has been home to some of our nation’s greatest innovators and inventers. Whether it’s giants like Pratt & Whitney or the vital ecosystem of small & medium size manufacturers, our community continues to prosper because of new ideas and historic breakthroughs.
August 18, 2016 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) toured East Hartford's ATI High Performance Components Group.
August 8, 2016 Press Release

Glastonbury, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) toured Glastonbury’s Flanagan Industries, a family-owned business that produces complex cases and machined components. Flanagan Industries is one of countless small manufacturers that play a pivotal role in the production of the F-35. This summer, Larson announced that the Department of Defense was awarding Pratt & Whitney a $1.5 billion contract for 99 engines to power the F-35, allowing Flanagan and other manufacturers to ramp-up their production.

August 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington - Today, the U.S. Air Force declared the F-35 has achieved Initial Operational Capability. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Co-Chair of the Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, released the following statement:

July 8, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) announced that the U.S. Department of Defense is awarding Pratt & Whitney a $1.5 billion contract for the 10th batch of low-rate initial production engines (LRIP 10) used to power the F-35 fighter jet.
May 10, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT) and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) introduced the Research & Experimentation Advances Competitiveness at Home (REACH) Act.
May 6, 2016 Press Release
East Hartford, CT – In recognition of National Small Business Week, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) met with Connecticut entrepreneurs and small business startups in East Hartford yesterday.
April 25, 2016 Press Release
East Hartford, CT – Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), co-chair of the Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, visited Pratt & Whitney to view the model F-35 and F135 engine displayed throughout the weekend.
March 11, 2016 Press Release
East Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) toured United Technologies Research Center to view some of the current advances they are making in advanced material analysis, virtual reality, and countless other exciting fields.