Larson Applauds Stanley Black & Decker for Announcement To Open Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hartford
Washington, D.C. – Stanley Black & Decker announced today that they are planning on opening an Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hartford. This Center of Excellence will be used to accelerate their global Industry 4.0 “smart factory” initiative and will be named Manufactory 4.0. It will eventually host 50 Industry 4.0 employees. Additionally, they will be launching an entrepreneurial incubator program, where 10 start-ups will participate in a 2 year program. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), released the following statement after this announcement:
“This is great news for the City of Hartford. Stanley Black and Decker’s decision to locate their Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hartford speaks volumes to their commitment to Connecticut, and to the strength of our Capitol City as a place to do business. Manufacturing is a part Connecticut’s DNA, and since its founding in 1843, Stanley Black and Decker has been at the forefront of state’s our manufacturing ecosystem. This continues that tradition as Connecticut remains at the cutting edge of the next generation of advance manufacturing. Stanley Black and Decker’s entrepreneurial incubator, that will give start-ups a hand up, will continue to fuel Connecticut’s role as a manufacturing hub. I applaud Stanley Black and Decker on their decision, and welcome them to the City of Hartford,” said Larson.