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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $7.4 Million for Barkhamsted Manufacturer

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.

“Connecticut continues to play a vital role in our nation’s defense,” said Larson. “I am proud to see Tru-Hitch, Inc. once again awarded a major contract with our military. It was my great pleasure to visit their Barkhamsted facility last November, where I saw firsthand the tremendous work they have done to allow the safe recovery of military vehicles in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. Congratulations to Tru-Hitch and President Marty Marola on this new award.”

“Tru-Hitch is a Connecticut gem—a small business with an outsized impact helping our nation’s warfighters safely recover vehicles on the battlefield,” said Blumenthal. “I saw firsthand the skill and ingenuity of their local workforce when I visited the company, and am proud to see their continued success. Connecticut manufacturers play a vital role in supporting our national security, and I will remain a vocal advocate for their unparalleled value in my role on the Senate Armed Services Committee.” 

“Tru-Hitch is becoming a go-to for our military when it comes to safely recovering military vehicles,” said Murphy. “I couldn’t be prouder of the success of Tru-Hitch, and I congratulate Marty and the whole team on this major contract.”

This is Tru-Hitch, Inc.’s fourth active contract with the United States Army.

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