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Job Opening - Traver IDC - Field Service Engineer

Mar 06, 2015 - Traver IDC is seeking a Field Service Engineer to join our team. Read More

Job Opening - Traver IDC - Sales Engineer

Mar 06, 2015 - Traver IDC is seeking a Sales Engineer to join our team. Read More

Job Opening - Traver IDC - Electrician

Jul 11, 2014 - Traver IDC is seeking an Industrial Electrician to join our team. Read More

Job Opening - Traver IDC - Mechanic

Jul 11, 2014 - Traver IDC is seeking a Motor Mechanic to join our team. Read More

NHMA - Manufacturing in Connecticut News

Jun 27, 2014 - Platt Technical High School Wins Lean Award Read More

NHMA - Manufacturing in Connecticut News

Jun 26, 2014 - $3.9M grant to boost manufacturing labor in Connecticut Read More

New Milford manufacturer receives state aid to expand


Hartford Business Journal - Manufacturers add training programs to fill jobs gap

May 05, 2014 - Check out this article from HBJ on manufacturing by Brad Kane Read More

Rep. Noujaim Attends Traver IDC 75th Celebration

Oct 10, 2013 - by Jamison Bazinet
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Murphy Creates Biparitsan Manufacturing Compact

May 28, 2013 - Read the article from CT News Junkie.
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Bead Industries Receives SBA Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year Award

May 16, 2013 - Check out the SMA eNewsletter article on Bead Industries. Read More

Focus on the Workforce: A CNC Rock Star is Born

May 15, 2013 - Manufacturing Engineering Magazine's Victor Cassidy explains CT teens' success at National SkillsUSA Championships Read More

Manufacturers Optimistic but Watching the Legislative Clouds

May 15, 2013 - Read the CBIA article that discusses manufacturing in Connecticut. Read More

Reinvestment account proposal gains support in Congress

May 10, 2013 - Check out the Westfair article by Jennifer Bissell Read More

Does Manufacturing Have a Future In Connecticut?

Jan 07, 2013 - Propelled by increasingly sophisticated technology and a skilled, productive workforce, Connecticut's manufacturing outlook is surprisingly bright. Read More

Open-door policy missing for manufacturers

Oct 12, 2012 - Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) throws open the doors to a daylong "Manufacturing Mania" event, envisioned as "a celebration of all that is Connecticut made," in CCAT's words. Read More

CT moves up 3 spots in energy efficiency

Oct 03, 2012 - Read more to find out about where CT ranks for energy efficiency this year. Read More

NHMA - CT manufacturing showcases itself for future workers

Sep 24, 2012 - Read more to learn about CT manufacturing. Read More

FORBES - Tax Reform - Six Ideas to Help Small and Medium Businesses

Jun 25, 2012 - With the elections approaching, we won't see anything substantive on taxes coming out of Washington, D.C. until after November. Read More

Connecticut jobs package beats Feds to the helping factories

Oct 28, 2011 - BRIDGEPORT -- A key element of the state's new $625 million Jobs Act that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Thursday was developed from an idea by a Bridgeport factory owner. But that man isn't celebrating the new law. Read More

NHMA - Jobs Bill Comes With $516M Price Tag

Oct 20, 2011 - When all the proposals lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration could agree upon were added up the final price tag was $516 million. Read More

This Is Our Battle

Oct 06, 2011 - After 22 years of no job growth, Connecticut now "gets what it did wrong" and is willing to change. Read More

NY Times - Manufacturing a Recovery

Aug 29, 2011 - The United States became the world's largest economy because we invented products and then made them with new processes. With design and fabrication side by side, insights from the factory floor flowed back to the drawing board. Read More

NHMA - Survey: 44 Percent Of Connecticut Manufacturers Say They'll Hire Workers Next Year.

Aug 09, 2011 - Many NHMA manufacturers participated in the survey prepared by Congressman Murphy and Senator Blumenthal. The results were issued on Monday.  Read More


Jul 05, 2011 - Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today joined representatives of the New Haven Manufacturing Alliance at Buchanan Marine in New Haven. Read More

Blumenthal, Lieberman Introduce Bill to Aid Connecticut Manufacturers

Jun 22, 2011 - Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today introduced the Manufacturing Reinvestment Account Act that will make it easier for manufacturers to invest new capital into equipment, facilities, and job training. Read More

Governor Malloy and Congressman Larson attend CCAT Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate the Expansion of Advanced Manufacturing Center

Jun 07, 2011 - Media Contact: Elinor Hargreaves 860-282-4283 Read More

BUSINESS WATCH: Expect a cool reception for Malloy

May 23, 2011 - Talk about entering unfriendly territory. Tonight at the Watertown Golf Club, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut's 62nd annual meeting. Read More

Manufacturers to voice successes, challenges to lawmakers

May 22, 2011 - Connecticut manufacturers have long been touting the slogan "Manufacturing's not dead, it's different," and this week they will bring the message to state lawmakers in Hartford during Manufacturing & Technology Day at the State Capitol. Read More

New Haven may take over Eli Whitney vo-tech school

May 21, 2011 - It was several years ago that the city of New Haven approached the state Department of Education about taking over operation of Eli Whitney Regional Vocational Technical School. Read More

CCAT - Big Gains from Machining Optimization

May 09, 2011 - Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), recently completed a machining optimization project for Phoenix Manufacturing in Enfield, CT that resulted in a significant run time reduction of 70%.  Read More

Conn. Senate approves Democratic budget deal

May 03, 2011 - The state Senate bucked a national trend of forgoing tax increases early Tuesday and instead passed a two-year, $40.1 billion budget that attempts to tackle the state's deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes. Read More

Nardello Says Budget Surplus Should Eliminate Electricity Tax

Apr 27, 2011 - Rep. Vickie Nardello, co-chairwoman of the Energy and Technology Committee, said she feels “fairly confident” the controversial continuance of a tax on consumers' electric bills will be eliminated this legislative session. Read More

Budget compromise retains funds for cities that host manufacturers

Apr 22, 2011 - Municipalities that host manufacturers will retain funds given by the state under a budget compromise that emerged in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly this week. Read More

FORUM: Keep vo-tech strong

Apr 15, 2011 - The Op-Ed article below, authored by NHMA Workforce Enhancement Chair Bob Klancko, was published in the Friday edition of the New Haven Register.  Read More

Malloy, lawmakers headed for a clash over electric rates?

Feb 21, 2011 -  Read More

Milford Manufacturer Bucks The Trend

Feb 11, 2011 - Prestige Tool Manufacturing stresses workforce and continuity Read More

Malloy Would Merge Environmental, Utility-Control Agencies

Feb 08, 2011 - Announcement Lacks Details, Such As Cost Savings  Read More

Manufacturers: Help us out!

Feb 07, 2011 -  Read More

Lawmakers push for MRA - an IRA for businesses

Jan 25, 2011 - Anyone saving for retirement can use an individual retirement account to build a nest egg while also reducing their tax burden. Read More

Lawmakers likely to revisit controversial utility surcharge

Jan 20, 2011 -  Read More

Senator Hears from Manufacturers

Jan 15, 2011 - Executives tell Blumenthal their worries Read More

As of Today... Connecticut Is Open for Business

Jan 07, 2011 - Connecticut's new CEO told nearly 600 business leaders in Hartford this week that in solving the state's economic problems, "There is no cavalry... except us." Read More

What I've Learned

Jan 05, 2011 - CONNSTEP is pleased to present this quarterly column profiling leaders in the Connecticut manufacturing community - sharing their thoughts, insights and predictions.  Read More

Business Playing Defense As Session Begins This Week

Jan 03, 2011 - Legislative agendas for many of Connecticut's industry groups will be much shorter in 2011, as a $3.5 billion budget deficit will take most of the attention during the five-month long session that starts this week. Read More

CEOs To Malloy: Fix Biz Climate

Dec 20, 2010 - As inauguration day approaches, Gov.-Elect Dan Malloy is making a conscious - and public - effort to reach out to the business community. Read More

Malloy rounds out top policy and politics jobs

Dec 16, 2010 - The top public policy and political ranks of Gov.-elect Dan Malloy's administration took shape today with the appointments of his legal counsel and communication strategist. Read More

Futurist Says CT Manufacturing Will Rebound

Dec 13, 2010 - Manufacturing is poised to make a comeback in Connecticut, not necessarily in a year or two, but in the future. Read More

Manufacturing Project Launched

Dec 11, 2010 - The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology in East Hartford and Rep. John B. Lar­son, D-1st District, on Friday kicked off the state's participa­tion in a national program to encourage students to consider jobs in manufacturing. Read More

CT R&D Spending Drops

Dec 06, 2010 - Investment in research and development by Connecticut companies dropped 2 percent in 2009, mirroring a troubling national trend and hindering future state economic growth. Read More

Winsted facility to benefit from $6m loan to Danbury parent firm

Dec 03, 2010 - The state is set to loan $6 million to a Danbury manufacturer with a facility in Winsted to help it remain in Connecticut and add jobs. Read More

Manufacturing Production to Grow 5.8% in 2010

Nov 18, 2010 - The U.S. economy has begun the process of rebalancing away from excessive reliance on consumer spending and housing activity towards growth spurred by investment and exports, according to a new report by the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Read More

Summit looks at ways to spur business growth?

Oct 08, 2010 - Lex Products Corp. saw its revenue grow from $12 million to $32 million over three years by sticking to five rules, starting with "customers first." Read More

Legislation speeds DEP permit process

Oct 01, 2010 - A new law that takes effect today aims at streamlining the environmental permitting process, to help economic development projects move swiftly and smoothly. Read More

Reshoring is topic of Works Summit

Sep 30, 2010 - "Reshoring," a growing trend of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the continental U.S. from overseas, will be the focal point at the Manufacturing Works Summit 4.0 next week. Read More

Manufacturing: a fantasy

Sep 19, 2010 - A study released last week by three economists at the University of Connecticut concluded Connecticut has the seventh-lowest cost for manufacturers for each $1 of goods produced. Read More

CT receives national energy efficiency award

Sep 15, 2010 - The Connecticut program that fixes up residents' homes for maximum energy use on Wednesday received an award from the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy. Read More

Connecticut No. 1 In Promoting Energy Efficiency

Sep 13, 2010 - When it comes to getting the most out of our expensive power supply, Connecticut leads the nation, for now. Read More


Jul 23, 2010 - Gubernatorial hopefuls speak to manufacturers Read More

Disconnect: Americans Want A National Manufacturing Strategy, But Washington Can't Deliver

Jul 09, 2010 - "Americans see manufacturing as a key to our economic strength and security and politicians who don't are wildly out of sync with their constituents" Read More

Steel Industry Success Illustrates Broader Factory Rebound

Jul 06, 2010 - It's manufacturing that's leading this economic recovery, both here and nationwide Read More

Is Manufacturing Coming Back to the U.S.?

Jun 23, 2010 - Developments are likely to increase the cost of manufacturing in China Read More

Rell vetoes energy bill

May 25, 2010 - Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced her veto the proposed Energy Bill on Tuesday, citing concerns the legislation was all promise and no follow-though over reducing Connecticut electricity rates. Read More

Lawmakers need to take care of business

Apr 26, 2010 - PRIVATE companies that have massive debt and shrinking revenue turn to the "continuous improvement process," an established way to strengthen products, services and operations on an ongoing basis. Read More

Conn. Reps Vote 'Yes' To Health Care Reform Bill

Mar 22, 2010 - The five members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation voted "yes" to the health care reform bill on Sunday Read More

Bill Requiring Paid Sick Days Passes A Legislative Committee

Mar 10, 2010 - Proponents say that offering paid sick time is good for businesses because it prevents the spread of disease and helps productivity Read More

Rell Already Had The Report

Mar 04, 2010 -  Five days before Gov. M. Jodi Rell gave her budget address touting green job growth, her administration had a draft report recommending raiding the Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency funds to secure a $1.3 billion stream of revenue Read More

Output in state ranks in Top 10

Feb 26, 2010 - When it comes to the manufacturing sector, Connecticut ranks within the Top 10 nationally in high technology, patents per capita and value added per production worker according to data presented Thursday to the New Haven Manufacturers Association Read More

Sample Letter Opposing Senate Bill 63 - An Act Concerning Mandating Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Feb 23, 2010 - The TIME to act is NOW!!!
The Labor Committee is holding a public hearing on SB63 on Thursday 2/25 at 2:00PM in LOB - Room 2A.
Please provide written testimony and email to Randy Collins of MP Guinan at Read More

Legislators lack data when requiring coverage

Feb 09, 2010 - On the same day last year, the state House of Representatives took up two bills that mandated increased health insurance coverage for various medical conditions Read More

News From The Capitol

Feb 05, 2010 - An Act Concerning Wellness Programs And Expansion Of Health Insurance Coverage Read More

Plan Would Tap "Green" Fund

Feb 05, 2010 - Critics said the diversion would cripple a growing industry of energy-efficiency contractors who provide jobs and a low-cost means for businesses to cut energy costs Read More

Paid Sick Days An Issue Again

Feb 05, 2010 - Legislators Taking Sides On Giving Businesses Another Mandate Read More

LED firm could shine in Waterbury

Feb 01, 2010 - Waterbury soon could be home to a manufacturer of light emitting diode, or LED, commercial and municipal lights Read More

Study Says Industry Strong in New England Region But Advanced Manufacturing's potential unrealized

Jan 15, 2010 - Massachusetts and New England are thriving centers of advanced manufacturing, which, if supported with the right policies, could generate thousands of high-paying jobs a year, a new study concludes Read More

CHAMBER VIEWS: NESMA dinner shows manufacturing is not dead

Dec 07, 2009 - There were over 27 individual companies at the dinner that celebrated the camaraderie of the group and the numerous member companies which after generations are still in business and vital to the health of the region Read More

Proposed Cuts Threaten State's Future Strength

Dec 01, 2009 - "A new model for economic development... has emerged that recognizes that innovation and entrepreneurship are fundamental to success in the New Economy" Read More

Connecticut jobs picture likely to remain bleak, UConn report says

Nov 20, 2009 - Most Connecticut jobs lost in the recession are gone and aren't coming back, a report published by the University of Connecticut states Read More

Century in the Making

Oct 26, 2009 - Modern industry demands a wide array of increasingly smaller and lighter parts to produce smaller and lighter products Read More

The Trash Stops Here

Oct 06, 2009 - Siemon Co. in Watertown adopts 'zero landfill' ethic Read More

Luvata in Waterbury awarded $26 million by Department of Energy

Oct 06, 2009 - Luvata, an international metals manufacturing company that occupies a 250,000-square-foot section of the former Chase Brass & Copper Co. in Waterbury, has been awarded a $26 million nuclear fusion contract from the U.S. Department of Energy Read More

Caligiuri backed by city's GOP delegation in bid for U.S. Senate

Sep 29, 2009 - The two other Republicans in Waterbury's delegation to the General Assembly are endorsing native son Sam S.F. Caligiuri for U.S. Senate Read More

Chamber Working to Help Manufacturers Succeed

Sep 28, 2009 - "We need to continue to educate our legislators about the importance of manufacturing - smaller manufacturers, specifically - and its incredible multiplier effect on our economy." Read More

Pratt Workers Say They'll Fight To Keep Jobs

Sep 21, 2009 - Cheshire, East Hartford Facilities To Close Read More

It's Not About 'Millionaires'

Sep 08, 2009 - Connecticut politicians have no desire to kick their addiction to Big Government. The retroactive tax on "millionaires," which has generated the most news coverage, is merely the political class' latest score Read More

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Sep 03, 2009 - You wonder why the state is going to hell in a handbasket... Read More

Manufacturing, home sales show growth signs

Sep 01, 2009 - Survey on factory orders adds to evidence that recession is ending  Read More

State loan helps keep Wolcott business open

Aug 31, 2009 - A $1.5 million loan from the state will help Devon Precision Industries, the country's largest privately owned producer of Swiss Machine screws, to stay in business in town Read More

A Call For Welders

Aug 24, 2009 - NVCC, workforce board team up to meet increasing need Read More

Portland's Stone Container Plant To Close

Aug 05, 2009 - Employees Learn Tuesday Of Plant's Closing Read More

Lots of Money But Few Takers

Jul 04, 2009 - CL&P and UI Loaded with Energy Efficiency Funds Read More


May 27, 2009 - Maloney Magnet wins top honors in school meet Read More

Republican senators join line for pay cuts

Mar 31, 2009 - GOP caucus blames 'bum advice' for delay in joining others Read More

Phoenix Soil's days numbered

Mar 28, 2009 - Court lets soil burning continue for 3 years Read More

Town Halls & Budget Forums

Mar 25, 2009 - House and Senate Democrats are hosting a series of budget forums around the state to hear from constituents about how the state budget should be balanced. Read More

Workers to legislators: Don't raise our taxes

Mar 24, 2009 - The message to a legislative delegation at the University of Connecticut's Waterbury campus on Monday 3/23/2009 Read More

170th year to be last for company

Mar 13, 2009 - Winsted plant will be victim of bankruptcy Read More

Fuelcell news both good, bad

Mar 12, 2009 - Net loss larger, but state eyes more plant buys Read More

NVCC - CBIT Spring 2009 Collaborative Courses

Feb 14, 2009 - Employers...register now & save 50%! Read More

CBIA officials warn against tax increases

Feb 12, 2009 - The state facing a projected budget deficit of up to $8.6 billion over the next two years. Read More

Small business owners fret as state legislators tinker

Feb 10, 2009 - Businesses in state may take a hit. Read More

State Should Appoint An Energy Secretary, Study Says

Jan 30, 2009 - Connecticut should appoint a secretary of energy who, along with a new state energy office, would be responsible for overseeing all of the state's energy programs, a new study has recommended Read More

Harold Webster Smith Small Business Awards Ceremony

Jan 29, 2009 - TraverIDC was presented with the Manufacturer of the Year Award Read More

2009 CT Manufacturing Issues List complete with Manu-Facts

Jan 21, 2009 - A Plan for Maintaining and Building Manufacturing Competitiveness and Job Growth in Connecticut Read More

Torrington workers benefit from federal contract

Jan 14, 2009 - Fuelcell Energy Inc., which employs about 225 workers ata factory in Torrington, said Tuesday it is part of a team that has received a $30.2 million contract Read More

Waterbury chamber names Harold Webster Smith award winners

Jan 08, 2009 - Traver IDC named Manufacturer of the Year Read More

Worth Its Salt?

Jan 07, 2009 - Snow thrower accessory has Milwaukee boys seeing green Read More

Bridging the Divide Between Wall Street and Main Street

Jan 06, 2009 - When it comes to helping U.S. manufacturers, President Obama's first rule should be: Do no further harm. Read More

DelGobbo resigns House seat for DPUC position

Jan 06, 2009 - How soon voters in the 70th House District elect a replacement will depend on how long Gov. M. Jodi Rell takes to call a special election to fill the vacancy Read More

Manufacturing jobs get boost

Jan 06, 2009 - Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Monday the state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Development Authority will provide the loan to AcuCut Inc. at 200 Town Line Road. Read More

The Big None

Jan 06, 2009 - What would the world be like if the U.S. auto industry no longer existed? Read More

Legislative does the minimum

Jan 05, 2009 - The state's minimum wage increased 35 cents to $8 an hour! Read More

Summit Has High Hopes

Jan 05, 2009 - Firm's executives remain optimistic despite economy Read More

Watertown company lays off 22

Jan 03, 2009 - PM Engineered Solutions Inc. of Watertown laid off 22 workers two days before Christ­mas, the chief executive and part-owner of the company con­firmed Friday. Read More

Fun amid gloom and doom

Jan 02, 2009 - Consultant to offer NW Chamber tips on surviving downtown Read More

Prospects good for increases at Cheshire chamber

Dec 30, 2008 -  Read More

Stanley to slash 2000 jobs

Dec 29, 2008 -  Read More

Rell taps manufacturing exec to lead development agency

Dec 27, 2008 -  Read More

No relief on horizon for manufacturing

Dec 22, 2008 -  Read More

He brings energy to new job

Dec 21, 2008 -  Read More

Unemployment rate jumps

Dec 19, 2008 -  Read More

Ornament celebrates Quassy's 100th Holiday piece features rides, view of lake

Dec 19, 2008 -  Read More

DriveSol News Shocks Town

Dec 19, 2008 -  Read More

DelGobbo nominated by Rell to DPUC

Dec 16, 2008 -  Read More

Manufacturing group marks 95th year

Dec 14, 2008 -  Read More

FuelCell Energy Inc.

Dec 12, 2008 -  Read More

Chemtura to cut 500 jobs

Dec 12, 2008 -  Read More

Changes Made at Chemtura

Dec 10, 2008 -  Read More

Risdon Seeking State Loan

Dec 10, 2008 -  Read More

NVCC Announcement of Anitcipated Position Opening

Dec 05, 2008 -  Read More

Factories seek help from state legislators

Dec 04, 2008 -  Read More

Connecticut Manufacturing Coalition

Dec 03, 2008 -  Read More

Recession since '07, experts say

Dec 02, 2008 -  Read More

Garment maker zips up tight

Dec 02, 2008 -  Read More

Company Dating Back To 1921 Shuts Down

Dec 02, 2008 -  Read More

Connecticut Manufacturers to Benefit from $1.2 Million in Assistance

Dec 01, 2008 -  Read More

Unkind cuts for this holiday

Nov 28, 2008 -  Read More

Rowland sees Vibrant foture for 'Center of the Universe'

Nov 24, 2008 -  Read More

Company Rehires Employees After Layoffs

Nov 11, 2008 -  Read More

A New Energy Strategy

Nov 11, 2008 -  Read More

P&G Names Top Suppliers

Oct 17, 2008 -  Read More

NHMA - Today's work force is one for the ages

Oct 03, 2008 -  Read More

Industry has plenty of jobs, but trouble overcoming stigma

Sep 01, 2008 -  Read More

PTDA Focusing on Next Generation

Aug 25, 2008 -  Read More

PT/MC Sales Rebound According to PTDA's June 2008 Market Outlook Report Data

Aug 06, 2008 -  Read More

New leader of manufacturers group looks to attract, keep young work force

Jun 14, 2008 -  Read More

Energy Efficiency Programs Cost Criticized

Jun 13, 2008 -  Read More

More Energy Efficiency

Jun 13, 2008 -  Read More

Health care on the minds of manufacturers group

Jun 09, 2008 -  Read More

Choose Efficiency

Jun 09, 2008 -  Read More

3,000 Students Attend CBIA's Manufacturing Job Expo

Jun 06, 2008 -  Read More

Wilby High School Enters Electrathon Race

Jun 05, 2008 -  Read More

Smaller Manufacturers to meet

May 21, 2008 -  Read More

Traver to receive Alves Award May 14

Mar 27, 2008 -  Read More

Existing industries get local boosters

Mar 21, 2008 -  Read More

Survey says state has work to do

Mar 03, 2008 -  Read More

Traver takes top honors at Jackman Classic

Aug 07, 2007 -  Read More

Conservation Fund Defended

Mar 01, 2005 -  Read More

Watertown Plastics rewarded for energy efficiency project

Jan 11, 2005 -  Read More

Connecticut Manufacturer Upgrades Facility Using Electric Utility Rebates

Jan 01, 2005 -  Read More

Watertown firm tackles higher rates by cutting usage

Dec 26, 2004 -  Read More

Traver Electic buys competitor in Torrington

Dec 18, 2004 -  Read More

Family motor company and former competitor working together

Dec 14, 2004 -  Read More

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