Local Manufacturers Anticipate Increased Workforce To Meet Demand

Local Manufacturers Anticipate Increased Workforce To Meet Demand

A Cheshire company that lists Sikorsky Aircraft on its customer list recently invested $10.5 million in its forging operation and plans to add 30 new jobs over the next few years.

Consolidated Industries Inc.’s investment bucked conventional sentiment from state business leaders and lawmakers that the state’s tax and regulatory policies are unfriendly to business, while the company’s management has been able to add young engineering talent to its 80-employee workforce.

“Certainly the opportunity is expanding rapidly for young people going into manufacturing,” said Karen Jarmon of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies Inc. “This is an exciting time for kids. We’re looking at ways to introduce students to high-tech manufacturing and the future of everything being made here.”

(Record-Journal 10/16/2016)

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