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Manufacturing Q&A: Bill Waseleski, President, Century Spring Manufacturing

Manufacturing Q&A: Bill Waseleski, President, Century Spring Manufacturing

Bill Waseleski shares how he solved his supply chain issue and remained competitive through free state resources, 3D printing, and the Advanced Technology Center.

Bill Waseleski hit a wall during his search for a replacement part. He wasn’t able to order it from the original manufacturer or anywhere else. The president of Century Spring Manufacturing Co. in Bristol was starting to worry that his shop’s productivity would take a dip if he didn’t find a replacement soon. READ MORE

Smart Manufacturing Spotlight: Carlton Industries Corporation

Smart Manufacturing Spotlight: Carlton Industries Corporation

Last year, Carlton Industries was struggling with outdated equipment that was slowing productivity. For this, they turned to Connecticut’s Money for Manufacturing program for support — matching grant voucher programs for manufacturing companies, powered by CCAT. We recently visited Carlton’s facility to talk with Vice President Weston See who oversees production and quality, to see how the company’s technology investments are going.

Money for Manufacturing

Money for Manufacturing

Grant programs designed to help Connecticut manufacturers acquire the skills, tools and resources needed to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing ecosystem

Click on a program below for full details and application. 


TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP II)

$100,000 to Connecticut manufacturers looking to infuse additive manufacturing into their production process. Applications accepted Jan. 1 – Feb. 29, 2024. Get started early on your application for this competitive program.

Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP)

$100,000 to conduct a project aimed at improving your manufacturing productivity, efficiency and competitiveness. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.

Innovation Voucher Program (IVP)

$25,000 to assist with the implementation of IoT solutions on your manufacturing floor. Administered on a first-come first-served basis. Learn more about our Digital Transformation Program here.

Additive Voucher Program (AVP)

$20,000 to assist with the acquisition of additive manufacturing technology – hardware, software and related third-party integration services. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.

SIRI and Cyber Assistance Program (SAC)

$10,000 will be provided on a matching basis to help Manufacturers obtain Smart Industry Readiness Index assessments and Cyber Security assessments.


WORKFORCE PROGRAMS

Incumbent Workforce Training Program (IWT)

$50,000 provided on a matching basis to reimburse manufacturers for training costs incurred to upskill their employees.

Apprentice Funding Program (AFP)

$15,000 wage subsidy per apprentice over the course of their apprenticeship program.

Manufacturing Internship Program (MIP)

$14,000 for two qualified engineering interns (limited to those employers with less than 300 employees). A cohort-based internship for rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students interested in computer science, finance, marketing, engineering and more. Click here for details and here to apply.

REV-UP! Manufacturing

$7,800 mentor wage subsidies and free customized trainings and technical support (up to $500) while funds remain on a first-come-first-served basis. Click here to learn more and here to apply.


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