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Last year, Carlton Industries was struggling with outdated equipment that was slowing productivity.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

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 the program below for details and applications.


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.

Manufacturing IoT Integration Voucher Program (IVP)

$20,000 to assist with the implementation of IoT solutions on your manufacturing floor. 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.


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.

MIF Engineering Internship Program

This program is a cohort-based internship for rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students seeking internships at small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies. Areas of focus range from computer science and finance to marketing and engineering.

CCAT will help promote your opportunities, directing a diverse applicant pool to apply to your job postings. We’ll offer programs and events in Summer 2023 to support professional development and networking opportunities to enrich the experience for interns and create a sense of community. Matching wage subsidy up to $3,500 for two engineering interns (limited to those employers with less than 300 employees). 

Employers: are you hiring interns? Learn more about our MIF Engineering Internship Program here.

Students: submit your resume to share with employers here. Check out our current internship opportunities here