By Robin Walluck on May 18, 2015 in Bethany, Politics & Elections
State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus celebrated Manufacturing & Technology Day at the State Capitol last week, visiting with local businesses and constituents.
Zupkus represents Bethany, Cheshire and Prospect.
Zupkus met with her local manufacturer, Prospect Machine Products, Inc., which is a contract manufacturer of deep draw stamping parts used in a broad range of industries including appliance controls, automotive components, bearings, outdoor power equipment, medical devices, sealing technologies and sensors.
Since 1950, Prospect Machine Products, Inc. has grown from a small business serving greater Connecticut to more than 20,000 sq. feet of combined manufacturing, administration and warehousing operations serving manufacturers throughout the United States and in international markets.
Zupkus also welcomed constituent David DeLacey representing ASSA ABLOY to the State Capitol. DeLacey is General Manager for Corbin Russwin, Inc., a division of ASSA ABLOY. Corbin Russwin, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, remains a leader in locks, key systems, exit devices, door closers, decorative hardware and electronic access control. ASSA ABLOY is the largest global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions operating worldwide in much of Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. More than forty Connecticut manufacturers exhibited their products and services at the State Capitol on Wednesday, May 13 as part of a Manufacturing & Technology Day celebration.
“With a longstanding and rich history in Connecticut, manufacturing is not only a large part of our economy, but also an important part of our communities. Companies such as Prospect Machine Products and Marion Manufacturing have been local employers of our residents for over 50 years, and they have also been great supporters of vocational and technical schools,” said Zupkus.
According to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, more than one-half of the top 100 companies headquartered in Connecticut are manufacturing firms.