Jan 17th, 2017
Article in the Bristol Press.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, toured Connecticut Tool and Manufacturing Tuesday, praising the aerospace company for its tremendous growth and for its efforts to train and hire large numbers of young people. Connecticut Tool Vice President, Michael Greenwald is quoted about the historical growth of CT Tool and opportunities’ in the future for growth and hiring.
January 16, 2017
Pratt’s production surge brings major changes to state’s aerospace suppliers
Whitcraft CEO Colin Cooper is interviewed about the changing face of Aerospace Manufacturing in Connecticut, the benefits of being in Connecticut and some of the pending challenges.
“Connecticut’s aerospace industry is about to, well, take off. And it should be flying high for years to come, having a positive, burgeoning effect on the entire Connecticut economy.” Begins the article, written by Whitcraft Group CEO, Colin Cooper, Gear Up for Aerospace Boon Beginning in CT which was published in the Hartford Courant on January 2, 2017.
With major aerospace and defense corporations increasing production it’s important that Connecticut-based companies like Whitcraft continue to be able to find skilled engineers and production personnel from within the state. “In addition to state efforts to support Connecticut’s technical schools at the secondary school level and at the community college and college levels, training for new workers must be ramped up to meet the increased demand, especially as highly skilled older workers begin to retire and must be replaced.”