Plan to create manufacturing jobs

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)– Wednesday, a new plan was announced to create manufacturing jobs in Connecticut.

“I sat in at a UTC, Pratt and Whitney, suppliers conference and the message was very clear. You need to double or triple capacity or perhaps if you’re unable to do that then the relationship will have to terminate.  We are very much interested in making sure that those relationships don’t terminate and that they are in fact expanded in our state,” said Governor Dannel Malloy.

Inside the Pegasus Manufacturing building in Middletown, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is meeting with state leaders to drum up support for legislation he’ll soon introduce creating what he calls an “Advanced Manufacturing Fund.”

Under the governor’s plan, he say he hope to invest some $25 million in manufacturing companies throughout the state.  In turn, he hope that will create jobs right here in Connecticut for a long time to come.

“This proposal, this legislation that you heard about today is going to be a great step for us.  I mean investing in our workforce, investing in our equipment, is what we have to do in Connecticut to remain competitive,” said Chris DiPentima, Pegasus Manufactoring, INC

A plan that has the support of some manufacturers but is ultimately in the hands of lawmakers.


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