MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — October is Manufacturing Month, it’s meant to bring together manufacturers in states across the country, and show what modern day manufacturing is really like.
Milford-based Bead Industries hosted one of the many manufacturing events held across Connecticut. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro was at that event.
“As a Connecticut manufacturer, Bead is carrying on a 200-year tradition,” said DeLauro. “Our state was built on manufacturing. It was the cradle of America’s industrial revolution with Eli Whitney. It has been the Arsenal of the Republic since the days of Samuel Colt. These and other great manufacturers provided good-paying, stable jobs for generations of Connecticut residents.”
According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, the state’s manufacturers directly employ around 160,000 workers, and export almost $16 billion worth of goods every year.
Manufacturing Day takes place every year on the first Friday in October.