Malloy’s trade mission to China to pay dividends for Connecticut company

Associated Press

(WTNH) — Gov. Malloy announced Tuesday that his trade mission to China three years ago is now going to pay some big dividends for a Connecticut company and its employees.

China’s Forestry agency has placed its first order for two, Kaman aircraft “K-1200-K-MAX” helicopters from the firm’s Bloomfield plant.

“This transaction with China opens up a whole new marketplace, a very extensive marketplace, a very large marketplace and a place that is dealing with its own environmental issues around fire as an outcome of climate change,” said Gov. Malloy.

The ‘K-MAX’ choppers will be used by China’s forestry service to fight wild fires that are plaguing that nation, as they have in California. The ‘K-MAX’ can carry hundreds of tons of water and fire suppressant with its huge sky-hook assembly.

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