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N. Britain firm, Pratt ink $140M bearing pact

New Britain aerospace manufacturer Polamer Precision Inc. says it won a seven-year contract worth $140 million to make bearings locally for Pratt & Whitney Co. geared turbofan jet engines.

Manufacturers still down on Connecticut economy

Despite increasing their sales and employment levels, more than three out of four Connecticut manufacturers rated the state's economic conditions as fair or poor, according to a survey study released...

Stanley expanding in Indiana

New Britain's Stanley Black & Decker said it plans to add 136 jobs over the next three years just outside Indianapolis, Ind., where it is investing $7.7 million to expand and upgrade a manufacturing...

Waterbury’s Wanho to manufacture millions of self-heating food containers

Waterbury’s Wanho Manufacturing LLC said it has signed an agreement to manufacture and sell self-heating cans for soups, coffees and other hot edibles.

Feds seize gun parts from N. Britain gunmaker

Brad Kane |

Federal investigators have seized documents and assault rifle parts from Stag Arms as part of an ongoing investigation into possible illegal activity at the New Britain gunmaker, federal court...

Protein Sciences gets FDA approval for N.Y. facility

Meriden’s Protein Sciences said it has received a license from federal drug regulators to manufacture its influenza vaccine at its facility in Pearl River, N.Y.

Pratt signs first customer for new big data play

East Hartford aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney has landed its first customer for a new aftermarket data system designed to increase jet engine performance and decrease maintenance costs.

Kaman gets $68M more bomb-fuze orders

Bloomfield’s Kaman Corp. says its aerospace division procured $68 million worth of orders for more joint programmable bomb fuzes from the U.S. and its allies, meaning more work the next two...

Bloomfield chemical maker taps West Coast distribution

Bloomfield’s FMi Chemical said it has signed a distribution agreement with a California company that will supply aerospace customers with FMi’s heat-resistant silicone sealant products.

Dollar doldrums hit CT export sales

Matt Pilon |

The recent rise in the value of the U.S. dollar is a nice thing for those who travel abroad, but Connecticut exporters have been taking it on the chin.

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