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Four CT mfrs. named producers for the ages

Gregory Seay |

Former Manchester silk manufacturer Cheney Brothers and three other Connecticut producers have been admitted to the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame (AMHoF).

How jet-engine innovator Pratt & Whitney is building its next-generation workforce

Gregory Seay |

Pratt & Whitney, for generations an innovator in piston and jet-turbine airplane engines, is applying its innovation mien to recruiting, developing and retaining workers — and future leaders...

DOL: CT's 10-yr jobs outlook behind U.S. average

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's workforce is expected to increase at a slower pace compared to the rest of the nation between 2016 to 2026, a new report says.

Lydall completes $265M acquisition of Pa. firm

Joe Cooper |

Manchester manufacturer Lydall Inc. on Monday said it completed its $265 million cash acquisition of a Pennsylvania maker of automotive seals, gaskets and sound-deadening materials.

Construction sector embraces apprentices

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut, like many other states, is experiencing a shortage of carpenters, brick masons, steelworkers, electricians, heating, air conditioning and ventilation installers, and other...

How two local apprentices grew into seasoned manufacturing managers

Gregory Seay |

Wayne Thibodeau and Lionel And˙jar both know well and appreciate the worth of skills apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships: Revival of 'gold standard' workforce-development tool

Gregory Seay |

Manufacturing and other Connecticut industries are reviving what some consider to be the 'gold standard' workforce-development tool.

Kask shepherding BlumShapiro into technological age

Matt Pilon |

At BlumShapiro, the largest New England-based accounting shop by revenue, advances in technology are adding new capabilities and shifting how the company does business, Chief Executive Officer Joseph...

New estimate raises second quarter economic growth to 4.2%


Economic growth for the second quarter was even better than we thought.Real US gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 4.2% last quarter,...

Vast web works to meet Connecticut's labor challenges

Matt Pilon |

When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took office in 2011, he laid out his vision for creating one of the global economy's “best-educated, most-skilled, highest-productive” workforces that would...

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