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Brownfield $1.5M program focuses on historic sites

The Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development has launched a new round of brownfield funding of up to $1.5 million for historically significant sites.

Tunxis partners with Cheshire company on manufacturing certificate

Farmington’s Tunxis Community College said it has partnered with Cheshire’s EDAC Technologies to launch a certificate program in advanced manufacturing machine technology.

Sikorsky unveils new military copter

United Technologies subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft has unveiled a prototype of its S-97 Raider helicopter, which is meant to replace the U.S. Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior fleet.

Pratt & Whitney’s commercial engine boss Brantner resigns

Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines President David M. Brantner, who was overseeing sales of the aero parts makers geared turbofan engines, has left the company, effective immediately.

S. Windsor welding business acquired for $6.8M

A publicly traded New York manufacturer that serves military and aerospace companies is continuing its push into Connecticut with the purchase of a South Windsor welding business.

Warren Buffett's E. Granby firm sends Korea $13M in nuclear cables

An East Granby manufacturer owned by Warren Buffett has completed delivery of $13 million in safety-related replacement cables for the Shin Kori nuclear power plant in South Korea.

Pratt-powered Airbus A320neo takes maiden flight

Airbus said it has completed its first test flight of its A320neo plane, which contains Pratt & Whitney engines and UTC Aerospace Systems wheels, brakes, thrust reverses and other parts.

UTC bows Airbus production facility in France

United Technologies division UTC Aerospace Systems said its Aerostructures business has opened a new facility in Toulouse, France dedicated to its Airbus A350 XWB contract.

CCAT preps third manufacturing career push

East Hartford’s Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology said it will host manufacturing events for students and teachers next month in Southington and Bridgeport.

Before deal, STR couldn't find buyer, considered liquidation

Before selling a majority stake in the company for $22 million to a Chinese developer, the board of directors of Enfield solar parts maker STR Holdings couldn't find a suitable buyer for the company...

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