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Congresswoman Esty Visits Ward Leonard To Discuss Her Vision For The Future Of Manufacturing In Connecticut

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THOMASTON, CT, October 21, 2016 ― Reinforcing Connecticut as a center of manufacturing excellence. Enhancing opportunities throughout the student-to-employee lifecycle. Utilizing an inherent understanding of the specific needs and future growth expectations of a manufacturing company.

These are just a few of the key points Congresswoman Esty (District 5) discussed earlier this week during her visit to Ward Leonard, a 124-year old diversified industrial technology and manufacturing company based in Thomaston, where she met with owner and CEO Jon Carter, President Michael Clute and a range of Ward Leonard employees.

Ward Leonard manufactures and services motors, controls and hundreds of other product solutions for Military, Oil & Gas and other Heavy Industry customers, both nationally and internationally.

“My grandfather started a small manufacturing business, and my neighbors throughout our district are relying on a strong manufacturing sector for their financial future, so it’s an issue near and dear to me,” said Congresswoman Esty. “Ward Leonard’s stellar reputation has made them a manufacturing leader in the state, and I am committed to ensuring manufacturers like Ward Leonard receive the support they need through steady investments in workforce training and research and development.”

“We are very pleased that Congresswoman Esty came to speak with us all here at Ward Leonard,” said Michael Clute, President. “She brings energy and commitment to improving the opportunities for manufacturing success in Connecticut, and has demonstrated true compassion for reinforcing and building the foundation for our future through investment and educational programs. This is very positive news for Ward Leonard, the more than 175 Connecticut businesses that support our success every day, and our state as a whole.”



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