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CBIA and CONNSTEP Announce Formal Partnership

CBIA CONNSTEPTwo top Connecticut business groups recently announced they are joining forces to better support the state’s burgeoning manufacturing sector.

On June 6, the CT Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the state’s largest business organization, and CONNSTEP, a leading CT business consulting firm, said they will create a formal partnership under one roof to better serve CT manufacturers and help drive greater growth and development in the industry. 

The Power of Partnership
CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan said, “The combining of two strong organizations that assist manufacturing in different ways will allow us to better support this industry sector, particularly at a time when we’re seeing a resurgence of manufacturing activity here in Connecticut.”

Bonnie Del Conte, CONNSTEP president and CEO added that the new partnership creates a “one-stop shopping experience” for the CT manufacturing community.

“We see this as a blending of people and an alignment of purpose to create meaningful synergies that better serve the needs of Connecticut manufacturers.”

Manufacturing leaders in the state praised the announcement, saying the new partnership between CBIA and CONNSTEP will help serve companies as they continue to grow their business and be more competitive.

As a CBIA affiliate, CONNSTEP will keep its brand and move their office and staff from Rocky Hill to CBIA headquarters in downtown Hartford.

Manufacturing in CT
Despite the CT economy shrinking last year, the state’s manufacturing sector continues to lead all industries in growth. CBIA reports that over 4,000 manufacturers account for 10% of the CT workforce and 16% of the state’s annual economic output. That equates to 162,900-person manufacturing workforce in the state.

A lot of the growth is contributed to aerospace and defense. Companies such as United Technologies Corporation, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and Sikorsky have all announced big hiring, expansion and investment initiatives in the last 12 months.

To support Connecticut’s manufacturing sector and its expanding workforce, A.R. Mazzotta’s Industrial Group services a wide range of CT manufacturers and distributors with qualified candidates, from the factory floor to management level. Positions include machine operators, assemblers, production workers, quality inspectors, warehouse associates, machinists, engineers, CNC, CAD, production supervisors, warehouse managers, QC managers and plant managers. Contact us today and see how A.R. Mazzotta can help your CT manufacturing organization with its staffing needs.