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Local legislators participate in 'Manufacturing & Technology Day'

Manufacturing & Technology Day was held at the State Capitol this week. 


Bethel state Representative Will Duff met with pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim.  BI has three business areas; human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing.  Duff called Boehringer Ingelheim an essential economic engine in the Greater Danbury region, providing over 2000 jobs and indirect employment to thousands more. 


New Milford Representative Bill Buckbee met with several businesses and organizations related to state manufacturing.  He discussed the industry and its role in the state's economy.  Buckbee said manufacturers face a unique set of issues, stifling regulation and off-shore competition.  He wants to offer more incentives for locally manufactured products to be used in state projects relating to aerospace, defense, and infrastructure.


More than forty Connecticut manufacturers exhibited their products and services at the State Capitol as part of a Manufacturing & Technology Day celebration.  According to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, more than one-half of the top 100 companies headquartered in Connecticut are manufacturing firms.