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A New Milford company was highlighted yesterday by Senator Chris Murphy as part of his ongoing Monday Manufacturer program.  Bearings manufacturer Ball & Roller Bearing has been in Connecticut for over 110 years.  The veteran-owned small business works out of a 7,000 square foot facility in New Milford and employs 9 people.  They manufacture products that serve  industries ranging from machine tool manufacturers and mining and oil production to agriculture products and aerospace and defense industries. 4,600 manufacturers account for 10% of the state’s jobs and 87% of the state’s total exports. In order to grow manufacturing jobs in Connecticut, Murphy has introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to strengthen existing standards and prioritize the purchase of American-made goods.