As part of an effort to reach out to businesses in his district, Newtown State Representative Mitch Bolinsky has toured Curtis Packaging. The company, which employs nearly 150 people, has been at its Berkshire Road location since 1845.
Bolinsky says the state should be jumping at opportunities to attract more businesses like Curtis.
The company was the first in the nation to use 100-percent wind power and be 100-percent carbon neutral. Curtis Packaging is also certified by the Forest Stewardships Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.