Connecticut is home to 5,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 170,000 people and generate more than 12.7 percent of the state’s GDP.
Staffed by a productive and highly skilled workforce, Connecticut manufacturers are a significant driver of innovation and exports, and account for more investments in research and development than any other sector. As the Connecticut Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), CONNSTEP has developed the Made in CT Program to showcase the diversity of products and services of the Connecticut manufacturing industry – and to celebrate the companies who continue to make it in Connecticut.
Over 165 years ago, Edward Ashcroft saw the need for safer, more sophisticated pressure and temperature instruments for use in the emerging steam industry. In response, he introduced a then revolutionary new Bourdon Tube Pressure Gauge. The rest is history.
Times continue to change and so do the needs of industry. Products manufactured by Ashcroft have become the benchmark in pressure and temperature measurement and include gauges, thermometers, switches, transducers, transmitters, instrument isolators, and diaphragm seals and control and calibration equipment. Specified around the world for the most demanding requirements, these instruments are widely recognized under the brand names; Ashcroft, Heise, Willy, and Weksler. And you can find them in wastewater treatment facilities, biotech and pharmaceutical labs, medical applications, semiconductor facilities, refineries, power generation plants, food processing plants, pulp and paper mills, chemical manufacturing plants and the host of support companies that serve these industries.
- Pressure gauges
- Differential pressure gauges
- Pressure transducers
- Pressure transmitters
- Pressure switches
- Differential pressure switches
- Temperature switches
- Calibration instruments
- Diaphragm seals/Instrument isolators
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