CT's Manufacturing Resource
From aero engines to buttons, from medical devices to sports equipment, 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 the most productive and highly skilled workforce in the world, 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. In cities and towns from Bridgeport to Putnam, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Connecticut economy.
Company: New England Cap and Embroidery Company
Contact: Manoj Murjani
About New England Cap and Embroidery Company
New England Cap and Embroidery Company has been a casual headwear manufacturer and embroidery service provider since 1990. While most cap manufacturing has gone overseas, NEC has maintained our US-based manufacturing in the historically rich Naugatuck Valley region of Connecticut. In addition to our own products, we also offer a full range of imported and domestic logo-ready products from third-party vendors to meet our customers needs. Our customers include corporations, sports and military organizations, members of the fashion industry, and local municipalities.
“CONNSTEP solved a huge problem for us and helped us bring our delivery rate to 100%. As a direct result of that, we have been awarded with an increase in business which, ultimately, will also benefit (our supplier) Har-Conn.”
“We view the team at CONNSTEP as trusted advisors and enjoy an open relationship with them. We use lean and continuous improvement to fully engage our staff, be responsive to our customers’ needs and remain competitive.”
“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”
“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”
“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”
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