Made in CT

Company Profile


About

Hampford Research, Inc. (HRI) is a 30 year old, family owned chemical manufacturing company located in Stratford, Connecticut. HRI specializes in producing high purity chemicals for customers in the electronics, dental, personal care, printing and lithography, and industrial adhesives markets. We are known for providing superior technical support and intellectual property protection for our many Fortune 500 customers.

We provide our customers with R&D support, product scale-up and commercialization expertise, and toll and contract manufacturing services. The company was founded in 1982 by chemist Jack Hampford and is currently run by his daughter, Kate Hampford Donahue. HRI currently employs 36 people who all live in Connecticut and work in our Stratford facility.


Featured Products


Company News


Products & Services

HRI manufactures specialty chemical materials for a variety of Fortune 500 companies that go into such varied products as dental fillings and false teeth, cosmetics, hair products and sunscreen, smart phones, tablets and desktop computers, anti-counterfeiting holographic images, sticky-backed labels and 3D prototype imaging. We are known for providing superior technical support and intellectual property protection for our many Fortune 500 customers. We provide our customers with R&D support, product scale-up and commercialization expertise, and toll and contract manufacturing services.

  • Contract research
  • Scale-up & commercialization
  • Contract manufacturing

Contact information for this manufacturer is located at the top of this profile

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.”

CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“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.”

AGRussell logo

Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“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.”

esi CT manufacturer

Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“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.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

Tornik CT manufacturer

Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

Prev Next