ARTHUR G. RUSSELL CO., INC. IS THE MADE IN CT MANUFACTURER OF THE WEEK
February 27, 2013
(Rocky Hill, Connecticut) – CONNSTEP announced today Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc. is the featured Made in CT manufacturer of the week. Located in Bristol, Connecticut, AGR builds automation systems and designs assembly machines for complex multiple part and process products.
Since 1945, Arthur G. Russell has been an innovator in the field of automatic assembly equipment. They provide winning solutions for the medical device, food and electronics industries. Arthur G. Russell’s ability to feed and handle parts at high speeds led to specialization in the ultra high volume medical device and consumer products industries where, for over 40 years, they have been designing, building, installing, and supporting world class assembly, test, inspection, and packaging systems.
“AGR has made a major business commitment to use the proven power of continuous improvement to generate breakthrough business results in the years ahead. Following the CONNSTEP Enterprise Wide Transformation model they have focused first on business strategy and employee training and are now quickly moving to the selection of the appropriate continuous improvement tools to drive their transformation. They are off to a rapid and solid start,” said John McCarroll, Business Growth Advisor, CONNSTEP.
The Made in CT Program (www.made-in-ct.com) is a dedicated feature on the CONNSTEP website, creating a directory for the state’s manufacturers to showcase their products and services. Connecticut manufacturers can register to receive a complimentary profile page to share company history, products/services and company news. The goal of the program is to showcase the products made in the Nutmeg State and highlight the contributions of the manufacturing community to the public. Additionally, the program provides social media forums for manufacturers to connect with one another and discuss industry issues.
All participating companies have the opportunity to become the featured manufacturer of the week. As the featured manufacturer of the week, Arthur G. Russell will be prominently displayed on the CONNSTEP website as well as on the “Made in CT” Facebook page, LinkedIn group and Twitter feed (@CTMade).
“Connecticut is home to the most innovative manufacturers in the country. With over 4,800 manufacturing companies employing 167,000 residents, the industry contributes $28 billion annually to the state’s gross domestic product and plays an integral part of our state’s economic health,” says Bonnie Del Conte, president and CEO of CONNSTEP, “We are excited to provide an opportunity for our manufacturers to benefit from greater exposure and to be recognized for the important impact they make on the Connecticut community.”
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