MODERN WOODCRAFTS IS THE MADE IN CT MANUFACTURER OF THE WEEK
November 21, 2013
(Rocky Hill, Connecticut) – CONNSTEP announced today that Modern Woodcrafts is the featured Made in CT manufacturer of the week. Modern Woodcrafts (http://www.modernwoodcrafts.com) is a second generation, family owned company located in Plainville, Connecticut that employs 50 highly-skilled manufacturing employees.
In business for over 50 years, Modern Woodcrafts has provided the finest in architectural woodwork and retail store fixtures for commercial, educational and hotel interiors, as well as, high end retail stores across the United States. Tiffany & CO., Bloomingdale’s, Coach, and Neiman Marcus regularly turn to Modern Woodcrafts to design and build their luxurious interiors. Recent clients include several complex retail flagship stores on Madison Avenue such as Milly, Tory Burch, David Yurman, and Mikli Eyewear.
“CONNSTEP is proud to work with Modern Woodcrafts and applauds their efforts toward achieving world-class manufacturing status by implementing Lean Manufacturing on an enterprise wide basis. They are great advocates of the continuous improvement philosophy, having hosted tours to showcase the benefits of a sustained Lean strategy,” lauds 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 products and services. Eligible companies can register to receive a complimentary company 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.
“CONNSTEP is excited to provide an opportunity for Modern Woodcrafts and the local manufacturing community to benefit from greater exposure and to be recognized for the important impact they make on the Connecticut economy,“ Bonnie Del Conte, president, “The Made in CT Program offers local supply chain connections, sector peer networking and greater visibility to legislators and other economic stakeholders.”
All participating companies have the opportunity to become the featured manufacturer of the week. As the featured manufacturer of the week Modern Woodcrafts will be prominently displayed on the CONNSTEP website as well as on the “Made in CT” Facebook page, LinkedIn group and Twitter feed (@CTMade).
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