Connecticut is home to almost 4,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 160,000 people and generate more than 10.8 percent of the state’s GDP.*
* National Association of Manufacturers January 2018
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.
About Church Hill Classics:
Church Hill Classics (online as diplomaframe.com) handcrafts custom insignia diploma frames, certificate frames, varsity letter frames, and recognition awards right here in Monroe, CT. We create licensed frames for thousands of colleges, universities, honor societies, professional associations, high schools, and the United States Military. We celebrate and showcase the milestone achievements in people’s lives!
Products & Services
We create diploma and document frames, award frames and plaques, varsity letter and sports recognition frames, and frames for military honorable discharge and recognition certificates. We provide creation and fulfillment services for personalized certificate and accreditation programs, and offer a line of desk accessories, photo frames, and marble paperweights featuring company or institution-specific logos. Our company also provides contract and custom framing services for corporations, hotels, hospitals, and the U.S. military.
- Certificate and award frames with custom insignias & logos
- Personalized desk accessories and recognition gifts
- Contract picture framing, installation, drop shipping
“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.”
“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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“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”
“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.”
“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.”