AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS IS THE MADE IN CT MANUFACTURER OF THE WEEK
March 20, 2013
(Rocky Hill, Connecticut) – CONNSTEP announced today Air Handling Systems is the featured Made in CT manufacturer of the week. Located in Woodbridge, Air Handling is known as a leader in the dust collection and fume collection industry, as well as, for industrial ventilation and air handling.
Over sixty years ago, Air Handling Systems started as a sheet metal business. Their product has changed over the years, but they remain a family-owned Connecticut business, using American labor and American materials. Air Handling created the dust collection system for Norm Abram’s New Yankee Workshop, This Old House restoration in Milton, Massachusetts. They are known nationally in the dust collection industry and for industrial air handling, each year they ship their air handling systems worldwide. Air Handling is dedicated to providing a full line of high quality dust collection, fume collection and industrial ventilation ducts to meet the needs of a constantly changing industrial ventilation environment.
“For years, AHS has been providing the link to a clean and safe environment as a fabricator and distributor of products used for dust removal, heating, and ventilating. AHS, through its president, Jamie Scott, has been a strong voice for supporting causes important to the manufacturing community in Connecticut and the US,” Jack Crane, Director Growth and Innovation Services, CONNSTEP.
“CONNSTEP is 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, ” Bonnie Del Conte, president and CEO of CONNSTEP, “The Made in CT Program offers local supply chain connections, sector peer networking and greater visibility to legislators and other economic stakeholders.”
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 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.
All participating companies have the opportunity to become the featured manufacturer of the week. As the featured manufacturer of the week, Air Handling Systems 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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