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Banking exec John Traynor: Connecticut can learn from Massachusetts

"When unemployment goes down and then starts going up, you generally have a recession soon thereafter," Traynor warned.

Suite Talk: Jeff Wentzel, founder of the Connecticut Hemp Industry Association

"It's brand new and people are still learning," said Wentzel about the state's hemp industry. "Thankfully, the hemp community is about people helping each other out."

Bridgeport Fittings is acquired by North Carolina firm

Founded in 1925, Bridgeport Fittings’ portfolio includes 172 patents and more than 2,500 products.

Sono-Tek to expand Ulster County facilities

Sono-Tek's President Steve Harshbarger predicted "company growth in conjunction with expansion of our knowledge-based workforce."

Hubbell to shut Newtown manufacturing facility

The Newtown location opened in 1960 and focuses on commercial and industrial wiring device manufacturing and operations activities.

Stamford-based Silgan Holdings closes two Midwest manufacturing facilities

"Decisions regarding footprint optimization plans are always difficult," said Silgan President Adam Greenlee.

Xerox acquires 3-D metal printing provider Vader Systems

Vader developed the first commercial liquid metal 3-D printer with its patented Magnet-o-Jet technology.

Banking exec John Traynor warns of slowdown, but doesn’t forecast recession

"If aerospace turns over, then Connecticut has a big problem," said Traynor about tariff-induced obstacles to manufacturing's growth.

Suite Talk: Chris DiPentima, chairman of the CBIA

"To see the private sector growth we saw in 2018, we’re not concerned about a recession," CBIA Chairman Chris DiPetima said.

Suite Talk: Dan Onofrio, president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional...

"We need a shot in the arm and MGM is more than a shot in the arm," said the BRBC's Dan Onofrio about the proposed casino resort complex in Bridgeport.

L Catterton in acquisition deal of Italian plastic packaging manufacturer

The Greenwich-based private equity firm L Catterton has teamed up with Ambienta to acquire Pibiplast, an Italian manufacturer of plastic packaging for beauty and personal care products.

Sikorsky Aircraft workers approve five-year contract

The Teamsters Local 1150 members based at Sikorsky operations in Connecticut, Florida and Maryland ratified the contract in a 2,235 to 66 vote.

Praxair signs deal to provide gaseous nitrogen to GlobalFoundries

Praxair will construct, own and operate a plant that supports GlobalFoundries’ manufacturing processes at its fabrication facility in upstate New York.

U.S. Sen. Blumenthal seeks federal probe of Kobe Steel

The Connecticut Democrat asked the Departments of Justice and Transportation to investigate alleged falsified data and substandard material usage.

Energy Department criticized for withholding $12M in funds to FuelCell Energy

The members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are demanding that the U.S. Department of Energy release the remaining $12 million allocated to Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc. in 2015.