CONNSTEP announced today that Cooper-Atkins is the featured Made in CT manufacturer of the week. Cooper-Atkins is a leading manufacturer and provider of quality time, temperature and humidity instruments.
Headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, Cooper-Atkins also has facilities in Florida and Ohio, and employs 120 staff serving the food, healthcare, HVAC and industrial markets. Established in 1885, Cooper-Atkins has a global reach as a trusted resource for innovative, reliable, high-quality measurement instruments, and expert advice. The company is a WEBNC Certified Women Owned Business and has been led by Carol P. Wallace, President and CEO, since 1994.
“Cooper-Atkins has successfully married basic thermocouple thermometry with digital age signal transmission. The company is a major provider of temperature sensing and controls for the food industry, promoting food safety, and have maintained their leading position through acquisitions and aggressive development of new products," Jack Crane, director, growth and innovation services with 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 Cooper-Atkins 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 Cooper-Atkins will be prominently displayed on the CONNSTEP website as well as on the “Made in CT” Facebook page, LinkedIn group and Twitter feed (@CTMade).
CONNSTEP’s mission is to help Connecticut manufacturers apply advanced technology and modern management methodologies to become more competitive. Since 1994, CONNSTEP’s innovative programs help hundreds of manufacturers annually and have assisted in the creation or retention of thousands of jobs. CONNSTEP’s team of manufacturing specialists provides business growth, technical and process improvement assistance. Core service areas are business growth strategies and operational excellence solutions. CONNSTEP is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the U.S. Department of Commerce through the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program within the National Institute of Standards and Technology.