Senator Kissel Thanks Governor Rell for Approving Funding for Hood in Suffield

February 2, 2005

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) today expressed his appreciation for today’s approval of $2 million by the State Bond Commission to assist HP Hood, LLC with the expansion to its Suffield facility. The Bond Commission, which is chaired by Governor M. Jodi Rell, approved the funding at its monthly meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

“I would like to thank Governor Rell for her efforts and for her continued commitment to creating jobs in my district and throughout Connecticut,” said Senator Kissel, who represents Suffield, Enfield, Granby, East Granby, Windsor, Somers, and Windsor Locks. “Investing in companies with proven track records of job creation is a wise move for the state and underscores the Governor’s aggressive dedication to improving the business climate in Connecticut.”

Hood LLC is New England’s leading dairy processor and has been a major employer in the town of Suffield for the past 35 years. Today’s funding will help with renovations at the Suffield plant and with the purchase of new machinery and equipment. The expansion itself is expected to create 85 new jobs.

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and is serving his seventh term representing the 7 th district.