Sen. McLachlan Tours Local Nuclear Technology Manufacturer

September 17, 2010

Tours the plant and meets with company officials to find out more about being a successful business in CT

State Senator Mike McLachlan (R-Danbury) today met with company executives and toured DRS Consolidated Controls, Inc. (DRS-CCI) in Danbury, a global leader in design, manufacture, and testing of instrument and control systems for commercial nuclear power plants. DRS-CCI has installed systems worldwide and plays an important role in the safety and operation of nuclear power plants.

“DRS is a shining star in Danbury,” said Sen. McLachlan. “I am pleased to hear about their plans to expand and create new jobs at a time our state is struggling to retain jobs. DRS is a fine example of world-renowned products manufactured right here in Danbury.”

DRS-CCI’s Danbury facility employs 242 individuals who are responsible for executing product development, qualification, manufacturing and test in-house. They also have a field service organization that provides global service and support for installed systems. Nuclear power plants are an important source of clean energy and as the technology continues to improve, it has the potential to provide energy while reducing the permanent mark left on the environment. In addition to lowering the environmental impact of energy supply, nuclear power is a renewable source of power and is sustainable and low cost.

“Connecticut has some of the highest electric rates in the country and some of the fewest nuclear power plants,” said Sen. McLachlan. “I am hopeful that soon we will be able to use DRS-CCI’s products right here in Connecticut as we work to find solutions to high business costs.”

“Given our close proximity to New York, institutions of higher learning, and open spaces, Danbury is the ideal location to find a highly skilled workforce,” added Sen. McLachlan. “The more the state does to promote our business assets and reduce the high cost of doing business here, the better off we’ll be. Hopefully, we will soon see many more companies like Consolidated Controls taking advantage of our great resources.”