State Senator Kevin Kelly Visits Bridgeport Fittings Inc.

August 19, 2011

Senator Kelly speaks with constituent at Bridgeport Fittings on August 18, 2011

HARTFORD – Yesterday, State Senate Kevin Kelly (R-21) joined Governor Malloy’s jobs tour during a visit to Bridgeport Fittings, located in Stratford, CT.

Bridgeport Fittings Inc. hosted the Governor, the Commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, members of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Senator Kelly and other elected officials and guests.

“Today’s visit provided us all with a first-hand look into the needs of our state’s manufacturers and struggling employers,” said Senator Kelly.

During the event, members of the audience had the opportunity to ask questions and voice their thoughts. Issues of unemployment, lack of tax incentives and a need for state support to retain human capital were among the topics discussed.

In discussions with other manufacturing representatives and members of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Senator Kelly stated, “Jobs has always been my number one priority as a state senator. As a state and as a legislature we need to reevaluate our agenda, take a look at Connecticut’s rapidly aging work force and make needed changes. Going forward we must actively retain our young, educated population and also implement tax incentives to support the manufacturers that create the jobs many of our families rely on.”

Bridgeport Fittings Inc., is an industry leading manufacturer in electrical fittings and is the market leader for zinc die cast fittings. Bridgeport Fittings Inc. was founded in 1925 – originally located in Bridgeport – and is a privately held third-generation business establishment.