(photos) Sen. Linares Tours Colchester Manufacturer

March 25, 2013

Sen. Linares, greets Alpha Q employees during a March 27 tour of the Colchester-based manufacturer. Linares is proposing several measures aimed at boosting area manufacturers. Linares (www.senatorlinares.com ) represents the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.

Sen. Art Linares on March 25 toured Colchester-based Alpha Q (www.alphaqinc.com), a manufacturer of components for gas turbine engines and helicopters.

Linares, who serves on the legislature’s Commerce Committee and the bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus, met with company employees and discussed manufacturing-related bills under consideration at the State Capitol.

Sen. Linares is supporting a bill to eliminate the state’s business entity tax and a proposal which aims to establish a “Learn Here, Live Here” program to provide an incentive for students who graduate from Connecticut colleges or technical schools to establish a new business in the state. He is also supporting a bill which would require input from local manufacturers to their area community-technical colleges as colleges develop and expand their manufacturing technology programs.