Shelton lawmakers applaud state $$$ for West-Conn Tool and Die

May 1, 2024

For Immediate Release

Shelton lawmakers applaud state grant for West-Conn Tool and Die

SHELTON – Shelton state lawmakers today applauded the announcement that West-Conn Tool and Die, Inc. has been awarded a $100,000 state grant to support the manufacturer’s adoption of additive technologies that improve operations and drive innovation.

“We congratulate West-Conn Tool and Die on being awarded this competitive grant,” Sen. Kevin Kelly said.  “Our manufacturers are the engines that drive our economy. At the State Capitol, the Shelton legislative delegation is working to pass policies which help them grow jobs, modernize and thrive.”

“More innovation in Shelton!” Rep. Ben McGorty said. “I am thrilled to support this grant and the benefit that it will provide to industry in our City, keeping Shelton on the cutting edge with its competitive local economy. I look forward to the advancements that we can make in manufacturing with the help of this funding.”

Rep. Jason Perillo said, “This grant will unlock access to innovative technologies for local manufacturing that spur economic growth in Shelton and throughout our state. I am grateful to see this award support local business and advance Connecticut’s strong identity in manufacturing.”

The grant was awarded from the Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP), an initiative conceived by the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund Advisory Board and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT). It is part of the state’s Manufacturing Innovation Fund, which is administered by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and was established to support the growth, innovation, and progress of the state’s advanced manufacturing sector.