PDC was delighted to host Connecticut State Representative Chris Perone and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff at separate meetings late in 2016.
The visits were part on an ongoing effort to help legislators gain firsthand knowledge about Connecticut manufacturing facilities, and to share information about upcoming legislative and regulatory initiatives that will effect business in 2017.
PDC International is a leading manufacturer of tamper-evident packaging and shrink sleeve labeling machinery for products ranging from popular foods and beverages to personal care and household products.
“We very much looked forward to both of these visits,” said PDC President Neal Konstantin. “Our managers enjoyed the chance to share their views, and to discuss how integral the packaging industry is to our state’s economy and to the overall competitiveness of American manufacturing.”
Both legislators complimented PDC on its innovative R&D, its ongoing efforts to develop and train a local workforce to produce high-quality, “Made in America” equipment, and its two recent grant awards.
PDC recently received a pair of prestigious grants that were applied to the purchase of advanced multi-axis machining centers. These systems support PDC’s Total Vertical Integration philosophy. With complete control of all manufacturing processes PDC assures its customers the quickest response times and highest quality parts.
The Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP) funds innovative projects that can significantly improve productivity, efficiency and competitiveness. A program of the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, the voucher program is a partnership of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. (CCAT). The grant was for $50,000.
A second grant, for $40,000, was made by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Small Business Express program.
In his State of the State address January 4, Governor Malloy credited the Small Business Express program with helping Connecticut recover 85,000 jobs that were lost during the recession.