Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing has Murphy's stamp of approval

By:  Christopher Fortier
The Bristol Press

NEWINGTON — Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing Corp., on North Mountain Road, was recognized last week by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as the featured "Monday Manufacturer" on his website.

Founded in 1967, family-owned Atlas is a full-service metal stamping shop that manufactures assemblies, brackets, gaskets, washers, shims and seals for the aerospace and commercial industries. The company serves customers around the globe, including McClain International, Wesco Aircraft, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the U.S. government and Connecticut’s Pratt & Whitney and PW Power Systems.

Using stainless steel, nickel, cobalt alloys, aluminum and other high-temperature specialty metals, Atlas’s 19 engineers, machinists, and inspection personnel help their clients make airplanes, automobiles and other commercial products "safer and more reliable," said Murphy.

The company operates out of a 13,500-square-foot manufacturing space, but is planning to expand its operations to a facility with 6,500 more square feet, which will be able to accommodate up to 10 new hires.

"Defense companies all over the world are in great need of high-quality, cost-effective parts," said Murphy.

Connecticut is home to the best manufacturers in the world — like Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing — that are ready to meet that‎ demand. Just this morning, I met with Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing at UTC’s Supplier Resource Workshop, and it’s clear to me that the Newington manufacturer is a lifeline to hundreds of manufacturers, including Pratt and Whitney, that depend on their stampings. I’m confident that Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing is poised to help lead the expansion of Connecticut’s aerospace industry. "

Lynda Prigodich-Reed, chief executive officer and quality assurance manager at Atlas, said, "We strive to do the job right, the first time, on time, every time."

The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut, said Murphy, creating new jobs and accelerating the state’s economic recovery. Today, Connecticut’s 4,602 manufacturers account for 10.2 percent of the state’s jobs and 87 percent of the state’s total exports.

In Connecticut, Murphy has introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to strengthen existing standards and prioritize the purchase of American-made goods: the 21st Century Buy American Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.