A fifth-generation, family-owned company has been named this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer” by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
Jarvis Airfoil, Inc. was founded in 1901 by Charles L. Jarvis in Hartford, but as the company grew, it moved operations to a 55,000-square-foot facility in Portland.
With the help of 89 employees, Jarvis manufactures compressor blades and vanes, and other engine hardware for the military and commercial aerospace industries.
“Here in Connecticut, manufacturing is driven by our defense and aerospace sectors. That’s why I’m fighting on the Appropriations Committee for new federal contracts for jet engines and helicopters, and to make sure those contracts result in work for manufacturers like Jarvis,” Murphy said.
The manufacturer provides high-speed single and multi-axis machining, turning, broaching, wire EDM, creep feed grinding, milling and media finishing servicers to their customers. The products Jarvis makes are used in jet engines made by Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.
“Jarvis appreciates Sen. Murphy’s focus on manufacturing and we encourage other leaders in Washington and Hartford to allow the substantial economic benefit generated by a healthy manufacturing sector to guide their decision making,” Jason Jarvis, president of Jarvis Airfoil, Inc., said.