SOUTHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that C.V. Tool Company, Inc. of Southington is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Every week, the Connecticut Senator highlights one manufacturer in the state, and C.V. Tool, at 44 Robert Porter Rd. in Southington was an obvious choice.
C.V. Tool is a family-owned manufacturer of machined tools, steam turbine packing rings, and other hardware for the aerospace, nuclear, and steam turbine industries. C.V. Tool has a wide range of clientele, ranging in size from large, billion dollar defense manufacturers – such as Connecticut’s own Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky – to small family-owned businesses.
The Southington company offers their customers a variety of services, including CNC turning and milling, precision grinding, welding, and jig bore work. C.V. Tool takes pride in their unique capability to work with any material and to handle large CNC turning and CNC milling projects. The manufacturer recently invested in a new turning envelope machine that can accommodate products 118 inches in diameter, 78 inches in height, and nearly 18,000 pounds in weight.
C.V. Tool has grown exponentially since they were founded in 1980. Today, C.V. Tool employs 60 highly skilled machinists and quality control personnel out of a 40,000 square foot temperature controlled manufacturing facility in Southington. They also operate a facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This upcoming year, C.V. Tool will break ground on a new 15,000 square foot addition to their Southington work space. The Southington manufacturer is actively seeking to expand their team and hire several new Connecticut workers.
“C.V. Tool has been smart about investing in new technology and in a larger workforce. Now they have a growing list of work orders from both large and small defense companies, and they’re more than ready to ride this new wave of re-industrialization,” Murphy said in a press release. “I’ll do everything I can to help C.V. Tool maintain their strong momentum and will keep working hard to grow manufacturing in Connecticut.”
The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating our 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 order to protect and grow manufacturing jobs 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.
“Being a manufacturer in Connecticut, we see great opportunities from big names in this industry. Thus resulting in much competition,” C.V. Tool Company President Carmine Votino said in the release. “We also see a need for help in this industry both on our part and from our close competitors. Nonetheless at the end of the day we all try to do our best to meet the high demand we see that comes from our customers.”
To learn more about C.V. Tool Company, visit them on-line at www.cvtool.com.