U.S. Senator Chris Murphy announced on August 17 that EAMA member Sound Manufacturing, a manufacturer specializing in precision sheet metal fabrication, is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”
Sound Manufacturing was established in 1984 out of a small garage within a junk yard. Today, the company operates out of a more than 70,000 square foot facility in Old Saybrook, where they manufacture a large variety of cabinets, enclosures, panels, brackets, machine guards, trays, bins, and other items used for many industrial and commercial applications. The Sound Manufacturing team of 62 Connecticut workers serves the telecommunications, industrial, automotive, energy, and medical markets.
Sound Manufacturing is thriving as the exclusive supplier to one of the nation’s largest landscape businesses. Like many other EAMA member companies, the leadership at Sound Manufacturing has worked with educational institutions such as Three Rivers Community College, Quinnebaug Valley Community College, New London Science and Technology High School, and Windham High School to help local residents earn the training and certifications they need to secure well-paying jobs in Connecticut’s manufacturing industry.
“Sound Manufacturing was founded on the principle of traditional American know-how, and today – more than 30 years later – they’re thriving because of it,” said Murphy. “The leaders at Sound Manufacturing have innovated and adapted to meet the changing demands of the market, all while staying focused on the well-being of their employees and their community. They go out of their way to help local, aspiring engineers and technicians learn the valuable skills they need to succeed, and host in-house health fairs to connect their own employees with high-quality doctors, dietitians, and other health experts. Sound Manufacturing is building upon Connecticut’s manufacturing capabilities and is strengthening our homegrown talent, and it’s businesses like them that make me proud to fight for our manufacturers every day.”
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% of the state’s jobs and 87% of the state’s total exports.