U.S. Senator Chris Murphy Recognizes Wallingford Manufacturer

Holo-Krome was selected as this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”

By:  Vincent Salzo
Wallingford Patch

Wallingford manufacturer Holo-Krome was recognized by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) as this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”

Holo-Krome, which operates out of a 200,000 square foot facility at Barnes Industrial Park North, manufactures a wide range of fastener products – like socket head cap screws, dowel pins, pressure plugs, shoulder bolts, allenuts, and hex cap screws, to name a few – that are made using cold-forming techniques and can withstand heavy industrial applications.

The company was founded in West Hartford in 1929.

“Connecticut’s manufacturers, including Holo-Krome, are bouncing back from the recession and doing better than ever. Holo-Krome’s 150 workers make an astounding 100 million parts a year.” Murphy said in a statement. “They’re expanding and hiring more and more workers to fill well-paying, meaningful jobs. Holo-Krome’s coordination with state training and work programs is a key to their success, and speaks to the portable of continuing to fund these programs.”

Read more from the press release below:

Each year, Holo-Krome produces more than 100 million parts for their customers in the aerospace, alternative energy, agriculture, automotive, bottling, defense, mining, and retail industries, and with the help of their 150 hardworking employees, the manufacturer has plans to expand. In fact, Holo-Krome experienced double digit sales growth in the last four years, and hopes to hire nearly 25 additional workers over the next several months. Holo-Krome’s management team has been working closely with several of Connecticut’s training programs and workforce services, including CT Works, Workforce Alliance, and the Connecticut Department of Labor, to help them recruit skilled workers to join the Holo-Krome team.

John Brazil, HOLO-KROME’s Manufacturing Production Manager and Recruiter, said, “Our proactive outreach and recruiting efforts to acquire additional employees has been incredibly successful. In 2014, we brought in 38 new employees. Year-to-date 2015 has brought us 26 individuals, and 10 new hires in March alone. Our partnerships with a number of CT employment resources such as Workforce Alliance and CT Works Centers, not to mention unemployment offices, trade schools, and high schools have allowed us to gather a wide variety of candidates from which to choose, and essentially hire. We have also implemented a two-tiered formal training program which has allowed us to get our new hires up-to-speed and ready to produce a wide range of Holo-Krome fasteners.”