WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that R&R Corrugated in Bristol is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Founded in 1968, R&R specializes in the manufacturing of custom cardboard and corrugated packaging for a variety of industries, including food and provisions distributors, aerospace, plastics and plastics injection molding, precision machine components, marketing firms, and more. R&R is a third generation company employing 48 people in their 206,000 square-foot facility in Bristol. R&R is proud to have seen continued growth over the last few years adding jobs in their sales department, office and warehouse. Last year, the company celebrated their 50th anniversary in business.
“R&R Corrugated represents the best that Connecticut manufacturers have to offer. For over 50 years, R&R has remained a leader in box-making because their business model puts their customers first. I’m happy to highlight them for their decades of commitment to Connecticut and their community,” said Murphy.
"At R&R Corrugated, we understand that our customers ultimately shape our future as a company. Creating strong partnerships with our customers is our sole focus," said Bob Braverman, owner of R&R Corrugated.
R&R is also very active in the Bristol community. Each year they donate to a handful of community charities like the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, Bristol Police Union and the United Way of Bristol. They also routinely donate to the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation and the Independent Packaging Association to help fulfil the needs of universities and colleges throughout the U.S. that have packaging program needs.
The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating the state’s economic recovery. Today, Connecticut’s thousands of manufacturers account for 10% of the state’s jobs and 87% 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 BuyAmerican.gov Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.