HARTFORD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that EB Manufacturing of Middletown is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” In 1977, Connecticut resident Ed Billings founded EB Manufacturing with just three machines in a 1,700 square-foot basement workspace. Over the years, EB Manufacturing grew steadily and expanded the size of their facility various times. Today, EB Manufacturing operates out of a 15,000 square-foot facility on Middle Street in Middletown, Connecticut. The company uses 3D design to manufacture machine tool accessories such as trunnion fixtures, collet chucks and mandrels, custom chuck saws, clamping systems, and other custom products.

With the help of 22 dedicated machinists, programmers, inspectors, and design personnel, EB Manufacturing offers CNC turning & milling, horizontal milling, hand turning, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, surface grinding, and other machining services to customers in the aerospace, automotive, medical, and weapons industries. The Middletown manufacturer’s clients include Pratt & Whitney, General Dynamics, Robert E. Morris Company, and Mazak Corporation.

“Connecticut manufacturers like Pratt & Whitney know that their products are only as good as the parts they use to make them. Our state is lucky we’re home to so many suppliers like EB Manufacturing who deliver innovative, reliable products,” said Murphy. “As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I’ll continue fighting to create new opportunities for the men and women who work hard for a living at the more than 4,000 manufacturing companies across our state.”

The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating our state’s economic recovery. Today, Connecticut’s 4,600 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 21st Century Buy American Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.