HARTFORD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that BML Tool & Manufacturing Corp. – a veteran and family-owned manufacturing company in Monroe – is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” BML was founded in 1968 out a two-car garage by business partners Philip Battaglia, Joeseph Legen, and Charles Mossma. The tool and die company quickly grew. Over the next two decades, they purchased new machinery and moved operations to larger manufacturing facilities in Bridgeport and in Fairfield. Today, BML manufactures complex tools and automated machinery out of a custom-built, 38,000 square foot facility in Monroe. Their team of 53 engineers, tool makers, Computer Numerical Control and production crews, and administrative staff serve customers in the electrical, defense, and aerospace industries.

“BML is a veteran and family-owned company that employs dozens of talented Connecticut residents,” said Murphy. “I’m grateful for their service to our country and for their 49 years of loyalty to our state. My office is here to help BML continue to grow their business.”

Anthony Battaglia of BML Tool & Manufacturing Corp said, "BML has been a Tool & Die shop and manufacturing business in the greater Bridgeport area celebrating just under 50 years starting business in 1968. BML strives to keep its personnel, vendor pool, and customer base local serving the domestic market. BML is a veteran owned company and is still family owned."

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 Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.