WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Acme Monaco in New Britain is this week's "Murphy's Monday Manufacturer." Acme Monaco was founded as Acme Spring in New Britain in 1947. Acme specializes in the manufacturing of custom medical guidewire assemblies, specialty springs and wire forms, shape memory products, orthodontic hardware, and retaining rings. Their products and services also include straight and cut wire, centerless grinding, plasma and laser welding technologies, and in-house tooling, and are used primarily by medical manufacturers, electronics, defense, and commercial and industrial hardware. 

Over the years, Acme has grown from a company of 13 employees in New Britain to 230 employees worldwide. They work out of a 40,000 square foot facility headquartered in New Britain. Acme opened its second location in Maine in 1989 and its first international facility in Singapore in 2007. Acme Monaco is actively involved in their community as well, routinely working with Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Tunxis Community College, Central Connecticut State University’s Institute of Technology & Business Development (ITBD), and Klingberg Family Centers, Inc. sponsoring families for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 

“I want to highlight Acme Monaco for their over 70 years of manufacturing in Connecticut, and for their commitment to serving the New Britain community through partnerships with schools and nonprofits,” said Murphy. “Their skilled workers and high quality products are a testament to how Connecticut manufacturers are second to none. I’m happy to highlight their work.” 

“We’ve been through many changes, and are so proud to be here today, a true family-run business not only surviving, but thriving in a very challenging, very competitive modern economy,” said Rebecca Karabin-Ahern, Co-President of Acme Monaco. 

The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating the 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