NEWINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Newington-based PCX Aerostructures is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” PCX is a manufacturer and supplier of precision, flight-critical aerospace components and assemblies, such as airframes, engines, landing gear, and rotorheads for both helicopter and fixed wing aerospace platforms. PCX traces its history back to 1900, when the manufacturing company was founded out of a small machine shop in Hartford. Since then, PCX has grown into a globally-recognized manufacturer that serves customers in the power generation, and military and commercial aerospace industries. With the help of over 150 dedicated Connecticut-based employees, PCX has manufactured components found on various Airbus, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Sikorsky, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, and Northrup Grumman aerostructures. In addition to their Newington headquarters, PCX operates facilities in New York and Texas.
Since 2011, employment at PCX’s Newington facility has grown by 16%, and the company’s overall revenues have increased by nearly 30%. The manufacturer expects to see their $102 million in annual revenue grow as they negotiate several new contract opportunities for the next generation of Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Additionally, PCX has represented Connecticut at the International Air Show since 2008.
Murphy said, “For 115 years, PCX has stayed relevant through changing markets thanks to its commitment to quality and innovation. PCX offers internships to engineering students at local community colleges and has hired a growing number of new employees – including multiple interns from CCSU. PCX has grown into a mainstay of Connecticut manufacturing and I’m proud to work hard on their behalf.”
Trevor Hartman, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at PCX Aerostructures, said, “Being located in Connecticut plays an important part of PCX’s strategy to win new work. The comprehensive machining capability within PCX is further enhanced by the aerospace supply chain available locally. We leverage the fact that virtually all processes required to manufacture our products can be sourced within this region.”
The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating our state’s economic recovery. Today, Connecticut’s 4,602 manufacturers account for 10.2% 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.