WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Commerce Packaging Corporation in Norwalk is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Founded in 1954, Commerce Packaging is a third-generation family-owned company specializing in the manufacturing of corrugated boxes, wood crates and foam inserts for military-specific and commercial packaging. With the help of 25 employees and growing in their 70,000 square-foot facility in Norwalk, the company creates packaging for customers around the world including Sikorsky, Breitling, Ward Leonard, XPO Logistics, Kitchen Brains and Sisley.

“For decades this family-owned business has been a leader in Connecticut’s manufacturing community and a helping hand to some of our leading defense manufacturers. I’m happy to highlight Commerce Packaging for their service to our state and dedication to Connecticut workers,” said Murphy.

“The state of Connecticut has a long history in manufacturing, especially related to the defense industry. We are proud to hire Connecticut employees and utilize local resources to supply the growing demands of our existing and future customers throughout the country,” said Jeffrey Alexander, Vice President of Commerce Packaging Corporation.

Commerce Packaging is currently in the process expanding its business to offer their skill base and expertise to companies across the United States. They recently won their largest prime contract with the federal government to deliver generators over the next few years. Commerce Packaging is a member of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) and the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.

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 Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.