HARTFORD - U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Jarvis Airfoil, Inc. of Portland is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” In 1901, Charles L. Jarvis founded the manufacturing company in Hartford. Over the next couple of decades, the company grew and moved to larger facilities located in Portland, Connecticut, and Middletown, Connecticut. Today, Jarvis Airfoil is a fifth-generation, family-owned manufacturer of compressor blades and vanes, and other engine hardware for the military and commercial aerospace industries. They operate out of a 55,000 square foot facility in Portland, Connecticut. 

With the help of 89 employees, Jarvis Airfoil provides high-speed single and multi-axis machining, turning, broaching, wire EDM, creep feed grinding, milling, and media finishing services to their customers. Jarvis Airfoil’s products are used in jet engines made by Pratt & Whitney and General Electric. 

Murphy said, “Here in Connecticut, manufacturing is driven by our defense and aerospace sectors. That’s why I’m fighting on the Appropriations Committee for new federal contracts for jet engines and helicopters, and to make sure those contracts result in work for manufacturers like Jarvis.” 

Jason Jarvis, President of Jarvis Airfoil, Inc., said, “Jarvis appreciates Senator Murphy’s focus on manufacturing and we encourage other leaders in Washington and Hartford to allow the substantial economic benefit generated by a healthy manufacturing sector to guide their decision making.”

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.