HARTFORD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Accurate Lock & Hardware of Stamford is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Founded by Ronald M. Salvatore in 1972, Accurate is a third-generation family-owned and -operated manufacturer of custom locks and architectural hardware. Ronald’s son, Reed M. Salvatore, grew up working at Accurate and was named CEO of the company in 2014. Reed manages the business and daily operations at the company’s 55,000 square-foot facility. Accurate’s products include plates, wraps, strikes, latches, deadlocks, pulls, a variety of specialty decorative door trim, and many other items for residences, commercial buildings, and institutional facilities. Their products are used at many renowned landmarks such as the White House, Ellis Island, various federal agency buildings, the American Red Cross, Grand Central Station, and state capitol buildings.
With the help of 110 Connecticut employees, Accurate’s products are 100 percent American-made. They are excited to introduce several new products this year – SilentPac™ Solutions, the Magnetic Latch, and the High Security Mortise Lock – that are designed to eliminate door disturbance and improve security. In the last several years, Accurate has grown over 50 percent, added nearly 25 employees, and continued to expand their Stamford facility. They were also recognized as a 2017 Hearst Top Workplace.
“Accurate is committed to making 100 percent American-made products,” said Murphy. “They’ve supported countless other U.S. companies and workers in the process, and have seen their company grow because of it. Congratulations to the Accurate team on nearly five decades of making American manufactured products in Connecticut.”
“At Accurate, we make American every step of the way so that people are truly buying American – that extends all the way through our supply chain, our workforce, our service providers,” said Reed M. Salvatore. “This has been one of our key competitive advantages for the last 45 years allowing us to be extremely flexible and giving us the ability to react immediately to the ever-changing needs of designers, architects, and showrooms. We are also able to insure our products are crafted to uncompromising standards of quality worthy of the made in America label.”
“We feel that it is our patriotic duty and obligation to buy American” said Ronald M. Salvatore. “The majority of our machines are made in America, in fact, our Trumpf laser cutting machines and Bridgeport millers were made here in Connecticut.”
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 BuyAmerican.gov Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.