SUFFIELD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Arcor Laser Services, LLC, a precision laser processing manufacturer founded in Windsor, Connecticut in 2004, is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Today, the manufacturer operates out of a brand new, 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Suffield, Connecticut, where Arcor’s 80 employees use more than 30 different laser systems to serve customers in the medical, aerospace, power generation, and alternative energy industries. Arcor has completed laser welding, fine cutting, drilling, and marking for companies throughout Connecticut and in states as far away as California. 

Arcor has recently experienced considerable growth. In the last two years, Arcor has added nearly 30 new personnel to their workforce including laser engineers, project managers, laser professionals, and customer service professionals. The company also has plans to double their manufacturing capacity and add an additional 14,000 square feet to their facility to accommodate several new programs. 

“Arcor Laser Services, along with small and medium-sized manufacturers like them across the state, make up the backbone of Connecticut manufacturing. They’re bringing precision laser manufacturing into new markets to better serve their clients and ultimately make a better product for the end customer,” said Murphy. “Pratt & Whitney relied on Arcor’s precision laser welding and drilling expertise to complete their F-135 engine components, and New Britain’s Addaero Manufacturing entrusted Arcor to ramp up their 3-D printing additive manufacturing business. Through these local partnerships, Arcor is providing the critical, cost-effective services that make it possible for other Connecticut manufacturers to boost their bottom lines and create new jobs.”

Gary Francoeur, President of Arcor Laser Services, LLC, said, “Arcor Laser Services LLC will continue to be committed to advance the cause for manufacturing in Connecticut by being creative with new and innovative ideas by expanding our services and capabilities in laser technology. We can only do this by hiring the best and brightest people, and we have found Connecticut offers some of the best universities and technical schools that support the advancement for manufacturing."

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.