WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Haydon Kerk Pittman Motion Solutions, Inc. in Waterbury is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Haydon Kerk Pittman (HKP) manufactures linear actuators, stepper and DC motors, drives, lead screws, custom linear systems, and switches for a diverse mix of global customers. HKP products can be found in medical equipment and tools, lab automation machines, transportation vehicles and systems, robotics, or any application that requires linear motion. The company was founded in the 1950s as Haydon Switch, Inc. before becoming Haydon Kerk Pittman Motion Solutions in 2008. Located on 10 acres in Waterbury, HKP employs 140 people and is the headquarters of the AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions business unit.

HKP participates in the Connecticut Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program, providing internships to college students throughout Connecticut and creating a pipeline for future manufacturers. They are also active in the Waterbury community, routinely volunteering and donating to United Way of Greater Waterbury, Safe Haven, Shelton Robotics, Southington CyberKnights, and others.

“I’m happy to highlight Haydon Kerk for their decades of service to Connecticut’s manufacturing industry and the Waterbury community. Haydon is a local brand whose products are used around the world. I’m proud to recognize their work and commitment to training the next generation of Connecticut manufacturers,” said Murphy.

“Headquartered in Waterbury, Haydon Kerk Pittman Motion Solutions is an ISO Certified, REACH and RoHS compliant manufacturing facility, committed to producing exceptional linear motion products. HKP is dedicated to the growth of innovation not only for our customers, but the next generation of Connecticut employees,” said Marcy Laska of Haydon Kerk Pittman Motion Solutions, Inc.

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.