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Made in Connecticut, is an ongoing reporting series which examines Connecticut’s manufacturing future, from high-tech to handmade.

U.S. Navy

As President-elect, Donald Trump has had defense companies on high alert, as he tweets about enforcing cost savings, and potentially scaling back previously key programs like the F-35 fighter jet.

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Thousands of machinists at Pratt and Whitney begin work under a new contract on Monday, after union members voted over the weekend to ratify the deal with management. 

The announcement that President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence helped persuade Carrier to keep 1,000 factory jobs in the U.S. is a pretty big win. After all, they ran on a message of protecting The American Worker, and Trump isn't even in the White House yet.

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Donald Trump has always said on the campaign trail that his business experience prepared him for the presidency. But it’s not entirely clear what his economic policies will entail. So what do small businesses think of President Trump?

CFR

The CEO of Farmington-based United Technologies has delivered a rebuke to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his stance on trade. 

P&W

Pratt and Whitney’s management begins negotiations on a new contract with the union representing its Connecticut machinists this morning. 

Sikorsky Aircraft

The General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a bill giving a $220 million aid package to helicopter maker Sikorsky. Both chambers met in special session Wednesday for just one day to consider the legislation.

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Wednesday will see Connecticut lawmakers reconvene in Hartford in special session to consider a package of aid for Stratford based Sikorsky. The general assembly must give its blessing to the deal negotiated between Governor Dannel Malloy’s administration and Sikorsky’s parent Lockheed Martin. 

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The tax incentive package Governor Dannel Malloy has offered to Sikorsky Aircraft appears to have bipartisan backing in the General Assembly. 

Sikorsky Aircraft

The state of Connecticut has cut a deal with helicopter maker Sikorsky to keep the company’s headquarters in Stratford. 

Pratt and Whitney

Pratt and Whitney’s president said the East Hartford based engine maker will look to hire 8,000 people in Connecticut over the next decade.

Sikorsky

Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation have written to the Secretary of the Navy asking him to reverse the decision to end maintenance of the president’s helicopter fleet in the state. 

Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation, a maker of specialty materials based in the quiet corner town of Rogers, Connecticut has announced it’s moving to Arizona. 

Pratt and Whitney

United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes has hit back at criticism of Pratt and Whitney’s geared turbofan engine, saying the new technology is delivering.

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Connecticut’s state college system is partnering with some of the state’s biggest manufacturers in an attempt to place graduates directly into open positions. 

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