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

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.

Harriet Jones / WNPR

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. 

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

If you could hop into a time machine and transport yourself forward to a 23rd-century concert hall, what music would you hear -- and what would the instruments look like? From a classroom at Yale University, WNPR explored one possible future musical timeline.

Pratt and Whitney

Pratt and Whitney showed off its new Geared Turbofan engine "on wing" in Connecticut for the first time since it went into commercial service.

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt and Whitney’s original engine has been designated as a national engineering landmark. The honor for the Wasp comes around the 90th anniversary of its first flight. 

Jackie Filson / WNPR

Protein Sciences, the Meriden-based vaccine maker, is setting its sights on the Zika virus. 

China has gotten very good at making steel. And making it and making it and making it.

In fact, that "excess" production is causing such a crisis for the global steel industry that the United States is joining an international push to try to cut the glut.

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