STRATFORD - Ashcroft of Stratford has been recognized by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as the featured â€śMonday Manufacturerâ€ť on his website.
Headquartered in Connecticut since 1880, Ashcroft manufactures pressure and temperature instruments, such as mechanical gauges, digital indicators, transducers and transmitters, and portable handheld calibrators.
Ashcroft is a contractor for the Defense Department and serves a variety of customers, including the Navy and the biotech, shipbuilding, pharmaceutical, rail, chemical, food processing, and power generation industries.
Ashcroftâ€™s 400 Connecticut employees work out of 325,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space, and ship about 4,000 instruments a day.
Murphy said Ashcroft collaborates with Housatonic Community College Advanced Technology Center, Platt Technical School, Bullard Havens Technical School, Bunnell High School, Trumbull High School and Stratford High School to encourage students to launch careers in advanced manufacturing. It also offer internships and co-op assignments to students, and support nearly 20 charitable organizations, including the Connecticut Food Bank, the Vicki Soto 5K and the Stratford Animal Shelter.
In addition to its Stratford headquarters, Ashcroft operates manufacturing and sales centers in Mexico, Brazil, Germany, China, Singapore, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
â€śAshcroftâ€™s products keep people safe. They help make sure that the braking systems on trains are running safely, and that the oxygen tanks firefighters rely on are operating properly,â€ť said Murphy. â€śAshcroft is also doing their part to keep hundreds of Connecticut residents on the job and to get students excited about careers in manufacturing.â€ť
Lenny Gonzalez, manufacturing manager at Ashcroft, said, â€śAs a worldwide leader in pressure instruments, Ashcroft is very proud of its history in Connecticut. Our team of dedicated employees is committed to our vision of ensuring that our customersâ€™ people, processes and profits are never at risk when using Ashcroft products. Through continuous improvement, we challenge ourselves to find ways to remain competitive so we can keep this tradition going.â€ť