CHESHIRE - State Rep. Liz Linehan, D-Cheshire, visited Marion Manufacturing in Cheshire last week to tour the facilities and discuss proposals to support the growth of manufacturing in Connecticut.
Linehan is participating in the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s “Adopt a Legislator” program, with a goal of pairing businesses and legislators to remain in contact throughout the legislative session. Companies provide updates on their business and provide feedback on related proposals being considered by the General Assembly.
Linehan has been “adopted” by the Cheshire firm.
“My door is always open for business owners who have ideas about how we can promote job growth and economic development in Connecticut,” said Linehan. “As the legislature looks at proposals to better train our workforce and assist small businesses, input from business owners is invaluable,” said Douglas Johnson, president of Marion Manufacturing. “(We are) excited to have the opportunity to ‘adopt’ Rep. Linehan. We appreciate her interest in our company and her commitment to helping Connecticut small businesses thrive. The success of manufacturers is key to our state’s future economic health, and we need to continue the conversation about how Connecticut can best support the expansion of the manufacturing industry.”
Marion Manufacturing Company was founded in 1946 as a progressive die stamper and today is a leader in progressive die stamping components, according to Linehan. Marion designs and builds all tooling in house.