ROCKY HILL - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy announced Monday that family owned and operated Forrest Machine Inc. was this week’s Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.
“Forrest Machine has been manufacturing critical aerospace components for the last 40-plus years, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down,” said Murphy. “I’m grateful to Forrest Machine’s workers for helping keep Connecticut’s manufacturing industry strong, and to the Forrest family for their loyalty to our state.”
The company was founded in 1973 by David Forrest and his father Lloyd as a manufacturer of precision-machined parts, fittings, housings, tees, elbows and other components for the aerospace and commercial industries. Today, David runs the company with his son, Michael Forrest.
Forest Machine currently employs 65 engineers, machinists and staff who manage more than 3,500 part numbers for their customers.
With continued growth over the last several years, the manufacturer recently added 5,000 square feet to their Rocky Hill facility and will soon be moving into a new 55,000-square-foot facility in Berlin.
David Forrest, the president of Forrest Machine Inc., said manufacturing, specifically aerospace machining, has been able to create many job opportunities in Connecticut and will continue to do so in the future.
“Military and commercial spending are robust and we plan to increase our employment in the coming years,” said David.
“Our highly skilled workers and business friendly government policies will be the key to Forrest machine’s continued success.”