TOLLAND-U.S. Senator Chris Murphy announced last Monday that Accu-Rite Tool & Manufacturing Co., Inc. was his Monday Manufacturer of the week.
Accu-Rite is a small, family-owned business that manufactures precision-machined components for the aerospace and commercial industries.
It was founded in 1988 in Windsor by Stephen Gessay. Today, Christopher Gessay runs it out of an 8,500 square foot manufacturing facility in Tolland where he employs 16 workers.
“We are so proud of to be part of the Connecticut manufacturing team. Accu-Rite is in the business to be the best solution for our customers,” Christopher Gessay, Vice President of Accu-Rite Tool & Manufacturing, said.
Accu-Rite offers a range of processes, including CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) turning and milling, to many renowned aerospace and defense suppliers in Connecticut and nationwide. The company uses state of the art technology to provide precision machining, and works with all metals, plastic, copper, bronze, titanium, magnesium, and castings.
“Accu-Rite is growing steadily, and they’re proof that manufacturing in Connecticut is alive and well,” said Murphy. “With so much new defense work coming to Connecticut, the only thing that can stop our state from adding thousands of new manufacturing jobs is not having the workers ready to take the jobs.
Accu-Rite partners with Windham Technical High School and Cheney Technical High School to offer students a work-based learning program. The manufacturer currently employs two juniors from Windham Tech and two seniors from Cheney Tech who are registered through the State of Connecticut Department of Labor Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program.
Accu-Rite is AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 accredited, and is certified under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Over the last six months, the Tolland-based company, with the help of the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program, has expanded their capacity by hiring six new employees and purchasing two new CNC machines.
“In the long term, if we do our part to meet our customer’s needs, Accu-Rite will continue to grow and be a critical component of the Connecticut manufacturing team,” Gessay said.
“Our company is constantly working to meet the demands of our customers and we are willing to continue to invest in the infrastructure required to perform at the highest level expected in today’s industry.”