PORTLAND-A fifth-generation, family-owned company has been named this weekâ€™s â€śMurphyâ€™s Monday Manufacturerâ€ť by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
Jarvis Airfoil, Inc. was founded in 1901 by Charles L. Jarvis in Hartford, but as the company grew, it moved operations to a 55,000-square-foot facility in Portland.
With the help of 89 employees, Jarvis manufactures compressor blades and vanes, and other engine hardware for the military and commercial aerospace industries.
â€śHere in Connecticut, manufacturing is driven by our defense and aerospace sectors. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m fighting on the Appropriations Committee for new federal contracts for jet engines and helicopters, and to make sure those contracts result in work for manufacturers like Jarvis,â€ť Murphy said.
The manufacturer provides high-speed single and multi-axis machining, turning, broaching, wire EDM, creep feed grinding, milling and media finishing servicers to their customers. The products Jarvis makes are used in jet engines made by Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.
â€śJarvis appreciates Sen. Murphyâ€™s focus on manufacturing and we encourage other leaders in Washington and Hartford to allow the substantial economic benefit generated by a healthy manufacturing sector to guide their decision making,â€ť Jason Jarvis, president of Jarvis Airfoil, Inc., said.