PLAINVILLE – Manafort Brothers celebrated the completion of a 4,800 square foot expansion Friday and were joined at their ribbon cutting by town, state and Chamber leaders who praised them for 100 years of dedication to the community.
Jim Manafort, president of the construction and demolition company at 414 New Britain Ave., said the addition will allow Manafort Brothers to have additional office space for employees who do work all over the state and country. With their 25,000 square foot building, Manafort Brothers represents one of Plainville’s largest taxpayers; they are consistently among the top 10 when the Grand List is released. Jim Manafort was joined by his brother David Manafort, his cousin Justin Manafort, his uncle John Manafort and his son Nick Manafort at the ribbon cutting. Afterwards, Manafort Brothers employees celebrated with an employee cook-out.
“It’s exciting to showcase our continued growth and expansion and our commitment to the community,” said Jim Manafort. “Plainville and New Britain have been good neighbors to us for 100 years, supporting us and working with us to help us continue to expand.”
Jim Manafort said Manafort Brothers had been drafting plans for the expansion two years ago and set to work on the physical additions starting last year.
Nick Manafort said he was proud to be part of the long legacy of the Manafort Brothers company.
“Our family has worked hard to get here and I hope that we will continue to move forward for another 100 years,” he said.
Jeff DiCosimo, chair of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce, said Manafort Brothers is a “great company.”
“They have done a lot for our community and it is great to see them expanding even more,” he said. “They have had quite the longevity in our town.”
State Rep. Bill Petit, who represents Plainville and New Britain, said it was “fabulous” to see Manafort Brothers expanding so they can continue to take on more jobs across the country.
“From a Plainville point of view, they are very generous and philanthropic,” he said. “They give money to hundreds of charities of all types.”
Town Manager Robert E. Lee said he was glad to see one of the town’s biggest taxpayers continuing to expand.
“They contribute a lot to our community and I’m glad to see them continue to grow,” he said. “They put a lot of hard work into this.”
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.