Posted on July 18, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
TORRINGTON – State Representatives Jay Case (R-Winsted) and Brian Ohler (R-Canaan) participated in a press conference today for FuelCell’s announcement of the company’s expansion and immediate hiring opportunities.
According to both Case and Ohler, FuelCell has been integral to the state’s overall comprehensive energy plan. The state awarded the company a contract that will allow them to double the wattage output of the Torrington plant, from the current 25 megawatts to 55 megawatts.
Rep. Case said, “There will be a positive impact on our environment and local economy as a result of FuelCell adding employment opportunities to its Torrington location. This provides incentive for private-sector industries to create clean energy, which is obviously welcomed and needed here in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner in terms of sustainability. Additionally, adding over 100 positions in Torrington creates a more stable fiscal environment that will help other businesses in the area prosper. I look forward to the work FuelCell will be doing here in our district.”
The addition of the positions at FuelCell helps create a more stable local fiscal environment and also mean even more job openings at various suppliers, such as Torrington’s Binding Source LLC.