DANBURY- State Rep. Will Duff (R-2) toured Stanley Black and Decker’s Engineered Fastening Manufacturing Facility in Danbury last week.
Rep. Will Duff said, “I really enjoyed the learning more about this Danbury business and what we can do in the General Assembly to make doing business in Connecticut easier and without any state burdens.”
Duff mentioned how Connecticut is lagging behind other states in the region in job creation since the 2008 recession and how the General Assembly needs to be pro-active in identifying what, if any, Connecticut businesses are encountering.
Stanley officials along with Rep. Duff discussed the CT Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth as the legislature awaits their recommendations for the state. The commission was formed by the legislature last session to develop and recommend policies to achieve state government fiscal stability and promote economic growth and competitiveness within the state.
The Danbury manufacturing facility makes Heli-Coil & Dodge Automotive Fasteners.
- Heli-Coil inserts are renowned as ‘The Original’ wire thread insert that are incorporated in softer metallic materials to give them steel like thread performance. This has enabled industries to be able to use lighter weight materials such as Aluminum without having to give up thread strength of their fasteners.
- Dodge inserts are used by many industries as a means to give Metallic Thread performance in a plastic part. The inserts can be insert molded or post mold assembled to most plastics and are an enabler to transform many parts from metallic to plastic.
The Danbury Stanley facility has 200 employees.
Rep. Duff is a member of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement which has cognizance over all matters relating to Higher Education, and public and independent institutions of higher education, private occupational schools, post‑secondary education, job training institutions and programs, apprenticeship training programs and adult job training programs offered to the public by any state agency or funded in whole or in part by the state.