East Lyme's Birk Manufacturing named Made in CT Manufacturer of the Week

(Rocky Hill, Connecticut) - CONNSTEP announced today that Birk Manufacturing, Inc. is the featured Made in CT manufacturer of the week.  Birk Manufacturing, Inc. (http://www.birkmfg.com/) is the leader in flexible heater design and production used in the medical, aerospace, defense, transportation and semiconductor industries, among many.

Located in East Lyme, Connecticut with a staff of 75 highly-skilled employees, Birk was founded in 1989 by Norman Birk, an innovator in the heater industry, and prides itself on being able to quickly produce prototypes, sometimes within days, and offering the shortest lead times for new orders in the industry.

“Birk is a great example of a small, but growing Connecticut manufacturer that has applied Lean thinking by transforming its culture through employee development and continuous improvement throughout the organization," lauds Matin Karbassioon, Business Growth Consultant, CONNSTEP.

The Made in CT Program (www.made-in-ct.com) is a dedicated feature on the CONNSTEP website, creating a directory for the state's manufacturers to showcase products and services. Eligible companies can register to receive a complimentary company profile page to share company history, products/services and company news.  The goal of the program is to showcase the products made in the Nutmeg State and highlight the contributions of the manufacturing community to the public. Additionally, the program provides social media forums for manufacturers to connect with one another and discuss industry issues.

"CONNSTEP is excited to provide an opportunity for Birk Manufacturing and the local manufacturing community to benefit from greater exposure and to be recognized for the important impact they make on the Connecticut economy,“ Bonnie Del Conte, president, "The Made in CT Program offers local supply chain connections, sector peer networking and greater visibility to legislators and other economic stakeholders."


All participating companies have the opportunity to become the featured manufacturer of the week. As the featured manufacturer of the week Birk Manufacturing will be prominently displayed on the CONNSTEP website as well as on the “Made in CT” Facebook page, LinkedIn group and Twitter feed (@CTMade). 


CONNSTEP’s mission is to help Connecticut manufacturers apply advanced technology and modern management methodologies to become more competitive.  Since 1994, CONNSTEP’s innovative programs help hundreds of manufacturers annually and have assisted in the creation or retention of thousands of jobs. CONNSTEP’s team of manufacturing specialists provides business growth, technical and process improvement assistance.  Core service areas are business growth strategies and operational excellence solutions.  CONNSTEP is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the U.S. Department of Commerce through the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program within the National Institute of Standards and Technology.




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