Curtis Packaging, originally started making boxes for the buttons and combs they produced to ship elsewhere. When the button and comb supply chain ran dry, they evolved to just the packaging part of the company. We speak with Don Droppo who shows us the colorful packages they have designed for perfumes, chocolates and more. Visit […]
Made in Connecticut
We learn how Pratt & Whitney’s breakthrough PurePower engine has achieved unprecedented 15% increases in fuel efficiency in a world where 3% increases were considered stellar and thus secured orders for 6000 new engines scheduled for production with a backlog of new engines not seen in Connecticut since the late 70’s early 80’s.
Hartford is the tortilla chip capital of New England. Yes, it’s true. Severance Foods, founded by three amigos (if you will) who had worked together at food and beverage-industry giant Heublein in the mid-1980s, invested in a tortilla-making machine and began supplying chips to area restaurants. The business took off.
Pete Tucci was destined for the Major League until he broke his hand playing for the San Diego Padres farm team. His career in baseball…over. That is, until his wife bought him a lathe about 6 years later and he started making bats in his garage.
Spectra254, located in Danbury, CT makes a sanitation device that uses UVC rays (Ultra Violet C) to kill germs. UVC rays are the most potent type of radiation and are filtered out by the ozone layer.