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Workforce And Efficiency Programs Find Satisfied Customer At Middletown Machine Shop

Workforce And Efficiency Programs Find Satisfied Customer At Middletown Machine Shop

Manufacturers need a supply of skilled employees to remain competitive, but it's often too risky to invest time and capital to train unproven workers. It's the Catch-22 of Connecticut manufacturing. Various agencies — state departments as well as private and quasi-public groups funded by the government — have programs in place to help companies close the hiring loop, and some companies participate widely. Pegasus Manufacturing Inc. in Middletown has a used a medley of state initiatives, making it something of a test subject. Chris DiPentima, the Pegasus CEO, rattles off names such as Enterprise-Wide Lean, Machine Optimization Program, Incumbent Worker Training and...

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