Manufacturers Make Their Case at the State Capitol

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The last thing that Chris DiPentima, president of Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown, wants is more government.

Nonetheless, DiPentima appeared before the state legislature's Manufacturing Caucus Jan. 29 and urged lawmakers to expand government—if only by one position. "We don't need to grow government," DiPentima said, "but we do need someone to own manufacturing in the state of Connecticut."

That's why he, and representatives of the state's major manufacturing organizations—now aligned under the new Connecticut Manufacturers' Collaborative—are calling on the governor and the legislature to create a cabinet-level manufacturing secretary post.

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