Global Connections with Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Armando Varricchio

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The World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosted His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States for a Global Connections Luncheon and discussion exploring the strength of the Italy-U.S. strategic relationship.

New England Airfoil Products Inc, being part of the Pietro Rosa TBM Group were fortunate to be kindly invited to the event. This served to further strengthen the ties with the organization and gain more understanding of the challenges and uncertainty facing the European Union, and the critical role that Italy plays in the region and in the world.

The event underlined and re-enforced the strategic criticality of the Companies New England operation as we head towards the new decade.

Founded in 1924, the Council is part of the World Affairs Councils of America, the largest international affairs non-profit, nonpartisan organization in the United States.

Pictured Left to right: Megan C Torrey (CEO CTWAC), Rebecca A. Nolan (VP Business Development MetroHartford Alliance), HE Armando VarrIcchio, Clive Cunliffe

Pictured Left to right: Megan C Torrey (CEO CTWAC), Rebecca A. Nolan (VP Business Development MetroHartford Alliance), HE Armando VarrIcchio, Clive Cunliffe

CEO Megan C. Torrey leads the World Affairs Council of Connecticut (CTWAC) overseeing the development and delivery of world class programming that educates the community on global affairs. Acting as the orchestrator of the event she stated:

Our programs provide opportunities for communities to deeply engage in global issues. Events such as this Connections Luncheon create further understanding and are critical for navigating the global world in which we all live.

 It was our pleasure to host Ambassador Varricchio. The insight he provided in understand the role the EU plays in the global economy was important for all to hear. With our state’s strong ties to Italy, the bilateral relationship directly impacts our community here in Connecticut.

 Italian Companies such as Pietro Rosa TBM that are continuing to invest in Connecticut through its New England Airfoil Products offer first hand experience of the of the importance of strong trading relationships between Italy and the United States.”

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.

 

US SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY HIGHLIGHTS NEW ENGLAND AIRFOIL PRODUCTS INC AS “ MURPHY’S MONDAY MANUFACTURER”

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Monday, November 27, 2017

HARTFORD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that New England Airfoil Products, Inc. (NEAP) of Farmington is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” George Einstein, the nephew of Albert Einstein, founded NEAP in 1955 as a small machining company. Since then, the company continuously expanded its services and capabilities, and today, NEAP manufactures gas turbine products for air, sea, and land applications. NEAP specializes in tight tolerance machining of products made from nickel-based alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and aluminum. 

With the help of 85 employees, the manufacturing company serves customers in the aerospace, marine, and industrial gas turbine markets, including NASA and the U.S. Air Force. They have also furnished gas turbine products for some of the most renowned manufacturers, including Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, GE, Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi, and Solar Turbines. The manufacturer’s 100,000 square foot Farmington facility has capacity to produce hundreds of thousands of parts per year. NEAP is certified under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and exports products to customers around the globe. Earlier this month, NEAP participated in the Aerospace Component Manufactures’ Trade Show and Workforce Fair where they networked with potential customers, partners, and suppliers, and spoke with roughly 1,000 students who are interested in launching careers in manufacturing. 

Murphy said, “New England Airfoil Products is not only proud of their Connecticut heritage, they’re also busy thinking about the future of our state’s manufacturing sector. They’re creating jobs and working to build up Connecticut’s manufacturing workforce. I’m here to help them in any way I can.” 

Max McIntyre, Vice President of New England Airfoil Products and President of Aerospace Component Manufacturers, said, “It’s a great time for New England Airfoil Products! It’s a great time for the Connecticut aerospace manufacturing cluster! We are very excited to be a part of this industry. New England Airfoil Products has a long esteemed history; we are growing and need to inspire and drive this heritage into the next generation. We are driven by innovation and technology and seek those who want to have an exciting lifelong career in aerospace manufacturing.”

The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating our state’s economic recovery. Today, Connecticut’s 4,600 manufacturers account for 10% of the state’s jobs and 87% of the state’s total exports. In order to protect and grow manufacturing jobs in Connecticut, Murphy has introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to strengthen existing standards and prioritize the purchase of American-made goods, the BuyAmerican.gov Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.

Aerospace Component Manufactures (ACM) Trade show and Workforce fair

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The ACM work fair and trade event was held at the Hartford Convention Centre with the attendance topping that of last year, during the morning session about 1000 students attended the fair, all hungry to gain an insight into what Aerospace manufacturing is all about. The level of questions was quite astounding, from “ what happens when a bird hits an engine in flight” to “when blades spin does the material stretch as the forces get bigger” both these and hundreds more questions were answered, hopefully encouraging the young people to pursue a career in our industry

The afternoon primarily focused on business-to-business networking as ACM member company’s hosted customers, partners and suppliers from the region and far beyond rendering a great opportunity to catch up on what’s going on.

Left to right – Max McIntyre (President ACM / Operations VP -NEAP) Governor Malloy, Clive Cunliffe Corporate Strategy and Communications Pietro Rosa Group.

Left to right – Max McIntyre (President ACM / Operations VP -NEAP) Governor Malloy, Clive Cunliffe Corporate Strategy and Communications Pietro Rosa Group.

A few different stations televised the event and Governor Malloy paid our stand a welcome visit chatting to those on the NEAP stand and a group of onlookers giving encouragement about the future on Manufacturing in the State of Connecticut.

A link to WITC news shows future workforce opportunities fair TV clips is found below:

Clicking below you can see a link to a TV interview by Fox 61 about the fair with ACM President  Max McIntyre:

A link to WNPR radio interview be heard by clicking: http://wnpr.org/post/aerospace-companies-reach-out-next-generation-workers

Our thanks go to the ACM for the organization of this event and the Convention center for making it a superb venue.

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media@pietrorosacorporate.com

Or telephone +18606771376 (Ext 3310)

 

About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.

 

Small Connecticut Aerospace Players Look For Big Opportunities In Paris

Recently published in the WNPR (Connecticut's Public Media Source for News and Ideas) and written by Harriet Jones on June 20th 2017. 

Fourteen small Connecticut aerospace companies are exhibiting their wares at the Paris Air Show this week. They join thousands of other businesses at the world’s biggest industry showcase. 

All the major players -- the big airlines, aircraft companies, and engine makers -- strut their stuff at the European air show each year, showing off new products and making billions of dollars in deals.

“In all honesty, aerospace is a bit like a club," said Clive Cunliffe of New England Airfoil. "Everybody knows everybody, and you have to have that personal interface.”

Cunliffe's adopted company is a tiny business of just under 60 employees in Farmington. They too will be in Paris, courtesy of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development, which each year takes a booth at the air show.

Cunliffe said for him and the 13 other small Nutmeg companies sharing that stand, the results in terms of sales will be tangible.

“Inquiries that come in through the air show can take one to even three years to incubate, but unless you’ve got a presence at the Air Show, you’re not seen as a serious player in the aerospace business,” he told WNPR.

New England Airfoil itself was a failing business just a couple of years ago, when Italian forging company Pietra Rosa stopped by the Connecticut booth at the air show, looking to discuss gaining a foothold in North America.

Talks at the show eventually led to Pietra Rosa buying and reviving the Farmington-based company, which is now growing and adding employees.

DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith said boosting Connecticut’s aerospace supply chain is a good investment for the state.

“We’ve seen as many as a billion dollars of sales be made in one individual year from the companies we take with us," she said. "Last year I believe the number was right about $400 million, so this is a really productive opportunity for these companies.”


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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.

NEAP parent is 130 years old!

Pietro Rosa TBM Celebrates  130-year anniversary at the Paris Air show

Pietro Rosa TBM celebrated its 130-year history at an event held at the Paris Airshow. The event was well attended with customers, business partners and officials. 

A memento of the event was recorded in the form of a crystal obelisk that historically represented technological ingenuity, this also symbolises the spirit of the company.

Bart Kollen who is the deputy commissioner of the department of economic development for the State presented a proclamation Issued by the Governor of the State of Connecticut to the company.  The proclamation cited the pride of the State of Connecticut having the connection with such a long-standing European company through its New England Airfoil Products operation in the USA.

The Group CEO, Mauro Fioretti took the opportunity to speak about the secret of longevity of the company through its Values, its people and its ability to adapt to the evolving market places that it operates in.

Here is to the next century of this dynamic company.

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media@pietrorosacorporate.com

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.