CT MFG Month  |  OCTOBER 2023

Friday, October 6, 2023 is National Manufacturing Day. But Connecticut shines a spotlight on manufacturing all month long!

Below are events and opportunities to explore and support Connecticut inovation — not just for one day, or even one month, but 365 days a year!

Events Across Connecticut

PEACCE Robotics Team Open House-AG Russell The Arthur G Russell Company, Bristol Sept. 27, 5-8pm Register
Job Quality Learning Labs: Employee Engagement Surveys (CCAT)  Online Sept. 27, 1 – 2:30pm   Register
Explore Manufacturing Expo / Manufacturing Roadshow ’23 (ReadyCT) Dodd Stadium, Norwich Sept. 28, 9 – 12pm  Register 
National Havoc Robot League (NHRL) The Final Botdown  Norwalk Sept. 30, 9am – 7pm Register
Central Connecticut Chamber Manufacturing Outlook Farmington Gardens, Farmington Oct. 3, 8am – 9:30am Register
Swoosh NX University CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center, East Hartford  Oct. 3, 8am – 5pm Register
Manufacturing Explorations (Goodwin University and CCAT) Goodwin University, East Hartford  Oct. 4, 8 – 12pm By invitation only 
Wepco Plastics MFG Month Student Tours – Discover Manufacturing Magic Wepco Plastics, Middlefield Oct. 4, 9:30 – 11:30 am  Register
Smart Manufacturing Careers Open House (Goodwin University and CCAT) Goodwin University & CCAT’s Advanced Composites Technology Center, East Hartford  Oct. 4, 3 – 6pm  Register
ManufactureCT Annual Dinner  Anthony’s Ocean View, New Haven  Oct. 4, 5 – 9pm  Register
Manufacturing Happy Hour (CBIA & Affiliates)  Thomas Hooker Brewery, Bloomfield  Oct. 5, 4 – 6pm  Register
Tour of Acme Wire and lunch for Precision Metalforming Association Acme Wire, Mystic Oct. 5 Register (PMA members only)
Marion Manufacturing Tour   Marion Manufacturing, Cheshire  Oct. 6, 10 – 12pm  Register
Mastercam: Behind-the-Scenes Tour Mastercam, Tolland Oct. 6, 9 – 3pm Register
The Lee Company Tour  The Lee Company, Westbrook  Oct. 6, 9 – 3pm  Register
Barnes Aerospace Tour  Barnes Aerospace, Windsor  Oct. 6, 10 – 1pm  Register
Sirois Tool Co. Manufacturing Day Celebration Sirois Tool Co., Berlin Oct. 6, 1 – 3pm cheryl@siroistool.com  
Manufacturing Day Celebration with Gov. Lamont  Kaman, Bloomfield Oct. 6  by invitation only 
Industrial Heater Corp Tour Industrial Heater Corp., Cheshire Oct. 6, 9am-2pm Register
Kamatics Tour Kamatics, Bloomfield Oct. 6, 9-11am 1-3pm alexis.fanning@kaman.com 
NX Mill Manufacturing Fundamentals Siemens training (Swoosh and CCAT) CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center, East Hartford Oct. 10-13, 8am-5 pm Register
Wepco Plastics MFG Month Student Tours – Discover Manufacturing Magic Wepco Plastics, Middlefield Oct. 11, 9:30 – 11:30 am  Register
Manufacturing Conference (CBIA & Affiliates) The Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville  Oct. 11, 8:30 – 11:30am Register
 Intro to 3D Printing (CCAT) CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center, East Hartford and online   Oct. 11, 12 – 1:30pm  Register 
Chapco Tours, Open House & Octoberfest Chapco, Chester Oct. 11, 12 – 6 pm Register
 New England Tool Open House and Octoberfest  New England Tool, Manchester  Oct. 12-13, 1-7pm  Register
Pints and Pizza with New London Maritime Society and Naval Maritime Consortium New London Oct. 12, 4-6 pm Register
Bash at the Beach FIRST Robotics competition Lyme – Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme Oct. 14, 9 am – 4:30 pm Register
Wepco Plastics MFG Month Student Tours – Discover Manufacturing Magic Wepco Plastics, Middlefield Oct. 18, 9:30 – 11:30 am  Register
 Manufacturing Happy Hour (CBIA & Affiliates) Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford  Oct. 18, 4 – 6pm   Register
Robotics & Automation Tour (ACM Aerospace Components Manufacturers) CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center, East Hartford  Oct. 19, 8 – 9:30am Private event for ACM members
Octoberfest Open House at Adia Adia, Cromwell Oct. 19, 3-7 pm Register
Women in Manufacturing Connecticut Chapter- Breaking the Glass Ceiling at Crystal Ridge Winery Crystal Ridge Winery, Glastonbury Oct. 19, 4 – 6:30pm Register
Manufacturing Ambassador Meetup (CT Office of Manufacturing) Thomas Hooker Brewery, Bloomfield Oct. 24, 3-6 pm Register
Wepco Plastics MFG Month Student Tours – Discover Manufacturing Magic Wepco Plastics, Middlefield Oct. 25, 9:30-11:30 am Register
Wepco Plastics Annual Made in Connecticut Happy Hour & Tour Wepco Plastics, Middlefield Oct. 26, 4-6 pm Register
Staying Secure, Staying Compliant: A Manufacturer’s Cybersecurity Conversation with Paul Lavoie Shipman & Goodwin, Hartford Oct. 30, 8:30 – 10:30 pm Register
2023 Aerospace Alley (ACM Aerospace Components Manufacturers) Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford Nov. 1, 8 – 5pm Register
Job Quality Learning Labs: The Importance of Performance Feedback (CCAT) online Nov. 9, 1 – 2:30 pm Register
National Havoc Robot League (NHRL) World Championships Norwalk Nov. 11, 9am – 9pm Register
Advanced Robotics in the Naval Maritime Industry: Transforming Submarine and Shipbuilding Manufacturing (CCAT and NMC) online Nov. 16, 12 – 1:30 pm Register
NESMA Vanguard Networking Event  Kinsmen Brewery, Milldale Nov. 18, 4:30 – 8 pm Register
 Advanced Technology Center Tour (CCAT) CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center, East Hartford  Nov. 29, 2 – 3:30pm Register 

Want to get your event listed? Email Eileen Candels ecandels@ccat.us.

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