Davis-Standard welcomed Joe Courtney, U.S. Congressman for Connecticut’s Second District, on Friday, August 19, at its headquarters in Pawcatuck. Congressman Courtney and Congressional staff member Taijah Anderson visited the site to learn more about Davis-Standard’s technology, economic impact on the region, and the upcoming expansion of the Pawcatuck facility. Davis-Standard’s president and CEO, Jim Murphy and other Davis-Standard leadership provided an overview and tour of Davis-Standard, offering insight into the company’s impressive global growth, plant specifics and diverse equipment portfolio.
“Davis-Standard has an impressive operation and it was an honor to tour the facility in Pawcatuck,” said Congressman Courtney. “The cleanliness of the machining floor, advanced manufacturing practices and employee engagement is really something to behold.” He continued, “We’re very proud of Davis-Standard and the strong economic boost they continue to provide to southeastern Connecticut.”
Murphy added, “We enjoyed Congressman Courtney’s visit and appreciate his support of the manufacturing industry. Last year, Congress enacted an R&D tax credit this has been beneficial in helping us further our technological advancements. We also appreciate the Congressman’s support of the Pawcatuck expansion, which will house manufacturing capabilities for our growing blown film business.”
Davis-Standard is adding 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 30 jobs in the next two years to its Pawcatuck headquarters, which currently employs over 400 people. The addition, slated for completion later this fall, will house the manufacturing and precision machining of advanced multi-layer blown film dies. It also enables Davis-Standard to move all blown film manufacturing for its Gloucester Engineering product line from Gloucester, Massachusetts, to Pawcatuck.
Davis-Standard has operated in Southeast Connecticut since 1848 and is one of the oldest and largest employers in the Southeast Connecticut/Southwest Rhode Island region. The expansion of the Pawcatuck site reinforces the company’s commitment to the local region. Through its long-standing position as a market leader, it is considered the “Center for Excellence” for Connecticut’s extrusion technology sector. In addition to the Pawcatuck facility, Davis-Standard has manufacturing facilities and subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
For more information about the expansion, contact Carli Guigli at (860) 599-1010.