Electri-Cable Assemblies (ECA) of Shelton has been named the “Made in CT” manufacturer of the week by ConnStep, a government-backed nonprofit organization that promotes modern manufacturing practices.
ECA is a designer and manufacturer of power, data and electrical solutions for the office furniture industry. The company’s power and data modules are used in conference room applications as well as training-table, library and educational applications.
Founded in 1975, ECA employs 65 people at its Mountain View Drive facility in Shelton.
Won award from association
The company also has received the AME Northeast Excellence in Manufacturing Award by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence due to its ongoing commitment to lean manufacturing and improving methodologies.
Bonnie Del Conte, president of ConnStep, said Electri-Cable Assemblies “is representative of the strong, lean businesses that make Connecticut a leader in manufacturing productivity, and we are proud to have them part of the Made in CT program.”
Lean manufacturing is a term used to describe eliminating waste while focusing on increased customer value.
Learn more about Electri-Cable Assemblies at electri-cable.com.
Made in CT program
The Made in CT program (www.made-in-ct.com) is a feature on the ConnStep website, creating a directory for the state’s manufacturers to showcase products and services. The goal of the program is to showcase products made in Connecticut and highlight the contributions of the manufacturing business community to the public.
Additionally, the program provides social media forums for manufacturers to connect with one another and discuss industry issues.
Del Conte said the program increases the exposure of manufacturing companies and recognizes their role in the Connecticut economy. “The Made in CT program offers local supply chain connections, sector peer networking and greater visibility to legislators and other economic stakeholders,” she said.
ConnStep’s mission is to help Connecticut manufacturers apply advanced technology and modern management methodologies to become more competitive. Since 1994, the organization has helped hundreds of manufacturers annually and has assisted in the creation or retention of thousands of jobs.
ConnStep manufacturing specialists provide business growth, technical and process improvement assistance. The organization is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and the U.S. Department of Commerce through the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership program within the National Institute of Standards and Technology.