Shelton state reps join tour of Sikorsky Aircraft plant

State Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty of Shelton recently took part in a two-hour tour of the Sikorsky Aircraft facilities in Stratford.

State Reps. Pam Staneski, Jason Perillo (Shelton), Kim Rose, state Sen. Gayle Slossberg, state Reps. Laura Hoydick, Themis Klarides (House minority leader) and Ben McGorty (Shelton), with Jackie Iacovazzi, of United Technologies government relations, during their tour of the Sikorsky plant.

State Reps. Pam Staneski, Jason Perillo (Shelton), Kim Rose, state Sen. Gayle Slossberg, state Reps. Laura Hoydick, Themis Klarides (House minority leader) and Ben McGorty (Shelton), with Jackie Iacovazzi, of United Technologies government relations, during their tour of the Sikorsky plant.

The two local Republicans joined other regional lawmakers on the tour, where they were shown the workings of the plant.

Perillo voted last session for the Connecticut Aerospace Reinvestment Act last session, aimed at re-inforcing Connecticut as a leader in the aerospace industry and retaining and creating jobs.

McGorty, who was elected following the passage of the measure, has expressed support for the program

 

Many Shelton residents work at plant

More than 800 Shelton residents are employees of United Technologies, which includes Sikorsky, and over 60 Shelton companies are suppliers to the company.

“Sikorsky is an incredibly important part of the fabric of the region’s communities,” Perillo said. “Not just as major employer and a leader in aerospace manufacturing, but also for their remarkable corporate citizenship.”

McGorty said he appreciated “being able to tour their impressive facilities and see why they are the backbone of our region’s manufacturing base.”
United Technologies, which also includes Pratt & Whitney, employs 22,200 workers in Connecticut.

 

 

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