State Rep. Jason Perillo visited the Shelton headquarters and manufacturing center of Electri-Cable Assemblies (ECA) to congratulate the company on being named a featured manufacturer of the week by ConnStep.

Perillo joined company officials and employees on the manufacturing floor and congratulated them, presenting an official citation recognizing their achievement from the Connecticut General Assembly.

ECA designs and manufactures power, data and electrical solutions for office furniture. Many of its products are used in conference room, business and library applications.

‘A good product efficiently’

"Electri-Cable is a great example of a local company that does it right," said Perillo, a Republican from Shelton. "It's no secret that the state of Connecticut is not a business-friendly state.

“For Electri-Cable,” he continued, “to overcome the obstacles of state government to enjoy the success they have had under their lean business model is a great statement about their company. They simply deliver a good product efficiently."

ECA employs 65 workers at its Mountain View Drive facility and was founded in 1975. It previously was recognized with the AME Northeast Excellence in Manufacturing Award by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

Help to become more competitive

ConnStep is a government-backed nonprofit organization that promotes modern manufacturing practices. It works to help Connecticut manufacturers apply advanced technology and modern management methodologies to become more competitive.

Since 1994, the organization’s manufacturing specialists have provided business growth, technical and process improvement assistance.

The Made in CT Program ( is featured on the ConnStep website, enabling the state's manufacturers to showcase their products and services as well as demonstrate their contributions to the public.