Shelton company is named 'Made in CT' manufacturer of the month

A Shelton-based company, Mercantile Development Inc. (MDI), has been named the “Made in CT” featured manufacturer for the month in September by ConnStep.

MDI produces a series of non-woven wiper products, serving the automotive, food service, healthcare, industrial, janitorial and sanitation, and critical environment industries.

ConnStep is a government-backed nonprofit organization that promotes modern manufacturing practices and helps businesses improve their operations.

MDI has been in business for more than 66 years and, according to a ConnStep release, conducts its operations in a manner that minimizes environmental stress, and creates a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.

The company is based out of a 150,000-square-foot facility on Waterview Drive. It promotes itself as “The Wiper Specialists.”

As part of the Connecticut Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the “Made in CT” program showcases the diversity of products and services manufactured in the state. Learn more at