For Immediate Release
June 12, 2012

Contact: Rebecca Mead
860.513.3217 (o)
860.539.4915 (m)

(Rocky Hill, Connecticut) - CONNSTEP announced today Sirois Tool Co., Inc. is the featured Made in CT manufacturer of the week. Located in Berlin, Sirois Tool manufactures jigs, fixtures, machine parts, and custom gauges, along with low-volume precision machined parts and assemblies. For over 50 years, Sirois has specialized in precision tooling and gages, including custom ID grinding quills and other spindle parts and accessories. Their modern, 20,000 square foot facility houses the most advanced machining technology. Sirois offers complete in-house design and build capabilities.

Sirois is a committed Lean Manufacturer, working to deliver lower costs and shorter lead times to their customers. They are dedicated to producing high quality products and are ISO9001:2008 certified.

The Made in CT Program ( is a dedicated feature on the CONNSTEP website, creating a directory for the state's manufacturers to showcase products and services. Eligible companies can register to receive a complimentary company profile page to share company history, products/services and company news. The goal of the program is to showcase the products made in the Nutmeg State and highlight the contributions of the manufacturing community to the public. Additionally, the program provides social media forums for manufacturers to connect with one another and discuss industry issues.

"CONNSTEP is excited to provide an opportunity for our manufacturers to benefit from greater exposure and to be recognized for the important impact they make on the Connecticut
community," Bonnie Del Conte, "The Made in CT Program offers local supply chain connections, sector peer networking and greater visibility to legislators and other economic stakeholders."

All participating companies have the opportunity to become the featured manufacturer of the week. As the featured manufacturer of the week, Sirois Tool Co., Inc. will be prominently
displayed on the CONNSTEP website as well as on the "Made in CT" Facebook page, LinkedIn group and Twitter feed (@CTMade).

CONNSTEP's mission is to help Connecticut manufacturers apply advanced technology and modern management methodologies to become more competitive. Since 1994, CONNSTEP's innovative programs help hundreds of manufacturers annually and have assisted in the creation or retention of thousands of jobs. CONNSTEP's team of manufacturing specialists provides business growth, technical and process improvement assistance. Core service areas are business growth strategies and operational excellence solutions. CONNSTEP is sponsored by the  Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the U.S. Department of Commerce through the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program within the National Institute of Standards and Technology.