Key Industries | Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

Today's manufacturing companies are generally small companies that produce highly specialized products. They employ highly skilled workers and utilize advanced technology to manufacture high value-added, precision products. Although this cluster is identified as a supercluster and consists of primary metal; fabricated metal product; machinery; computer and electronic product; electrical equipment, appliance and component; and transportation manufacturing, advanced manufacturing as a whole can be seen throughout almost all of the identified clusters, including defense, biomedical/life sciences, and advanced materials, three of the top clusters by employment in the region.

ASSA ABLOY/Sargent Lock Co.

  • The company produces 20 million products built to order
  • 20 year old company with 150+ year old CT based manufacturing brands
  • Manufacture and sell doors, frames, locks, accessory hardware, fences, and bollards
  • Forbes® The World's Biggest Public Companies 2,000 (#860 in 2016)

Amphenol World Headquarters

  • Forbes® The World's Biggest Public Companies 2,000 (#986 in 2016)
  • Amphenol’s core competencies include application specific industrial interconnect solutions utilizing integrated assemblies with flexible printed circuits as well as high-power interconnects requiring a high degree of engineering and system integration.  Industries served include:
    • Automotive
    • Broadband
    • Industrial
    • IT & Datacom
    • Medical
    • Military & Aerospace
    • Mobile Devices
    • Mobile Networks


  • Company provides specialized, high-tech niche parts in a fast-paced environments, placing a high priority on both accuracy and speed
  • Products include:
    • Coaxial Connectors
    • Fiber Optic Devices
    • Antennas
    • Microwave Components & Switches
    • RF Cable Assembly