Pete Tucci was destined for the Major League until he broke his hand playing for the San Diego Padres farm team. His career in baseball…over. That is, until his wife bought him a lathe about 6 years later and he started making bats in his garage.
The Barnes Group was founded in Bristol more than 150 years ago as a company that provided springs for hoopskirts. It then started making springs for the clock industry and over the years, supplied its springs to just about all of the latest technologies of the time.
Pratt & Whitney has always been a trailblazer. The jet engine maker defied conventional wisdom with its air-cooled engine back in the 20s when its founder Frederick Rentschler believed he could create lighter, faster engines.
What do airplane parts and skull implants have in common? Oxford Performance Materials uses 3-D printing technology to create cranial implants for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
Connecticut is home to many traditional manufacturing companies that continue to stay competitive, despite global competition. Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook has reinvented itself as a world leader in luxury packaging and environmental stewardship.
Crunch Time! The recipe for success in Connecticut food manufacturing. Severance Foods in Hartford, a snack food company founded by three friends and Ola! Granola in Norwalk, started by a mother of three.
Connecticut’s thriving bioscience industry, which includes large pharmaceutical companies and small start-ups, has been steadily growing for years. Protein Sciences in Meriden produces a game-changing flu vaccine that takes just weeks to mass produce to fight pandemics worldwide.
CPTV Presents a New Documentary on the State’s Debate on Guns
In light of the tragic December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the state’s citizens and lawmakers have been grappling with our relationship with guns.
Darkest Hours: The Crisis in Childrens Mental Healthcare takes an in-depth look at the breakdown in the mental health care system, featuring five families who share personal stories of frustration, anguish, and loss.
Astons Army: A Swim Teams Legacy chronicles the decades-long winning streak of the Cheshire High Girls Swim Team. The show also profiles the inspirational, unorthodox coach who created the legacy and broke the national record.
Shades of Green, the eco-friendly TV show featuring the emmy winning Christina DeFranco. Shades of Green profiles eco-friendly companies that offer environmentally sound alternative products.
In the “From the Green Files” segments, there is information about leading a “greener” lifestyle – from tips on stopping the onslaught of catalogues and junk mail to safely disposing of batteries and hazardous waste along with some recommendations on “greener” products.
They say necessity is the mother of invention and that’s certainly the case with these two companies. Silex Medical and Woven Orthopedics make medical products used in surgery.