2011 Connecticut Manufacturing &Technology Day

Today was Connecticut Manufacturing & Technology Day at the state capital in Hartford. Horst Engineering has made a habit of participating in this fun event. 40 manufacturing businesses set up booths in the capital. We  had a great spot next to one of our best customers, United Technologies Corporation. We supply several of UTC’s business units with precision machined components.

I’ve seen UTC’s standard public relations booth several times, but I never tire from viewing the Hamilton Sundstrand Extravehicular Mobility Unit (space suit) or the Pratt & Whitney engine cutaway display.  Sikorsky Aircraft topped all of the business units with an incredible “sample product” of its own. They flew an S-76C++ model helicopter from Poughkeepsie, New York to Hartford and landed it on the lawn of the capital. This incredible $11MM executive chopper was built in 1989, and spent the day on the grass and was open to anyone who wanted to check it out. I sat in the plush five seat interior. It is cool to think that we have parts on these incredible machines.

The two test pilots were friendly and knowledgeable. The “salesman” was a hoot. Imagine flying around the world and demonstrating the functionality of an aircraft as sophisticated as an S-76. The capital cost is steep, with new VIP models pushing $13MM plus, but the operating costs are more than $5000/hour. I dressed the part, much like you would shopping for a car, but Horst Engineering is going to take a pass for now.

I was joined by Horst Engineering colleagues, Jim Bowtruczyk and Scott Bowtruczyk. We spoke with state legislators, other business leaders, and with Nancy Wyman, the Lieutenant Governor. Governor Dannel Malloy was not in Hartford today. The Connecticut Business & Industry Association did a good job hosting the event. Manufacturing made a positive impression today.

0 Responses to “2011 Connecticut Manufacturing &Technology Day”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Horst Engineering Family of Companies

Cross Spikes™


Not a bad #sunset in #vermont ### #nembafest #kingdomtrails
Good first afternoon at #nembafest at @kingdomtrails in #vermont ### #mountainbiking @the_ccap #teamhorstsports @horsteng #teamhorstjuniorsquad #kingdomtrails
The first #Bolton Summer XC Series Race of the season. Plus, a vintage @mootscycles mountain bike with some trick parts! @shenipsitstriders #shenipsitstriders #trailrunning #crosscountry #boltonheritagefarm
Good day at #mountgreylock @trailrunningmom ran her 20th consecutive Mt. Greylock Trail Race. I did the 5K with the kids and then rode to the top. Trophies went to Deb and Shep. #trailrunning #cycling #shenipsitstriders #teamhorstsports 🏃‍♀️🚴🏽⛰ 🏆
Good to be back at #windingtrails for the Summer #Triathlon Series. #mountainbike #trailrunning #sunset
Livingston Family firefighters. 🔥 👩‍🚒 🚒 When @trailrunningmom “smoked” the obstacle course AND added some push-ups for good measure, the Chief pulled out his business card and made a pitch for her to join the squad. I thought I was the competitive one, but she can turn anything into a competition! The kids had a blast too at family day.
From race directing to @thecubscouts directing. Proud day for our son, @trailrunningmom and the rest of #cubscouts Pack 157 Den 5 as they earned their Arrow of Light. Four of her boys are moving to @boyscoutsofamerica #scoutsbsa after five years of fun and learning.
Little D and I ran the @shenipsitstriders #soapstonemountaintrailrace Jerry Stage Sampler 6K with a bunch of other crazies! Tackling the infamous Sandpit with its 40% gradient and slick conditions was great fun. #trailrunning #shenipsitstriders #teamhorstsports 🏃‍♀️⛰
Start of the @shenipsitstriders 34th annual #soapstonemountaintrailrace This is the 15th year as Race Director for @trailrunningmom #trailrunning #shenipsitstriders #teamhorstsports ⛰🏃‍♀️

Follow me on Twitter



Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 308 other followers

%d bloggers like this: