BERLIN - Meadow Manufacturing Inc. is looking to add a new fully integrated software package within the next year and about five employees in the next six months.
The company was established in 2011 by Patrick Temme and Josh MacPhail. Mark Gregoretti acquired Meadow Manufacturing in May 2015. MacPhail currently serves as the facility’s manager.
The company serves the aerospace, aircraft and nuclear industries. Parts for turbines are often manufactured at Meadow Manufacturing. The company also specializes in oil and gas power generation, machining and high temperature alloys.
Using materials such as casting, forging, bar, nickel, cobalt, titanium, magnesium and aluminum alloys while striving to offer quality products and on time delivery are on top of the list at Meadow Manufacturing to ensure customer satisfaction.
Gregoretti said that right now his company works with smaller companies but is looking to work with Pratt & Whitney and other large businesses in the future.
Meadow Manufacturing also partners with qualified suppliers that provide raw materials and other outside services. The main equipment used at the company is a milling machine and lathe machine.
The company employees 15 people, but is growing, getting busier and adding more work, Gregoretti said.
“We will need more employees as the work comes in,” he added.
According to Gregoretti, his business faces the common challenge among local manufacturers: finding qualified workers. For the moment the company is looking to hire a second shift machinist and a quality inspector Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) programmer.
“I have great employees, I try to run the company as a family oriented business,” Gregoretti said.
“I care about my employees, without them I don’t have a company. I treat them as my family. Different than with bigger companies, they are not a number, they are real people.”
According to Heidi Pascucci, when Gregoretti took over the company, Meadow Manufacturing received a grant from the state of Connecticut through the Small Business Express Program to help start up the business. The company also received a grant from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology to continue manufacturing prototype parts and to continue growing the business. Total of both grants was $150,000.
Pascucci added that Lieutenant governor Nancy Wyman toured the business last year to learn about how they had invested the money they received through the grants.
Wyman asked questions about the business’s growth in terms of products, equipment and employees.
Pascucci has worked at Meadow Manufacturing since 2012. She serves as the controller and helps the owner with figuring out the best ways to financially run the business, she said.
Pascucci said she is also working to add the new fully integrated software package.
To learn more about Meadow Manufacturing visit www.meadowmfg.com or call 860-357-3785.
Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.