GROTON - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., recently recognized designer and fabricator Hillery Company as his Monday manufacturer.
The company was founded by Herbet Hillery in 1952. Nancy Hillery joined the company in 1975 and took over the business in 1995.
Located at 739 Meridian St. Ext., Hillery has made custom features for Foxwoods Resort Casino such as a light tree and railings.
The business has a water jet machine which is used on a variety of materials up to seven inches thick. Hillery also uses coatings including powder, anodizing and galvanized coatings. In addition, materials such as aluminum, plastics, steel and stainless steel are used.
Hillery also manufactures machine parts for defense contractors including the U.S. Navy, Electric Boat, Lockheed Martin and L3 Technologies.
“Right here in Connecticut, Hillery continues to provide quality services that are essential to the defense of our country,” Murphy said. “Hillery is committed to making sure the next generation of manufacturers in Connecticut are equipped with the skills necessary to master their craft. I’m proud to highlight them.”
The company runs in a 10,000-square-foot facility and employs 15 people.
Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or email@example.com.