NEW BRITAIN - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., has selected New Britainâ€™s 71-year-old manufacturer Acme Monaco as this weekâ€™s â€śMurphyâ€™s Monday Manufacturer.â€ť
â€śI want to highlight Acme Monaco for their over 70 years of manufacturing in Connecticut, and for their commitment to serving the New Britain community through partnerships with schools and nonprofits,â€ť Murphy said.
â€śTheir skilled workers and high quality products are a testament to how Connecticut manufacturers are second to none. Iâ€™m happy to highlight their work.â€ť
Acme Monaco makes products for the medical, orthodontic and commercial industries. The business makes catheter guide wires that are used in central line catheters for cardiology, urology, neurology, feeding tubes and pediatric procedures. In addition, Acme Monaco has a product line of springs, stampings and snap rings.
The company grew from having 13 workers to currently employing around 130 people in Connecticut, 80 in Maine and 45 in Singapore.
Â â€śWeâ€™ve been through many changes, and are so proud to be here today, a true family-run business not only surviving, but thriving in a very challenging, very competitive modern economy,â€ť Rebecca Karabin-Ahern, co-president of Acme Monaco, said.
Acme Monaco runs an apprenticeship program in the Connecticut and Maine facilities. The company partners with Tunxis Community College and Central Connecticut State Universityâ€™s Institute of Technology & Business Development.
Acme Monaco also works with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and Klingberg Family Centers, sponsoring families for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Acme Monaco has also hosted six annual employee health fairs, featuring outdoor yoga, and health screening for glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. The health fair also includes skin checks, vision tests, recipes, a Farmers Market, a scavenger hunt, flu shots and more at no charge for employees and family members.
Acme Monaco is located at 75 Winchell Rd. To learn more about the company, call 860-224-1349 or visit www.acmemonaco.com .
Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.