Bristol manufacturer Novo Precision expanding

Published on Monday, 14 January 2019 20:15
Written by Karla Santos

@KarlaSantosNBH

BRISTOL - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy highlighted Novo Precision, a wire and machine maker as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”

According to Murphy’s announcement, Novo Precision recently launched a project in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry with the potential of adding 10 to 15 jobs in the next six months. Also this year, Novo Precision plans on developing the Novo Research and Development Center to enable the company to develop new products and capabilities to include in their equipment line.

Novo Precision is located at 150 Dolphin Road, and last year, Bill Hazard, the president of the company, purchased the building at 175 Dolphin Road. In October, Murphy toured both facilities and held a town hall meeting with the company’s employees.

“I was thrilled to visit Novo Precision this fall and was very impressed by the innovative products Bill and his team have been working on. And their commitment to buying products right here in Connecticut is crucial to growing our economy,” Murphy said. “Novo is still young, but they have already proven why Connecticut is home to the best manufacturing has to offer. I am excited to see what they come up with next.”

Novo Precision focuses on manufacturing precision machine components, cut to length wire products and medical staples and clips. Some of the equipment at Novo Precision includes spring feeding devices and detanglers, rotary wire strengtheners and rotary tub strengtheners. The company sells machines to companies including UTC, Snap-On, and Abbot Medical.

Novo works with medical companies such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific and ConMed. The company is active in the Bristol community as well, as it partners with Bristol Technical School and the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Program.

“We are looking forward to continued growth over the next several years,” Hazzard said. “Novo Precision will continue to invest in our people, processes, and in developing new products. Both the City of Bristol and the State of Connecticut have been great partners in supporting our growth through matching fund programs, real estate abatements, and their apprenticeship program. The manufacturing economy is also in a pro-U.S. resurgence which has benefited us greatly.”

When Hazard took over Novo Precision in 2014, the company had 20 employees. The company now serves as an employer to 41 people in its various areas of operation.

To learn more about Novo Precision, please call 860-583-0517 or visit the company’s website at www.novoprecision.com .

Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or ksantos@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Business, General News, on Monday, 14 January 2019 20:15. Updated: Monday, 14 January 2019 20:17.