This week the South-Central Manufacturing Industry Partnership held their quarterly event on October 12th which coincides with Roto North America’s celebration of Manufacturing Day throughout the month of October. This coalition is an industry-led regional sector partnership focused on growing and supporting the manufacturing industry in the South-Central region of Connecticut. The partnership was created in response to the Connecticut Governor’s Workforce Council’s prioritization of regional sector partnerships as a way to harness the economic power of critical jobs sectors and better coordinate public support for those sectors.

As a co-chair of this partnership, Roto North America’s President and CEO, Chris Dimou, was able to deliver opening remarks for this event. In his worlds of welcome to begin the meeting, Dimou highlighted how “manufacturers like us are faced with pressing questions related to keeping our employees safe, ensuring workforce development, the talent pipeline, supply chain management, and a myriad of other topics. It is clear that no single organization can effectively manage all of this alone. We must join with our industry partners as well as business and community organizations, to collectively navigate the challenges that are ahead”.

By working with other industry leaders in the region, it is the hope that members of this collaboration can “collectively address issues related to talent management, promoting manufacturing and the competitive cost topography”. The goal of coming together in this partnership is that each member will reap the benefits of shared knowledge as well as aiding the industry as a whole.

Roto North America is excited to continue to work with the 40+ organizations from different regional manufacturers that make up the South-Central Manufacturing Industry Partnership.

About Roto North America

Roto North America is comprised of Roto Frank of America, Inc. in Chester, Connecticut and Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Both locations manufacture window and door hardware, which offers solutions for North American and European applications. RFA and RFC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Roto Frank Fenster- und Türtechnologie GmbH, a global leader in window and door hardware, with 15 production plants and more than 30 subsidiaries worldwide.

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