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  • Title: Welcome to MACT.org - Established 1992
    Descriptive info: .. 2014 CT Manufacturing Industry Survey Report (pdf).. 2009 Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut..

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  • Title: Human Resources
    Descriptive info: The Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut (MAC) and The Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE) are excited to announce a partnership that is designed to provide additional services to MAC members.. Effective immediately, EANE's.. Human Resource Information/Hotline.. will be available to all MAC members.. Staffed by six (6) highly-skilled, human resource, business, and legal professionals with over 140 years of experience, EANE s hotline allows you to call to:.. discuss options for resolving employee related challenges;.. benchmark compensation, benefits or employment-related practices;.. explore, develop or implement new policies, procedures, benefits or other employment-related initiatives;.. receive feedback on forms, memos or correspondence pertaining to an employment-related issue.. EANE has been  ...   is just one more way MAC brings value to your company or organization.. To access this new resource,.. call (toll free) 877-662-6444.. and ask for the Hotline person of the day.. As our partnership continues to grow, so will the services that you will enjoy.. Watch your mail for more information about other benefits; including learning development opportunities, e-alerts, and other human resource services.. We look forward to continuing to work with you to meet your needs both now in and in the future.. Home.. |.. Who We Are.. Legislative.. Energy.. Events.. Join.. News.. Services.. Human Resources.. CT Manufacturing by the Numbers.. MAC Index.. 2012 Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut..

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  • Title: Staff
    Descriptive info: Please consider the Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut's staff an extension of your own staff.. Frank J.. Johnson,.. President/CEO.. Phone: 203/596-1900 Ext.. 6.. Email:.. FJohnson@MACT.. org.. Don Marold,.. VP, Administration.. 4.. DMarold@MACT.. Georgette Huie,.. Business Development Manager.. 3.. GHuie@MACT..

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  • Title: Agenda 2013
    Descriptive info: A Plan For Rebuilding.. Manufacturing Competitiveness and.. Job Growth in Connecticut.. The best way to grow and attract jobs in Connecticut is to create an environment where manufacturing thrives and prospers.. Connecticut, like the rest of the nation, is slowly emerging from a long and deep recession which has included major slowdowns in the housing, automotive, financial and retail sectors.. The situation is exacerbated by increased competition from lower cost states and foreign countries combined with the difficulty of credit availability.. This year, as never before, it is incumbent upon the new administration and the members of the Connecticut General Assembly to look at long term structural solutions that will make Connecticut manufacturers competitive and help to grow well-paying manufacturing jobs right here in our state.. We present our top ten recommendations:.. 1).. Connecticut must keep in place all previously-enacted legislation that was passed to help make CT manufacturers competitive with our border states.. Principle among these is the phase-out of Personal Property Tax on Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment.. Tax policy should encourage competitiveness and capital investment.. 2).. Connecticut should aid in the creation of credit facilities that can infuse CT manufacturers with much needed capital and Connecticut should institute job creation tax credits that incentivize hiring at CT manufacturing facilities.. 3).. Connecticut should re-examine the costly mandates that have been placed on health care plans in our state and avoid adding any new mandates.. Connecticut should also require that future mandates can only be added with a two-thirds vote of the CGA.. 4).. Connecticut should require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) work with companies in their efforts to be compliant, and issue the necessary permits in a timely way to help them define and implement plans that bring them into compliance.. 5).. Connecticut should combat oppressive electric supply contracts that are costing many manufacturers untold thousands of dollars.. The Energy Technology committee should put together a task force to develop a code of conduct for electric supply brokers.. 6).. Connecticut should re-examine the costly mandates that are placed upon our towns and cities to help alleviate painful increases in local property tax rates and require that future mandates can only be added with a two-thirds vote of the CGA.. 7).. Connecticut must not further raise business costs.. Connecticut should declare a two-year hiatus on the imposition of any new regulation, tax, mandate or statute that will increase the cost of manufacturing in Connecticut.. 8).. Connecticut should examine the feasibility of expanding existing tax credits that are available to manufacturers organized as C corporations to the manufacturing companies that are structured as S corporations, limited liability companies (LLC s) and sole proprietorships.. 9).. Connecticut should compare tax rates, labor policies and regulatory compliance costs to our neighboring states in order to determine why per capita taxation is higher in Connecticut than in all of our neighboring states and then take steps to make CT competitive.. 10).. Connecticut must reduce healthcare costs, while improving quality and access.. A strong private-sector industry is vital to competiveness.. TOPICS:.. Taxation.. Environmental.. Workforce Development.. Health Care Costs.. Employee Benefit Costs.. Additional Manu-Facts.. TAXATION.. Manufacturers in Connecticut have survived many difficult economic cycles.. Despite the market upheaval of 2008 and the ongoing credit crisis, CT manufacturers continue to be the engine of the Connecticut economy.. The manufacturing associations of Connecticut and their members and employees urge great caution that no action is taken to further impair the ability of CT manufacturers to recover in these difficult economic times.. Property Tax.. Manufacturers recognize the challenges faced by Connecticut municipalities.. They further believe that manufacturers are already paying their fair share and urge that municipalities be directed toward efforts to help manufacturers remain in their communities as active employers.. Efforts should include:.. The critical phase-out of the Personal Property Tax on Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment must remain.. in place.. and.. on schedule.. Contingency-based personal property tax audits should be prohibited outright.. Manufacturing machinery and equipment installed by manufacturers in order to facilitate Load Response (LR) or Distributed Generation (DG) projects should be exempted from property tax and treated as manufacturing equipment.. Environmental control equipment installed in a manufacturing facility for emissions compliance should be treated as manufacturing equipment.. Succession.. Many manufacturing companies are family owned and are passed from one generation to the next.. The imposition of any new estate tax that will affect the transfer of a family business between generations is extremely problematic for manufacturers.. Sales Use Tax.. CT must carefully analyze the impact on manufacturing when considering joining the Multi-state Sales Tax Compact.. Although the overall sales and use tax rate may decline as a result, manufacturers could be negatively impacted if certain categories of goods are included.. Connecticut should eliminate tax on equipment installed by manufacturers in order to facilitate Load Response (LR) or Distributed Generation (DG) projects; environmental control equipment installed in a manufacturing facility for emissions compliance; and the labor associated with installing equipment that is exempt from the sales tax should be similarly exempt.. Corporate.. Connecticut should avoid moving to Unitary or any other taxation methodology that would extract more revenue from Connecticut manufacturers.. Manufacturers are paying their fair share.. Eliminate the $250 Entity Tax on all businesses with 10 or fewer employees.. Connecticut should examine the feasibility of expanding certain existing tax credits that are available to manufacturers organized as C corporations to the manufacturing companies that are structured as S corporations, limited liability companies (LLC s) and sole proprietorships.. Eliminate the 70% cap on corporate income tax credits.. The CGA should amend the Manufacturing Job Creation Tax Credits passed three years ago to include the creation of.. any new.. manufacturing job in Connecticut (from the current requirement that 50 jobs be created) to spur employment growth in manufacturing.. Encourage manufacturers to reinvest in their Connecticut facilities by creating tax-exempt investment  ...   shadowing.. Employees enrolled in apprenticeship programs need to be exempted from collecting unemployment compensation until a reasonable time has passed for evaluating the new hire.. Manufacturers willing to hire and train new employees believe that this exemption should exist for the first 30 days of employment.. HEALTH CARE COSTS.. Health care costs in Connecticut continue to escalate, fueled in part by the constant addition of mandated benefits.. Connecticut must resist adding additional costly mandates to employer funded health care plans.. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT COSTS.. Connecticut is a high cost state in which to manufacture.. Not the least of these expenses is the fully absorbed cost of employee wages and benefits.. Manufacturers recognize that this is a high labor cost state and that wages are determined between employers and employees but MAC also believes that controlling benefit costs is essential.. To that end we must:.. Avoid moving toward mandatory paid sick leave.. Most manufacturers already offer employees an array of paid-day options and imposing a one-size-fits-all approach will be expensive and disruptive to employees and employers.. Deem that illegal aliens are not eligible for benefits under the Second Injury Fund, which is funded by employers as an added cost to their workers comp premiums.. Encourage the hiring of probationary employees by changing the threshold, CGS Sec.. 31-255a(c), from $500 in wages,.. to thirty days of employment.. that an employee must complete in order to qualify for unemployment compensation.. This lessens exposure for employers who hire probationary employees or hire for on-the-job training (OJT).. Amend the statutes to eliminate permanency awards for pre-existing conditions.. With the elimination of the Second Injury Fund, employers may find themselves financially responsible for 100% of a disability despite the fact that the entire disability or a substantial portion of it may have pre-existed employment and is not the result of an on-the-job injury.. Reject captive audience proposals that restrain workplace communications and prevent employees from hearing directly from their employers about issues that affect their jobs, benefits or workplace.. Reject card check proposals that take away the democratic, secret-ballot process in labor union elections and deny workers the right to hear all sides and make their decisions without pressure.. Amend provisions on repetitive trauma to reduce permanent disability awards for that portion of disability resulting from lifestyle and/or the aging process.. ADDITIONAL MANU-FACTS.. Connecticut.. lost 53,891.. manufacturing jobs.. between 1997 and 2007.. If we had kept those jobs the effect on.. the Connecticut economy would be:.. A total additional.. $20 billion.. more in total manufacturing sales in 2007.. An.. additional $30 billion.. in total sales from all industries in 2007.. additional 79,000.. total non manufacturing jobs in 2007.. additional 132,000.. jobs in Connecticut in 2007.. additional $4.. 5 billion.. in manufacturing employee compensation in 2007.. additional $3.. 6 billion.. in employee compensation in the non-manufacturing sector in 2007.. additional $7.. 8 billion.. in Connecticut's gross domestic product from the.. manufacturing sector in 2007.. additional $14.. 2 billion.. in Connecticut's gross domestic product in 2007.. additional $6.. 4 billion.. in gross domestic product from Connecticut's.. non-manufacturing sector in 2007.. Each $1 Million in increased sales in manufacturing sector creates:.. 2.. 5 jobs.. associated directly with those sales.. About.. 1 other manufacturing job indirectly.. associated with those sales.. Nearly 5 other jobs.. associated with the indirect and income effects from those sales.. A total of.. 8.. 3 Connecticut jobs.. An additional.. $935,500.. in sales,.. $615,475.. in the non-manufacturing sectors.. $585,197.. in income in the state.. $341,582.. in income indirectly related to the increase of 1 million in sales.. Purchases of.. $369,567.. from Connecticut companies.. MANU-FACTS.. According to the latest numbers available:.. Average manufacturing wages in Connecticut increased from.. $54,488.. to.. $69,360.. between 2000 and 2007.. In 2007 there were.. 191,400.. employees in Connecticut's manufacturing sector.. In 2007.. 13.. 3.. percent of all private non-farm employees in Connecticut were in the manufacturing sector.. On average employment in a manufacturing company in Connecticut increased from.. 36.. 6.. 39.. 7.. On average there are.. 23.. more employees in a manufacturing company than an average employment site in Connecticut.. The gross domestic product of manufacturing companies in Connecticut was.. $27.. 4.. billion in 2007.. There are.. 5,233.. manufacturing companies in Connecticut.. Between.. 2000.. 2007.. there was a.. decline.. of.. 684.. That s a decline.. 11.. 5%.. Manufacturers in Connecticut pay.. $171.. million in sales and use tax annually.. According to the non-profit Tax Foundation, CT has the.. third highest.. tax burden of the fifty states.. Manufacturers make up.. 6%.. of the corporate population, but they contribute.. 25%.. of the corporate tax revenue.. U.. manufacturers account for.. a third.. of the nation s energy use and nearly.. 30 percent.. of its electricity usage.. 90 percent.. of all high tech industries identified by the federal government are in the manufacturing sector.. Productivity in Connecticut's manufacturing sector was.. 42 percent higher.. than the rest of the state's economy in 2007.. Manufacturing commodities accounted for.. 82.. 4 percent.. of all exports in 2007.. Connecticut's manufacturing sector was the.. 4th.. most productive of all 50 states in 2007.. 24 percent higher.. than the rest of the national manufacturing sector.. Between 2000 and 2004 the rise in benefit costs accounted for more than half of the increase in total manufacturing compensation.. Rising Health care costs are one of the biggest challenges manufacturers and their employees face.. According to a 2006 survey of small and medium sized manufacturers:.. - 87%.. of respondents listed rising health care costs as their greatest challenge.. - Further more than.. 10%.. of the companies surveyed spent an average of.. 27%.. of sales on health care expenses.. - As a result of rising costs,.. 69%.. of those surveyed said they had to raise their employees share of coverage costs, while.. 28%.. said that they would begin to raise employee costs or increase Health Savings Accounts ( HSA s)..

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  • Title: Energy Services
    Descriptive info: How can your company cut down on the shocking costs of energy?.. Take advantage of MAC energy services.. Learn more about MAC Energy Services by.. downloading our slideshow here (pdf).. or watching it below..

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  • Title: Events Calendar
    Descriptive info: Click on an event name to learn more details about the event or click the registration icon.. to register for an event.. June 2014.. 09.. MAC Golf Tournament..

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  • Title: MACT.org - Membership Application
    Descriptive info: Online Application Form.. Type of Membership:.. Please choose.. Manufacturing Membership.. Sustaining Member.. Associate Member.. Affiliate Membership.. Energy Membership.. Individual Membership.. Please fill out and submit the form below.. or.. download an application form here.. Your Name:.. Title:.. Company or Organization:.. Address:.. Town/City:.. State:.. Zip:.. Telephone:.. Fax:.. Email:.. Website (URL):.. Additional Information:.. Number of Employees:.. SIC Code:.. Type of Business:.. Authorized by:.. Preferred Method of Payment:.. Annually.. Quarterly.. Committee Interests:.. Legislative Affairs.. Environment.. Education/Training..

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  • Title: News
    Descriptive info: 2014 Connecticut Manufacturing Industry Survey results.. Everything We Wanted is in Extenders.. From the desk of Dean Zerbe.. Finance Committee Finishes Business Before Deadlline.. Commerce and Finance Committees Hear Presentation on UTC agreement.. MAC Members: Sign up for Load Response and get paid when you use less power.. The Shift in Energy: 3 Trends in 2014.. Join this exclusive, free webinar from Constellation and you could win a tablet!.. Microgrids to Play a Major Role in Federal Government Energy  ...   search of either full time or part time custodial/janitorial duties.. CPR and First Aid for Adults.. Thursday, April 24 from 8am to 1pm - MAC.. Save the Date: Golf Tournament.. The annual MAC Golf Tournament will be held at the Country Club of Waterbury on Monday, June 9, 2014.. Upcoming Events from CCAT.. Welcome new members.. MAC is proud to welcome its newest members.. more.. Attacking Value Added Manufacturing Activities for Competitive Advantage.. Written by Bob Torrani of CCAT..

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  • Title: Services
    Descriptive info: MAC Member-Only Services.. MAC Energy Services.. Offers MAC members energy-related services designed to save your company money.. Participation in MAC's natural gas and electricity purchasing pools, energy and tax audits, and more.. Contact Frank Johnson at 203/596-1900, ext.. 6, or by email:.. fjohnson@mact.. MAC Employee Benefit Services.. Offers MAC members the complete variety of carrier choices, (Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Connecticare, etc.. ) with the ability to offer you medical,dental coverage; HRA and HSA consultation, 401 (k) plans; group life accident, short and long-term disability, voluntary benefits, Section 125, long-term care, succession planning and more.. Contact Don Marold at 203/596-1900, ext.. 4 or by email:.. dmarold@mact.. MAC Website and Internet Services.. Offe.. rs  ...   that provide 4 hours a month of free legal services to MAC members (on a first come, first served basis, limit one hour per company per month).. After the initial consultation, if a MAC member company needs additional legal services, they are available at a discount of up to 30 percent.. MAC HR Solutions.. Allows MAC members access to human resource experts who can answer any questions in this complex, ever-changing field.. MAC also provides its members with the latest in employee relations, staffing, compensation, training, and results of an annual Wage Salary Survey (free to those who choose to participate).. Contact the MAC HR Hotline at 203/596-1900, ext.. 3, or by email:..

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  • Title: MAC Index
    Descriptive info: The MAC Index.. is a critical tool for measuring the competitiveness of Connecticut manufacturers versus their counterparts in other states.. The MAC Index compares Connecticut s position to all other states in the areas of productivity, manufacturing costs, economic structure, physical infrastructure, quality of life, and technology for the years 1992, 2000, 2001,  ...   this report to address issues associated with the changes in Connecticut s economy over time.. Click on the icon below to view the report.. You will need.. Adobe Reader.. to view these files.. MAC Index Archive:.. MAC Index 2004-2005.. MAC Index 2003.. MAC Index 2002.. MAC Index 2001.. CT Manfacturing by the Numbers..

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  • Title: Members
    Descriptive info: MAC has members from many manufacturing diciplines and from locations across Connecticut.. Our smallest member has three employees and our largest, more than ten thousand.. MAC s primary focus is on the needs of small to mid-size companies, but not to the exclusion of larger manufacturers.. Our bylaws guarantee that our board will always be controlled by active manufacturing leaders.. To learn more about a member, click on their name listed below.. Manufacturers.. Acme-Monaco Corporation.. Albea Metal Americas, Inc.. Alderman-Dow Iron & Metal Company, Inc.. Allied Printing Services, Inc.. AMGRAPH Packaging, Inc.. Armoloy of Connecticut, Inc.. Astro Multi-Form & Spring, Inc.. Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.. Barnes Group.. BIC Corporation.. Bodycote Thermal Processing.. Bremser Technologies, Inc.. Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.. BYK USA, Inc.. Calzone Case Company.. Composition Materials Company.. Connecticut Container Corp/Unicorr Packaging Group.. Crabtree & Evelyn.. Curtis Packaging Corporation.. Custom Metal Crafters.. D.. O.. Manufacturing Co.. , Inc.. Danbury Square Box Company.. DASCO Welded Products.. Demsey Manufacturing Company, Inc.. Drawn Metal Tube Company.. Duralite, Inc.. Eagle Valley Eco Fuel, Inc.. Edmunds Gages.. Edson Manufacturing, Inc.. Electri-Cable Assembly, Inc.. Empco, Inc.. Environics, Inc.. Erickson Metals Corp.. Eyelet Crafters, Inc.. Flagship Converters.. Flat Spring Technology Inc.. Four Star Manufacturing Co.. Fourslide Spring Products, Inc.. GEMCO Manufacturing Company, Inc.. General Heat Treating.. Gordon Rubber & Packing Company.. GybeNorth Industries LLC dba American  ...   & Mfg.. Corp.. Specialty Printing, LLC.. Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.. Superior Plating Co.. Technical Industries, Inc.. The J.. J.. Ryan Corp.. Traver IDC.. Truelove & Maclean.. S.. Chrome Corp.. Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc.. United Aluminum Corporation.. Valley Container, Inc.. Vernier Metal Fabricating, Inc.. Ville Swiss Automatics, Inc.. Ward Leonard Electric Company, Inc.. Watson Inc.. Web Industries.. Windsor Marketing Group, Inc.. Associate Members.. Citizens Bank of Connecticut.. Connecticut Light & Power Company.. CONNSTEP, Inc.. Constellation.. McCarter & English LLP.. Northeast Utilities.. United Illuminating Company.. Webster Bank.. Yankee Gas Services Compamy.. Affiliate Members.. Albert Bros.. alliantgroup.. Anthony V.. Avallone.. Blum, Shapiro & Company, PC.. CCSU-ITBD.. CPM Group Insurance Services, Inc.. Direct Energy.. Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center of Greater Waterbury.. Gaffney, Bennett & Associates.. Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce.. Industrial Riggers.. Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc.. (IPAT, Inc.. ).. KPMG, LLP.. Manufacturers' News, Inc.. National Association of Credit Management.. Peer to Peer Advisors.. Stifel.. T.. M.. Byxbee Company, PC.. Tracy Driscoll Insurance & Financial Services.. Travelers Insurance Company.. WorkPlace Cornerstone Group.. Individuals.. DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.. Elf Enterprise.. Evolvn, LLC.. Minchella & Associates, L.. L.. C.. National Utility Auditing Services.. nPlus One Consulting.. Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.. Chase Collegiate School.. HPC Foodservice.. Meriden Enterprise Center.. Smaller Manufacturer's Association of CT.. Town of Seymour..

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