About Us

The Manufacturers Association of New Haven County, Inc., Founded 1913.

Executives from member firms get together at regular bi-weekly meetings. In the recent past, these meetings have usually been at lunchtime at the Yale Graduate Club, in New Haven and include short presentations from local business, educational or Government leaders. Other meeting formats include networking meetings, company tours and "round table" issue discussions.

Over the years, our meetings have led to many positive developments for both the members companies and their individual representatives. Our unique forum of community and business leaders focused on manufacturing in the New Haven area is unavailable through any other organization.

Our membership consists of both manufacturing and non-manufacturing members. Non-manufacturing members function as advisors to the manufacturing members where a "non-selling" approach is encouraged by the organization and accepted by the members. Our diverse membership includes firms in fields such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, instrumentation, information systems, consulting, metalworking, gas and electric utilities, banking, insurance, education and more.

Although our members currently employ over 12,000 people, it is vital that the manufacturing community in New Haven County continue to build a stronger identity by attracting more manufacturers to join our Association. The low cost of membership combined with the targeted high-value services provided, make membership in the Association a must for any area manufacturer that is serious about growing his or her business.


What people say about NHMA

Ken Dugan, Managing Partner, Prestige Tool Manufacturing Company:  
“As a small shop (5 employees) I have limited time away from the shop, and a low budget for workshops and seminars. I was able to learn about worker training methods by other manufacturers and lean office methods at NHMA’s lunch programs for $15, including lunch.”

Senator Gary LeBeau, Chairman Connecticut Legislative Commerce Committee:
“When I wanted to know the manufacturers view on the effect of equipment personal property tax legislation on their investment plans, I met with NHMA members.”

Cara Baruzzi, Business Editor, New Haven Register:
“When I needed information for a story about how local manufacturers were implementing lean strategies for growth I interviewed an NHMA member. When we need information on any Greater New Haven manufacturing topic NHMA is who we contact first.”

NHMA Goals

  • Provide a forum where area manufacturers can get together in the spirit of information exchange and cooperation
  • Provide networking opportunities for executives of a diverse group of area business
  • Educate our members and provide relevant information through selected speakers during Association meetings
  • Bring critical issues to our State legislature and Local Governments through our lobbying alliance with the Connecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers.
  • Promote manufacturing growth and opportunities for Manufacturing companies in New Haven County