Gov. Malloy Announces Cyient to Expand Aerospace Manufacturing Operations in East Hartford
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Cyient, Inc., a multi-faceted aerospace engineering design and manufacturing firm is expanding its operations in East Hartford. Currently employing 456 full time workers in Connecticut, the company plans to add 85 full-time jobs over the next three years.
“Connecticut is a leader in aerospace precision manufacturing and is home to a supply chain of over 75,000 workers that support this industry across the state,” Governor Malloy said. “We are thrilled to have Cyient expand its presence in East Hartford as our entire aerospace industry ramps up across the state. Connecticut is continuing its standing as worldwide aerospace leader.”
Established in 1991, Cyient has 38 locations across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a leader in engineering design services. The company is a supplier to Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, and other aerospace companies throughout Connecticut, and was recently awarded the Productivity Savings and Cost Avoidance Award and the Supplier Productivity Innovation Award by Pratt & Whitney.
“We are excited for this opportunity to grow our operations in Connecticut,” Tom Edwards, President of Cyient North America, said. “Cyient’s success is based on close collaboration with our clients, and these investments will allow us to stay close to our customers based both in Connecticut and across the country.”
Cyient recently relocated its United States headquarters to 99 East River Drive in East Hartford. The company is also in the process of expanding its delivery center located at the same site. In total, the company is taking up an additional 15,500 square feet to expand its operation and accommodate employee growth over the next three years.
The state, through the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), will support this project with a $500,000 loan. Cyient will use the funds to purchase machinery and equipment for the expansion.
“Today is another example of how DECD programs are helping leading companies like Cyient grow and excel in our state,” DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith said. “These partnerships with companies in strategic sectors are smart investments in our economic future.”