Did you know that our small state of Connecticut is a manufacturing hub that is home to over 5,000 manufacturing companies, employing 170,000 people. Manufacturing makes up 12.7 percent of the state's total gross domestic product (GDP). CONNSTEP is a non-profit organization that helps Connecticut's manufacturers grow and excel in their industries. Their website features an interesting “Made in CT” directory at
There are currently 133 local Manufacturing companies listed in the Made In CT Directory in the following categories:
- Aerospace & Defense (7)
- Architectural Hardware (1)
- Beverage & Tobacco (3)
- Calibration Equipment & Services (1)
- Chemicals (6)
- Clothing & Apparel (3)
- Computer & Electronic Products (1)
- Computer Peripheral Devices (2)
- Consumer Products (4)
- Electrical Equipment & Components (15)
- Fabricated Metals (33)
- Food (1)
- Forging (1)
- Machinery (7)
- Measuring/Monitoring Instruments (3)
- Medical Device (6)
- Miscellaneous (17)
- Paper (7)
- Plastics & Rubber Products (9)
- Primary Metals (1)
- Printing (1)
- Tooling (1)
- Tooling, Fixtures & Gauges (1)
- Wood Products (2)
The eligibility for the free listing is that a company has a manufacturing NAIC code and your product’s final assembly, manufacturing or processing must take place in Connecticut and the manufacturing facility must be located in Connecticut.
Personally I wonder what software these manufacturers use……
Do They Use Microsoft Dynamics GP for Manufacturing?
I happen to know that several of the manufacturing companies listed in the Made in CT directory use Microsoft Dynamics GP software – including CAL Business Solutions clients.
Check out some of our Dynamics GP manufacturing client case studies and customer videos at
This is what two of our customers had to say about Dynamics GP for Manufacturing:
“Beekley Medical is FDA registered and we maintain strict manufacturing standards. Using Dynamics GP Manufacturing, we are able to track lot information. If we have any quality issues we could immediately track and contact the specific product, supplier, and customers that have been affected.” Olga Glynos, Director of Finance and Technology at Beekley Corporation
“Some of the other ERP systems that we looked at were more heavily manufacturing based, and we were looking for more inventory control and distribution. Dynamics GP gives the company enough functionality to manage the manufacturing process, without being overkill.” Rich Larkin, Director of Operations
More Value from CONNSTEP for Connecticut Manufacturers
In addition to "Made in CT", CONNSTEP provides a number of services that benefit manufacturers, including:
- strategic planning
- strategic marketing
- market research
- business assessment tools
- new product development help
- technology scouting
- lead generation training
- website optimization
- enterprise wide lean
- energy management
- quality training and certification
- free website marketing guide
CONNSTEP has helped 467 companies receive critical business assistance, adding $591 million to their bottom line and reducing costs by $53 million. In the process, CONNSTEP has also helped create and retain more than 2,645 jobs.
CONNSTEP is just one of the many ways manufacturers in Connecticut can excel and grow.
Microsoft Dynamics GP is another because of its flexibility in an ever-evolving manufacturing environment and its ability to help you execute many of the business management skills you can learn from organizations like CONNSTEP.
If you are a Connecticut manufacturing company evaluating new software, contact CAL Business Solutions at [email protected] to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics GP for Manufacturing.
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