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Murphy Honors Bridgeport's Moore Tool For Four Generations Of Manufacturing

Newman Marsilius IV
Newman Marsilius IV Photo Credit: Bridgeport Hospital Foundation

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is honoring Moore Tool Co. by putting a spotlight on the fourth generation, family-owned and -operated manufacturer in Bridgeport.

Richard F. Moore founded Moore Tool in 1924 as a tool and die company. Not long after, he realized that the machinery he needed to conduct his business was not available. Over the years, Moore evolved his product line to meet these demands, and today, Moore Tool manufactures automated computer numerical control (CNC) Continuous Path jig grinders, sensor systems, and other equipment for aerospace, defense, optics, food packaging, metal stamping, and plastics forming industries.

Moore Tool employs 65 workers and is looking to hire new software engineers and CNC machinists. In addition to their 100,000-square-foot, temperature-controlled facility in Bridgeport, Moore Tool runs facilities in New Hampshire and New York. To date, Moore Tool has produced more than 6,000 jig borers and 8,000 jig grinders – most of which are still in use today.

As an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certified manufacturer, Moore Tool exports 60 percent of its sales to customers across North America, South America, Asia, Europe, India, and the Middle East, including to companies such as Canon, Samsung, Victorinox, GoPro, Inc., UTC Aerospace, and Sikorsky.

Moore Tool also partners with the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Housatonic Community College to provide input and internships to students. In 2015, Moore Tool was inducted into the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

“Connecticut manufacturers thrive when they can sell their products to people around the world. With nearly two-thirds of their business devoted to exports, Moore Tool is showing us how it’s done,” said Murphy.

Newman Marsilius IV, Vice President and Managing Director of Moore Tool, said, “Moore Tool leads the markets we participate in due to our highly skilled and trained employees. They are the reason the Company has been successful. We are pleased to see our state government making the much needed investments into manufacturing education. This will greatly help train the next generation workforce."

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