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Spotlight Shines On Manufacturing Work Of Woman-Owned Bridgeport Business

Schwerdtle President Kathy Saint and her business were recently spotlighted by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”
Schwerdtle President Kathy Saint and her business were recently spotlighted by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Photo Credit: University of Connecticut

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Schwerdle Stamp Co., a family- and woman-owned manufacturer in Bridgeport, was recently spotlighted by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”

Founded in 1879, Schwerdtle manufactures tools, dies, and fixtures for marking and embossing plastic, metal, leather, and wood. Schwerdtle tools and dies are used to decorate and mark a variety of products, such as cosmetic containers, industrial tools, medical and research equipment, electronic parts, appliances, and automotive parts.

With the help of 20 Connecticut employees, Schwerdtle services a wide range of customers including Rubbermaid, Medtronic, General Electric and Gillette.

Schwerdtle invests in new technologies in high-speed machining and in CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) software. In an effort to improve their products and expand their workforce, the manufacturing company also maintains strong partnerships with advanced manufacturing programs at research universities and local colleges, including Housatonic Community College.

Schwerdtle President Kathy Saint also serves on the Trade and Technology Advisory Committees for various vocational and technical high schools in Connecticut, such as Emmett O'Brien Technical High School, Platt Technical High School, Eli Whitney Technical High School, and Bullard-Havens Technical High School.

As a member of the Advisory Board for the new Advanced Manufacturing Center at Housatonic Community College and as a member of the Advisory Board for the Materials Science and Engineering school at the University of Connecticut, Saint regularly speaks to students, teachers and guidance counselors about the importance of a STEM education and how it can be applied at manufacturing companies in Connecticut.

“Kathy and the team at Schwerdtle are working hard every day to connect talented advanced manufacturing students with the good-paying jobs that Connecticut manufacturers need to fill,” Murphy said. “That’s great news for the students, great news for our manufacturing firms, and great news for our economy.”

For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.schwerdtle.com/

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