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STUFF Made in Connecticut - Fall 2018

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F a l l 2 0 1 8 • S T U F F 5 5 S T U F F M a d e I n C T . c o m Michael Alseph "I started with the company as a driver, picking up and dropping off parts. This led to other positions within the company. From there I enrolled in The Connecticut Apprenticeship Program." THE ARTHUR G. RUSSELL CO. INC. The Arthur G. Russell Co. Inc. develops state-of-the-art automatic assembly equipment for the medical device, consumer, food and electronics industries, so they can assemble items like syringes, motors and fuses. It is an ISO 9001:2015 registered private company with over 70 years of designing, building, installing and supporting world-class assembly, test, inspection and packaging systems. Arthur G. Russell is also a great place to learn the industry, as its featured employee Michael Alseph has, along with interns who have become proud employees along the way. www.ArthurGRussell.com Address: 750 Clark Ave., Bristol, CT 06010 Phone: 860-583-4109 Full-time employees: 150 Year founded: 1945 Owner, CEO: Robert Ensminger C O M PA N Y P R O F I L E POSITION: Machine Assembly/ Service Technician AGE: 32 SCHOOL: Crosby High School YEARS AT COMPANY: 13 The Arthur G. Russell Co. Inc. designs and builds custom automation equipment. Its team selects the most appropriate platform and technologies for the most cost-effective solution. Platforms range from continuous motion, cam-driven synchronous chassis, walking-beam automation, power and free conveyors, to custom ground-up designs. Main customers are Fortune-500 companies who are primarily involved with disposable medical devices. The company also serves customers in automotive; consumer disposable products; wiring devices; electrical and electronic components; and the food industry. Electrical assembly technicians: Assemble proprietary items and control systems for automated equipment to design specifications. Machinists: Create complex components using high speed, multi-axis, CNC Machining Centers programmed from solid models via integrated CAD/CAM software. Machine assembly technicians: Build mechanical assemblies to engineering drawings or other documentation; assist with the building of various workstations and fabrication or altering of parts as required. Mechanical engineers: Partake in all aspects of machine detailing and design. Use good judgment and investigation to make robust, effective equipment. Control systems engineers: Responsible for overall control-system concept, design and project deployment. Arthur G. Russell Co. proudly partners with Bristol Technical Education Center and welcomes interns. One student is now interning as a machinist and two past interns were hired full-time after graduating. Both work in the Electrical Assembly Department and are enrolled in The Connecticut Apprenticeship Program, working toward their Journeyperson licenses as electricians. The company offers a 401 (k) profit- sharing plan with a 25-percent match, no limit and up to 3 percent of gross pay profit share based on company profitability. It also offers a medical plan of which the company pays 70 percent, a dental plan where the company pays 50 percent, a life and AD&D insurance plan with the company paying 100 percent, and tuition reimbursement where the company pays 80 percent. Bonuses distributed based on year-end company profitability and merit. Arthur G. Russell Co. gives back to groups like United Way with monetary donations from employees and the company. It also participates in holiday food and toy drives; offers scholarships for local high-school students; hosts blood drivers; supports the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol; and sponsors a F.I.R.S.T. robotics team. A Lean manufacturer, one of the company's 10 guiding principles is that it considers its environmental impact, recycling and minimizing energy and resources consumption. P R O D U C T S M A R K E T S / C U S TO M E R S C O M PA N Y B E N E F I T S C A R E E R / J O B O P P O R T U N I T I E S C O M M U N I T Y E N G A G E M E N T E N V I R O N M E N TA L A W A R E N E S S I N T E R N S H I P P R O G R A M

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