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KRISTI OKI, a mechanical engineer with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, explains the workings and benefits of structured light scanning. A hub for advanced manufacturing, as well as aerospace and defense companies, Hartford is a well-positioned magnet for top talent and companies. Familiar names with a stake in the region include Carrier, Honeywell, Pra & Whitney, Stanley Black & Decker and United Technologies. There also are many smaller firms that supply the big ones. In fact, there are about 2,000 manufacturers centered in the Hartford region, according to the MetroHartford Alliance "Our supply chain is about the best you can find in any region in the world," said Ron Angelo, president and CEO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology in East Hartford. The center helps put advanced technologies into practice. But it is not just the technology that distinguishes Hartford manufac- turing. The region is home to a highly skilled workforce that continues to hone its expertise. A manufacturing tradition that doesn't stand still BY MELINDA RIZZO INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND OLD-FASHIONED YANKEE INGENUITY RUN DEEP IN GREATER HARTFORD'S BLOOD. SUBMITTED 20 HBJ HARTFORD LIVE WORK PLAY

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