GEARSHARTFORD: The Connecticut Business & Industry Association and CONNSTEP, a non-profit business consulting firm that historically focused on working with manufactures, announced a formal partnership effective July 1, 2018.

According to CBIA the affiliation ”represents a fresh opportunity for both organizations to work collaboratively with manufacturers, broaden efforts to meet their needs, and bolster the advancement of the industry in Connecticut.”

CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan, said “the combining of two strong organizations that assist manufacturing in different ways will allow us to better support this industry sector, particularly at a time when we’re seeing a resurgence of manufacturing activity here in Connecticut.”

Screen Shot 2018 04 20 at 1.46.26 PMWALLINGFORD: NN Inc. [NASDAQ: NNBR] based in Johnson City, TN has leased the 50,400 square foot building located at 6 Northrup Industrial Park Road. NN Inc. is a “leading diversified industrial manufacturer of high precision metal and plastic components and assemblies.”

The company has subsidiaries in several countries and in addition to its Wallingford subsidiary, Connecticut Plastics LLC the company’s Boston Endo-Surgical Technologies, LLC, Lacey Manufacturing Company, LLC are located in Bridgeport.

Connecticut Plastics is expanding from a 20,000 square foot facility at 1264 Old Colony Road, it is expected to expand employment in the new facility.

David Barnes and Kyle Roberts of CBRE, New England represented the landlord 1070 North Farms Road, LLC and Gary Damato of Press|Cuozzo Commercial Services in Hamden represented the tenant, NN Inc.