NEW BRITAIN — Guida’s Milk & Ice Cream has completed a 25,000-square-foot expansion of its dairy plant with a two-story addition.

The project, begun in summer 2010 by PDS Engineering & Construction, and includes a 50,000-gallon stainless steel raw milk silo, which will allow for separate storage of conventional and organic milk.

This is the second expansion of the company’s original facility in the past 12 years. The first involved the addition of a cooler, pasteurizing room and laboratory.

Guida’s was founded in 1932 and distributes to retail food and food-service customers throughout southern New England.


 ENFIELD — The state’s newly passed $626 million “jobs bill” includes $2.2 million to Asnuntuck Community College’s Manufacturing Technology Center.

The center is planning to increase its number of full-time students from 200 to 350, and its incumbent workers from 325 to 450. Funds will be distributed over two years.

The program trains workers entering the job market for the first time and retrains dislocated workers.

The jobs bill also includes $17.8 million in funding to clone Asnuntuck’s precision manufacturing program at three community colleges yet to be determined.

Funds at Asnuntuck will also be used to purchase new equipment.