A Massachusetts manufacturing company is moving to North Haven – and bringing with it 175 manufacturing jobs.
C. Cowles & Co., founded in New Haven in 1838, is relocating its Carlin Combustion Technology division to the former Marlin Firearms factory in North Haven. There the company plans to consolidate its corporate offices and four other manufacturing divisions.
It’s adding 59 new jobs to its current workforce of 116 employees, in partnership with the University of New Haven engineering program and CONNSTEP, a nonprofit agency that provides consulting to Connecticut businesses.
"By partnering and connecting companies with our educational institutions, we are ensuring that Connecticut manufacturers have the workforce they need to compete in a global market and position our state for a manufacturing revolution," Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement Thursday.
The company has received a $250,000 job training grant and has already begun hiring and training new workers, who were chosen from a pool of 400 applicants.
The Department of Economic and Community Development is also providing the company with a $1.77-million loan to help with the cost of relocation.