| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:09 PM
The former president of Pratt & Whitney, David P. Hess, has been pulled from retirement to take over aerospace business development at United Technologies Corp., the company said Tuesday.
The latest move comes only days after United Technologies...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:49 PM
United Technologies Corp. has eliminated a top aerospace job and, with it, a layer of management that for years separated Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems from the conglomerate's chief executive in Hartford.
Alain Bellemare, president and...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:52 PM
The first bill he'll introduce when he returns to Washington will be the American Jobs Matter act. That bill says the Pentagon should consider the impact to U.S. jobs when making procurement decisions.
HARTFORD — As he has for the past five years,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
For more than a decade, the United States military has depended on buying Russian-made rocket engines to launch its most crucial satellites. On Friday, Congress said no more.
Despite lobbying from a joint venture of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s.
As the "Provision State," it...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 6:08 AM
ENFIELD — The barcode's first commercial use came in 1969, the same year that electronics engineer Jim Bianco founded Control Module Industries.
Bianco, then 33, had gotten his start at Hamilton Standard (now United Technologies Aerospace Systems)...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:19 AM
When first lady Mamie Eisenhower ceremonially pushed the USS Nautilus into the Thames River in 1954, ushering in the atomic submarine era, the vessel carried 140 types of springs made by one Connecticut company alone.
It was no fluke for Barnes Group...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Government activities dominated the Connecticut business scene and the Top Ten list of stories in 2014 even more than in the past. And the ranking doesn't even include the start of legalized marijuana sales in September.
We didn't see large-scale...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:40 AM
There's no tidy way to summarize the state of innovation and invention in Connecticut, as enterprises have grown from numerous directions, each with its own tradition.
It's safe to say that big corporations such as United Technologies, Pfizer and the...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:11 AM
For two centuries, Hartford has been a center of commerce, industry and innovation. The city's businesspeople have led the way in everything from insurance to firearms, from bicycles to aircraft.
But many of Hartford's entrepreneurs never forgot the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Another former employee of United Technologies Corp. has been arrested by federal authorities and accused of trying to take sensitive documents relating to military aerospace programs to another country.
In a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday at U.S....