Auxiliary equipment makers don't generally get a lot of attention, especially from politicians (unless those politicians are doing some kind of press event and want a manufacturing backdrop for an event). So recognition for Industrial Heater Corp. of Cheshire, Conn., by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as "Murphy's Monday Manufacturer" is a nice gesture.
Industrial Heater employs 47 people at a 35,000-square-foot facility, mostly making band heaters used in injection molding. But as Murphy's office pointed out in a June 8 news release, "during the COVID-19 pandemic, Industrial Heater stepped up in a major way."
"Since March, the manufacturing company has supplied over 50,000 nose clips for critical face masks for front-line workers at the U.S. Coast Guard, Yale New Haven Hospital and multiple local police, fire and EMS departments throughout Connecticut," Murphy wrote.
In addition, his office noted, Industrial Heater is setting up a domestic manufacturing line of personal protective equipment (PPE) utilizing the domestic supply chain. The company hopes to have it up and running by October.