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New Faces at Columbia Manufacturing

By |2022-11-15T16:25:42-05:00November 15th, 2022|News|

These employees are some of CMI’s latest new hires. They have various levels of experience and work in Engineering, Inspection, and Manufacturing. We are happy to have them on board, and they are already making meaningful contributions to our team! In the face of an ongoing skilled labor shortage in Connecticut, especially in manufacturing,

2022 Fall Picnic & Corn Hole Tournament

By |2022-10-18T17:16:11-04:00October 18th, 2022|Event, News|

Employee Appreciation Fun The second annual CMI Fall Picnic took place recently on an early autumn day with perfect weather, good food, camaraderie, and some friendly competition. For the past two years, the Company has devoted time out of the busy work schedule for employees to have fun and get to know each other

Honoring Our Commitment to Employee Retention

By |2022-08-10T13:40:43-04:00August 10th, 2022|News|

COVID Relief Program Averted Layoffs The COVID-19 pandemic, which started in the first quarter of 2020, resulted in an unprecedented downturn in the aerospace industry. To persevere through this challenging time and maintain our greatest asset – our people – CMI applied for and was granted financial support through various programs offered under the

RHAM Youth Baseball Spring Swing Golf Tourney

By |2022-05-18T10:36:23-04:00May 18th, 2022|News, Sponsorships|

Columbia Manufacturing is proud to support our community through local sponsorships. In early May, we sponsored the RHAM Youth Baseball Spring Swing Golf Tournament at Blackledge Country Club in Hebron, Connecticut. This organization promotes and develops teambuilding and baseball skills to boys and girls in the regional Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough communities. Good luck to

Talking Shop with Columbia Manufacturing CEO Robert Friedland

By |2022-03-16T14:23:33-04:00March 16th, 2022|Event, News, Video|

One-on-One Interview with Made in America Podcast Robert Friedland joined CMI in 2018 with over 30 years of experience leading industrial manufacturing companies to achieve profitable growth and operational excellence. Over the last four years, he has applied lessons learned to guide our company to new heights.In this video interview, Rob talks candidly about his

CMI On the Road with Made in America

By |2022-03-16T13:22:16-04:00January 24th, 2022|Event, News, Video|

Columbia Manufacturing CEO Robert Friedland talked with Ari Santiago on location at ACM 2021. The podcast begins two signature questions, what do you make and why do you make it.CMI is poised for unprecedented growth in 2022 and beyond. Navigating supply chain issues and workforce challenges require focus and innovation. As the largest employer in

CMI Automates Welding Capabilities with New Equipment

By |2021-12-08T13:10:21-05:00December 8th, 2021|News|

In preparation for unprecedented growth, we have invested in upgrading our welding capabilities and capacity by acquiring and installing a new Jetline® automated welding system. This new capability increases efficiency and throughput while effectively utilizing resources. The welding system has a 360-degree reach of nine feet radially and can rise to 10 feet high.

CMI Expands Sheet Metal Forming Capabilities

By |2021-12-08T13:10:49-05:00December 1st, 2021|News|

CMI continues to grow with the addition of a 600-ton Hydraulic Press. The new equipment is the latest acquisition in the company’s ongoing commitment to strategic, proactive capital investments. The 100-square foot forming envelope can apply extreme force to create complex sheet metal shapes needed to fulfill several new long-term contracts requiring large forming

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