Earlier this month, State Rep. Joe McGonagle (D-Everett) of the 28th Middlesex District honored Colonial Marble Company (CMC) with a Manufacturing Award at the State House. This was the state’s Third Annual Manufacturing Award Ceremony sponsored by the Legislature’s Manufacturing Caucus that was formed in 2014.
CMC specializes in the installation of beautiful marble and terrazzo and has employed union craftsman for most of the 20th century. Their work can been seen throughout the Greater Boston area. “I am so proud of CMC, an Everett company, for receiving this manufacturing award,” commented Rep.McGonagle.
The Manufacturing Award Ceremony honored 59 manufacturers throughout the state and showcased their innovative and revolutionary manufacturing capabilities and products.“Massachusetts has a very strong manufacturing sector — and I’m proud to be a member of the House of Representatives where we are funding critical programs to keep our innovation economy thriving,” said McGonagle.
Formed in August 2014, the Manufacturing Caucus includes more than 60 legislators from around the Commonwealth. Lawmakers focus on training for manufacturing employees; encouraging innovation by helping start-ups access resources; and expanding apprenticeship opportunities in key manufacturing sectors.
The event included companies who make furniture, jewelry, handcrafted electric bicycles, precision screw machined parts, marble and granite, custom paper, flutes and piccolos, precision machined parts for aerospace, and even hummus and peanut butter.