October is Manufacturing Month and Thomaston Savings Bank is happy to join in the efforts to raise awareness for this critically important industry. Thomaston Savings Bank supports the industry in a variety of ways and partners with manufacturers of all sizes to ensure that the needs of its customers and community are being met.
Thomaston Savings Bank is part of the Smaller Manufacturers Association of CT (SMA). SMA is committed to helping the CT manufacturing industry grow and thrive. The organization’s vision is to make Connecticut a greater place to do business for smaller manufacturers. This organization creates a space for members to grow through communication, education and collaboration. The Bank is also a strong supporter of the New England Spring & Metalstamping Association (NESMA). This organization is dedicated to providing a voice for those in the manufacturing industry as well as providing education, workforce training and networking to benefit the community.
“Thomaston Savings Bank recognizes the crucial role the manufacturing industry plays for both our state and local communities. The Bank is proud to be able to reinvest in students studying in the manufacturing field and support the growth and future of the industry.“ – Kimberly Lebron, Thomaston Savings Bank, SVP, Chief Credit Officer
The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation awards two grants to fund scholarships to those studying in the manufacturing industry. One grant is awarded annually to a Naugatuck Valley Community College to be used as a scholarship for a student in their Advance Manufacturing Program. The Foundation also provides an annual grant to Tunxis Community College to serve as a scholarship for a deserving manufacturing student. These grants are intended to provide support to the industry and assist with the education of future manufacturers.