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Pratt & Whitney Supplier Sustainability Award

We are proud to announce that we were the recipients of Pratt & Whitney’s 2019 Supplier Sustainability Award. This is one of their highest supplier honors. The award was presented to us at their Global Supplier Conference in November.

Pratt & Whitney presents this award annually to recognize a supplier for their dedication to environmental sustainability. As a global leader in the aviation industry, Pratt & Whitney powers flight through the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units.

2019 Global Supply Chain Supplier Forum

Scott Livingston, President, CEO and the third generation of Livingston’s to lead Horst, challenges his team to mitigate industrial impact through smart technology and lean principles. “Green manufacturing is lean enterprise and is more possible than ever before. Process innovation, employee safety, environmentally friendly materials and decarbonized energy all allow us to make the change needed now for a cleaner tomorrow, while supporting our customer’s needs for the highest quality precision machined parts,” explains Scott.

“At HORST, responsible business is woven into our culture and processes; from self-generating our own solar power to ensuring we support efficient manufacturing process that reduce our footprint, Horst aspires to be a Zero Waste organization,” said HORST Director of Sales, Christina Mouradjian. “Our current focus is the renovation of a new state of the art manufacturing facility in East Hartford that will support industry growth while minimizing our impact on the environment.”

“HORST’s holistic approach made them a standout among the applicants,” said Lisa Szewczul, vice president, Environment, Health & Safety, Pratt & Whitney. “The HORST commitment to sustainability couldn’t be more in sync with our own. Pratt & Whitney’s vision is to be the best aerospace company for the world. And we do that, in part, through supporting our suppliers’ sustainability efforts. HORST demonstrates an aviation manufacturing philosophy that includes sustainability to support business goals while helping reduce the environmental footprint.”

Click here for a full copy of the press release.

Following news of the award, Livingston was a featured panelist at the CBIA Sustainability Conference that was hosted at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Connecticut. Fellow panelists were from Edgwell Personal Care and Medtronic. We are excited about the possibilities to increase our responsible business practices in 2020 and beyond.

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2019 Manchester Road Race Veteran’s Row

Once again, HORST Engineering will sponsor Veterans’ Row at the Manchester Road Race. This annual Thanksgiving Day tradition has been held for 82 years. This year marks the 83rd running. Many of our employees run the race, volunteer at the race, and spectate at the race. “Manchester” is the original “Turkey Trot” and remains one of the largest in the nation with 15,000 runners and more than 30,000 spectators.

Patriotism has always been a core value of Manchester Road Race culture. In 2019, for the second time, organizers are taking their patriotism to a new level by organizing Veterans’ Row at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of East Center Street and Main Street, as runners head for the finish line.

Veterans’ Row will include:

  • Free camo sport caps and pens for military/veteran runners
  • Pre-Race military/veteran runner reception from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
  • Place of Honor recognizing military/veteran runners during race
  • Military equipment demonstration area on public display
  • Media coverage before, during and after the race

The Manchester Road Race is pleased to honor the service of the men and women who have served our country in the military. HORST Engineering is proud to support the Manchester Road Race in their efforts to raise veteran awareness. So, if you aren’t going to run the road race, come on out and cheer! For more information, check out the race website.

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Cool STUFF Made in Connecticut

Once again, we are featured in Cool STUFF Made in Connecticut Magazine, this time with a cool new video enhancement. This a fabulous publication that highlights the importance of manufacturing to the Connecticut economy. Our operations in Connecticut and Massachusetts demonstrate the success of the aerospace and defense sector in New England.

Cool STUFF Made in Connecticut, now in its third year as an annual publication, is produced by the Hartford Business Journal and raises awareness of manufacturing’s impact on the economy. Click here to go to the Cool STUFF Made in Connecticut website.

Our profile is on page 58 and features a really neat AR (augmented reality) Live Portrait video story. Download the Live Portrait app to your mobile device and scan the image of Ray on our page in either the print or digital edition. (You can even scan Ray’s photo on THIS page.) Then you can checkout the awesome video that features Ray and Corey, two of Team HORST’s younger members. Once the video starts, move your device back and away from the page and you will be amazed. This technology is almost (but not quite) as cool as making aerospace components!

Live Portrait App in the Apple App Store

Live Portrait App in the Google Play Store

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2019 Summer Intern Fair

This week, we held our annual Summer Intern Fair at our Connecticut Operations.

All employees were invited to attend the fair, held at our East Hartford location. This final project assignment was a great opportunity for our students to showcase their presentation skills and engage with audiences at all levels. All of them made great contributions.

We had awesome attendance from members of our Management Team and the employees that the interns worked and interacted with daily. 

Whether they were working in Shipping/Receiving, Quality Assurance, on the Manufacturing shop floor, or in one of our corporate functions (Finance), each of our interns gained valuable professional experience and insight that we hope will serve them well in the future. 

We wish our interns the very best as they embark on the next steps in their exciting journeys!

Of note is that earlier in the summer, we held our first ever National Intern Day event where our interns experienced a day full of learning, team building, and fun activities.

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Horst Engineering Announces Major Expansion

This week, we announced the acquisition of a property to be the future home of our consolidated Connecticut operations. With the acquisition of 141 Prestige Park Road in East Hartford, we will consolidate our three Connecticut plant sites into one headquarters.

“We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of 141 Prestige Park, a new location that will allow us to continue our family tradition of manufacturing in Connecticut,” said Scott Livingston, President and Chief Executive Officer of HORST Engineering.

We plan to reinvigorate the Prestige Park structure, located on just over seven acres. The 100,566 square-foot masonry building, constructed in 1971, “has good characteristics but will need upgrades and repairs to many of its important systems, such as its roof, electrical, lighting, and HVAC,” Livingston said, estimating that the project could take more than a year until completion and will cost substantially more than the purchase price.

“We’ll move in phases. With the additional space, we will gain flexibility to develop new processes and expand organically, while considering future acquisitions.” “Every week, we are invited to move out of state by locations hoping to lure high-value, advanced manufacturing aerospace jobs to their region,” Livingston said. “We are choosing to stay here because our core skilled labor base is here, and the heart of our supply chain ecosystem is located in New England.

The extent of our expansion will depend on the strength of our customers, the economy, and the business climate. “Our new location, which will house our entire Connecticut team when completed, will be a world-class manufacturing facility that will appeal to a skilled workforce, including the workers that will drive the next generation of success” Livingston said.

Our Connecticut operations employ 110 people and we have more than 10 job openings, with more employment opportunities expected as repairs to the property near completion. Sterling Machine, our Lynn, MA based operations are also growing and hiring.

“We are excited to be investing in our people and our community,” Livingston added.

Click here for the full press release.

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