Aerospace & Defense Initiative (ADI)
Mission/Objective: Improve competitiveness of
Connecticut's Aerospace and defense manufacturers
The Connecticut Center for Manufacturing Supply Chain
The State of Connecticut, through the Department of
Integration (CMSCI) will evaluate project proposals and
Economic and Community Development, has made
award contracts to companies that are eligible.
available $2,000,000 to assist companies in the
introduction or continuation of lean manufacturing
techniques within their organizations. Companies can Companies can receive 50% reimbursement of the cost
receive 50% reimbursement of the cost for an external for a registered external service provider OR $5,000 per
service provider OR $5,000 per lean project conducted by lean project conducted by a registered internal expert
an internal expert. conducting a qualified process improvement project.
Multiple projects are encouraged; however an active
project must be completed before another project
Governor Rell invites all Connecticut aerospace and
proposal is approved. Maximum reimbursement to any
defense manufacturers to "...take advantage of this
one company is limited to $50,000 under this initiative.
valuable program that will make your company more
An additional $25,000 is available for projects that include
participation of another company in the supply chain,
either a second supplier or the first supplier's customer.
Process: To be eligible, companies must:
To learn more contact Tom Lorenzetti at ITBD at 860-
1. Have done $500K or more of business in the 832-0704 . We are an authorized Lean service provider
aerospace or defense sector in the past 24 for ADI. Visit the ADI website at www.cmsci.org
2. Want to conduct a project to improve
competitiveness of their Connecticut based