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Lawmakers Take Charge Of Tour At Duracell's R&D Headquarters In Bethel

Local legislators recently toured Duracell's facility in Bethel.
Local legislators recently toured Duracell's facility in Bethel. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

BETHEL, Conn. -- State Sen. Toni Boucher and state Reps. Janice Giegler, Bob Godfrey, Stephen Harding, John Shaban and JP Sredzinski recently toured the Duracell facility in Bethel.

Duracell, which has been in Bethel since 1974, employs 300 people and supports several internship programs and STEM education.

The group toured the research and development facility and saw what makes up a typical household battery.

“Duracell has made several capital commitments to Connecticut over the years and we are proud that they have chosen to continue their operations here in our state,” Boucher said. “Not only does this company produce the batteries that run everything from toys to tools, but it does so in a way that reduces environmental impact. It is great employers like Duracell that help to make the quality of life in Bethel and the surrounding area so high. . . . The state should do all it can to create the pro-business environment that will keep great companies like Duracell in Connecticut and allow them to flourish.”

“Duracell continues to be a great example of a Connecticut business being a world-leader in technology and innovation, and we’re proud they call Bethel home,” Giegler said.

“As one of the representatives from Bethel, I am so proud to have such a large and reputable company based in our district – as are my constituents, many of whom are employed by Duracell,” Harding said. “Duracell batteries are trusted for high-priority tools from medical equipment to automobiles and other machinery. The company has also been known to contribute to disaster relief efforts and other philanthropic endeavors. I will work tirelessly to ensure that Duracell and all our local businesses are able to succeed in our state.”

“Duracell is a first-rate company that develops top-rate technology to create quality products sold throughout the world," Shaban said.

“It's this type of innovative business that we need to help grow and prosper in our state, and it's our job as legislators to make Connecticut a friendly place for businesses like Duracell to thrive,” Sredzinski said.

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