Assemblyman Zwicker Tours Manufacturer, Discusses Innovation and Job Creation
Princeton, NJ – On Thursday, October 13, 2016, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker D-16 NJ toured the UTC Aerospace Systems Sensors Unlimited business and led a roundtable discussion on creating jobs and growing New Jersey’s economy with innovative technologies. Sensors Unlimited is a major supplier of shortwave infrared technology, products and imaging solutions.
The tour and roundtable, one of many Zwicker is having, highlighted the importance of high tech industries to fuel economic growth and job creation. Zwicker, a physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, listened to what the business needs to continue to grow and be successful.
“What I heard today is what I have been hearing from entrepreneurs and business owners around the district,” Zwicker said. “New Jersey needs to embrace and encourage an innovative economy if we are going to create the jobs necessary to compete globally and with neighboring states. We need to make sure our universities and colleges are of the highest quality and affordable so businesses have qualified employees. We need to make sure our laws and regulation create an opportunity to succeed and we need to encourage more collaboration with our research universities.”
SUI’s Director of Manufacturing Jeff Stratton (r.) shows Assemblyman Zwicker some packaged SWIR Focal Plane Assemblies fabricated and tested at SUI
“We appreciate Assemblyman Zwicker’s interest in our business, and his drive to improve the business climate in New Jersey,” said Jim Siekkinen, general manager, UTC Aerospace Systems. “Our team develops and produces cutting-edge imaging technology for military and industrial applications and we rely on the engineering and innovation talent of our New Jersey employees.”
“New Jersey needs more companies like UTC Aerospace Systems. Companies that promote and encourage innovation and technological advancements. Companies that provide work and paychecks to New Jersey residents to grow our economy. Our future depends on generating more innovative ideas and risk-takers and then building an environment that keeps them here,” Zwicker stated.
Sensors Unlimited is a business of UTC Aerospace Systems which designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, which provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
Andrew Zwicker is an Assemblyman representing the 16th Legislative District. Assemblyman Zwicker is a PhD. physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab where he works on developing fusion energy and heads their science education program.
Andrew Zwicker is a New Jersey Assemblyman in Legislative District 16 which includes Delaware Township, Borough of Flemington, Township of Readington, Township of Raritan, and Borough of Stockton in Hunterdon County; Princeton in Mercer County; Township of South Brunswick in Middlesex County; and Township of Branchburg, Hillsborough Township, Borough of Manville, Millstone Borough, Montgomery Township, Borough of Rocky Hill, and Borough of Somerville in Somerset County. For more information on Assemblyman Zwicker visit [www.andrewzwicker.com].