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Sonics inducted into American Manufacturing Hall of FameSonics inducted into American Manufacturing Hall of Fame


Sonics & Materials, Inc. was inducted into the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame at the 6th Annual induction ceremony held on October 10 at the Trumbull Marriott Shelton. Lauren Soloff, President, accepted the award on behalf of the company and was congratulated by United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, who spoke at the event.


The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame celebrates the innovative history of American manufacturing, raises funds for educational programs and promotes awareness of Advanced Manufacturing, which is critical to the economy.


Sonics recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, continuing a legacy of technological innovation in the field of ultrasonics, acquiring a total of 30 patents. A pioneering force in ultrasonic plastics assembly, company founder and current CEO Robert Soloff was awarded the patent for his groundbreaking discovery of welding rigid plastics with ultrasonics in 1965. Sonics continues to invent and evolve, applying their unique ultrasonic expertise to expanding product lines that provide real world manufacturing solutions.


The other 2019 inductees included Pratt & Whitney, Ashcroft Inc., Medtronic, and Microboard Processing Inc. The Hall of Fame raises funds to support the manufacturing programs at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut which train students for advanced manufacturing jobs through a rigorous certification program.


The event was emceed by Joseph Carbone, President & CEO of The WorkPlace. Featured speakers included Class of 2019 mother and daughter graduates of the HCC Advanced Manufacturing Program, Dorsia and Chanel Franklin.


As an advocate of education and recognizing the importance of manufacturing companies to the country’s economic growth, Sonics participates in the State of Connecticut Department of Labor Apprentice Program and has welcomed 3 new apprentices to their facility in Newtown this year. Sonics also offers tuition reimbursement and work study programs to students in local and state technical schools and university programs.


In her acceptance speech, Lauren Soloff remarked that she has seen firsthand at Sonics how manufacturing can bring together a diverse group of people, in terms of education, nationality, religious and political beliefs, who, despite their differences, work together every day to problem solve, design and create.


She concluded by saying: “we have a special opportunity as manufacturers to be an example for other institutions and businesses.  The mere nature of manufacturing requires the respectful integration of every imaginable component of diversity, and through manufacturing we can create an environment that reflects our better selves, an environment that is absolutely necessary for sustainable success.”



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About Sonics

Since 1969, Sonics & Materials, Inc. has been a world leader in the field of ultrasonic technology, designing and building complete lines of plastics assembly, metal welding, packaging, cutting/sealing,  and liquid processing equipment and accessories. The company, which is ISO 9001 certified, manufactures hand-held, bench-top and semi-automated plastics assembly, packaging and metal welding systems, as well as the most technologically advanced line of high-intensity ultrasonic liquid processors used for applications such as dispersing, blending, cleaning, cell disruption, sample prep, homogenization, emulsification and atomization

For all its divisions, Sonics offers in-house application assistance, materials testing laboratory service, on-site field service, plus a global sales and distribution network.

Sonics & Materials, Inc., 53 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT  06470, USA

Phone: (203) 270-4600, Fax: (203) 270-4610, Toll Free in USA: (800) 745-1105

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Sonics and Sonics & Materials are registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


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