Candidate Linda McMahon made several stops in West Hartford Tuesday morning, speaking with owners and employees of two small locally-owned manufacturing companies.
During March, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is visiting businesses throughout the state as part of her "Statewide Jobs Tour," promoting her economic recovery plan. Specific information about McMahon's jobs plan can be found at www.LindasPlan.com.
Tim Backus, owner and CEO of , gave McMahon a tour of the company's facility on New Park Ave. in West Hartford. Har-Conn, which has been in business for over 30 years, has 88 employees. They are an aerospace processing firm, involved in appyling specialty coatings as well as overhaul and repair of parts for the aerospace industry and other high tech businesses.
Backus told McMahon that one of his primary economic concerns was the ability to get financing for expansion. He was eager to participate in the jobs tour and to share his concerns with the candidate.
"The hard part is that our state is what it is," Backus said. He said he believes McMahon's plan "would help our industry and small businesses as a whole."
Prior to her stop at Har-Conn, McMahon had a tour of on Vanderbilt Ave. in West Hartford.