Bell Company, Tenant, Destroyed In Fire Get State Grants To Resume Production
The 180-year-old Bevin Bell Company in East Hampton, destroyed by fire last month, will be getting a state grant as the firm resumes production.
Governor Malloy’s office says Bevin Brothers Manufacturing and a business which was a tenant at its complex, P.S.I. Plus, also destroyed in the fire, believed to have been touched off by lightning each will receive $100,000 in matching grants from the state’s “Small Business Express” program.
The program assists businesses with fewer than fifty employees through loans and matching grants.
Bevin Brothers, with twelve full-time and three part-time workers, will use its grant to buy machinery and equipment so bell production can resume in a temporary facility. P.S.I. Plus, with seven full-time and two-part time employees plans to purchase new equipment and pay for renovations to resume production of high-pressure specialty gas cylinders.