U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is visiting a defense contractor in South Windsor to discuss efforts to fight automatic spending cuts in Washington.
Capewell Components produces parachutes, cargo containers and other products for the military.
Blumenthal is highlighting the threat to such contractors from sequestration, the automatic cuts required by Washington's failure to strike a bipartisan budget deal.
The Democrat is touring Capewell's plant on Monday morning.
The company participated in a trade mission to France this year led by the senator. The mission introduced Connecticut companies to procurement officials at several companies.
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