Petron Automation Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Ribbon Cutting

Petron Automation at 65 Mountain View Dr. celebrated its 40th anniversary on September 3 with a ribbon cutting attended by the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and Connecticut Resource Development and a luncheon following at the company’s facility. Shown are family members, (from left), Christopher Petro, secondary department manager; Michael Petro, Jr., operations manager; Michael Petro, Sr., president and owner and Patricia Petro, vice president,owner.

WATERTOWN — Petron Automation at 65 Mountain View Dr. celebrated its 40th anniversary on September 3. The company’s actual anniversary was in 2020, but due to Covid restrictions, the celebration was postponed until this year. The company celebrated with a ribbon cutting attended by the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and Connecticut Resource Development and a luncheon following at the company’s facility.

Mike Petro Sr. started the company in the garage of his Guernsey Town Rd. home in 1980 as a producer of automated secondary machining equipment, servicing the many stamping and screw machine companies in the area. Petron has since morphed into a 17,000 square foot precision CNC Swiss machining facility, providing critical components to the medical, aerospace, and firearms industries. 

Petron has is a progressive company and continues to grow and look forward to many more years in the Watertown Community.

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