Surrounding Community Resources: Suppliers, Programs and Services

Resources

This is a list of resources generated from submissions of the membership. No enforcement from MakeHaven should be implied but we hope you find it is helpful.

Company Info Description

The Glass Source : 3
18 Bank Street
Seymour
theglasssource.com

The Glass Source and refocused the business to concentrating on classes, retail and residential custom designs.

Discount or Benefit
$50 off your first 4-week session (Normally$150, $100 for MH members) & $15/hour for open studio time (normally $25/hour)
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The Clay Date : 3
146 Amity Rd
New Haven

Clay studio with guideded projects

Discount or Benefit
$20 off any 6-week class series & 10% off hand building with clay (Show MakeHaven Card)
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Creative Arts Workshop : 3
80 Audubon Street
New Haven
creativeartsworkshop.org

CAW is an educational and cultural center devoted to fostering creativity through participation in and appreciation of the visual arts.

Discount or Benefit
10% off any class or workshop
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Parkerville Wood Products : 2
580 Parker Street
Manchester
parkervillewoodproducts.com

Mailing and Billing Address
Parkerville Wood Products, Inc.
580 Parker Street, Manchester, CT, 06042

Parkerville Wood Products GPS Address
22 Mitchell Road, Manchester, CT, 06042

Phone and Fax Contact Information
Phone: 860-649-9663 Fax: 860-432-1211

-They have a lot (50+ species) of wood, domestic and exotic, slabs, boards, burls, plywood, etc. They can dress/cut the wood however you like. If a bunch of people want to put in an order, they can deliver too.

Notes:

Pat Carroll,
Millwork and Customer Service, Ext. 212

Is a member and staff and MakerspaceCT in Hartford, he's very maker friendly.

-They are also a commercial woodshop, and will help anyone at any point of a project. So if you'd like to get a project run through a massive wide belt sander, planer, or CNC, or get finished in their spray room, they can do it.

Discount or Benefit
7% off for MakeHaven Members (show your card)
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Logan Steel (and Bargain Barn) : 2
119 Empire Ave
Meriden
logansteel.com

Supplier and fabricator of all things metal. You can order all shapes and sizes of metal and even have them cut to size or fabricated into various shapes to order.

Metal by the pound

Notes:

The bargain barn has good deals, but it is left overs so you can not count on the same stock to be there every time. Hit or miss off cuts and lots of metal cuts for welding and fabrication. There's a location in Torrington I've not been to, not sure if there's a bargain barn in Torrington.

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CityBench : 2
State St
New Haven
city-bench.com

Lots of local hardwood slabs. Check the website, or email info@city-bench.com.

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Goody's Hardware : 2
540 Main Street
East Haven
goodyshardware.com

This is a fantastic hardware store with great staff and an incredible amount of resources.

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The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop : 2
915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden
eliwhitney.org

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families.

Notes:

Great programming for young people. They also have big CNC which can be used for a project with special arrangement.

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The Plastics Factory : 2
678 Howard Avenue
Bridgeport
theplasticfactoryct.co

A store with all things plastic.

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Adafruit : 2
adafruit.com

Thingiverse : 2
thingiverse.com

A site to download 3D models

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Artist and Craftsman : 2
825 Chapel Street
New Haven
artistcraftsman.com

Artist and craftsman has a wide range of supplies, and is located across the street from MakeHaven.

Discount or Benefit
MakeHaven members get a 10% discount. (show your card)
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Colab : 1
collabnewhaven.org

An accelerator program for small business, non-profit, and for-profit support programs serving Connecticut entrepreneurs. Programs include a 10 week entrepreneur support program and 30 minute business advice sessions. Other programs include a youth accelerator, food accelerator and pre-accelerator programs.

Notes:

Office hours are is good way to get quick advice .

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NewHaven.io : 1
New Haven
newhaven.io

NewHaven.io is a group of talented and passionate individuals living, working, and creating in the New Haven area. We aspire to…

- organize events around business and technology
- unite like-minded individuals in the area
- foster a culture of creation and experimentation
- create a stronger tech and startup minded community in New Haven
- partner with other organizations to achieve these goals

Notes:

Excellent resource for info on computer programming and electronics. In-person lectures restarting soon.

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Guilford Art Center : 1
411 Church St
Guilford
guilfordartcenter.org

Non-profit art and craft school offering classes for adults and children. Ceramics, fiber, leather, painting, drawing, metalworking, etc.

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They have a forge and plenty of blacksmithing classes.

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New Haven Score : 1
20 Church St
New Haven
newhaven.score.org

A variety of resources and coaching services aimed at small businesses.

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Barcade : 1
56 Orange St
New Haven

Barcade® is the Original Arcade Bar: a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic arcade games and American craft beer.

Discount or Benefit
$2 off any beer (excluding $5 beers) anytime; $2 in tokens with any purchase on any Monday.
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Startup Coach : 1
770 Chapel St.
New Haven
makehaven.org

To help inventors and entrepreneurs in the MakeHaven membership get started with turning prototypes into businesses, we have a business guide. Bruce volunteers to give members insights into what options you might have to get started, and what resources are available in the community for a venture like yours. Signup at: https://www.makehaven.org/startup-business-guide

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To help inventors and entrepreneurs in the MakeHaven membership get started with turning prototypes into businesses, we have a business guide. Bruce volunteers to give members insights into what options you might have to get started, and what resources are available in the community for a venture like yours.

Discount or Benefit
Free advice
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Hedco :
hedcoinc.com

The organization is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, a U.S. Small Business Administration Microloan lender, as well as an administrator of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Nonprofit Support Program.

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Community Economic development Fund :
cedf.com

The Community Economic Development Fund or CEDF is a mission-driven, nonprofit, Connecticut economic development organization. We provide business loans in disadvantaged communities defined by the state. In other Connecticut municipalities we lend to business borrowers with household incomes below the state median.

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Entrepreneurship Foundation :
entrepreneurshipfoundation.org

The Foundation is a 501c3. Our mission is to provide effective resources for Educators ​and Entrepreneurs.

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Conncorp :
conncorp.org

The Lab at ConnCORP (Connecticut Community Outreach Revitalization Program) is a learning and knowledge center—a laboratory for new ideas—a community hub and place to present, share, and exchange ideas about business ownership and entrepreneurship.

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Knownpreneurs :
nhvknown.com

A free 16-week mentorship & training cohort for BIPOC-owned businesses in Connecticut.

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Start Up Grind New Haven :
startupgrind.com

Startup Grind New Haven is dedicated to helping to build a community where local founders, business people, and students can support and teach one another. We look to bring in speakers who want to tell the personal and professional story of how they got where they are today.

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Small Business Resource Center :
newhavenct.gov

The SBRC is the “City’s leading Entrepreneurship Clearinghouse” where new entrepreneurs and current business owners alike can obtain support and services that will support business start-ups and growth.

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Pursuit Lending :
pursuitlending.com

For more than 65 years, we’ve provided businesses with the loans and support needed to aim higher.

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The Black Business Alliance :
bbusinessalliance.org

he BBA’s goal is to act as a business One-Stop organization for Black and minority businesses with an objective
to stimulate economic growth and sustainability through out Connecticut and across the nation.

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Spanish American Merchants Association :
samact.org

Spanish American Merchants Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut to serve as a vehicle for the economic growth of businesses. SAMA was created to assist business people, in particular, Latinos, to acquire a better understanding of economic principles. Technical assistance is provided to promote business expansion, job creation, and new entrepreneurship.

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SBDC Connecticut :
nhvinnovation.com

catalyze growth in technology and entrepreneurship in Connecticut’s urban centers.

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District Coworking :
districtnhv.com

Co-working community

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John Gardner Chapter Traditional Small Craft Assoc :
Avery Point
Groton
jgtsca.org

Club devoted to preserving traditional wooden boat-building knowledge and techniques. They build and maintain a number of small traditional craft. Many members also volunteer at Mystic Seaport, helping to maintain their small boat fleet. No experience with boats or boat-building needed, just an interest in our maritime heritage.

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Roastmasters :
550 East Main St
Branford
roastmasters.com

Sellers of green (unroasted) coffee beans, roasters, and other coffee-making equipment.

Notes:

This is really an online resource, not a retail store. But all beans are packed at the Branford Willoughby's location and may be picked up there, no shipping charges.

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Desktop Makers: Fusion 360 Quick Start Course :
desktopmakes.com

Guided path in this beginner video course as we design 7 models that will introduce just the essential tools and techniques to quickly get you creating your own models.

Discount or Benefit
Save 40%
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NESIT Makerspace :
290 Pratt St
Meriden
nesit.org

Makerspace in Meriden, CT. Offers a collaborative environment for people of all kinds to come together and build things.

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Spark Makerspace :
7 Union St
New London

Spark Makerspace was founded in 2015 by a group of artists, techies, and entrepreneurs, all of them makers, looking to support creativity by providing urban dwellers and the region with resources they did not have at home.

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CT Makerspace :
960 Main Street
Hartford
makerspacect.com

Large makerspace. Community Workshop & Skills Development Center in Hartford, Connecticut

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Small Business Academy (Liberty Bank) :
liberty-bank.com

Series of classes to help small business owners feel confident about unleashing their earning potential.

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City of New Haven Office of Business Development :
newhavenct.gov

SBA Women’s Business Center :
sba.gov

WBCs provide free, to low-cost counseling and training and focus on women who want to start, grow, and expand their small business.

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Women’s Business Development Council :
ctwbdc.org

Women’s Business Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in business. We believe that when desire, education, and preparation come together, opportunities are created, ideas are ignited, and economies are expanded.

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Connecticut Small Business Development Center :
ctsbdc.com

Connecticut Small Business Development Center’s trained and experienced full-time advisors work with a variety of small businesses in all industries and stages of development by providing no-cost advisory services. How can we help you today?

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CT Next :
ctnext.com

Agency of State of CT which works to create more economic development, innovation and foster startups in CT. They have a number of programs to support the growth of small businesses

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Wiggin and Dana :
265 Church St
New Haven

Legal firm

Discount or Benefit
Free initial consultation for inventors. Discounts for early startups.
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V-Carve :
makehaven.org

Software for creating CNC designs

Discount or Benefit
Free Access to V-Carve Maker Edition
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Solidworks :
makehaven.org

Professional CAD design software

Discount or Benefit
Free access to Education version
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Linked-In Learning :

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started with your library card.

Notes:

New Haven Free Public Library card holders can get a free membership at: https://www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/nhfpl

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State Street Parking Garage :
270 State Street.
New Haven
parknewhaven.com

Parking garage near MakeHaven

Discount or Benefit
Receive a 50% discount on parking while at MakeHaven.
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Marco Polo Pizza :
55 Crown St
New Haven

Pizza place. Close and open late.

Discount or Benefit
15% discount on all menus items; show your MakeHaven card.
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Elm City Market :
777 Chapel St
New Haven

Grocery and prepared meals

Discount or Benefit
5% discount on all purchases
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Devil's Gear :
845 Chapel St
New Haven
thedevilsgear.com

Bike shop

Discount or Benefit
10% discount, excludes bike service; show your MakeHaven card.
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Online Metals :
5 Sterling Dr
Wallingford
onlinemetals.com

Online source for all kinds of metals, can also pick up in Wallingford.

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Chapin & Bangs :
165 River St
Bridgeport
cbsteel.com

Steel supplier.

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Reclamation Lumber :
424 Grand Ave
New Haven
reclamationlumber.com

Reclaimed wood. Not cheap, but plentiful.

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Mark's Woodshop :
370 Gospel Lane
Portland

Local hardwood (rough cut, squared, etc.). Has a kiln. Text Mark at 18603249894. It's out of his garage so appointment is necessary.

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Congdon Lumber :
114 Beaver Brook Rd
Lyme

A guy with lots of local hardwood for good prices. Call RJ at 8609172025

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Grand Paint :
451 Grand Ave
New Haven

Paint Store

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National Lumber :
381 State St
North Haven
nationallumberinc.com

Locally owned and operated, we provide full service framing, millwork, trusses, engineered joists & beams, windows, kitchens and trim.

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Bender :
336 East St
New Haven
benderplumbing.com

Plumbing/HVAC Supply

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Rexel :
130 Hamilton St
New Haven
rexel.com

Electrical Supply (not electronics).

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New Haven Masonry and Building Supply :
355 James St
New Haven
newhavenmasonrysupplies.com

Masonry supplies, tools and hardware.

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Sugar Maple Farms :
779 Exeter Road
Lebanon

A guy with a bunch of walnut slabs. Make sure to call: 860-642-9984

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Mongers Market :
1155 RAILROAD AVENUE
Bridgeport
mongers-market.com

WE ARE A COLLECTION OF DIVERSE MONGERS SELLING VINTAGE, INDUSTRIAL SALVAGE AND ANTIQUE ITEMS IN A 75,000 SQ FT REFURBISHED FACTORY. OUR EXTENSIVE ECLECTIC INVENTORY INCLUDES FURNITURE, LIGHTING, ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS AND CLOTHING AND IS ALWAYS CHANGING. Open Sundays 10-4.

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The Wood Rack :
40 North East Industrial Road
Branford

Lots of hardwood and plywood, make sure to call in advance: 203 481-4505

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Speedy Metals :
speedymetals.com

Source for all kinds of metal (online only).

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BDI :
178 Wallace St
New Haven
bdiexpress.com

Bearing Distributors, Inc. is a solutions provider offering bearings, motors, v-belts, hydraulics, electric motors, pneumatics, and industrial automation products.

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Dollar General :
Next to MakeHaven

The Nutty Company :
19 Seemans Ln
Milford
nutty.com

All kinds of fasteners

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Woodcraft :
249 Spencer St
Manchester
woodcraft.com

A woodworking store with tools and wood.

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ZuWalick Mill :
36 ZuWalick Ln
Branford Ln
facebook.com

A local lumber mill with lots of great wood.

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EcoWorks :
89 State St
North Haven
ecoworksct.org

This store has many up-cycled goods, a lot of fun to look through, and has great prices.

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Contractors Steel Supply Inc. :
111 Quinnipiac Avenue
North Haven
contractorssteelcompany.com

Metal supply, generally higher volume. Order in advance, no showroom.

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McMaster-Carr Metals :

Online, easy-to-navigate source for metals online.

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Onlinemetals.com :
Wallingford
onlinemetals.com

Online but can pick up in Wallingford.

Notes: FAST online source for obtaining metals (can be more expensive than others but if speed is a need...)
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Masecraft Supply Co. – Exotic Material Dealer, Meriden CT :
254 Amity Street
Meriden
masecraftsupply-com.3dcartstores.com

Family-owned trading company dealing in natural products such as Stag Antler, Shell, LVS, Horn, Bone and Exotic Woods, along with rigid composite laminates including Canvas, Linen & Paper Micarta plus G10, Carbon Fiber, C TEK. Commonly used for making knife handles, these components can also be used in categories including musical instruments, pool cues, pistol grips, pens, fishing rods, custom furniture, shaving razors & brushes, jewelry, fashion, automotive and just about every market you can think of to customize.

Notes: Knife making
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CNC Basics :
cnccookbook.com

A blog post that walks you through what CNC is and how it can help you in your projects.

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CNC Machining Guide :
hubs.com

Arrow Electronics :
enterprise.indiegogo.com

Rings End :
25 E Industrial Rd,
Branford
ringsend.com

Ring's End sells wood, tools, and home construction resources.

Notes: Exotic woods and general supplies.
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The Wood Rack :
40 North East Industrial Road
Branford
thewoodrack.net

(203) 481- 4505 This one-man shop provides milled lumber and quality sheet goods. Open on Saturday.

Notes: *Online prices are inaccurate. Call or stop by for updated prices.
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Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft :
joann.com

PCB Way :
pcbway.com

A site to get PCBs made.

Notes: For printing custom PCBs.
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circuithub.com :
circuithub.com

Yale Surplus :
your.yale.edu

The definitive guide to additive manufacturing :
3dhubs.com

eBay store: CSMDeals88 :
stores.ebay.com

The eBay store csmdeals88 sells small (typically 2-4" wide, less than 2 feet long) wood boards and veneer from 1/16" up to about 3/4" thick, plus pen blanks and other small, useful craft cuts. Species include cherry, walnut, maple, ash, hickory, white oak, red oak, and poplar. They're great for laser cutting, scroll saw work, and anywhere you'd need thin wood boards. They also will do custom packs of wood - for instance, if there's a pack of cherry, walnut, and hickory, but you want the same pack in cherry, walnut, and maple, they seem happy to oblige.

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Ocooch Hardwoods :
ocoochhardwoods.com

Snow Farm :
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg
public.snowfarm.org

John's Tool Sharpening :
makehaven.org

Ponoko :
ponoko.com

Etsy :
etsy.com

inventables.com :
inventables.com

Laser Bits :
laserbits.com

Object light :
lightobject.com

Hulls :
1144 Chapel St
New Haven
hullsnewhaven.com

A general art store

Notes: Has some good resources for model making and a section for laser cutter material.
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Gateway Community College :
20 Church
New Haven
gatewayct.edu

Classes on making as well as lots of equipment that can be used.

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