Governor Scott meets with new ownership at Sonnax

Company featured as part of Windham County Capital for a Day

Sonnax President Steve Boyer met with Governor Scott and BDCC Executive Director Adam Grinold on Tuesday as part of Windham County Capital for a Day.


“Sonnax was an early supporter of BDCC’s efforts to develop regional solutions to increase the size and quality of the workforce, noted Grinold. “Now with successful career exploration programs being offered in all 4 Windham County high schools, we look forward to continuing support for Sonnax and their Vermont operations.  I am pleased to have the Governor here today to learn first hand about their recent sale and future plans here in Vermont.”


“We were honored to welcome Gov. Scott to Sonnax Transmission Company and eager to show him the high-quality products and operations made possible by the entire Sonnax team,” said Sonnax President Steve Boyer. “We are pleased to work with government and business development leaders for the continued growth of our state, regional, and local economies.”


Headquartered in Bellows Falls, Vt., Sonnax designs and manufactures products for the aftermarket automotive and other markets using drivetrain technology. Through a global distribution network, the company supplies a variety of components used to rebuild and repair automotive transmissions, remanufacture torque converters, and upgrade driveshafts. Sonnax is part of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a global industrial organization comprising more than 100 autonomous manufacturing and service businesses. Marmon is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.


“Our Capitol for a Day initiative is about getting outside Montpelier, so we can listen to and learn from Vermonters around the entire state, and better understand their unique challenges and opportunities,” said Governor Scott. “And as my Administration makes expanding and strengthening Vermont’s workforce a top priority, it was incredibly valuable to hear from BDCC and Sonnax leadership about the workforce needs in the region, and the regional efforts to recruit and train Vermonters for the good jobs available today.”



About Sonnax:

Founded in 1978, Sonnax is an award-winning industry leader in the cutting edge design, manufacture and distribution of the highest quality products to the automotive aftermarket, commercial vehicle industries, and industrial sectors utilizing drivetrain technology. We offer a wide variety of innovative components used to remanufacture torque converters, rebuild automatic transmissions, upgrade driveshafts and protect the driveline from over-torque damage.


As a leading supplier to the automotive aftermarket, Sonnax exports to more than 70 countries and supports emerging markets worldwide. An international network of distributors, remanufacturers and technical resources is one result of our commitment to successful partnerships with our customers. The Sonnax TASC Force is vital to this effort, bringing the Sonnax team together with transmission specialists, remanufacturers and rebuilders to share knowledge benefitting the entire transmission industry.


Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont and recipient of the Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award, Sonnax is one of the fastest growing companies in the state. Sonnax corporate headquarters located in southern Vermont includes state-of-the-art design, inspection, technical development and distribution facilities, with additional Technical Development Centers located in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Missouri and Wisconsin. Our almost 250 employees take great pride in the Sonnax name, and strive to further the company’s reputation for excellent service, technical knowledge and customer dedication.


About Capital for a Day:

The Governor, along with members of his cabinet and extended cabinet, spend the day in every county, meeting with area constituents, lawmakers, local partners and state employees throughout the day.

The initiative aims to give regional constituencies direct access to Administration leadership, as well as giving Administration officials an opportunity to visit regional businesses, schools, community organizations and municipal offices. The Administration expects to visit each of the state’s 14 counties throughout the summer and fall of 2018.


About BDCC:

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC), is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that serves as a catalyst for industrial and commercial growth throughout Southeastern Vermont, including Windham County and the towns of Readsboro, Searsburg, Weston, and Winhall.

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s Workforce Center of Excellence has designed and is implementing a number of workforce development programs designed to increase the size and quality of the workforce throughout the Windham Region, a key components of Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies.