March 5, 2013
Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, celebrated the grand opening of a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on March 4. The additional manufacturing space is expected to facilitate the creation of up to 500 new jobs for New Hampshire, including advanced machinist and engineering positions.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, Lebanon Mayor Georgia Tuttle, and Hypertherm's Dick and Barbara Couch cut the ribbon outside the facility’s main entrance. Afterwards the Governor spoke about manufacturing and business growth in New Hampshire.
"I want more New Hampshire businesses to have the kind of success that Hypertherm has had in entering new markets in order to make New Hampshire a leader in selling our services and goods around the world," Hassan said. "I believe New Hampshire is as well positioned as any state to lead the nation in innovative economic growth that will lift all of our people and define the 21st century. I applaud Hypertherm for being a true corporate citizen and a great example of the innovation and ingenuity that exists all throughout the Granite State."
Guests then toured the new facility, which was designed with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principals to both lessen the building's environmental impact and make the facility healthier for the associates who work there. It includes advanced research and development space, training classrooms, and engineering labs.
Guests at the event included Dr. Ross Gittell, Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor, and the offices of New Hampshire's United States Congressional delegation.