Great News for New Hampshire and the City of Rochester. At least 400 new advanced manufacturing jobs in a 100 million dollar project. The best part of this news is that NH acquired this new manufacturing plant without Right To Work. As many of us have been saying over the last year, Right To Work has no effect on where a business chooses to locate. They did mention their thanks to the Governor and the Great Bay Community College. It goes to show how good quality educated workers.
Safran Plans $100-Million Advanced Manufacturing Plant in NH | Business Facilities | The Location Advisor: “The City of Rochester, NH has entered into a development agreement with Safran USA to construct a 275,000 square foot advanced manufacturing facility on a 50 acre site in the Granite State Business Park. Safran USA is working in relationship with Albany Engineered Composites in the research, development and production of next-generation composite aircraft components. The companies will be co-located in the Rochester based manufacturing facility, with a combined direct investment in building and equipment of at least $100 million….”
As part of the announcement Mayor T.J. Jean said, “The City of Rochester is honored to be selected by Safran USA and Albany Engineered Composites to host their new world-class advanced manufacturing facility. This investment demonstrates Rochester’s commitment to attracting and securing sustainable industrial development and providing valuable jobs to our local economy. Today’s announcement is a milestone for Rochester as we emerge from these difficult economic times.”
Direct employment benefits to the city for this project include 400 new advanced manufacturing jobs. Great Bay Community College and the Community College System of New Hampshire will be providing significant training support in composite manufacturing through state and federal funding commitments that have already been approved. “This project establishes Rochester and New Hampshire as significant contributors to the aerospace and composite industries, and lays a framework for future advanced manufacturing growth with skilled employment and quality jobs into the future,” stated Karen Pollard, Economic Development Manager for Rochester and local project coordinator. “We thank Albany Engineered Composites for supporting our attraction efforts and educating us about the growth potential in the industry….”
“Rochester extends sincere thanks to Governor Lynch and his staff, the NH Business Finance Authority, the NH Dept. of Resources & Economic Development, the Rochester Housing Authority, Great Bay Community College and the Community College System of NH. The collaboration between the generous partners created the necessary working relationships to enable a project of this magnitude to be successful.