Cutting systems maker Hypertherm will officially open its new manufacturing facility with a ceremony at 1 p.m. today.
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and company founder Dick Couch are among those scheduled to speak. Also scheduled to appear are Ross Gittell, chancellor of the state’s community colleges, and representatives from the offices of U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster.
“Hypertherm is a great example of the innovation and ingenuity present all around the Granite State,” Hassan said. “We can make great things here and ship them around the world. We can give people the skills they need to secure a stable well-paying job. We can care for the community and environment and still remain competitive and profitable. We can build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire where businesses can grow.”
The 160,000-square-foot building uses green construction principles, company officials said, and will eventually serve as the workplace for up to 500 new Hypertherm employees.
“We are committed to American manufacturing and American jobs,” said Dick Couch, CEO and founder of Hypertherm. “Our facility is just one example of how we, working together, can build a strong foundation for the future and ensure our Northern New England economy remains strong for years to come.”