plant growing in Jaffrey
Look for more high-tech
employment in Jaffrey once the Millipore Corp's plant expansion is completed
The company broke ground
yesterday on a new $30 million addition to its current plant, in order to
produce more ultra-filtration membranes for use in pharmaceutical and life
science research; essentially, the company manufactures the filters and related
technology that keeps bio-science research going.
"This is high-tech,
cutting edge work," said Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, who was invited to lead
the ceremonies. "This company is committed to its people and to the community.
This project will be a clear success due to the cooperative effort that everyone
is putting into it."
The current plant was
opened in 1972, and has expanded since then to cover 177,000 square feet.
The new two-story expansion adds another 42,000 square feet.
"We expect it to
create more than 30 new high-tech jobs, which means expanded opportunities,
not only for Millipore's Jaffrey employees, but for other people in the local
communities as well," said Jaffrey plant manager Tim Hines.
The state played an important
role in making the expansion happen in Jaffrey, according to state industrial
representative Michael Bergeron. Millipore is based in Bedford, MA; components
made in Jaffrey are shipped there for final manufacture.
Stephen Seitz, Union Leader Corp 8/3/02