"The Wausau mill has been re-energized — just one more step in the renovation of a facility that has historically served as an economic engine for Groveton and surrounding communities," said Bob Chapman, owner of Chapman Industrial Park. "We are grateful to Eversource for their role in keeping this project moving forward as planned, and are thrilled NSA has chosen to bring 40 to 60 skilled manufacturing jobs to the North Country."
Eversource and local contractor Ray's Electric and General Contracting, of Berlin, expedited work to connect the facility to the grid to allow NSA to move machinery into the new space. The company plans to begin operations in early February and anticipates hiring about 40 new workers in the Granite State. As NSA continues to renovate the facility, Eversource plans to work with the firm to identify energy efficiency upgrades that qualify for rebates.
"Doing our part to provide high-quality job opportunities to New Hampshire workers is a priority of Eversource," said Paul Ramsey, vice president of operations for Eversource in New Hampshire. "It's good for the whole state that NSA chose to locate in the North Country, where the firm will put highly-skilled, local professionals to work."
Headquartered in St. Johnsbury, Vt., NSA does metal fabricating, machining and powder coating. Looking to expand, the company found a willing and skilled workforce in the Groveton area. The company has a long-term lease for about 77,000 square feet at the Groveton industrial park.
NSA recently announced the purchase of New Hampshire Precision Metal Fabricators in Londonderry and plans to move that operation to its Groveton and St. Johnsbury facilities. Employees will be offered jobs if they choose to move, or NSA will assist them in finding new ones.