Massachusetts firm to open new facility at Laconia Municipal Airport
Electro-magnetic tech firm ePropelled cites ‘perfect setting’ in making choice
Lowell, Mass.-based ePropelled, a manufacturer of magnetic engineering technology for electro-magnetic motors, has announced plans to open a new facility later this month at the Laconia Municipal Airport in Gilford, NH.
The company said the new facility will be where it performs customer-specific engineering projects and product lifecycle testing for its electric motors and related products for the aerospace, aqua-leisure and electric vehicle markets. The company has begun hiring employees, and a spokesperson said the firm plans to employ a total of between 12 and 14 within a year.
Dorian Davies, vice president of sales and business development for the firm, said the airport’s location was a key factor in choosing the site.
“We can meet our growing number of customers from all over the world at Laconia Airport, said Davies. “Having this site at an airport means that our aerospace customers can fly their corporate aircraft directly into the airport, right where their projects are taking place.
The new 10,000-square-foot, multi-story facility will feature electrical labs, an automobile lab, an aqua lab, 6,400 square feet of aircraft lab as well as offices and a conference room, Davies said.
“We chose Laconia Municipal Airport for its size, structure, 6,000 feet of runway, distance to major cities within New England and an ideal environment and airspace for testing of future or unmanned air vehicles”, said Nick DeSilvio, Director of Operations. “This facility is a perfect setting to house large test rigs for product development and testing.”
The Lakes Region location will be ePropelled’s fourth. It also has facilities in Lowell, Cardiff, Wales, and Chennai, India.