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Jaffrey medical equipment producer to expand, historic de Rochemont House sold … and more
Jaffrey medical equipment producer to expand
Teleflex Medical, a medical equipment manufacturer in Jaffrey, plans to grow its production capabilities by the end of the year.
The division of Wayne, Pa.-based medical device company Teleflex, will add a new plastic processing area to its plant at 50 Plantation Drive, The Keene Sentinel reported.
The $12 million development will be a roughly 62-foot-tall tower, joining two other towers at the plant, Wagner said. The new tower will span more than 8,200 square feet.
Wagner said the new area will add 11 more extrusion lines to the plant. The company largely produces extrusions made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), more commonly known as Teflon, and from fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP), sold under brand names like Teflon FEP, Neoflen FEP and Dyneon FEP.
With the expansion, Teleflex aims to add more entry-level operating jobs involving machinery work as well as engineering and support staff positions to perform upkeep on equipment, Wagner said. He said Teleflex Medical OEM employs about 350 people in Jaffrey, while the Teleflex company has about 15,000 people worldwide.
The company has hired Waltham, Mass., contractor Vantage Builders for the construction and worked with Hollywood, Fla.-based engineering consultant NV5’s branch in Andover, Mass., for project design.
PC Construction wins national AGC Award
PC Construction, the South Burlington, Vt.-based construction firm, has won a Build America Award from the Associated General Contractors of America for its work on One Spruce Peak, a residential mountain retreat at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort built in the midst of the pandemic.
The $46.5 million, six-story, 125,000-square-foot facility includes 27 ski-in/ski-out residences, townhomes, and penthouses. Units feature in-residence elevators, spacious balconies with mountain views, sweeping floor-to-ceiling
windows, and best-in-class materials and finishes.
North Branch promotes Susane Gilbert
Susane Gilbert of Concord has been promoted to project manager at North Branch Construction. Gilbert, who has over 20 years of experience in the industry, joined North Branch in 2022 and “brings excellent technical skills implementing project management technologies and is particularly gifted at performance specification and design review,” said Joseph H. Campbell, president of the firm.
Historic de Rochemont house sold
The de Rochemont House in Newington, former home of pioneering filmmaker Louis de Rochemont and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been sold for $2.1 million.
Kent White of The Boulos Company represented de Rochemont House LLC in the recent sale of the building, at 100 Shattuck Way.
The property consists of 14,711 square feet of medical/office space and sits on a 1.63-acre lot, all leased by Whole Life Health Care through 2028. The buyer, Blueberry Banke LLC, will take over management of the property.
Originally known as the Paul House, de Rochemont purchased it in the 1940s and referred to his estate as Blueberry
Banke. Louis de Rochemont was co-creator of the “March of Time” newsreels and produced numerous films, including “The Fighting Lady,” winner of the 1944 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
TFMoran adds two environmental permitting specialists
Kyra Higgins and Vincent Brigagliano recently joined TFMoran’s Seacoast Division as Environmental Permitting Specialists.
Kyra Higgins is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor of science in environmental conservation and sustainability and a minor in business administration.
Vincent Brigagliano is expected to graduate from the University of New Hampshire this May with a bachelor of science in environmental
conservation and sustainability.
PLAN NH seeks Merit Awards nominations
Nominations are being sought for Plan NH’s 2023 Merit Awards of Excellence, which “recognize and showcase outstanding projects that demonstrate how the built environment can make a positive contribution to people and places and reflect the mission and values” of the organization.
Deadline for nominations is May 12. Award recipients will be honored at the Plan NH Annual Merit & Scholarship Awards Banquet on June 21 at Hotel Concord.
Additional information and nomination guidelines can be found at PlanNH.org or by contacting the Executive Director Tiffany Tononi McNamara at 603-452-PLAN, or email@example.com.
Northpoint Engineering named LRCD Housing Champion
Lakes Region Community Developers has named Northpoint Engineering of Concord as its Housing Champion for April 2023. Housing Champions are local companies committed to LRCD’s mission of creating new affordable housing opportunities. LRCD will feature a different housing champion each month of the year. In the photo, Carmen Lorentz, executive director of LRCD, accepts a sponsorship check from Kevin Leonard, principal engineer of Northpoint.