Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

Tech charter school gets $1.5 million grant … and more
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Vitex Extrusion in Franklin has hired Kherri-Dean Hummer as its new director of manufacturing quality/process control, overseeing all aspects of quality assurance and quality control for the company’s aluminum extrusion and value-added business.

Essig PLM, Nashua, a provider of enterprise technology solutions and consultancy services, has joined the PTC Partner Network, which expands Essig’s offerings with PTC’s Creo design and Windchill PLM software products across all of the Essig business divisions.

Spark Academy of Advanced Technologies, a public charter high school on the campus of Manchester Community College, has received a $1.5 million grant. The grant will enable Spark Academy to fully develop extended learning opportunities for students. Spark officials said they are also looking for industry leaders who are interested in partnering with the school to develop their high school students into the skilled members of the workforce needed today.

Franklin Savings Bank recently purchased $10,000 in New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority business tax credits from Making Matters NH, a maker and shared workspace located in Penacook. Over the next year, the group is planning to invest in new equipment for its facility to include a 3D printer for a prototyping lab, a CNC router for a woodshop, a lathe for a machine shop, and more.

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