HUDSON, NH – A Massachusetts manufacturer, which operates two plants in China, will open its first North American manufacturing site in southern New Hampshire and plans to hire up to 40 new employees.
RHM International, headquartered in Brookline, Mass., purchased a 44,000-square-foot building in the Sagamore Industrial Park, where it will begin producing and selling high voltage transformers and bushings for power utility companies.
“We chose New Hampshire because of its business-friendly attitude,” said Eric Euvrard, company president. “The building is a perfect fit and with the close proximity to Boston, it allows us to hire talented people from Boston and New Hampshire.”
RHM will begin modifying its new facility to accommodate a 65-foot tower needed to test and certify high voltage products. After certification, it will do final assembly and ship to its North American customers.
“On behalf of the people of New Hampshire, I am proud to welcome RHM International to the Granite State,” said Gov. Maggie Hassan. “RHM’s decision to open this facility in New Hampshire reinforces that our tax-friendly environment, small and responsive state government, highly skilled workforce and high quality of life make the Granite State attractive for growing businesses. I look forward to RHM boosting our thriving manufacturing industry, helping expand middle class opportunity and creating good jobs that will help keep our state’s economy moving in the right direction.”
The company’s technology is unique for its use of high voltage polymer-based insulations instead of transformer oil, providing utilities with a significantly longer safe service life without any need of maintenance.
“RHM is a great example of a family-owned company moving to New Hampshire because they found the right real estate and a can-do attitude from all involved in the relocation process,” said Michael Bergeron, senior business development manager for the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, who assisted the company with its plans.
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