Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Congressman Welch Visits North Hartland Tool Corp.

Friday on his way to the reopening of the Brooks House in Brattleboro, Congressman Peter Welch stopped in North Hartland to visit with the employees of the North Hartland Tool Corporation.
The custom tool design and manufacturing plant is located in the old North Hartland train depot. Operations Manager, Ron Aldrich has worked with the company for thirty years. He grew up just down the road and worked at the plant during high school, summers home from college and eventually as a full time employee, working his way up to Operations Manager. The North Hartland site has about 45 full time employees and there are plants located in Barnet VT and in Connecticut and Maine-each providing a specific type of manufacturing.
North Hartland specialized in fixtures and gauges for jet engines. They offer a one stop shopping experience for their clients from design to product testing and shipment. Currently they are focusing on jet engines parts that will provide the industry a more fuel efficient engine with a reduced noise output. Aldrich mentioned that "double digit fuel reduction would be a huge savings for the airlines."

Earlier in the day the plant hosted a tour for the Hartland Elementary 8th Grade class, as part of National Manufacturing Day and hoping to encourage a new generation of skilled workers. They also partner with Vermont Technical College by hosting an apprentice program.

Welch had a tour of the plant and met with many of the employees, most of whom have been with the company for twenty plus years.

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North Hartland Tool Corporation
A Visit from Congressman Peter Welch
North Hartland VT October 3, 2014
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