Mercury Systems continues to grow in Hudson
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen chats with site manager Anthony Sweeney during a tour of the microelectronics firm Tuesday. (APRIL GUILMET)
While corporate headquarters will remain just over the border in Chelmsford, Mass., the plan is to expand production of processing systems, software and services for commercial, defense and intelligence operations in Hudson.
Sweeney said construction isunderway on a 28,000-square-foot facility addition, which is scheduled to open in the coming months. The new addition will house the firm’s facilities for systems integration and manufacturing for embedded processing modules.
The 30-year-old company had humble beginnings in Massachusetts, where it initially focused on electronics components for use in the medical industry.
Mercury Systems’ overall sales totaled $209 million last year. Officials noted the company has experienced a 60 percent growth in defense revenues during the past five years.
“We’ve continued to grow, and over the past eight months we’ve consolidated four entities into this facility,” he added. “The defense revenue is growing very, very strong. Right now, we’re involved in a lot of important national defense programs.”
He noted that there are more than 13,000 cleared defense contractors, and just over 8 percent receive such honors.
“The talent pool is here in New Hampshire, and it has been for many years,” Anderson told U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen during her tour of the company Tuesday afternoon.
“There are some really good jobs here, and we’d like to make sure they stay in New Hampshire,” she told Mercury Systems officials.
“Helping New Hampshire businesses get into the export markets is a huge priority,” said the senator, who owned a small business prior to her political career.
She said the bank has directly supported $255 million in export sales from the Granite State during the past five years.
“But we’re definitely looking to expand,” he added.
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