Revision Military to open U.S. headquarters at PeaseBy KIMBERLEY HAAS
Union Leader Correspondent
May 17. 2018 9:20PM
PORTSMOUTH — A leader in protective and tactical equipment for the military announced Thursday it will be opening offices at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth.
The New Hampshire location will become Revision Military’s United States Headquarters and Center of Excellence, developing and manufacturing the company’s most advanced products, according to a news release.
Revision develops and delivers purpose-built soldier equipment for military use worldwide.
The company began with eyewear, eventually expanding to face, head and torso protection as well as energy storage and power management products.
The company has been a U.S. Army supplier since 2005 and employs more than 400 people.
Although it is not yet known how many jobs will be created locally, the company says it has already hired the first group of management-level employees. They include Chief Technology Officer Chris Palmer, who will oversee the team and report directly to Revision CEO Jonathan Blanshay.
Blanshay said he is excited about this new chapter in the company’s history.
“Revision has evolved significantly over the last 17 years and this upcoming investment in a prime location makes our intentions clear: We expect to accelerate our growth and capabilities for the foreseeable future, and in the coming months and years we will be looking to hire dozens of the very best engineers, technicians, manufacturing experts and program managers available in the area in order to further develop our vision and service our customers,” Blanshay said in a statement.
Gov. Chris Sununu said Revision Military was the first company he met with after being elected. He said their expansion into New Hampshire proves the state is open for business.
Commissioner Taylor Caswell said precision manufacturers such as Revision are attracted to New Hampshire because of a quality workforce, low taxes and a business-friendly approach.
“New Hampshire’s business climate and hyper focus on economic development is paying dividends every day,” Caswell said in a statement.
Revision’s director of marketing communications, Kelly Krayewsky, said Thursday evening specifics about the exact location of the facility and opening dates are not yet finalized.
According to a news release, the announcement of the expansion in New Hampshire comes just over two years after Revision last opened a new facility in Bristol, UK. This new venture also builds on considerable recent investments made by the company to upgrade its facilities in the U.S. and Canada, particularly the relocation and upgrading of the Montreal hub for industrial design and R&D to a modern, centrally-located office, as well as an aggressive expansion project in Newport, Vt. — the company’s main armor and helmet manufacturing facility — completed last year.