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Edwards Vacuum strengthens its presence in Massachusetts with a new facility dedicated to cryopump manufacturing and research and development. The new site is currently under construction in Haverhill, 36 miles north of Boston; work is ongoing around the clock.

This new state-of-the-art facility will enable Edwards to be even more competitive in the current demanding market.

Haverhill building site

Edwards Haverhill building site

Once completed, the 136,000 square feet building will accommodate all new product design and manufacturing activities currently performed in the Edwards facility in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Relocation is scheduled to start in Q3 2022.

The building features a low heat absorption design geared towards sustainability, with solar panels, a rainwater capture system, and minimal irrigation needed.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place in September 2021 and saw the participation of Haverhill authorities, including mayor James J. Fiorentini.

Edwards celebrated the occasion by donating a $20,000 cheque to the local charity Haverhill Promise, whose mission is to ensure that all local students achieve grade-level reading by the end of 3rd grade. This contribution will help purchase learning materials and support programs in STEM, Science, and Engineering. This initiative is in partnership with Dacon Corporation, Marwick Associates, and Equity Industrial Partners.

Debbora Ahlgren, Product Company Chelmsford General Manager, commented: “The new facility in Haverhill will be a Center of Cryogenic Innovation offering our customers and the market advances in manufacturing, a Materials Science Innovation Lab, and the capacity that is required to meet customer demand.”

You can see the progress of the building site in the video below.