Laconia aerospace firm looking to add 80 jobs
The company is looking at various options, but the “front-runner would involve expansion locally,” General Manager Graham Thomson said Tuesday.
The company, a subsidiary of Smiths Group in London, employs 335 workers at its Lexington Drive location. It has supplied metal hoses to space shuttles and the international space station, and its current offerings include making air return hoses for engines on Boeing 737 jets.
In a private meeting, company officials discussed several issues they had with the federal government.
Ayotte said afterward that she was going to look into the OMB holdup regarding the foreign repair stations.
“It’s part of a growth strategy and part of a protection strategy over time,” he said.
While addressing about a dozen workers, Ayotte said company officials also mentioned concerns over the federal health care law and corporate tax rates.
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