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New Hampshire Energy Week began on March 12th and on the evening of the 15th the City of Claremont was recognized for all the innovative energy efficiency projects that it has undertaken in the past few years.

New Hampshire Energy Week is a series of events geared toward education and awareness of the economic benefits and impacts a clean energy future will continue to provide for the Granite State. The 2018 NH Energy Week is hosted by The Nature Conservancy, NH Clean Tech Council, NH CDFA, Businesses for Social Responsibility, Environmental Defense Fund, Ceres, CRES Forum, NH Brewers Association, and NH Municipal Association.

Former New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte presented three awards for Municipal, Business, and Legislative Energy Champions. The City of Claremont won the Municipal Energy Champion Award for such projects as, 2005 municipal light conversion, 2010 City energy audit and resulting upgrades in municipal buildings, 2013 City Center zoning changes allowing mixed use, 2017 LED conversions in garage and municipal lights, and the 2018 Solar project at water treatment plant.

Claremont City Planner Michael McCrory attended the event. “I had the pleasure of receiving the Municipal Energy Champion Award on behalf of the City of Claremont. Our fellow nominees had some great energy achievements,” McCrory said. “I announced, when receiving the award, that the award was being received in honor of Kurt Beek, someone who worked so hard on energy projects over the years and whom we lost unexpectedly late last year,” McCrory added.

The winners in the other categories were: Business: Worthen Industries and Legislative: Rep. Herb Richardson

The trophy presented to the city was designed by artist Vivian Beer.



Claremont, New Hampshire is flourishing. Economic Development is occurring in every corner of the city. Four major projects are under way, expanding Claremont's manufacturing sector, making room for growth at key Claremont employers, and continuing the expansion of the River Road industrial area.

CANAM BRIDGES, a division of the CANAM Group, bought a lot next door to their existing 250,000 square foot facility, to accommodate the company’s growing demand. CANAM has secured major bridge contracts in recent months, including the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York, and is adding employees fast.

NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE has secured the rights to 3 parcels in the Syd Clarke Industrial Park for their expansion. A long-time Claremont company, North Country was purchased by Les Spécialités Prodal, a Canadian firm who made the decision to expand the operation in Claremont. North Country has secured planning and zoning approvals for a 67,000 square foot office and food production facility.

NEW HAMPSHIRE INDUSTRIES, purchased a 130,000 square foot facility in Claremont last year. NHI is moving their headquarters to Claremont, bringing over 70 jobs with them and paving the way for future expansions. Company president John Seavers says “New Hampshire Industries is the premier global manufacturer of rugged mechanical power transfer products including Idler & Drive Pulleys, Blade Adaptors, Timing Pulleys, Machined Components & Custom Assemblies. The NHI team consists of approximately 70 employees and we hope to grow this number significantly in the coming years.”

JEWELL TRUCKING bought and developed a parcel in the Syd Clarke Industrial Park, constructing a 14,000 square foot office and trucking depot to accommodate their company’s growth.

Crown point hosts the young african leaders initiative 

This article is published here courtesy of Crown Point Cabinetry : 

Crown Point recently hosted a group of Fellows through the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and Dartmouth College.  The group of 25 entrepreneurs from all over the African continent toured the cabinet shop to learn more about our business practices as a family-owned company in its 38th year.

Many of the Fellows come from a start up/small company background and were interested in learning about how the Stowell family grew the business from a one-room garage to a 100,000 square foot facility.

To continue reading and to see pictures of the visit, please click here. 

Planning and Development department produces "made in Claremont"

The Planning and Development Department at the City produced a short video, titled "Made in Claremont," as part of a larger effort to highlight the growth in the manufacturing sector in the City. Take a look below!