Union Leader: Your Turn, NH — Scott Filion: Lower energy costs essential to staying competitive

January 10, 2016 - 1 minute read


“The rising cost of energy in New Hampshire threatens Velcro Companies’ ability to maintain its position as a brand leader in a cost-competitive, global market. This is true despite the company’s leadership in industrial energy efficiency. Velcro Companies employs almost 800 people in Manchester and Somersworth, with major manufacturing facilities in both locations. Moreover, our Manchester campus is home to the company’s global innovation center and serves as the headquarters for Velcro Americas, which oversees all of our North and South American operations. To remain competitive with companies elsewhere in the U.S. and around the world, Velcro Companies requires a reliable, low-cost supply of energy to complement our unwavering commitment to energy efficient operations.”

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