Groundbreaking Up Front

Edwards Vacuum Celebrates Groundbreaking

The team celebrates the Edwards Vacuum groundbreaking.

Haverhill, MA  – Edwards Vacuum, in collaboration with Marwick Associates, Equity Industrial Partners and Dacon, recently broke ground on the new 135,000sf Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

Specializing in technical products that utilize cryogenics for semiconductor manufacturing, chemical, life science, solar and R&D sectors, Edwards is currently hiring for 110 roles to staff the new facility spanning mechanical assemblers to engineers and scientists across various domains. The architectural design for this LEED facility is centered on four functional domains of manufacturing, labs, executive offices and warehousing.  It is anticipated to open in the summer of 2022.

Peter Milano, MA Office Building Development; and from Avison Young, Jay Carnevale and Michael Dalton

To mark the event, Edwards, Marwick, EIP and Dacon partnered with the literacy collaborative Haverhill Promise to fund the city’s first STEM literacy program earmarked at $20,000. Beginning next summer, children ages 5-10 will experience 30 events in which they are fed lunch, conduct a science experiment and are given a relevant book to take home. During the school year, children serviced by food pantries and after school programs will receive book bags with STEM-related experiments to build at home.

Haverhill Promise science table

Just three years old, Haverhill Promise is one of only five literacy organizations in Massachusetts to win the Bright Spot Community status by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. “We are excited that 850 children will be fed lunch while their minds are fed science and will be given books to take home. We believe this to be one of the few, if not only, STEM literacy programs in the state and hope that it will become the model for other communities. These are the future technologists who will be developing products at Edwards,” explains Debbora Ahlgren, general manager of Edwards Vacuum.

Adds Lauren Nowicki, creator of the program and chief communications officer for Dacon, “We are not only creating the foundations of a building, but are building foundations for life.”