September 13, 2021

Senator Hassan Makes Stops Across the Granite State to Highlight Importance of Investing in Infrastructure and Creating Jobs

NEW HAMSHIRE – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan made stops across the Granite State last week, including in Manchester, Nashua, and Derry to highlight the importance of investing in infrastructure and creating jobs in New Hampshire. Senator Hassan was part of the bipartisan group that worked to negotiate and pass through the Senate a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package that would provide historic investments to modernize the country’s transportation infrastructure, including by expanding clean energy access.


For coverage highlights, see below:


Manchester Ink Link: U.S. Energy Secretary visits upcoming Manchester solar installation

By Andrew Sylvia


On Friday, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm joined U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH-01) and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig in a tour of a new solar farm off I-93 expected to be completed by the end of this year.


The new installation, located on a capped landfill site across the highway from Manchester Community College, will include over 8,000 solar panels upon completion and produce approximately 3.8 million kilowatt hours of energy to the local power grid, enough to power almost 500 homes for a year.


Craig, Pappas, Granholm and Hassan joined with several representatives from Kearsarge, the Manchester Department of Public Works , local IBEW electricians and others working on the project, which began installation this month after two years of planning and state permitting.


[…] Pappas and Hassan also praised the project, following Granholm from a roundtable earlier in the day in Portsmouth discussing offshore wind investment in New Hampshire.


“It was great to have Secretary Granholm here in New Hampshire to see firsthand the importance of investing in clean energy. The bipartisan infrastructure package recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to our economy, environment, natural resources, and way of life,” said Hassan. “This package critically invests in clean energy and works to modernize our electric grid, which will help us generate more renewable energy.”


Union Leader: Granite State Manufacturing Opens New Nashua Campus

By Kimberly Houghton


Granite State Manufacturing is broadening its New Hampshire presence with the opening of a new facility in Nashua where it plans to hire 50 new workers.


“This facility was specifically designed and fitted up to support the Navy’s critical needs and expanding the nation’s industrial ship-building base,” said John Allard, CEO of Granite State Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer of specialized equipment for defense, aerospace, medical and other markets.


Headquartered in Manchester, GSM’s new manufacturing facility officially opened its doors this week at the former Ingersoll-Rand campus on Burke Street in Nashua.


[…] Sen. Maggie Hassan praised GSM for its ability to innovate, grow, prepare for the future and search for new opportunities to train future workers, work with area colleges, protect the country and also serve as an important economic driver in New Hampshire.


Union Leader: Alan Shepard relatives, officials mark the completion of the I-93 project with rededication

By Ryan Lessard


Interstate 93 was dedicated to Derry native Alan Shepard in 1961, the year he became the first American in space, and before the highway was even completed.


On Friday, state officials rededicated the corridor between the Massachusetts border and Manchester the Alan B. Shepard Jr. Highway.


The occasion marked the completion of a 35-year project to widen and improve the highway.


Gov. Chris Sununu, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Rep. Chris Pappas spoke during the ceremony.


[…] Hassan and Pappas emphasized the importance of infrastructure and took the opportunity to mention the infrastructure bill in Congress, which they hope to pass.