Revision Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Facility, Joined by New Hampshire U.S. Senators
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (August 13, 2018) – Today Revision Military—a world leader in tactical and military eyewear, helmet systems, power management solutions, and advanced integrated soldier systems—held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Revision CEO Jonathan Blanshay was joined by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). The new facility will be located on an eight acre lot on Corporate Drive at the Pease International Tradeport. This new Center of Excellence—the Revision Advanced Warfighter Equipment Development Center—will house a warfighter experience and development lab, including simulation capabilities; a rapid prototyping lab; an integrated soldier systems development lab and offices; and an armor prototyping and development facility.
“We are tremendously excited to commence this new venture in New Hampshire and honored to begin this next chapter with New Hampshire Senators Shaheen and Hassan,” said Jonathan Blanshay. “I would like to personally thank Senator Shaheen for her steadfast leadership on the Armed Services Committee and for her tireless work to bring advanced defense technologies to New Hampshire. I sincerely thank Senator Hassan for her guidance during her time as Governor, her continued support of our company in the Senate, and her stewardship with the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development and the University of New Hampshire during our site consideration. Both Senators have promoted legislative provisions that will directly impact the initial work Revision will undertake in the Granite State. We look forward to working together to create jobs and bring world-class development of our most advanced protective equipment and soldier systems to the Seacoast.”
“Revision’s expansion to New Hampshire helps fortify our state’s role as a supporter of critical national defense programs,” said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. “Their new facility at Pease International Tradeport will provide important job opportunities for our evolving workforce, preparing Granite Staters for jobs of the 21st century economy. I’m excited to see Revision join other defense companies in New Hampshire, helping to make our state a hub for technological innovation. As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, I will continue to advocate for their continued efforts that support our military readiness.”
“As Governor I was proud to work with Revision to show them all the great benefits of bringing their business to our state, and as Senator I am continuing to work to ensure that innovative businesses like Revision have the support they need to thrive in New Hampshire,” Senator Maggie Hassan said. “I am thrilled that Revision Military chose the Granite State for the future site of its Advanced Warfighter Equipment Development Center, which will play a critical role in supporting our brave law enforcement officers and service members who dedicate their lives to keeping us all safe.”
In May, Revision announced the company’s intentions to expand operations to New Hampshire and detailed the 5,000 square foot temporary office that has been established to facilitate this transition. This office space is located on International Drive in Pease International Tradeport, just a short distance from the future site, and hiring has already started – visit revisionmilitary.com/careers for open jobs in Portsmouth. By expanding to Portsmouth, Revision will improve access to its military customer base in the Greater Boston area, as well as along the eastern seaboard, and will be better positioned to work collaboratively with local academic institutions and a significant number of locally-based partners and suppliers. The Seacoast region is also home to a vibrant talent pool that will help propel Revision’s efforts to deliver best-in-class soldier system technology.
The Revision Advanced Warfighter Equipment Development Center will become Revision's seventh facility, joining three locations in Vermont, two in Canada, and one in the United Kingdom. The work done in New Hampshire will also grow and sustain business in Revision's other facilities, especially the two advanced manufacturing facilities in Vermont (optics in Essex Junction and helmets/armor in Newport). Construction of the 47,000 square foot facility (with room to expand an additional 55,000 square feet as required) is scheduled to begin in fall 2018. The anticipated completion date of the construction is mid-to-late 2019, at which point Revision plans to hire an additional 50 to 60 new employees to initiate operations at the new facility.
Revision develops and delivers purpose-built protective soldier equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face, head and torso protection as well as energy storage and power management products, continues to develop innovative capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings together the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in Montreal, Canada, and the UK. For more information, visit www.revisionmilitary.com, write email@example.com, or call +1 802-879-7002.
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