NASHUA – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Walter Bat Company, where she celebrated the company’s entrepreneurial spirit and workforce creativity. Walter Bat Company, which manufactures handcrafted wooden baseball bats for youths and adults, is a new business from W.H. Bagshaw, a 5th generation family-owned manufacturing company based in Nashua.
Senator Hassan attends Walter Bat Company ribbon cutting ceremony.
“New Hampshire’s small businesses and entrepreneurs are at the core of our state’s success, and the opening of Walter Bat Company truly represents the entrepreneurial spirit of Granite Staters,” said Senator Hassan. “The Walter Bat Company builds on the skills of the W.H. Bagshaw workforce, while also helping create new jobs. And of course, I’m thrilled that the baseball bats that they are making will help more people enjoy America’s pastime.”
Senator Hassan is committed to providing small businesses with the support that they need to innovate and thrive. The American Rescue Plan, which President Biden signed into law earlier this year, includes the bipartisan Recovery Startup Assistance Act that Senator Hassan introduced to provide payroll assistance through the Employee Retention Tax Credit to new small businesses started during the pandemic. The December COVID-19 relief and government funding package also included bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Hassan to allow eligible small employers to both participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and also claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit to help keep workers on payroll and pay for their health care coverage. Senator Hassan was also recently recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for her efforts to promote and support New Hampshire’s businesses.