August 31, 2021

Senator Hassan Visits Littleton, Colebrook to Discuss Economic & Community Development in the North Country

LITTLETON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited White Mountains Community College (WMCC) Littleton Academic Center yesterday, where she heard about WMCC’s plan to use federal funding to help equip a new campus building that will house its advanced technology lab and classes. Northern Border Regional Commission funding is supporting this effort.

 

“White Mountains Community College does incredible work to ensure that Granite Staters can stay competitive in our 21st century economy. I was glad to have the opportunity to learn more about their plans to build out their Littleton campus and help expand opportunity to hardworking Granite Staters and Americans,” Senator Hassan said.

 

"It was a great pleasure to welcome Senator Hassan to WMCC's Academic Center in Littleton,” said Dr. Chuck Lloyd, President, White Mountains Community College. “We appreciate her strong support for the Northern Border Regional Commission grant, which will be vital to the advanced technology lab. We also appreciated having the opportunity to learn more about her work with the bipartisan infrastructure package that will help address key areas of need in Northern NH, including workforce development, affordable housing and access to broadband. I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Hassan on behalf of our students at WMCC."

 

Senator Hassan also toured American Performance Polymers in Colebrook, a leading manufacturing company, which received federal funding from the CARES Act that Senator Hassan helped pass into law to manufacture medical gloves for distribution in the United States. The company is currently undergoing an expansion of their production facility, which will help create more jobs in the area.

 

“American Performance Polymers represents the best of American manufacturing and innovation, and this business continues to make major contributions to the North Country economy,” Senator Hassan said. “This New Hampshire-based company is creating jobs right here in the state, and I will continue working to secure investments in domestic manufacturing, which will help strengthen our modern economy and expand job creation.”

 

"The entire staff at American Performance Polymers was honored to meet Senator Hassan and her staff to share the extraordinary growth in Northern New Hampshire due to expansion at the Colebrook medical glove factory,” said Richard A. Renehan, President/CEO of American Performance Polymers. “With continued federal support of xNBR raw material and medical glove manufacturing, Renco feels the USA can effectively rebuild the Medical Industrial Base for critical medical and military items used by our military and front-line workers. Thank you kindly for the visit, Senator Hassan and for the dedication to the United States of America."

 

Senator Hassan is working to ensure that U.S. job training and manufacturing is competitive in the 21st century economy. Earlier this year, the Senate passed the bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act to outcompete China and strengthen national security. The bill has multiple provisions secured by Senator Hassan to strengthen American job training and manufacturing in New Hampshire and across the country, including a version of Senator Hassan’s bipartisan Fast Track To and Through College Act with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) to expand access to college-level classes for high school students.