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Velcro Companies Hosts Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley

November 30, 2015
Democratic Presidential Candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley made a campaign stop to PHS client Velcro Companies “Americas” headquarters in Manchester today. The former mayor and governor discussed his vision for America and worked the Velcro Companies’ slogan “Amazing Connections” into his remarks to employees. Mr. O’Malley’s visit included Q&A with employees and a tour of part of the manufacturing area.


PHS President David Cuzzi Named to State Telecommunication Advisory Committee

September 9, 2015
New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) today appointed PHS president David Cuzzi to the state’s Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee was originally established under state law in 2000 to “encourage, promote and support the achievement of affordable universal access and adoption of interoperable advanced telecommunications throughout New Hampshire” and “facilitate...


BAE Systems Supports “Forward New Hampshire” Project and Initiatives

August 18, 2015
PHS client BAE Systems, New Hampshire’s largest manufacturer, today added its strong support to the revised Northern Pass hydroelectric energy transmission project, “Forward NH Plan.” The Forward NH plan was revealed this morning by Eversource Energy executives. BAE Systems is a leader on energy policy in New Hampshire, New England, and beyond. The company continues...


Velcro USA Hosts Executive Councilor Chris Pappas

August 18, 2015
Velcro USA President Scott Filion briefs Greater Manchester Executive Councilor Chris Pappas (D- 4th District) on company operations during a tour of the manufacturing floor...


Manchester Mayoral Candidate Joyce Craig Visits Velcro USA

August 12, 2015
Manchester Ward 1 Alderman, and Mayoral Candidate Joyce Craig (D) visited Velcro USA’s headquarters building on the company’s Manchester campus today. During the visit, Alderman Craig and company executives discussed the mayoral race, the importance of a quality school system for workforce and economic development, and the business climate in the city and state. The...


BAE Systems: More Energy Supply Needed to Power NH Economy

May 10, 2015
PHS client BAE Systems, New Hampshire’s largest manufacturer and one of the state’s largest employers, today called for immediate steps to be taken to bring more energy supply to New Hampshire and New England. In an Opinion Editorial in today’s Union Leader (, Paul Markwardt, BAE Systems VP and Deputy GM of the Nashua-based Electronic...


Velcro USA Discusses Energy Efficiency with U.S. Senators

April 29, 2015
PHS continues to help Velcro USA build its brand locally, regionally, and nationally as a socially responsible company by communicating the company’s green manufacturing story. New Hampshire’s senior U.S. Senator, Jeanne Shaheen (D), invited the company to participate in a meeting today of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee (DSOC) regarding the benefits of...


U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta Kicks off Velcro USA – Fisher Cats 2015 Reading Challenge Games

April 12, 2015
2015 marks the second year PHS client Velcro USA will be the presenting sponsor of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ Reading Challenge Program. The program rewards NH students who read 5 or more books outside of school with two tickets to one of six ‘Reading Challenge Games’ during the Fisher Cats’ season. April 12th marked...


PHS Honored At YMCA Youth In Government Ceremony

April 10, 2015
PHS was honored today by students participating in this year’s Youth In Government Model Legislature. PHS President David Cuzzi accepted a plaque recognizing PHS’s sponsorship of the program during opening ceremonies at the State House. Run by the YMCA, Youth In Government exposes young people to various aspects of government with the hope of inspiring...


NH State Sen. Lou D’Allesandro OpEd Supporting Constitution Pipeline Published Statewide

April 1, 2015
Longtime NH State Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) cited the Constitution Pipeline project in Pennsylvania and New York in an opinion piece for media outlets statewide. In making the argument for new natural gas pipeline capacity to solve the regional energy crisis, D’Allesandro noted the importance of accessing the reliable, low-cost Marcellus natural gas in Pennsylvania...


Constitution Pipeline Briefed to NH Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee

March 25, 2015
The NH Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning heard a presentation from representatives of the Constitution Pipeline project. The Williams Company is the lead developer of the proposed 124-mile pipeline, which would run from existing wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus natural gas field to the major pipeline interconnect in Wright, NY. Constitution is an...


BAE Systems Leads Energy Panel Discussion Before Nashua-area Legislators

January 16, 2015
PHS Clients continue to lead the energy policy discussion in New Hampshire and beyond. Today, PHS client BAE Systems sponsored the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative symposium. The symposium provides state legislators an opportunity to hear in-depth presentations on the top issues impacting businesses in Southern New Hampshire. BAE Systems is one of...

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