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Business Notes: June 16, 2013

West Lebanon — Concepts NREC of White River Junction and North Hartland Tool Corp. of North Hartland are among six Vermont companies with ties to the aerospace and defense industries attending the Paris Air Show this week.

The Paris event is world’s oldest and largest trade show connecting commercial and military suppliers with potential customers, a news release says.

The Vermont firms will join five New Hampshire companies and one from Maine in the Best of New England booth at the U.S. Pavilion. In all, 34 states will be represented at the international air show.

The Best of New England booth is made possible through the State Trade Export Promotion program, funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration.

As three of the smallest states taking part, combining resources allows northern New England to have a presence at an iconic international event.

The goal of the companies attending is to increase their access to international markets, which helps them to grow.

The aviation and aerospace industries represent a $2 billion industry in Vermont, according to the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, supporting more than 9,000 jobs. Chris Carrigan, vice president of business development for the chamber, called the two sectors “key economic drivers” of Vermont’s economy and in line with the mission of the Vermont Chamber’s Aerospace and Aviation Association.

“By connecting its members with new suppliers and customers through match-making efforts, participating in international events like the Paris Air Show, provide access to new resources, businesses and supply chain opportunities,” he said, “which propels Vermont’s economy forward.”

Company News

Mountain Medical Aesthetics , a new facial enhancement practice based in Plymouth, N.H., is opening a unit at Cottage Hospital to serve the Haverhill area.

Mountain Medical Aesthetics, a partnership of Steven V. Ball and Kristina M. Stalnaker, formed an association with Cottage Hospital to offer aesthetic facial treatments.

Ball has worked in the health care field for 15 years and held a variety of different positions. His current position is as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, administering anesthesia as an independent practitioner at both Speare Memorial Hospital and Cottage Hospital.

Stalnaker was a surgical registered nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

D.R. Key Corp., a Lebanon-based general contractor, has received a National AGC Safety Award from the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire.

The award recognizes those companies that achieved a zero incident rate over the past year, an accomplishment that is difficult to achieve, given the numerous and changing hazards on construction sites.

The award was presented on June 6 during the group’s 2013 awards banquet in Manchester.

The program offers an opportunity for general contractors and subcontractors to compare their safety records with companies of similar size, performing similar types of work across the country. The awards are based upon the lowest incident rate and the highest number of work hours.

The Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire’s membership includes contractors from both the building and highway industry, which perform commercial and industrial, public and private work in the state. It serves as a liaison between its membership and government bodies, provides informational support services, safety training, construction documents, and plans room facilities for the construction industry.

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