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June 25, 2019

New Harvey Performance plant to bring high-end manufacturing to Gorham

architectural rendering of Harvey Performance facility Courtesy / SMMA Harvey Performance Co. plans to construct a new facility in Gorham to manufacture its Helical Solutions line of high-performance end mills and serve as the company’s innovation hub.

Harvey Performance Co. plans to break ground today on a new 79,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Gorham.

The plant will manufacture the company’s Helical Solutions line of high-performance end mills and serve as the company’s innovation hub, according to a June 24 news release.

The new building will be at 49 Raceway Drive in Gorham, about 5 miles from the company’s current facility, which it has occupied for the past 15 years.

The company is partnering with Northland Enterprises, a Portland-based commercial real estate developer. The land for the project is being purchased from Moody’s Co-Worker Owned Inc. The design for the building and innovation facilities was completed by SMMA, an architecture firm in Cambridge, Mass. The builder for the project is Landry/French Construction, which specializes in build-to-suit facilities. 

The company recently received approval from the Gorham Planning Board and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Construction will start in July.

“The additional square footage provides much needed space to build capacity to support our growth, enabling us to expand our research and development capabilities,” Harvey Performance CEO Pete Jenkins said in the release.

The new facility is expected to enable the company to recruit and retain employees and technicians needed to support the company’s growth, Vice President/ Operations Steve Vatcher said in the release.

According to its website, Harvey produces solid carbide end mills and high-performance tooling. Helical produces high-performance carbide end mills.

Harvey Performance Co. is a precision toolmaker headquartered in Rowley, Mass.

The property where it plans to build is a former horse track purchased in August 2016 by Moody's Co-Worker Owned Inc., owner of the collision centers.


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