PSNH News Press Release

PSNH Opens New Facility in Hooksett


HOOKSETT, N.H. (October 17, 2012) – Public Service of New Hampshire this week officially opened a new 70,000 square foot building in Hooksett.

The facility will serve as the PSNH Hooksett Facility Ribbon Cutting headquarters for the Construction, Test & Maintenance Division of PSNH’s Transmission Group. The building, located on Legends Drive, will provide space to consolidate transmission employees and equipment in one central location.“This new building provides a modern, efficient, and centralized hub for our transmission group,” noted Gary Long, PSNH President and Chief Operating Officer. “And, it also reflects a commitment by PSNH and Northeast Utilities to building and maintaining a reliable infrastructure to ensure quality electric service to New Hampshire customers for years to come.”

A ribbon cutting at the new facility featured a mix of company and municipal officials, in addition to Long, including: Laurie Foley, VP – Northeast Utilities Transmission Project Engineering & Maintenance; NH State Senator David Boutin; and, Hooksett Town Administrator Dean Shankle.

PSNH has a strong presence in, and commitment to, Hooksett, utilizing two other facilities in the town, including an Area Work Center, which hosts line crews and trucks.

(A hi-resolution photo is available here. Photo caption: Celebrating the completion of the new PSNH Transmission Group's Construction, Test & Maintenance Division Center in Hooksett, NH. From left to right: Dean Shankle, Hooksett Town Adminstrator; Carol Burke, PSNH, Manager - Transmission Construction and Maintenance; Laurie Foley, Northeast Utilities Vice President - Transmission Project Engineering & Maintenance; Hon. David Boutin, NH State Senator; Gary Long, PSNH President and Chief Operating Officer; David Plante, PSNH, Lead Project Manager - Transmission Projects

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Public Service of New Hampshire is New Hampshire's largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns. PSNH is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE:NU). For more information, please visit and follow @psnh on Twitter.

October 17th 2012