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High-tech factory design wins award for Middlebury firm

Hypertherm’s new high-tech plasma technology facility was designed and built by Bread Loaf Construction of Middlebury.

Hypertherm’s new high-tech plasma technology facility was designed and built by Bread Loaf Construction of Middlebury.

— Officials of Bread Loaf Corporation of Middlebury and Hypertherm Inc. of Hanover, N.H., announced the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Hypertherm’s Heater Road Facility with a LEED Gold designation.  

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and represents the best in class green building practices measuring the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings.  

Hypertherm is an international leader in plasma-cutting technology; the facility in Lebanon is the newest of seven facilities in the Upper Valley.

The project transformed a previously disturbed 23 acre site along the Interstate into the 160,000 square foot research, manufacturing, training, and office building.

Bread Loaf’s design and construction team included Fred Bellucci, Jan Becker, Anne Buck, Bob Eaton, Josh Francis, Mark Harris, John Johnston, Dave Kirby, Joe Lattuca, Deb Lowd, Randy Lang, Cam MacKugler, Steve Rooney, Sean Paquette, Euguene Sheldrick, and Justin Wright.

Bread Loaf and Hypertherm acknowledged the contribution of Engineering Ventures, Salem Engineering, Cx Associates, Zero by Degrees, Pathways Consulting, Saucier + Flynn, and Chase Engineering for receiving the award.

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