Pitco Frialator is moving forward with plans to construct a 356,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Concord on Integra Drive after the Concord Planning Board granted major site plan approval during their September meeting.
The 103-year old maker of commercial fryers moved to Bow in 1950 and currently has additional facilities in Concord and Pembroke. The new Concord plant will consolidate all three locations into a single, efficient layout incorporating office, manufacturing, and warehouse space and supporting 400 jobs.
Concord Mayor Jim Bouley noted that he was “thrilled that Pitco has decided to grow its business in Concord. The City has worked closely with the company to make this development a reality. This project is win not only for Concord but also keeps a growing manufacturing business in New Hampshire safeguarding hundreds of local jobs.”
Pitco Vice President & General Manager Karl Searl added that “this new, world-class manufacturing facility will be instrumental in preparing Pitco for its next level of growth and will allow us to increase production capacity to support our global foodservice customers. It will also play a critical role in bolstering our highly skilled and robust workforce.”
Mr. Searl further remarked that “keeping our business based in the state, specifically, Concord, is important to us to maintain our culture of quality workmanship and customer-centric values. We are appreciative for the support from the City of Concord and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship as partners in the upcoming years.”
Construction on the new facility is planned to start in 2022.