Gov. Patrick, Sen. Kerry To Be In Tewksbury Today

Thermo Fisher will be hosting a ribbon-cutting for it's new Tewksbury facility.

and Sen. John Kerry will be on hand this morning as Thermo Fisher Scientific holds the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on its new Tewksbury Center of Excellence on Radcliffe Road.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Also scheduled to attend is Congressman John Tierney (D-6th District), as well as local public officials.

Thermo Fisher is the first firm to take advantage of since being

Thermo Fisher brings with them 400 jobs, and as part of the tax incentive deal, has pledged to add another 100 jobs over the next five years at the Tewksbury site. The company, which specializes in scientific technology, employees more than 39,000 workers around the globe.

According to information supplied by the company, the Tewksbury Center of Excellence will be home to, "Research, Development and Manufacturing of State-of-the-Art Portable Analytical Instruments."

In February, Thermo-Fisher unveiled "TruNarc," a hand-held analyzer that police can use to identify hard drugs,  such as cocaine and heroin, in a matter of seconds. Company officials will be showing off "TruNarc" at the Monday ceremony.


Dan June 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I was looking for a reason to be out of town today....Thanks
John June 11, 2012 at 01:05 PM
This is not just about our governor at all. This is about recognizing and thanking companies like Thermo Fisher for creating jobs and investing in the state of Massachusetts. This is far more important than a press appearance and as a result this should be important to all of us as it will continue to add jobs to our state which is hurting.... I do believe this is the ultimate goal!
bk June 11, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I agree. --B
bk June 11, 2012 at 06:46 PM
This might not be related to your post directly. I jumped in just because I saw 'local' and I hear this quite often. I have a high respect for our veterans. But I am tired of this 'local' insistence. If we keep looking at 'local' most of the time, we will never learn something new that is happening outside. It would add to our town if we get new ideas, investors, businesses etc. in addition to what we got or what 'locals' could do. My point is do we wait till some one 'local' decides to add a business "some day" or encourage some 'non-local' willing to set up businesses here "now"? --B
Walter White June 11, 2012 at 09:02 PM
liveshot never misses a photo op


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