Weidmann is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of electrical insulation for oil-filled transformers of all voltage ranges. The product produced in the St. Johnsbury plant is present in roughly 75% of all power transformers in North America. Keeping the area employer at its capacity and employment levels while remaining competitive in its industry was essential to the Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont. The savings afforded by this investment helped the company improve production efficiency, meet increasing product quality standards, maintain and grow its St. Johnsbury workforce. In addition, a portion of the investment was provided to Northern Community Investment Corporation to establish a screening and training program for machine shop operation and other services to support innovation and job growth in the region.

Gap and Investment

Weidmann Electrical Technology, Inc. needed to upgrade equipment used in its drying process in order to stay competitive and remain in Vermont. NMTC financing through Vermont Rural Ventures, National Development Council, and Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation afforded the company the ability to construct an addition, purchase and install an 800-ton hot press machine—all the while remaining a significant employer in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Project TypeBusiness Financing
Project SponsorWeidmann Technology
NMTC Investment$10 million
Short descriptionManufacturer re-tool and expansion
Team: BusinessWeidmann Electrical Technology, Inc.
Team: LegalEdwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Burak Anderson & Melloni, PLC Downs Rachlin Martin PLLCNolan Sheehan Patten LLPLaw Office of Mark FosterZuccaro & Willis, P.C.
Team: AccountingCohnReznick LLP
Team: ArchitectHill-Engineers, Architects, Planners, Inc.
Team: ContractorPizzagalli Construction Company
Financing PartnersNational Development Council, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, Northern Community Investment Corporation, TD Bank, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Economic Development Authority