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EXPANSION PLANNED FOR BOOMING SWANTON BUSINESS

SWANTON: At almost 50 years old, Vermont Precision is proving that it’s not over the hill yet.

Recently the company announced plans for a multi-part expansion that will bring more, and higher, paying jobs to the area.

The company, which currently employs around 200 workers in its Swanton headquarters is looking to add onto its existing structure. The expansion will add about 25% to the footprint of the building, and give the company an added warehousing area.

Vermont Precision produces several highly specialized tools for use by medical and industrial businesses.

Medtronic is a major consumer of the Vermont Precision products, according to Tyler Greene, a Project Manager at Vermont Precision.

If you’ve had a knee replacement or any other type of surgery where drilling into bone is required, odds are the tools that were used started out in Swanton.

Due to trade secrets, we can’t share the details of the drills, but the blanks are produced at the Swanton facility and shipped to Medtronic’s for finishing.

The company also makes intricate measuring devices that workers use to determine the size of a hole or shaft while creating parts in other industries.

If a company is producing a part with a 1/4 inch hole, and that hole needs to be exactly 1/4 of an inch, Vermont Precision produces a metal test rod that is exactly that size to quickly measure. If the rod fits in the hole, it’s the right size, if it doesn’t… then the part won’t pass QA.

There has been a major discussion about American labor throughout the country since the election, but Greene said that wasn’t what drove the decision to expand in Swanton.

The company, which also has plants in Kentucky and Lyndonville, Vermont, made the decision to expand its Swanton facility because that’s where the skilled workers are, as well as having major ties to the community.

“We might have had second thoughts (if the election had turned out differently),” Green said, in regards to the election, “but that wasn’t the driving factor.”

For Swanton and the surrounding communities, it means jobs and economic viability for more jobs. Exactly how many is still up in the air, but, like Vermont Precision’s current workforce, they’ll be well compensated.

They hope to break ground on the initial phase of the project this spring, with a move in date by the end of the year.

Part one of the project will be to create sidewalks, parking areas, and build onto the back side of the current building.

The second major phase of the project will come, hopefully, in the next two to five years. That will be a secondary building and will take up a small field between the current building and the interstate.

VERMONT’S LOTTERY WINNERS, JANUARY of 2017

Vermonters collected more than $1.1 million from the Vermont Lottery in January with an average winning amount of more than $7,300. Locally, winners took almost 40% of the state winnings, with an average payout of more than $21,000. Who do you know that cashed in?

 • Robert S Whitcomb of Alburgh, VT won $3,500.00 on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from an instant game

• Michael J Pike of Arlington, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Robert P Mcdevitt of Arlington, VT won $1,300.00 on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from an online game

• Joseph F Egan of Ascutney, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 30, 2017 from an instant game

• William E Edson of Barre, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Stacey L Cannizzaro of Barre, VT won $900.00 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from an instant game

• Kyle L Billings of Barre, VT won $10,000.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an instant game

• Sharon A Provasi of Barre, VT won $1,000.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an instant game

• David A Carpenter of Barre, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 6, 2017 from an instant game

• Dennis P Breen Jr of Barre, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Brandy L Lussier of Barre, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Cody H Lanpher of Barre, VT won $900.00 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from an instant game

• Allen B Chase of Barre, VT won $5,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an online game

• Gary R Cooley of Barre, VT won $2,500.00 on Monday, January 23, 2017 from an online game

• Bobbie Jo Mcmanus of Barton, VT won $10,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Paulette J Labounty of Barton, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Leon E Hamilton of Bennington, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Jean A George of Bennington, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Nicole A Maccioli of Bennington, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Charles H Hicks Jr of Bennington, VT won $900.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Wendy S Andrews of Bennington, VT won $21,000.00 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from an instant game

• Charles T Batease of Bennington, VT won $2,604.00 on Friday, January 13, 2017 from an online game

• Alvah W Newhall of Berlin, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• James P Burns of Bradford, VT won $2,708.00 on Friday, January 6, 2017 from an online game

• Tina L Boyd of Brandon, VT won $1,168.00 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from an online game

• James E Zoller of Brattleboro, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• James M Abbey of Brattleboro, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 23, 2017 from an instant game

• James E Zoller of Brattleboro, VT won $5,000.00 on Friday, January 13, 2017 from an online game

• George M Tighe of Bristol, VT won $1,000.00 on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from an instant game

• Bradley N Bedard of Bristol, VT won $1,302.00 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from an online game

• Andrew K Sheehan of Burlington, VT won $15,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Quang D Kieu of Burlington, VT won $21,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Chad P Eddy of Burlington, VT won $1,400.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Jeet B Tiwari of Burlington, VT won $5,000.00 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from an instant game

• Tracy L Komons of Burlington, VT won $25,000.00 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from an instant game

• Francine Ferris of Burlington, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Rebecca Gollin of Burlington, VT won $1,500.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Robert L Foley of Burlington, VT won $2,604.00 on Friday, January 13, 2017 from an online game

• Jeffrey L Otero of Burlington, VT won $2,604.00 on Friday, January 20, 2017 from an online game

• Christopher N Maxfield of Cabot, VT won $1,000.00 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from an instant game

• Aris D Williams of Charlotte, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• David A Lavigne of Charlotte, VT won $1,000.00 on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from an instant game

• Peter A Sheldon of Chester, VT won $2,500.00 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from an instant game

• David C Nichols of Claremont NH won $1,500.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Tina M Sylvester of Colchester, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Kamal P Upreti of Colchester, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Denise M Lafromboise of Colchester, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Deborah L Holmes of Colchester, VT won $5,000.00 on Monday, January 30, 2017 from an instant game

• Shannon M Lane of Colchester, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from an instant game

• Travis A Shepard of Colechester, VT won $5,000.00 on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from an instant game

• Blaine E Drew of Danville, VT won $2,500.00 on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from an online game

• Roger M Cote of Danville, VT won $4,000.00 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from an online game

• Sandra J Tweed of Derby, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Lesly D Lapan of East Calais, VT won $5,500.00 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from an online game

• Laurie L Hubbard of East Fairfield, VT won $1,302.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an online game

• Robin G Vose of East Middlebury, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Megan A Paradis of Enosburg Falls, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 13, 2017 from an instant game

• Calvin L Bourn Jr of Enosburg Falls, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Ellen M Latterell of Essex Jct, VT won $1,000.00 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from an instant game

• Maureen R Miller of Essex Jct, VT won $10,000.00 on Friday, January 20, 2017 from an instant game

• Katherine A Banfield of Essex Jct, VT won $666.00 on Monday, January 30, 2017 from an online game

• Samantha M Boucher of Essex Junction, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Connie J Amerio of Fair Haven, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Dennis A Steady of Ferrisburgh, VT won $2,604.00 on Friday, December 9, 2016 from an online game

• Robert A Couture of Georgia, VT won $25,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Jeffrey T Dickie of Grand Isle, VT won $10,000.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an instant game

• Daniel W Larrow of Grande Isle, VT won $5,000.00 on Friday, January 6, 2017 from an instant game

• Leandra S Blow of Grande Isle, VT won $38,730.00 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from an online game

• David E Schump of Grande Isle, VT won $1,040.00 on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from an online game

• Frederick F Fleury Jr of Graniteville, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Jennifer L Dwinell of Graniteville, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Richard M Gaboury of Hancock, VT won $5,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• William G Roth of Hancock, VT won $1,300.00 on Monday, December 12, 2016 from an online game

• Jeffrey F Dillingham of Hartland, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Jan E Mollmark of Hartland, VT won $1,312.00 on Monday, December 12, 2016 from an online game

• George E Kemp of Highgate, VT won $125,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Patricia A Weaver of Huntington, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 13, 2017 from an instant game

• John F Johnson Jr of Huntington, VT won $1,300.00 on Monday, December 5, 2016 from an online game

• Joanne S Esau of Ludlow, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Tracey J Leary of Ludlow, VT won $2,000.00 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from an online game

• Linda E Coots of Marlborough MA won $1,000.00 on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from an instant game

• Bradley J Charron of Marshfield, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 23, 2017 from an instant game

• Bruce A Mullen of Marshfield, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an online game

• Katherine E Pelletier of Middletown Springs, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from an instant game

• Roger A Garvey of Milton, VT won $5,555.00 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from an instant game

• Richard C Goss of Milton, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Joseph A Gingrass of Milton, VT won $1,000.00 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from an instant game

• Cheryl A Snow of Milton, VT won $900.00 on Friday, January 20, 2017 from an instant game

• Robert L Amos Sr of Milton, VT won $200,000.00 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from an instant game

• Jean J Yergeau of Milton, VT won $5,000.00 on Monday, December 5, 2016 from an online game

• Matthew J Glander of Morristown NJ won $700.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Nancy L Ather of Morrisville, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Stephen C Benson of Morrisville, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Stephen C Benson of Morrisville, VT won $2,708.00 on Monday, December 19, 2016 from an online game

• Lauretta M Brunelle of N Clarendon, VT won $5,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Penny A Bechard of Newbern NC won $2,500.00 on Friday, January 13, 2017 from an online game

• Shirley G Raymond of Newport, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Benjamin J Baker of Newport, VT won $1,000.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an instant game

• Donald J Cotnoir of Newport, VT won $25,000.00 on Friday, January 6, 2017 from an instant game

• Chelsey L Christino of Newport, VT won $15,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Alvah L Knapp of Newport Ctr, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from an instant game

• Carol C Trower of Northfield, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Thomas M Langhans of Piermont NH won $834.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an online game

• Marybeth Seimon of Randolph, VT won $900.00 on Monday, January 30, 2017 from an instant game

• Thomas V Shepard of Richmond, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 6, 2017 from an instant game

• George H Jenkins of Richmond, VT won $15,000.00 on Monday, January 23, 2017 from an instant game

• Bethany R Lee of Rockland MA won $1,000.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an instant game

• Deborah J Calisti of Rouses Point NY won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from an instant game

• Michael A Doaner of Rutland, VT won $1,000.00 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from an instant game

• Robert C Deangelis of Rutland, VT won $3,000.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an instant game

• Christina M Johnson-Hepburn of Rutland, VT won $15,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Richard W Gedney of Rutland, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 23, 2017 from an instant game

• Debra L Horton of Rutland, VT won $10,000.00 on Monday, January 30, 2017 from an instant game

• James E Findlay of Rutland, VT won $2,000.00 on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from an online game

• Albert J Marro of Rutland, VT won $13,038.00 on Friday, January 13, 2017 from an online game

• John D Lyman of S Londonderry, VT won $1,000.00 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from an instant game

• Jeffery G Solsaa of S Strafford, VT won $20,201.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an online game

• Stephanie L Metcalfe of Saint Albans, VT won $600.00 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from an instant game

• Erik J Pringle of Sharon, VT won $20,000.00 on Friday, January 6, 2017 from an instant game

• Henry A Morrill Jr of Shelburne, VT won $5,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Patricia L Kingsland of Shelburne, VT won $1,000.00 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from an instant game

• Matthew M Bourgea of Shelburne, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Robert L Senecal of South Barre, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Gregory R Foster of South Burlington, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Adolphe Lumumba of South Burlington, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Brian R Simoni of South Royalton, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Patricia Mcconnell of Springfield MA won $40,000.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an instant game

• Kevin P King of St Albans, VT won $5,000.00 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from an instant game

• Andrew A Racine of St Albans, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 20, 2017 from an instant game

• Melinda J Bessette of St Albans, VT won $15,000.00 on Monday, January 30, 2017 from an instant game

• Vanessa Davis of St Albans, VT won $2,708.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an online game

• Cindy L Larocque of St Johnsbury, VT won $1,000.00 on Monday, January 23, 2017 from an instant game

• Benjamin J Christie of St Johnsbury, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Alex R Oakes of Swanton, VT won $15,000.00 on Friday, January 13, 2017 from an instant game

• Sandra Letourneau of Swanton, VT won $1,300.00 on Friday, December 23, 2016 from an online game

• Craig L Decatur of Underhill, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 6, 2017 from an instant game

• David H Allen of Wallingford, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from an instant game

• Roger A Fraser of Waterbury, VT won $1,300.00 on Friday, December 23, 2016 from an online game

• Anthony R Heath of Waterford, VT won $10,000.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an instant game

• Katherine N Zellars of West Rutland, VT won $1,000.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Elizabeth Martel of Westford, VT won $2,000.00 on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from an online game

• Thomas P Muller of Westminster, VT won $9,276.00 on Friday, January 27, 2017 from an instant game

• Anthony T Langella Jr of White River Jct, VT won $900.00 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from an instant game

• Elizabeth A Pierce of White River Jct, VT won $1,300.00 on Monday, January 9, 2017 from an online game

• Jana M Jenkins of Williamstown, VT won $1,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Stephen P Edwards of Williston, VT won $25,000.00 on Monday, January 30, 2017 from an instant game

• George C Badgley of Windham, VT won $21,000.00 on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from an instant game

• Joanne M Moore of Winooski, VT won $25,000.00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from an instant game

• Robert Gamelin of Winooski, VT won $1,000.00 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from an instant game

• Charlotte G Hood of Winooski, VT won $5,145.00 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from an online game

• Clive R Monroe of Woodford, VT won $5,000.00 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from an instant game

POLICE: PAIR STOLE INSPECTION STICKERS

The Swanton Police Department arrested Nathan Robtoy, 28, of St. Albans as well as Crystal Tatro, 31, of Swanton with possession of stolen property.

According to Police Chief Leonard Stell, the pair stole inspection stickers from area businesses’ vehicles.

The stolen inspection stickers were recovered during the arrest, according to Stell.