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Chroma Technology completes $4 capital expansion

BELLOWS FALLS—Chroma Technology Corporation has completed a $4 million capital program after a $22 million major facility expansion in 2018.

The company said in a news release that it has continued to make significant equipment purchases to expand capacity as well as support new technical capabilities.

Chroma “has enhanced its substrate cleaning operations, increased optical coating capacity, and made major capacity improvements in its final product configuring operations,” the company said.

The company has also added advanced metrology equipment to support development work and the increasing technical demands of its customers.

With a workforce of more than 140, Chroma is one of southern Vermont’s largest employers and ranks in the top 10 in revenue size among manufacturing companies in the state.

“We are experiencing unprecedented growth,” said Mara Rivera, vice president/head of people and culture, “[and] to keep up with this growth, a key strategic priority is to acquire new, diverse talent at all levels of the company — and fast.”

Founded in 1991, Chroma is 100-percent employee-owned, is a certified B corporation, and has received many awards over the years, including Vermont Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Vermont, VBM’s Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year, and the Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Gold Award.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #607 (Wednesday, April 7, 2021). This story appeared on page B3.

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