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CEOs Of Foreign Companies Bound For NEK Visit Region

The CEOs of the two foreign companies that promise to bring more than 600 new jobs to Newport visited the future site of their operations Thursday in the lakefront building formerly occupied by Bogner ski wear. 

Dr. Ike Lee, president of the Korean bio-tech firm AnC Bio, announced a partnership with UVM to help recruit scientifically trained researchers.

Todd Bachelder, CEO of Menck Windows USA, whose parent company is German, said he is looking forward to making energy efficient windows in Newport. His company will rely on foreign investments and will tap into a local workforce skilled in construction materials.

Jay Peak Resort President Bill Stenger, who is spearheading the series of investments in the Northeast Kingdom, said permitting and investments for four other projects are proceeding on schedule.

His partner, Ari Quiros, said that light aircraft will soon begin to be assembled at the state airport in Coventry, where improvements will also be made for passengers.

Charlotte Albright lives in Lyndonville and currently works in the Office of Communication at Dartmouth College. She was a VPR reporter from 2012 - 2015, covering the Upper Valley and the Northeast Kingdom. Prior to that she freelanced for VPR for several years.
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