Kollmorgen again sets sights on Village Hill

From The Daily Hampshire Gazette
By Chad Cain
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kollmorgen Electro-Optical, one of the city’s largest manufacturing plants with about 250 employees at its King Street headquarters, is taking another look at Village Hill Northampton and could become its second commercial tenant.

The company and the city are once again discussing a deal that would enable the maker of optical and imaging systems to become an anchor tenant at Village Hill Northampton. Kollmorgen and Village Hill development officials will meet with a key city committee Thursday.

The move to a new manufacturing facility, if approved, would come more than three years after the city initially tried to lure the company to the $28 million, mixed-used redevelopment on the 126-acre site that once housed Northampton State Hospital.

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