Governor Phil Scott Welcomes Canadian Company MITI Manufacturing to Vermont
Montpelier, Vt.— Governor Phil Scott today attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of MITI Manufacturing Company’s new facility in the Fairbanks Scales building in Saint Johnsbury.
“I’m pleased to welcome MITI Manufacturing to their new home in Vermont, as they join a statewide community of thriving manufacturers,” said Governor Scott. “My team and I look forward to continued collaboration with our northern neighbors to help companies expand their U.S. footprints and strengthen both of our economies.”
During a state-led Vermont trade mission to Montreal, Quebec in November 2018, Governor Scott and members of his administration met with MITI owner Jean-Patrick (JP) Lariviere to discuss the company’s possible relocation to Vermont. Though New York and New Hampshire were also contenders to house the new facility, Lariviere was impressed by the commitment and accessibility of Vermont’s top officials.
“I personally want to thank Governor Scott and the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Agency of Commerce and Community Development, as well as Northern Vermont Development Association, for all their support in helping us establish ourselves in the Northeast Kingdom,” said Lariviere. “In Vermont, we have found quality employees as well as professional fabrication partners in a favorable business environment. We are very proud to call Vermont our home. We look ahead to a bright future here for MITI Co.”
Local legislators including Senator Jane Kitchel, Senator Joe Benning, Representative Scott Campbell and Representative Marcia Martel also attended the ribbon cutting, along with MITI employees.
MITI (a division of Montreal-based firm, Sekurcorp) manufactures parking enforcement devices and portable decontamination showers. The company had been based in Colorado since 1961.