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Londonderry

June 12, 2014

UPS plan comes before town boards

LONDONDERRY — A plan to bring a 600,000-square-foot facility to the Pettengill Road area is on the fast track and could open next year.

Representatives of the proposed UPS facility told town boards they hope to move quickly on the project and have it operational by June 2015.

Pratt & Whitney, a leader in design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and other power units, announced the project last month.

The UPS facility at 4 Pettengill Road would serve as a distribution center for Pratt and Whitney parts and supplies.

UPS has provided services to Pratt and Whitney for 10 years.

The Conservation Commission, Heritage Commission and Planning Board all heard the latest details on the facility planned for the development-rich Pettengill Road area near the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Conservation and Heritage Commission members offered input to developers about potential impact to wetlands near the project and also made recommendations on design style for the building.

The Planning Board was the most recent group to hear more about the plan.

Chief engineer Robert Duval represents TFMoran and said the UPS project would serve many needs.

“It’s an important project for the owner and user, it’s important to the town, to the airport and to the state of New Hampshire as a whole,” Duval said.

Due to the tighter than usual schedule for town approvals, Duval said the project’s design has been streamlined and things should move quickly.

“We are on a very tight timeline,” he said. “We did the design on a fast track basis.”

The Londonderry facility would be used for storage and would also employ up to 200 workers, who would assemble tools and parts into kits to be sent out on a daily basis.

It’s a different project for UPS, developers said, not what most people are familiar with.

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