"Easy commute, access to talent and a great cultural scene... no other city can compare. There's a lot to like about Lowell." - George Rose, Division Director and General Manager at AFL, Noyes Test and Inspection Division
An industry leader in fiber optics products and services, AFL opened their new Noyes R&D facility in Lowell in the Spring of 2011. Co - located in Belmont, New Hampshire, the division sought out a new R&D location that would cater to its existing employee base, while attracting new talent from the Metro-Boston area. Quickly, Lowell rose to the top of the list, offering an ideal commuter location and a variety of space options to reflect the company's brand image. A Lowell native, George has enjoyed returning to his roots, working down the street from Crosspoint Towers, which his father helped build back in the 1970s.
"The City has been welcoming to us from day one and we feel fully supported by them at every turn. There's a lot to like about Lowell."- Brendan Neagle, Chief Operations Officer, Borrego Solar
About Borrego Solar
Borrego Solar was founded in California in the early 1980s. In 2001, the company went through a major expansion, changing their focus from small-scale residential work to large commercial projects. In 2006, Brendan came on board to help set-up the company's East Coast headquarters. Lowell was selected primarily for its location, providing excellent highway access and an established business community. Today, Brendan and other employees still love the easy commute plus amenities like restaurants and running trails only a short distance from the office.
"The City's commitment and support has played a major role in our success. There's a lot to like about Lowell."- Joe Jolly, Owner, The Plenus Group Inc.
About Jolly / The Plenus Group
Joe has lived and worked in Lowell for 16 years. Bringing a passion for food and background in restaurant management, he started the The Plenus Group, Inc (PGI) in 2002. PGI specializes in manufacturing premium soups, sauces and gourmet frozen food items under two premier brands: Boston Chowda Co and East Coast Gourmet. At their Lowell location, you can also purchase their mouth-watering products in single-serve and party sizes. With tremendous success thus far, Joe hopes to continue to expand his business in Lowell.