Area Development
Cobham Antenna Systems has announced 120 new jobs will be added to its Exeter, New Hampshire, plant due to a consolidation project which involves the closing of its 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Methuen, Massachusetts.

The company is a world leader in the design and manufacture of communication systems and antennas serving commercial aviation, defense and law enforcement. It employs more than 10,000 people on five continents, and has customers and partners in over 100 countries.

"Consolidating the specialized design and manufacturing of microwave and electro-mechanical rotating devices will greatly complement what we do here in Exeter," noted John Moore, VP of the firm's microwave component business unit.

Local government officials said that New Hampshire's low taxes, business-friendly attitude and available space were key factors in Cobham's decision to expand in the state.