Walt Havenstein Keys on ‘Factory Floors and Entrepreneurs’ as He Shapes His Potential Gubernatorial Platform in New Hampshire

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Walt Havenstein with Sen. John McCain

When Walt Havenstein served as the president of BAE Systems Inc., his firm bought parts from Uni-Cast, a Londonderry, New Hampshire-based firm that manufactures unique aluminum parts for firms in the aerospace industry.

Ryan Lessard, a reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, reported Wednesday that Uni-Cast makes those parts for contracts in the military and commercial spaces; a theme that Havenstein keyed off of during a recent speech at the firm’s factory floor this week.

“It’s a business that’s transitioned from one industry to another, ” Havenstein noted.

Havenstein’s visit to Uni-Cast was part of a ‘factory floor and entrepreneurs campaign, ‘ that also saw Havenstein visit Durgin and Crowell Lumber Company, and Woodbrowser, which runs an online marketplace for lumber products and employs eight individuals, Nora Doyle-Burr wrote for the Valley News.

That campaign is central to Havenstein’s focus to locking down the Republican nomination for the governorship in New Hampshire: return the economic “edge” to the region, spur economic growth and create jobs.

After serving in the Marine Corps for 28 years, Havenstein went on to help define the GovCon Executive landscape with BAE Systems and as chief executive at SAIC, retiring in June 2012.

Click here to learn more about his candidacy and the trajectory of his campaign.

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