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Associate empowerment, a unique corporate culture, and our great headquarters’ location make Hypertherm a great career move. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Hypertherm was voted the #1 Best Place to Work in New Hampshire in 2008 by BusinessNH magazine.
Teamwork and empowerment
Hypertherm believes in empowering our Associates. But this empowerment is just the beginning. Our team-based, flat organizational structure means everyone is an equal here. Hypertherm supports our Associates and listens to every voice. Read what our Associates have to say about working at Hypertherm.
Hypertherm’s unique corporate culture has created an experienced, well-trained and highly motivated group of Associates. Our Associates continue to strive for greater business achievement and higher rewards. They set the company apart by virtually any measure of operating efficiency and against any recognized standard. Hypertherm Associates are more productive, effective and competent than their peers at other companies. They are proven leaders who share in the success of the company through the Hypertherm stock ownership program and profit sharing, which, in good years, can contribute significantly to an associate's income.
Hypertherm is a global business with operations in many countries including China, The Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, Singapore and Australia! Our corporate headquarters is located in the beautiful town of Hanover, New Hampshire; home to Dartmouth College, and one of America's Best Small Towns according to Money magazine.
The community surrounding Hypertherm is referred to as the Upper Valley. It encompasses the Connecticut River and includes communities in both New Hampshire and Vermont. Nestled among rolling foothills and many lakes and rivers, the Upper Valley is a wonderful place to live and work.
“For me the Upper Valley is a fantastic place to live, because I believe we have the best of all worlds. The Upper Valley has all the benefits of a city with the advantages a rural area has to offer, too. The town of Lebanon has a great choice of tax free shopping. Dartmouth College, in Hanover, draws great musical and theatrical performers from all over the world. Strangers say hello and your car will still be there if you forget to lock it. Within a short drive you can reach great hiking and skiing. What more could you ask for? I really wouldn't want to live anywhere else!”
Barney Matthews, Engineering Services
The communities and villages of the Upper Valley are just what you'd expect of Northern New England. They are quaint and historic, with plenty of independent shops and an unhurried pace. The people here are exceedingly friendly with old fashioned values. Neighbors care and look out for one another here.
There are a multitude of recreational and leisure activities available in the Upper Valley, in addition to renowned schools. All are within a half hour of Hanover.
The area is filled with lovely villages like Quechee (pronounced kwee-chee), home of the Quechee Gorge. The Ottauquechee River cascades over a spectacular waterfall alongside Main Street, which meanders past beautifully unique storefronts and restaurants. The Annual Quechee Balloon Festival is an event you don't want to miss. Every Father’s Day weekend, Quechee becomes a balloon mecca with brilliantly-colored hot-air balloons taking over the village green. The site of nearly two dozen of these balloons taking off at dawn and dusk is pretty spectacular.
Woodstock, Vermont is another quaint village. Words like romantic, magical and historic are often used to describe it. Clear blue skies, babbling brooks, fields of flowers and pastoral farms envelop and delight as you enjoy the unhurried pace of life. First settled in 1768, Woodstock retains the elegant charm and rugged character of American antiquity with a covered bridge in the middle of town and stately homes surrounding the village green. It is easy to see why Woodstock is often called "the prettiest small town in America."
Arts & entertainment
There are several wonderful theaters featuring a variety of live performances. There is the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts located in Hanover on the campus of Dartmouth College; the Lebanon Opera House, an active, year-round, fully renovated performing arts facility; the Briggs Opera House and the Claremont Opera House.
Great shopping abounds. Hanover caters to both the young and old, with fine stores such as Rare Essentials, Campions, Gap, and JuliAna. Beautiful glasswork, pottery, and hand loomed rugs are available at Simon Pearce and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen retail gallery, to name a few.
There is no shortage of great food in the area. Whether you want to eat in a quaint New England Inn, a down-home diner, or a to-die-for bakery, the Upper Valley has it. If you'd rather do the cooking yourself: no problem! You can shop at one of the many Farmers' Markets that feature fresh produce and more, or visit the King Arthur Flour Baker's Store. The Baker's Store is the destination for bakers looking for both new and classic baking products and resources. The store features an extensive selection of hard-to-find ingredients, tools, appliances, gadgets, professional bakeware and signature mixes. The store also offers freshly baked bread and pastries. And then there’s the Hanover Food Co-operative, a real treasure for those who live here. The Co-op, as locals simply call it, has such a wide variety of fresh food, organic products, and gourmet offerings, it rivals anything found in the big city.
Besides Dartmouth College, the Upper Valley is home to several respected private schools. The Waldorf School in Quechee, VT and Montessori School in Norwich VT are here, as is the Kimball Union Academy (prep school) in Meriden, NH. The Upper Valley is also home to the award winning Dresden School District, the only interstate school district in the nation. The Dresden School District serves both Hanover, New Hampshire and the village of Norwich, Vermont.
Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the great outdoors: this is Northern New England after all. From skiing and ice skating in the winter, swimming in the summer, and hiking and biking in the spring and fall, you can do it all here. The Upper Valley boasts several great ski resorts within a short drive, as well as great swimming spots such as Quechee’s Lake Pinneo, the Connecticut River, and Storr’s Pond. There are also many spectacular hikes leading to breathtaking views of the Valley and great country roads for biking and running. If you’d rather take things a little more slowly, you can do that as well, by either taking a nice walk through a village, enjoying the historic architecture at Dartmouth College, or taking in an outdoor parade or performance.