LAWRENCE — Lori Trahan, Democrat for Congress, recently toured the new IndusPAD facility in Lawrence which provides almost 600,000 square feet of space for start-up companies, small manufacturers, and other entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.
IndusPAD is located on the Methuen-Lawrence line in the former mill property once owned by textile manufacturer Polartec. IndusPAD plans to bring the long vacant building back to life by transforming it into a hub of innovation at an affordable cost.
“To see this magnificent mill complex rise again shows the economic resiliency of the Third District and our commitment to making this region a home to innovation,” Trahan said. “Small businesses and manufacturing are the lifeblood of our district’s economy and in Congress I will fight to bring more federal dollars to support job creation and economic growth.”
Trahan toured the facility with Bob O’Brien, who is CEO of IndusPAD’s largest tenant CI Works. CI Works plans to fill 100,000 square feet of space with small manufacturers. She was also joined by Purnima Dey, director of PR & Community Outreach for IndusPAD.