NH Rep. Chris Pappas Tours TRM Microwave’s Newly Expanded Facilities

Congressman emphasizes importance of small business growth for state’s future

Congressman Chris Pappas of New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District meets with the leadership team of TRM Microwave on Wednesday, October 21, while touring the manufacturer’s newly expanded facilities in Bedford, NH 

For Immediate Release: October 21, 2020
Contact: Stephanie McLaughlin, or 617-899-2856

(BEDFORD, NH) —  Congressman Chris Pappas of New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District met with the leadership team of TRM Microwave on Wednesday, October 21, touring the newly expanded facilities of the defense/aerospace component manufacturer and meeting with its leadership team to discuss the challenges facing small businesses during the pandemic.

“Small business drives our community,” Pappas said during his talk with the team at TRM Microwave. “[My] focus is on the workforce and how we can build it. We’re an older state, and don’t have enough workers to replace those who are retiring.”

Congressman Chris Pappas of New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District speaks with Janelle Gorman, Chief Financial Officer for TRM Microwave, on Wednesday, October 21. Pappas toured the Bedford, NH manufacturer’s newly expanded facilities.


TRM Microwave grew its team of nearly 75 employees during the expansion, but the company is actively seeking fresh talent to grow its engineering and product development departments.

“We have some fantastic engineers right now. I want more,” said Shaun Moore, Chief Technology Officer/Applications Engineer for TRM. “We build highly-customized components with very specific requirements. We work with customers on a daily basis to find the best solution for their challenges. That’s why we’ve been successful.”

Prior to the pandemic, TRM Microwave hosted student groups to give them an in-person understanding of working in the manufacturing industry. TRM also offers paid internships for high school and college students.

TRM Microwave has expanded its facility and workforce in 2020 after breaking ground on the 13,696 feet of new construction in April 2020. Janelle Gorman, Chief Financial Officer for TRM Microwave, praised the Small Business Administration programs offering financial protection for small companies during the pandemic.

“I think the support [from those programs] was really helpful, and we’re currently looking at a second round for those who need help,” Pappas said.

TRM Microwave Expansion Highlights

  • Dedicated Environmental Stress Screening lab for advanced testing capabilities
  • Enhanced in-house testing capability, providing efficiency and real-time results and response
  • Rated firewall between two separate units of the building, offering risk mitigation in the event of a disaster
  • Generator with adequate power to service the full facility in the event of a power outage
  • Increased cyber security measures and enhanced network capability
  • Increased physical security measures and visitor registration system to ensure a safe and secure facility at all times
  • Investment in business systems and data infrastructure to provide automation, offering improved efficiency and accuracy
  • Additional measures to ensure the safety of both personnel and ongoing operations, with adequate distance between workstations and UV light air filters throughout the building

About TRM Microwave
TRM Microwave is a global leader in the design and manufacture of custom RF and microwave components, integrated assemblies and subsystem solutions for the military, space and commercial markets. Utilizing the best combination of core technologies including Ferrite, Coaxial, Microstrip, Stripline, Airline and Airstrip™, TRM offers custom and standard power dividers, directional couplers, hybrids, beamformers, baluns, and high-reliability space-qualified components. TRM's base of proven products provides the building blocks required to supply higher-level integrated assemblies. TRM Microwave customers include: BAE Systems, Boeing, General Dynamics, L3Harris Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.

For more information on TRM Microwave, visit our site and our LinkedIn page.