There’s new life at a 60- year old former industrial building in the heart of Rutland County these days. Kalow Technologies, a highly integrated contract manufacturer, recently completed an extensive renovation to over 85,000 square feet of space at 155 Seward Road in Rutland, first constructed in 1961.
Kalow is a rare success story of steady growth in good paying jobs as it has diversified and acquired key processes such as metal fabrication and most recently powder coating, to complement its long-time engineering and manufacturing strengths.
Over 70 people now work in the modern, renewed facility. With views of the Taconic Mountains to the east, Killington and Pico loom to the west over a solar field and panels on the roof of the largest addition to the building. Inside, the hum of equipment, bustle of electric package moving equipment are occasionally interrupted by overhead paging – you still reach a live person on the phone here, always.
Though it’s hard to pin down Kalow’s exact niche, its sweet spot or wheelhouse has adapted as its customers evolved and thrived, helping to bring their ideas beyond those key first hurdles into full production and later life cycle improvements.
Early compliance with Covid-19 guidelines and great care as an essential manufacturer has kept Kalow thriving even in the face of the pandemics’ effects on the larger economy.