Hale Mountain Research Develops Process, Local Supply Chain for Rutland Vermont Based Balanceworks

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Bennington, VT based Hale Mountain Research is pleased to announce

that it is providing 3D scanning and 3D printing technology and support in

order to facilitate custom product development to Rutland based Balance


Balance Works is a family owned company specializing in footwear since


“The demand for custom footbeds and orthotics using 3D printing

technology could be significant”, said former Plasan engineer and Hale

Mountain Research founder James Salerno. “We are very happy to be a

part of the Vermont based supply chain for Balance Works”

“I would also like to thank Bennington County legislators for sponsoring an

appropriation to BCIC several years ago to support the local composites

sector” said Salerno. “It was through this appropriation that Hale Mountain

Research was given an opportunity to add 3D printing to our portfolio of

technology and services”.

"This new project for Hale Mountain Research is an exciting continuation of

work within the composite sector in Bennington, as well as a tremendous

example of a local entrepreneur seizing upon opportunity to grow his

business from the ground up.  It points to the importance of expanding

efforts to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in our area to support the

growth of companies such as Hale Mountain and to encourage the start up

of new ones”, said Bill Colvin, Economic Development Director at the

Bennington County Regional Commission.

Hale Mountain Research has plans to expand its 3D printing capability in

2017 to provide additional capacity to support a variety of projects within

the company and for customers. “The biggest challenge for the company,”

continued Salerno, “is ramping up the workforce to support the future

growth of the company. The labor market is extremely tight but I think this

is a great opportunity for enterprising young people with the right skill set to

get in on the ground floor.”

Please contact Hale Mountain Research for more information.