Nestled amongst the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where tourism is the driving industry, Burndy makes its home and is known for pioneering work in the electrical, telecommunications, and renewable energies markets worldwide. The Burndy brand is an important part of Hubbell Incorporated’s electrical solutions business. Burndy creates and builds thousands of different connectors, fittings, and tools.
Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, Burndy has manufacturing operations in Lincoln, Littleton, and Londonderry. But Burndy wasn’t born in the Granite State. Electrical engineer and science historian Dr. Bern Dibner founded the company in 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. Dibner designed and patented a universal connector that required neither soldering nor welding, allowing a unified grid. Burndy Engineering Company remained family-owned until it was acquired in 1988 by the French corporation Framatome Connectors Internal (FCI). In 2005, Burndy was acquired by Bain Capital.
In 2009 Burndy became part of Hubbell. This global manufacturer of utility and electrical solutions is based in Connecticut. The company’s dependable products and services enable customers to operate safely, reliably, efficiently, and sustainably. With a history of innovation that extends back to 1886, Hubbell solutions empower and energize communities in front of and behind the meter.
Burndy has two locations in the western White Mountains – Lincoln and Littleton. The Lincoln facility primarily manufactures connectors and fittings, while the Littleton facility makes crimping tools used to put connectors and wires together. Both plants have been in New Hampshire since the 1970s, each with approximately 200 employees.
Burndy prides itself in hiring locally. The company trains people new to manufacturing and helps develop their potential and growth with the company. For many individuals, a job at a Burndy plant provides good pay and benefits, allowing other family members to work more seasonal jobs. At the Lincoln facility, making over 13,000 different products gives employees opportunity for variety in their work.
Additionally, with four shifts, employees can enjoy the beauty of the mountains during their time off. The weekend shift is popular, consisting of three 12-hour shifts. It allows families to balance childcare and other obligations or just enjoy the fresh powder and hiking trails without the weekend warriors.
Burndy has a direct impact on the local community and the Grafton County economy, where many of its employees live and spend their money. The company prioritizes working with as many local businesses as possible in day-to-day operations.
The electrification of modern amenities, including modernizing the power grid, requires a significant quantity of electrical connectors. Burndy and the entire Hubbell family is well positioned to meet these needs, now and into the future.
Learn more about Burndy on our website hubbell.com/burndy.