Chroma Technology Continues Expansion

Bellows Falls, Vt. – Chroma Technology Corporation has completed a $4 Million capital program at their expanded facility in Bellows Falls, Vermont.  After a $22M major facility expansion in 2018, the company has continued to make significant equipment purchases to expand capacity as well as support new technical capabilities.  The company has enhanced its substrate cleaning operations, increased optical coating capacity, and made major capacity improvements in its final product configuring operations.  In addition, the company has added  advanced metrology equipment to support development work and the increasing technical demands of its customers.

“We continue to make strategic investments in people and equipment to increase our overall capacity to meet the demands of our customers,” said Janette Bombardier, Chief Technology and Operating Officer, “and we are also investing significantly in metrology equipment to enhance our optical filter offerings and ensure our process materials meet ever increasing requirements.”

“Demand for the types of optical filters we make is growing dramatically,” said Newell Lessell, Chief Executive Officer. “The filters we produce are used in a wide variety of applications including point of care diagnostic instruments, medical research, consumer electronics, autonomous vehicles, agriculture, and security. Everyday people come up with new and creative ways to use light to capture information and they frequently turn to Chroma to help realize their vision.  This fiscal year our sales are up over 60% and orders continue to come in at a record setting pace.”

With a workforce of over 140 in Bellows Falls, Chroma is one of Southern Vermont’s largest employers and ranks in the top ten in revenue size among manufacturing companies in the State. “We are experiencing unprecedented growth and it’s such an exciting time to be part of the Chroma story,” said Mara Rivera, Vice President/Head of People and Culture, “to keep up with this growth a key strategic priority is to acquire new, diverse talent at all levels of the company – and fast”. Chroma is 100% employee-owned, a certified B corporation, and has received many awards over the years including Best Places to Work in Vermont, Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year, and Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Gold Award. Chroma is known for its people-first philosophy and a culture that recognizes employees-owners with generous compensation and exceptional benefits. “Chroma is a hidden gem of a company,” said Rivera, “and for those lucky enough to find it, it’s an amazing place to be”. For details about employment opportunities at Chroma, visit

About Chroma:

Founded in 1991 as a 100% employee-owned company, Chroma Technology is a leading manufacturer of high performance optical filters used in a wide range of applications including health care, biomedical research, security, remote sensing, machine vision, and aerospace.  Chroma offers an extensive selection of catalogue products as well as custom solutions tailored to our customers’ specific needs.  Learn more at