Solar Seal Architectural, a leader in the architectural glass fabrication industry, has signed a 10-year lease to occupy the 200,000 square foot building at 40 Wisconsin Avenue in the Norwich Business Park.

As part of its relocation, Solar Seal Architectural will be the first company to take advantage of NPU’s new economic development rate, which provides a discounted electric rate for large commercial customers. The company’s electric rate will be discounted by approximately 13% in 2022, with its rates gradually returning to the existing commercial rate over the next four years.

Solar Seal Architectural has already begun the hiring process and expects to have up to 100 employees at the facility once the necessary renovations in the building have been completed. The company makes high-quality commercial curtain-wall glass frequently used in large building towers, with many completed projects in the Eastern United States.

Eventually, the company anticipates having three shifts of operations in Norwich to meet the growing demand for their products. The Norwich facility will allow Solar Seal Architectural to service its primary markets in the Northeast United States and Canada; it already has more than 100 employees in its South Easton, MA location.