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MACOM Postpones Ribbon-cutting Due to Shutdown

January 24, 2019
Throwing dirt at the MACOM groundbreaking ceremony on April 12, 2017 is from left Lowell city Manager Kevin Murphy, Bill Manley with Calare Properties, Bob McMullan Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MACOM, Matt Formicola the lead architect for SGA, John Croteau MACOM CEO, U.S. Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas and State Rep. Rady Mom. SUN/JOHN LOVE

LOWELL -- The dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting for MACOM’s state-of-the-art addition at its global headquarters on Chelmsford Street has been postponed because of the government shutdown, according to officials.

Many federal leaders were expected to speak at the 50,000-square-foot building dedication scheduled for Friday. Those officials included U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III and U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan.

″... due to the uncertainty in scheduling created by the government shutdown (guest speakers, etc.), it has become necessary to postpone MACOM’s dedication and ribbon cutting planned for tomorrow, Friday, January 25th,” a MACOM spokesperson said in a statement Thursday morning. “I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.”

Local officials who were scheduled to speak at the ceremony include City Manager Eileen Donoghue and Mayor Bill Samaras.

Attendees were set to speak about MACOM’s semiconductor, radar, next-gen optical fiber, and 5G wireless communications network innovation and resulting economic impact.

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