Centorr Vacuum Industries (CVI), a high-temperature furnace manufacturer based in Nashua, N.H., is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014. CVI is the combination of two companies, Vacuum Industries (founded in 1954 in Somerville, Mass.) and Centorr Furnace Company (founded in 1962 in Suncook, N.H.). The two companies merged in 1989 in new facilities in Nashua. In 1997, they became 100% management owned and are now run as a private company under President and CEO William Nareski.

     “We have enjoyed long-term success over the past 60 years because our highest priority is keeping each and every customer happy with our equipment and service,” Nareski said.

     CVI currently has 65 employees in the U.S. and operate in 20,000 square feet of office space and 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space, which includes an in-house lab and high-bay facility for building tall vertical furnace designs.