Hitchiner Manufacturing says over the next year it will be shutting down its Littleton manufacturing facility and moving those 135 jobs to an existing facility in Milford.
Employees who wish to move to Milford may do so and will get relocation assistance, the company said in a news release Thursday.
The company said the move was necessary due to “the operating economics of the Littleton facility” and its distance from it Milford operation ,which already has about 470 employees.
"While this decision means fewer jobs in Littleton, it means more jobs in Milford and better positions Hitchiner to compete strongly and remain one of the leading manufacturing companies in New Hampshire and a globally competitive industry leader," the company said.
Hitchiner describes itself as doing state-of-the-art metal castings for customers including the automotive and aerospace industries.