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MassDev Bond Helps Plenus Expand

| October 20, 2017

Lowell, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $4.6 million tax-exempt bond for Plenus Group Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of soups, sauces, and gourmet frozen foods based in Lowell. MassDevelopment enhanced the financing with a mortgage guarantee and an export guarantee. Plenus Group is using bond proceeds to buy and renovate the site it currently occupies […]

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HRI Completes $3.5 Million Refresh

HRI Completes $3.5 Million Refresh

| October 3, 2017

Minneapolis, MN –  HRI Properties, LLC (HRIP) has completed a multi-million dollar refresh at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis. Under the guidance of Dallas-based design firm Studio 11 Design, the $3.5 million transformation of the 229-suite hotel includes guestrooms, the lobby, restaurant, business center and meeting space. The new look captures the energy of downtown Minneapolis […]

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Vantage Builds New Tasting Room for Boston Beer Company

Vantage Builds New Tasting Room for Boston Beer Company

| September 28, 2017

Waltham, MA – Vantage Builders, Inc.,  based in Waltham, recently announced that it completed a renovation project for Boston Beer Company at the brewer’s Jamaica Plain location. The work included a new tasting room, training rooms, barrel storage space, new offices and a mixed blend laboratory for mixing and tasting beers. The project totaled approximately […]

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Polar Design Finishes Steel Frame of Auto Dealership

Polar Design Finishes Steel Frame of Auto Dealership

| September 21, 2017

Braintree, MA  – Polar Design Build announced that it has finished the structural steel frame of the 40,000sf automobile dealership under construction for Sullivan Toyota in Kingston. The project team includes owner’s representative Richard Vazza, architects The Curtis Architectural Group, civil engineers McKenzie Engineering Group, structural engineers Flood Consulting, and MEP engineers CBC Engineering. Polar […]

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Cobb Hill Helps Revitalize Concord Retail Project

Cobb Hill Helps Revitalize Concord Retail Project

| September 15, 2017

Concord, NH – Cobb Hill Construction Inc., of Concord, N.H., is managing construction of the revitalized retail space on Loudon Road in Concord. The new 7,800sf building, made up of three retail units, is a new steel structure with a modern façade built on the existing building’s footprint. Additionally, a new parking lot and walkway […]

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SCI Begins Hotel Conversion

SCI Begins Hotel Conversion

| August 21, 2017

New Bedford, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) recently began construction on a project to convert a vacant building on Union Street in New Bedford into a luxury 68-room hotel. The Columbus Group, a Boston-based private investment firm, is the developer for the $10 million project. The project entails converting the vacant 46,600sf building […]

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Re-Design Completed for Ames Boston Hotel

Re-Design Completed for Ames Boston Hotel

| August 8, 2017

Boston – New York City-based architecture and design firm, Glen and Co. Architecture completed the re-design of the historic Ames Boston Hotel, spearheading the design of the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby, The Library, Ames and Oliver & Oakes rooms, and Cultivar restaurant. The revitalized 15-story, 114-suite  hotel merges the past, present and future, offering a blend of modern […]

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Mirak Automotive Group Installs 540 kW Solar PV System Through Partnership with Solect Energy

Mirak Automotive Group Installs 540 kW Solar PV System Through Partnership with Solect Energy

| July 25, 2017

Arlington, MA – Mirak Automotive Group, a new and pre-owned car dealership and service center, has partnered with Hopkinton-based Solect Energy to install a 540 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its Mirak Service Center. The solar array consists of 1,440 photovoltaic (PV) panels and is expected to produce 639,042 kilowatt hours […]

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Groom Construction Co., Inc. Q&A

Groom Construction Co., Inc. Q&A

| July 25, 2017

The following article, submitted to HP by Dwight Groom, vice president of retail at Groom Construction Company, answers some of the most important questions often asked about a modern-day approach to major retail construction. 1. What concerns are unique to a retail project in planning? The biggest concern in planning a retail project is minimizing the […]

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