Portland, ME – he Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recently announced the most notable commercial development projects of 2013 in the state. Among the six selected, two PC Construction projects were included: the IDEXX Laboratories Synergy Center and the Mölnlycke Health Care Facility.
MEREDA recipients are judged on a series of criteria including environmental sustainability, economic impact, energy efficiency, social impact and job creation. Special emphasis is placed on responsible development, investment of resources and statewide job creation.
“We are pleased to contribute to Maine’s economic growth and development through the construction of facilities such as IDEXX Laboratories Synergy Center and the Mölnlycke Heath Care manufacturing plant, among many other great projects,” said Joe Picoraro, project executive for PC Construction, who is based in Portland.
The $28 IDEXX Laboratories project is a three-story 107,000-square-foot building built to LEED Gold specifications. The center features connective technology, environmental sustainability and an open work environment encouraging collaboration and community among its employees. Completed in 2013, the facility significantly increased the size of their original Westbrook, Maine, campus and is now the hub of their World Campus headquarters.
The $14 million Mölnlycke Health Care facility is a 79,000-square-foot building for the manufacturing of advanced wound care products. Cleanroom technology was employed to ensure product quality and integrity, necessitating the construction of complex mechanical and electrical systems that utilized nine miles of piping, 55 tons of ductwork, 12 miles of electrical conduit and 92 miles of cable. The state-of-the-art facility, which is located at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, operates 24/7 and has created 50 high-quality manufacturing jobs. PC Construction is continuing its partnership with the Swedish health care giant as it constructs a 37,500-square-foot manufacturing plant expansion at Mölnlycke’s Wiscasset, Maine location, which will add another 15 jobs to the region.