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Metro Walls Donates $10,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank

MANCHESTER, NH - Metro Walls is happy to donate $10,000 to the NH Food Bank this holiday season. This annual donation is one that the company looks forward to making every year. Over the years Metro Walls has donated over $100,000 to this local charity.“We really enjoy helping the NH Food Bank every holiday season. The impact that this organization has on our community is tremendous and it feels really good to be a part of it” says Mike Dion, President of Metro Walls.With this money, approximately 20,000 meals will be served to those who need them. For more information on how you can make an impact for those in need, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org.About Metro Walls: Metro Walls is one of the leading commercial drywall, framing and acoustical ceiling companies in New England. With the region’s largest workforce, we provide outstanding service to some of the biggest and best contractors in New England. For more information visit www.metrowalls.net.Contact: Katie Sweet, Marketingksweet@metrowalls.net603-502-839 ...

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Exterior Designs Donates $10,000 to the NH Food Bank

LONDONDERRY, NH – Exterior Designs of Londonderry, NH was happy to make a donation of $10,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank this holiday season. “Each year, the NH Food Bank provides hundreds of meals to our local community. We proudly support this organization and would like to thank them for all they do during the holidays and all year long”, said Nick Paquet, Executive VP of Exterior Designs. These funds will help buy groceries for those in need and help educate the public on hunger in our state. For more information on this charity, please visit www.nhfoodbank.com.About Exterior Designs: With one of the largest workforces in New England; Exterior Designs services some of the most complex projects in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. With our outstanding service, award-winning safety record, and experience installing the highest quality products we can take on projects of any size and complexity. Our specialties include: Functional Rain-Screen systems, Metal Facades, High-Density Cement panels, Ex ...

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Rebecca Davis Joins Haynes Group Inc.

Haynes Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Rebecca Davis has joined the company in the newly-created role of Vice President, Performance and Culture. As a member of the commercial construction firm’s senior leadership team, Becky’s primary objective will be to help align Haynes Group’s people, process, and culture with its mission of being the market leader for operational and customer service excellence.Becky brings more than 14 years of progressive strategic Human Resources leadership experience with heavy emphasis on leadership development, operational improvement, and training and education.“Haynes Group evolved from a small company to a regional market leader by putting the customer first and delivering exceptional value” said Ms. Davis. “I am excited to join this growing, family-owned company that shares my passion for attracting and developing talented, energetic team players.”Haynes Group, Inc. is an award-winning commercial construction management company serving Eastern New England. Founded b ...

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The Virtual Estate: How to Preserve Your Digital Assets (by James Rudolph, Esq.)

You may have planned for your heirs to inherit your life savings, real estate assets, artwork, or even the box of photographs under your bed, but have you considered how you will handle your digital assets? Today, bank records are often entirely electronic, most correspondence is done through email or text message, and photographs are shared through digital albums on Facebook and Instagram, among other social media sites. With life increasingly being lived online, digital asset preservation should be addressed as part of your overall estate planning. Digital Estate Planning BasicsAs technology continues to transform our lifestyles, the concept of an “estate” must adjust with it. Many estate plans, however, do not take digital assets into account. Failing to do so may create unintended obstacles for the executor of your estate – or your heirs might not be able to access your accounts. Here are seven important steps you should take now to help preserve your digital assets.1. Catalog your digital accountsAs a fi ...

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Haynes Group Promotes New Project Manager, Emily Bozek

Haynes Group, Inc. of West Bridgewater, MA is pleased to announce that Emily Bozek has been promoted to the role of Project Manager.   Since joining Haynes Group as an Assistant Project Manager in 2015, Emily has distinguished herself as a top performer through her relentless attention to detail, superior communication skills, and hyper-focus on the needs of each individual Haynes Group customer.   “Emily’s leadership has helped ensure the success of many of the company’s most complex, highest-profile projects” said Mike Haynes, company co-owner.  “In combination with her professional talents, Emily’s infectious passion for construction and continuous desire to learn and improve have helped elevate the energy and proficiency of our operations team as a whole.  We’re excited to support Emily’s continued success in her new leadership role.” Haynes Group, Inc. is an award-winning commercial const ...

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NEI General Contracting Completes Modular Mixed-Use Development

BOSTON – December 5, 2019 – NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor and construction management firm, announced today it has completed the construction of 28 Austin, a 68-unit modular mixed-use building located at 28 Austin Street in Newton, Mass for Dinosaur Capital Partners.In May 2014, Austin Street Partners, a joint venture of Dinosaur Capital Partners and Oaktree Development, was selected by the City of Newton to redevelop the Austin Street Municipal Parking Lot in Newton’s village of Newtonville. 28 Austin supports the City of Newton’s initiative to provide quality housing options for households of all income levels, increase diversity within its vibrant villages, and support its local business districts.“We selected NEI General Contracting based on their experience with modular construction as well as mixed-use developments in constrained urban and suburban environments,” said Scott Oran, managing partner at Dinosaur Capital Partners. “This was a very challenging project. Building ...

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The Driscoll Agency Announces the Hiring of Sean C. Driscoll

  NORWELL, MA – December 3, 2019– The Driscoll Agency, an affiliate of Cross Insurance, one of the largest and most respected Agencies in the greater Boston area specializing in the construction, manufacturing and retail industries, today announced that Sean Driscoll  has joined the agency as an Account Executive.  Sean will be focusing on commercial insurance and business development.  He brings insurance experience from Plymouth Rock Assurance as a subrogation Adjuster.  Sean holds a degree Pace University, Manhattan Campus, where he majored in Communications.  Sean grew up in Milton and resides in South Boston. About The Driscoll Agency - The Driscoll Agency, an affiliate of Cross Insurance, is a full-service insurance and surety provider concentrating in the construction and manufacturing, non-profit and service industries.  They offer a full line of personal products for individuals, as well as providing group health and benefits to corporations. ...

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ABC's Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Recognizes the Best of 2019

On November 22nd, 2019, some 270 ABC members and guests gathered at the Westin Hotel for the 27th annual Excellence in Construction Awards dinner, emceed by Ben Simmoneau from WCVB NewsCenter 5 and MeTv Boston, to recognize and celebrate ABC members’ award winning construction projects. Selected companies received either an Eagle Award, representing the pinnacle of achievement, or the Merit Award, for work that stands above the rest. The awards recognize overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction.    This year’s applicant pool was particularly competitive, with each winner selected for high standards of craftsmanship, safety and quality thanks to the talents of merit shop workers and the efficiency of the merit shop approach.    "We are proud to recognize the outstanding work of our member contractors through the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards.  The winning contractors ...

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Haynes Group Begins Transformation of the New Wayfinder Hotel in Newport

WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA - November 20, 2019 - Haynes Group Inc. today announced its latest hospitality project, The Wayfinder, a 115,000-square foot hotel and conference center situated at the gateway of Newport, Rhode Island. Currently known as The Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center owned by Dovetail + Co., and with the help of designers Reunion Goods & Services, the boutique-style hotel will open reimagined in the spring of 2020. “Newport has a rich history and a strong sense of community, and we are excited to have the opportunity to help Dovetail transform a neighborhood with The Wayfinder,” said Michael Haynes, Co-Founder of the Haynes Group. “Not only are we taking a historic hotel and making it fresh and exciting, but we have the opportunity to help provide a fantastic customer journey for the hotel and its guests. That’s what Haynes Group is all about.” Haynes Group takes a customer-centric approach to hospitality projects, with over ten years of experience wor ...

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ABC Board of Directors Member James Abbott Achieves PPC Designation

Jim Abbott, Vice President and Financial Advisor of Claro Advisors, LLC, was awarded the Professional Plan Consultant® (PPC®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies®, the standards-setting body for Fi360 on October 1st, 2019.  “Jim has continued to demonstrate a passion for increasing his expertise in certain areas which goes above and beyond most other financial advisors. I'm proud of his most recent accomplishment.” said Managing Principal, Ryan Belanger. Jim joined Claro's team in 2017 with a focus on Company 401(k) plans as well as fostering collaborative relationships within the Construction, Design and Engineering industry and the Professional Hockey industry. As a student-athlete, he earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire winning Back-to-Back Hockey East Championship titles and playing two Frozen Four Tournaments. He was also named to the All-Academic Team his Senior year. After graduation, he played professional ho ...

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