SPEC is a process engineering firm based north of the Boston area, serving the northeast US. We offer full design-build services. Over the past 20 years, we’ve developed a method enabling us to be one of the fastest and most efficient firms in the industry. We've worked across a variety of industries including specialty chemicals, coatings, pharmaceuticals, energy storage, cellulosic ethanol, solar panels, biopharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, and microelectronics. We've scaled up many of these technologies from a lab scale to pilot through commercialization.

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SPEC caters to a wide range of clients. Our unique approach to process engineering has helped in hundreds of large-scale installations in such industries as specialty chemicals, coatings, pharmaceuticals, energy storage, cellulosic ethanol, and more.

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The SPEC approach is a modified design/build model, correcting the deficiencies in a typical design/build project as practiced by others in the construction industry.

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SPEC staffs, in-house, all the disciplines necessary to seamlessly execute all our design/build projects, including: process, electrical, and mechanical engineers; industrial architects; construction/project managers; and controls engineers.

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Rhode Island Tax Code: What Manufacturers Don’t Know but Should

In July of last year, the Rhode Island legislature enacted a change to the Rhode Island tax code regarding the state’s version of the federal Section 179 deduction.  We’d hoped this change would increase the limit of the deduction, from $25,000 to the federal limit, at the time of $500,000.[i]  However, the federal tax code reverted to its original Section 179 deduction limit of $25,000 at the beginning of 2014; essentially making the change to the Rhode Island tax code moot.[ii]

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