Building Code Considerations for Hazardous Materials

Building Code Considerations for Hazardous Materials

BUILDING CODE CONSIDERATIONS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS What are the building code issues that you should be aware of when looking for a building if your company uses hazardous materials? This is one of the most frequent issues we address for our clients.If your company uses flammable chemicals or has a process that creates dust that […]
Taking Advantage of Existing Manufacturing Spaces

Taking Advantage of Existing Manufacturing Spaces

CASE STUDIES OF LOCAL COMPANIES TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EXISTING MANUFACTURING SPACES: St. Gobain: In a previous post, we covered Evergreen Solar’s move out of the Fort Devens manufacturing space and the opportunities the facility would provide to companies operating in heavy industry. The benefits of moving into a space with existing equipment and infrastructure can usually […]
Communities and Industrial Real Estate

Communities and Industrial Real Estate

INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE – THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES A significant factor in evaluating industrial real estate is the local community. The experience of a local company, while trying to relocate, highlights the challenges and pitfalls of heavy industry companies trying to relocate in facilities in a new community. Ze-gen, an up and coming green […]
Manufacturing Facility Explosion Analysis

Manufacturing Facility Explosion Analysis

2006 DANVERS, MA EXPLOSION – VENTILATION ANALYSIS The large explosion that occurred at the Danvers, MA, CAI, Inc. manufacturing facility in November of 2006 was investigated by the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.  Several key issues were highlighted in the investigation report (2007-03-I-MA), one of them being the safe handling of flammable liquids. Section 5 of […]
Massachusetts Incentives for Capital Projects

Massachusetts Incentives for Capital Projects

MASSACHUSETTS INCENTIVES FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS AND EQUIPMENT UPGRADES FOR MANUFACTURING FACILITIES Growing green technology, chemical process, and other manufacturing companies may want to consider moving their facilities to Massachusetts thanks to state incentives meant to encourage growth in this sector. Additionally, companies already located here can benefit from state incentives for capital and equipment improvements. […]
Better Project Approach

Better Project Approach

BETTER PROJECT APPROACH If you’ve been in the industrial or facilities side of the world for a while, you’re probably familiar with the headache that starts about the time you find out you have an expansion or maintenance project coming up. You don’t have time to make sure the engineers and architect coordinate their work or […]
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