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On 8/4 Eversource mobilized State Electric’s storm restoration crews to their Hadley, MA Area Work Center (AWC) after Tropical Storm Isaias caused severe damage across the East Coast. After a few days restoring power from the Hadley AWC, our 9 crews comprised of 24 people were repositioned to the Pittsfield, MA AWC.
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While most of us were enjoying the New Year’s festivities, State Electric’s storm restoration crews were busy restoring power in Western Mass. Early Monday morning (12/30), our crew of 25 mobilized to Eversource’s Hadley and Springfield service districts after a major ice storm knocked out a lot of the electricity in the area.
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In late October 2019, State Electric’s Commercial Division completed the electrical core & shell and fit-out of Akamai’s Global Headquarters at 145 Broadway, Cambridge in partnership with Turner Construction. The 19-story, 480,000 SF office tower consolidates Akamai’s six Kendall Square offices, placing 2,000 of their employees in the same building to foster an environment of innovation and collaboration. Akamai is a multinational internet technology corporation that secures and delivers digital experiences for major companies all over the world. Their cutting edge office space has many unique features that include the “Aka-mile” LED light fixture, numerous exterior cantilevers, 350 conference/meeting rooms,...
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It gives us great satisfaction to be proud partners with MissionSAFE in the work they do with Boston’s highly at-risk youth. Since 2015, State Electric has donated Thanksgiving dinners to all their families to ensure everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving. This year, we provided 90 dinners with all the fixings to MissionSAFE! We are privileged to be able to give back and make it a little easier for these families to share the day with those most important to them worry-free. We also want to thank and acknowledge Market Basket who works with us to make this program a tremendous success.
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Work is well underway at our Assembly Row Block 8 residential project. Project Manager Eric Gill, General Foreman Dave Liang, and VDC Coordinator Rocco Capalino have implemented BIM technologies to precisely coordinate and install the major underground conduit feeding the main electric room, risers, and shafts. Our integrated approach and BIM utilization has allowed us to expedite installation time with increased accuracy and efficiency.
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State Electric’s Utility-Power Division recently completed its work at the Everett Substation #37 project while serving as the prime contractor for National Grid. This project entailed a major retrofit of the existing substation while maintaining full-service capabilities. Under the direction of Project Manager Kyle Higginbotham and General Foreman John Ritz, our work began in December 2016. After making good progress over the first two years, Kyle and John were reassigned to other prominent jobs. Project Manager Jim O’Keefe and General Foremen Jim Sheehan took over as project leads and brought the job to completion in October 2019.
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State Electric recently completed the electrical core & shell, fit-out, and tel/data scope at the new citizenM hotel at The Hub on Causeway while working in partnership with John Moriarty and Associates (JMA). The 10-story, 272 room hotel entrance is located directly on Causeway St. with the rooms/amenities areas encompassing floors 4-13 on top of the podium. The cutting edge pod-like guest rooms, spread over 9 floors, have modern technological amenities such as iPad room controls for lights, temperate, TV, and shades. As a boutique European hotel chain focused on creating an affordable luxury experience, they identified Boston as a...
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The Hub on Causeway, adjacent to the TD Garden, is a transformative mixed-use project that is reshaping the West End of Boston. State Electric is proud to partner with John Moriarty and Associates on a couple high profile projects within the development: Rapid7 Global Headquarters and citizenM Hotel. Our Commercial project team, led by Project Manager Luke Rebisz and General Foremen Neil Wilson and Mike Scurto, recently completed the complex Rapid7 electrical fit-out in The Hub on Causeway’s Podium. Also, Low Voltage Systems Project Managers CJ Quinn, Joe Vaccari, and Rich Borrelli and General Foremen Kevin O’Connell, Scott MacPherson, and...
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State Electric’s Low Voltage Systems Division recently completed a cutting edge Corning® Optical Network Evolution (ONE™) software-defined local access network (SD-LAN) installation that included 12 server cabinets. Our team, led by Project Manager Joe Vaccari and Foreman Ben Jackson, seamlessly delivered the project for our client. Instead of having separate copper networks for voice, data, IPTV, Wi-Fi, security, and audiovisual, our client was able to deploy a single strand fiber to each designated area while carrying the traffic of all the above.
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State Electric recently completed the electrical core & shell, fit-out, tel/data, security, and audio visual (AV) work at the new Northeastern University – LightView Student Apartments in partnership with John Moriarty & Associates (JMA). The 318,000 SF, 22-story, 214-unit building is owned and managed by American Campus Communities and leased out to Northeastern University. Conveniently located adjacent to the campus and the new Science and Engineering Complex, LightView offers students great amenities such as a fitness center, study rooms, lounge area, fully equipped in-dorm kitchens, on-site laundry facilities, and bike storage.
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On September 30th, State Electric hosted the 2nd Annual MissionSAFE Brighter Futures Open at Turner Hill Golf Club. We had a full field of 36 groups comprised of our clients, supply chain partners, and other business partners. Together, we raised $97,000 with all of the proceeds going directly to MissionSAFE! This money will go a long way in helping MissionSAFE’s at-risk youth in Boston receive the necessary development programming and guidance to get them on a path to success. Congrats to the United Rentals team for winning the tournament for the second straight year!
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After a year of construction, State Electric’s Utility-Power Division has completed its work at the Ipswich River Substation in Peabody, MA. While acting as the prime contractor for Peabody Municipal Light Plant, we replaced the existing single-bay 115kV/23kV substation with a new two-bay green field substation. State Electric’s project team, led by Project Manager Bobby Jones and Foremen Mark Delisle and Joe Scalese, did an exceptional job. With any new substation, the first major steps involve getting it out of the ground, and Bond Brothers exceeded our expectations in doing so. Bond was awarded the civil subcontract and was tasked...
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Yesterday evening, State Electric's storm restoration line crews mobilized to Florida for Hurricane Dorian’s power distribution restoration efforts with Florida Power and Light. We have been a long time partner with Florida Power and Light and are eager to assist them with the expected major power outages over the next few weeks. Dorian is projected to make landfall on Monday, potentially as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane. Our 70 personnel will be positioned in Lake City, Florida by Saturday and ready to mobilize wherever we are needed most. We wish our crews good luck and remember, Safety in Every Step....
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After working in partnership with Skanska for the last two and a half years, State Electric has completed its scope of work at the new Boston College Recreation Center. Our Commercial, Low Voltage Systems, and Utility-Power Divisions played critical roles in delivering this project. The state of the art facility encompasses 242,000 SF, rises five stories, and features a gymnasium, aquatics center, multi activity courts (MAC), tennis courts, indoor track, climbing wall, weight rooms, and office space.
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Since November 2017, State Electric’s Utility-Power Division has been hard at work executing the electrical scope at the Canal 3 333MW Generating Plant for NRG Energy and the Skanska/Burns & McDonell joint venture. The new simple cycle unit is an addition to the existing 600MW plant that was built in the 1960’s located on the Cape Cod Canal. The modern, high-efficiency peaking plant is designed to promote grid reliability by primarily operating during peak demand periods. Our project team headed up by Project Manager Kyle Higginbotham, Assistant Project Manager Niall Cahill, and General Foremen John Cannon did a tremendous job...
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State Electric’s Commercial Division recently completed the Pier 4 Condos electrical core & shell and fit-out project in partnership with Turner Construction. The 239,000 SF, 9-story, 106 unit luxury condominium building was built in parallel with the 372,000 SF Pier 4 Office building, which State Electric also completed late last year. Our team led by Project Manager Jim Ryan and General Foreman Derek Holmes did an exceptional job delivering this high profile residential project.
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We are excited to announce that John Moriarty & Associates (JMA) recently awarded State Electric the electrical core & shell and fit-out for The TRACK at New Balance. Adjacent to the Warrior Ice Arena/80 Guest St., the new state of the art facility will encompass 466,051 SF and feature a 200 meter hydraulically banked track, seating for over 5,000, and best in class facilities for training, events, and recovery. Since construction began at Boston Landing in 2013, we have worked in partnership with JMA on all but one of the projects which include the New Balance World Headquarters, Boston Bruins...
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State Electric’s Low Voltage Systems Division was just awarded the tel/data and security work from John Moriarty & Associates at the upcoming St. Gabriel’s Development - Buildings 1, 2, and 3. They will be working in conjunction with our Commercial Division, who is already on site, for an efficient project delivery. Upon completion, the three six-story buildings will be occupied by local college/university students and faculty, encompassing over 570,000 SF and containing 526 apartments. Project Manager CJ Quinn (tel/data) and Project Manager Joe Vaccari (security) along with Foreman Kevin Doyle will head up the low voltage team. They will start...
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In partnership with The Richmond Group, State Electric’s Commercial Division recently completed the Celsius Therapeutics electrical fit-out at 399 Binney St. in Cambridge. Project Manager John McTague and Foremen Jim Kirchner (office/Lab) and Brendan Hall (ACF) spearheaded the work that included the first-floor lab and office space as well as an animal care facility in the basement. One of the challenges of this project was working through the open ceiling concept in the office area where we had had to route our branch wiring out of sight as much as possible. The lab area, although small in square footage, had...
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We would like to welcome the latest addition to the Utility Division’s team. Jeff Smith joins State Electric with over 33 years of management and field line experience. He began his career as a lineman and for the past 7 years was the Western Region Senior Manager for Eversource New Hampshire where he was responsible for the planning, scheduling, and daily supervision of line personnel and support staff. Jeff will be heading up State Electric’s new distribution line group focusing on work throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In addition to working to establish the newly formed distribution line group, he...
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This past Friday State Electric was given the exclusive opportunity to play in the Boston Garden Society’s Member Face Off game at the TD Garden. Procurement Agent Josh Rosenberg and Harvard DEF Foreman Billy Weinstein represented State Electric at the game. Their team was able to get the win with Billy netting one goal and Josh adding two assists. Whether it’s on or off the ice, our office and field personnel are always working together as a team.
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State Electric’s storm restoration crews have been actively restoring power throughout the area this season. On January 20th, Eversource Eastern MA. reached out for support with the recent snow/ice storms. We responded with a team of 27 people comprised of electricians, linemen, and managers with nine bucket trucks and two digger derricks. Our crews were originally dispatched at 5:00 am to Framingham, MA but that proved to be uneventful, so they were sent to Eversource’s Cheshire CT. service district. This area was hit extremely hard with over ½” of ice buildup on the trees and powerlines causing over 22,000 outages....
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State Electric was pleased to host veteran Travis Mills at the Bruins game tonight for the 8-Spoked Salute and celebrate what his foundation has been able to accomplish for combat-injured veterans!
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To kick 2019 off safely, State Electric’s 145 Broadway – Akamai team of 60+ electricians participated in Turner Construction's safety stand-down. Historically, January is one of the months with the highest number of incidents each year. So the stand-down provided a great platform to raise general safety awareness and encourage situational awareness, daily team huddles, and incorporating your current phase work scenario. We wish everyone a happy and safe New Year!
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State Electric has been working for John Moriarty & Associates on the transformation of Boston Landing since construction began in 2013. Over the last five years, we have completed numerous electrical projects at the 15.2 acre development including New Balance World Headquarters, Boston Bruins’ Warrior Ice Arena, 80 Guest St. Core & Shell, and The Lantera, as well as many other small fit-out projects.In November, State Electric completed the tenant fit-outs at 80 Guest St., located adjacent to the Bruins’ Warrior Ice Arena, for audio equipment industry leader Bose Corporation and life science companies Proteostasis Therapeutics and Roche Diagnostics. The...
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State Electric is excited to announce the hiring of Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Coordinator Jake Karcher. He comes to State Electric with over 18 years of experience in the construction industry and brings the high level of expertise we need to continually execute on the most complex electrical construction projects. Before becoming a VDC coordinator, he was an electrical general foreman who ran numerous hi-rise construction projects in Boston and most recently was a lead superintendent for Suffolk Construction Company. Being able to apply his field knowledge into his coordination work makes him an invaluable asset to the company....
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Thanksgiving is more than a day of fond memories, parades, football, and special dinners. It’s a day best spent with family, giving thanks, showing gratitude, and helping those out who are less fortunate. Every year State Electric gives families in need the opportunity to have a meaningful and memorable Thanksgiving. This year, State Electric donated 85 Thanksgiving dinners with a turkey and all the fixings to the families of MissionSAFE. Located in Roxbury, MissionSAFE provides year-round programming for Boston’s at-risk youth to promote leadership/life skills development, education, civic engagement, and employment preparation. The recipients of the Thanksgiving dinners were thrilled...
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In June of 2014, State Electric began working for Black & Veatch on the reconstruction of the 1970’s era Sandy Pond Substation. After over four years of work, our team led by Utility VP Rick Schneider, General Foremen John Cannon and Brian Hubert, and Foremen Nate Daniels and John Faucher, have completed this complex project. Sandy Pond is State Electric’s largest substation contract to date and our team did an outstanding job executing this immense job.Just to the substation’s northeast is the Sandy Pond HVDC Converter Station, which brings about 2,000 MW of clean energy across a 960-mile, 450kV DC...
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In September 2017, State Electric began working in partnership with Suffolk Construction on the transformation of the Boston University (BU) Castle into the BU Dahod Family Alumni Center. Built in 1915, the BU Castle was home to numerous BU Presidents and hosted many university events, galas, dinners, and lectures through the years. The BU Dahod Family Alumni Center officially opened on September 21st for Alumni Weekend and it now provides a centralized location on campus for BU alumni to congregate. The renovated 3-story building features Fuller’s BU Pub, multiple alumni gathering spaces, Alumni Relations offices, faculty dining areas, and meeting...
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I am happy to announce the hiring of Corporate Safety Manager Jeff Myung. Jeff’s breadth of experience will add another layer of expertise to our safety efforts and programs to help further the development of creating a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience working in the safety, environmental, health, and risk management disciplines in construction. He has been a committee member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Greater Boston Chapter since 2013. Jeff has served as an adjunct professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology, teaching construction safety and risk management, 2008-2009....
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