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ABI-LAB Fellows Grant Presented to Framingham State University

On November 14th Dacon and ABI-LAB broke ground for ABI-LAB2, an affordable accelerator and bio-incubator situated in Natick’s biotech hot spot. With the capacity to house 45 startups, the 4-story structure will contain build-to-suit dedicated laboratories ranging from 800-2,000SF entailing communal work spaces, individual work stations and access to shared high-tech equipment. Secretary Jay Ash... read more »

Expeditors Announces Its New Office and Warehouse Project in Peabody, MA

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD), a leading provider of global logistics solutions, today announced its groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the commencement of construction of its new office and warehouse project. The Peabody Chamber of Commerce facilitated an official ribbon cutting during the event on June 14. Expeditors’ Boston District Office has over 250... read more »

LKQ Logistics Begins Construction on New Logistics Center in Litchfield, NH

SDS Realty, LKQ Logistics and Dacon Corporation commenced construction of a 36,232 SF high-bay logistics center located on a 13-acre site at 476 Charles Bancroft Highway in Litchfield, NH.  SDS Realty, a Seattle-based developer, sought Dacon’s design/build process to optimize costs and execution time. LKQ Logistics – a Fortune 500 company spanning 16 countries... read more »

Dacon, Expeditors and the Lucey Family Break Ground for Warehouse Storage/Distribution Center

Pictured (L-R): Jay Lynch, Facility Manager, Expeditors; Jon Turco, Ward Councilor, Ward 1, City of Peabody; Joe McDermott, Project Manager, Design & Construction, Expeditors; Mayor Edward Bettencourt, Jr., City of Peabody; Brian Carrabes, Northeast Regional Vice President, Expeditors; Tracy Peveri, District Manager, Expeditors; John M. Lucey, Operations Manager, 795 Jubilee Dr., LLC; Kevin Lucey,... read more »

The Misconceptions of Design/Build

By Jennifer Luoni, Director of Operations | Architecture In a world driven by traditional design/bid/build (DBB) process there are misconceptions about design/build (DB). Contrary to traditional methods DB is a mindset embraced by both the team and client as the difference isn’t just contractual. DB should be viewed as achieving innovative design at an... read more »

Dacon Partners with Scannell Development to Renovate Two Existing FedEx Ground Facilities in Massachusetts

The existing 168,000 SF FedEx Ground Packaging facility at 375 Ballardvale Street in Wilmington, MA was the first facility to begin renovations to in fall of 2017. This project includes updating many of the building system components as well as refreshing office and employee facilities. A new security building was also added to the... read more »

Congratulations to our client AIS, for being this years’ recipient of the IFMA Boston Best Practices Award for AIS Headquarters, nominated by NELSON and built by DACON

The award criteria was based on how well the project contributed to excellence in facility management, how it overcame challenges and created benchmarks and measures as well as the unique aspects of the project. This year’s slate of nominees in the Small Project category ran the gamut – from academic to institutional to corporate... read more »

Dacon + Wentworth Institute of Technology Co-Ops

Pictured: Debbie Rousseau and WIT President Zorica Pantić, E.E., Ph.D. On February 15, 2018, Debbie Rousseau, Director of Human Resources at Dacon Corporation was honored to receive the Silver Award 2017 from Wentworth Institute of Technology Co-Ops + Careers for Dacon’s engagement in WIT Co-Ops + Career programs. The award was based on Dacon’s... read more »