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PDC owners Nick Shaink (left) and Ron Perry

Beyond Four Walls By Emily Thurlow One of Nick Shaink’s earliest memories with Professional Drywall Construction Inc. was working as a laborer for the buildout of the Target store at […]

River Valley Co-op in Easthampton

‘A Labor of Love’   River Valley Co-op and Co-op Power recently announced a significant achievement: 65 families with low incomes or who are situated within Eversource’s environmental-justice neighborhoods have […]

The Road Ahead   Last year, trucks moved 73% — 11.5 billion tons — of the freight in the U.S., making trucks, and truckers, crucial to the U.S. economy. With […]

Fifth-generation president Ted Noonan

It Runs Hot and Cold   Going back nearly 135 years, Ted Noonan says, the company now known as Noonan Energy has been defined by ambition, innovation, entrepreneurship, diversification, and, […]

Vice President Vinny Magnano (left) and President Jeff Noble.

Something to Build On Western Mass. is home to dozens of architecture firms. And engineering firms. And land-surveying companies. Not too many can say they’re all three. But over its […]

GCC campus, as a whole, is innovative and entrepreneurial

Greener Pastures   Greenfield Community College (GCC) will develop a new HVAC training program that’s focused on improving equity in the green workforce thanks to a grant from the Healey-Driscoll […]

Setting Their Sites   Construction is a lot like the mail. Projects have to be delivered on time, regardless of the weather. And to say it’s been a rainy year […]

Tracking a Turnaround   Annual expenditures for improvements and repairs to owner-occupied homes are expected to decline at an accelerating rate through the first half of 2024, according to the Leading […]

Restoring History   The National Park Service named the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s (PVPC) 501(c)(3) subsidiary, the Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center Inc., as one of only 13 awardees nationally […]

Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build

Serving Those Who Have Served Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) homeowner and local veteran Max needed help. The colonial home he purchased in the McKnight neighborhood in 2002 had […]

The new modular, prefabricated truss bridge

Thinking Outside the Bridge By Daniel Holmes and Andrea Lacasse The Town of Great Barrington was faced with a substantial challenge: one of its main bridges, the Division Street bridge, […]

Back on the Job The construction industry added 19,000 jobs in July even as the sector’s unemployment rate increased, according to an analysis of new government data by Associated General […]

Frank Antonacci, left, and Jonathan Murray

What Goes Around…   Frank Antonacci says he’s lost track of how many tours he’s led of the All American Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Berlin, Conn., which handles material […]

Oliver Layne

Bringing It Home   Oliver Layne has come to call it “my bathroom.” Others in his family simply call it “dad’s bathroom,” for reasons that will become clear. This is […]

items Michael Preli sold

Super Bowls   Michael Preli’s career has been one of constant advancement — not necessarily in title or income, but in job satisfaction. And he’s a long way from where […]