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Driven by manufacturing, new construction grows

John Agoglia |

New construction starts in July across the United States climbed 6 percent compared over last year, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a...

Westborough will be home to new Sikh temple

Emily Micucci |

Waltham-based Vantage Builders Inc. said it has begun construction of a Sikh temple on Flanders Road in Westborough, which will become the principal place of worship for the New England Sikh...

Briefing: Contractor 'holdbacks'

Some two-and-a-half years after legislation was first proposed, subcontractors and general contractors in Massachusetts finally reached a compromise this month over the amount of money to...

Oxford company sued for alleged asbestos violations

Emily Micucci |

An Oxford environmental company has been sued for allegedly failing to follow proper procedures while removing materials containing asbestos from a Sturbridge home, Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley's office...

Storage facility planned for Route 9 in Shrewsbury

Emily Micucci |

Casey Storage Solutions will add a fifth Central Massachusetts location, with plans to build a new facility on Route 9 in Shrewsbury.

Contractors say 'hold back' deal will boost economy


After lengthy negotiations that broke down altogether at points, subcontractors and general contractors in Massachusetts have reached agreement on legislation reducing the amount of money held back...

WRTA hires Swedish firm to build new facility

Emily Micucci |

Skanska USA Building, a division of Stockholm-based Skanska AB, has signed a contract with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) to build a new maintenance and operations facility on...

WBJ honors 6 as Family Business Awards winners

Family relationships can be complicated. But in some cases, those blood relationships can be tested and even strained when there's a family business involved that needs caring and nurturing.

Central Mass Family Business Awards 2014: Lauring Construction, Worcester


The Worcester company, now operated by its third and fourth family generations, has a background spanning more than 90 years.

Worcester firm fined for asbestos violation

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Modern Manufacturing Inc. of Worcester $16,000 for allegedly failing to follow proper asbestos removal procedures...

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