SHIRLEY, MA – Senate Construction recently completed construction of Mass Crane & Hoist’s new corporate headquarters in Tyngsborough, MA. After more than a year of construction – including several months of extensive pre-construction planning – Mass Crane moved into their new 50,000 square foot pre-engineered, metal building at the end of April.
After exponential growth over the past several years, Mass Crane had outgrown their 20,000 square foot corporate headquarters. More than double the size, this new facility contains office, manufacturing, two conference rooms, and break areas. The building has many unique and interesting aspects, including a sophisticated, multi-zone sound masking system throughout the office space to minimize distracting noise and increase privacy. The two-story grand lobby features an open staircase with polished concrete, stainless steel, and frameless glass with a mezzanine overlooking the lower level.
Outside, the unique design of the front entrance is comprised of three-inch insulated metal panels of different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors and a two-story glass curtain wall entrance. The manufacturing space includes five bridge cranes – like those built and sold by Mass Crane – multiple welding stations, a large capacity paint booth, a high-volume exhaust and ventilation system, and over 50 foot-candles of lighting. For the floor, Mass Crane needed the slab to be flat and strong. Senate exceeded the requirements for both flatness and levelness and specified Forta-Fiber and Ashford Formula Concrete Densifier, which resulted in a strong slab with a very hard surface to accommodate Mass Crane’s heavy manufacturing procedures.
“We’re very proud of this transformative project for Mass Crane and Hoist,” said Jon Karp, Senate’s Project Manager and Director of Special Projects. “Their business is growing and thriving and this new facility will give them the state-of-the-art tools – including bridge cranes, which they not only manufacture and distribute but use in their own business – and space they need to ensure success for years to come.”