Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Miller Construction Company received the Silver Contractor of the Year (CotY™) Award for its updating of a 1970s era Mansfield kitchen.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Norton-based Miller Construction Company, Inc. (MCC) has added another accolade to its growing collection. The 24-year-old contracting company, owned by Dave Miller, CR, of Norton, received the prestigious Silver Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award from the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM-NARI) at the organization’s annual Evening of Excellence in November. The award, MCC’s 12th since 2004, was presented for the 2012 renovation of a 12’x14’ kitchen in a colonial home in Mansfield. The honor was in the category of “Kitchen Remodel Under $50,000.” The project consisted of gutting the original 1970s era kitchen, removing the cabinets, appliances and flooring, and tearing down a wall …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Six students get experience in construction trade.
Thanks to the work of six Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School students, Norton High will get a new concession stand by the football field this winter. It’s a win-win situation as the students get hands-on experience in the field of construction. The students building the concession stand are Thomas Hanrahan of Stoughton, Richard Alger of Easton, and Brockton residents Luis Montero, Julien Fernandes, Joe Gallagher and Cody Howie. They are directed by construction technology teacher Roy Blanchard. Since mid-September, the group has spent about 15 hours a week working on the project. “They are really focused,” Blanchard said of the students. When the basic skeleton of the structure is done, Southeastern hopes to send in …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tour of high school construction given at School Committee meeting.
The School Committee and other meeting attendees were treated to a tour of the new addition at Norton High School Monday night. Tom O'Neil, project director at Pinck & Co., Inc. and Steve Roman, project manager of W.T. Rich headed up the tour, showing the group the beginning of the new cafeteria, science rooms and other areas. Along with the School Committee, selectmen chairman Tim Giblin and vice chairman Robert Kimball came along for the tour. Before February vacation, the new cafeteria will be utilized for lunch. The old one will be used as swing space for classrooms so that construction can commence in other areas of the building. Complete construction is to be finished in December 2013. “We are tracking right on schedule,” Roman said…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Construction could begin in 2016.
Plans are in the works to repave E. Main Street and add sidewalks and a shoulder, starting with the stretch from Pine Street to Route 495. Improvements, scheduled to start in 2016, will consist of box widening and repaving the roadway to provide a consistent roadway cross section and maintain the existing two 11-foot travel lanes and add two 4-foot paved shoulders. The hump where the old railroad tracks were may also be leveled out to create greater visibility. The project will also include the installation of a 5-foot wide sidewalk on the south side of E. Main Street. The sidewalk will be a hot mix asphalt walk with granite curb. A hot mix asphalt berm will be placed on the side of the roadway without sidewalk. A formal closed drainage …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Public hearing meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Norton Public Library.
Monday, September 24, 2012
A public informational meeting will be held by the Norton Highway Department to discuss the proposed E. Main Street roadway reconstruction project. The meeting is to be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Norton Public Library. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become acquainted with the proposed project, which will take place between Pine Street and Route 495. Improvements will consist of box widening and roadway repavement reclamation to provide a consistent roadway cross section with two 11-foot travel lanes and two 4-foot paved shoulders. The project will also include the installation of a 5-foot wide sidewalk on at least one side of E. Main Street. The sidewalk will be a hot mix asphalt walk …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A ceiling and floors were put in after the steam beams were erected.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Norton holds unofficial topping-out event.
In less than two weeks, the steel beams framing the new addition at Norton High School are in place. The final two beams were secured at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday. As is a tradition in the construction industry, the work was topped out with a small pine tree and American flag.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The steel beams are being put in at Norton High School. Click on the video and photos to see how the work is coming along.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Norton High School students, teachers, town and state officials celebrate the start of renovations and expansion.
The town took another step towards beginning the $34 million addition and renovation of Norton High School Friday with the groundbreaking ceremony. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” said School Committee chairwoman Beth McManus, quoting Margaret Mead. “Norton’s thoughtful, committed citizens, by supporting the renovations of Norton High School, has given our teachers the tools that will be needed to successfully educate 21st century learners,” she said. “Many brilliant and immense things have happened in this building. I can only imagine the possibilities awaiting these students once this building is completed.” Last June, Norton voted to increase taxes for the project, which is …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Groundbreaking Friday, March 2.