Elm East snags big catch in Cape Cod; update on ongoing/upcoming projects

By Ben Haynes

Work continues to come in for the eastern region – whether through new customers, or existing, customers the backlog is healthy. Elm recently completed work for Kayem at their Chelsea, MA, facility thanks to a combined effort from Elm East and the Main Office. With some projects wrapping up, it’s going to allow us a quick second to catch our breath and prepare for the next. As always, we appreciate everything YOU do for us – without such skilled workers in the field we would not be able to complete our projects or keep our customers. Thank you for embracing the “Elm” way of doing things! 

Upcoming Projects:

720 Main Street Pump Station Replacement – Barnstable, MA

  • Mike Saltmarsh and his crew of poo specialist landed a big one at the Cape, and we aren’t talking about sharks. The project is in the early stages with temporary power being provided for dewatering activities and the general contractors job site trailer. Construction is set to begin later this summer and carry through for 5+ months. Below is a brief overview of Elm’s scope on this project:
  • Electrical Construction includes the procurement and installation of some of the following systems: lighting; communications; alarm systems; motor control centers; panel boards; power panels; variable frequency drives; standby generator; automatic transfer switch; conduit and wire to name a few.
  • Instrumentation & Controls Construction includes the installation of instrumentation and SCADA panels provided by others.

Titleist Ball Plant 4 Casting Line – New Bedford, MA

  • Elm East was brought in by Engineering to assist on the installation of the electrical components on the Pro V1 ball casting lines. Work commenced on March 4th on a casting line that will be fully assembled, tested then disassembled and documented and sent overseas to another Titleist plant. The goal is to have this work completed in a 5-week window for the customer. Elm previously completed a casting line at Ball Plant 3 located up the road from this facility.
  • I’m not a golfer – but, apparently these things are like gold.

Ongoing Projects:

Kens Phase 2 Warehouse Addition – Phase 1 Completion – 4/24

  • Expansion of the existing Marlborough facility is underway with the phase 1 construction of the new loading dock area set to wrap up in mid-April. Phase 2 construction will include a new cooler and additional dry storage warehouse space. This project has presented some logistical issues due to the limited space available in the rear parking lot area. As always, Elm has worked alongside the general contractor as well as the customer to make sure deadlines are being met.

Littleton WWRF Effluent Recharge – Littleton, MA

  • After initially mobilizing the site to install the incoming duct-banks to facilitate temporary power for the dewatering efforts, Elm will be returning to the site to start placing some of the in-slab conduits. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to get to this point. A big thanks to Tim Rzeszutek for handling the 3D coordination and attending several jobsite meetings to push this along. Prefabrication of the underground stands is set to begin at Cycle Street later this month.