Update: Elm East winding down — and beginning — several projects

By Ben Haynes

Upcoming Projects

Littleton WWRF Effluent Recharge – Littleton, MA – January 2024 Start

o   The project includes the construction of the new Littleton Water Resource Recovery Facility to be located at 242 King Street, with an initial capacity of 208,000 gallons per day (average daily flow), including electrical work related to: site work, equalization tank, influent pumping station, process building, including screening room, biological tanks, membrane bioreactor treatment system, and effluent pumping station.

o   This project is currently in the course of construction and the incoming primary and telecom ductbanks have been installed as well as temporary power for the dewatering process to allow for the mass excavation of the tank and building area.

o   Tim Rzeszutek and Jake Boisvere are currently working on the BIM coordination for this project which will assist in streamlining the installation of electrical conduits, equipment etc.


Kens Phase 2 Warehouse Addition – January 2024 Start

o   Expansion of the existing Marlborough facility to replace cooler space that was utilized for the installation of the new PC Hall project that was completed earlier this year, as well as expansion of the existing dock area to help streamline shipping and staging of product.

o  The electrical scope includes new electrical distribution panels, interior/exterior lighting, power to new HVAC and cooler equipment, fire alarm expansion/upgrades as well as power requirements for new vertical dock levelers.


Hollingsworth & Vose – Fire Pump MV Transformer Replacement – January Start

o   This project includes the demolition of the existing oil filled circuit breakers, pad mount transformer as well as the old exposed buss and slate board mounted controls and knife switches. Elm will be installing new Eaton MV circuit breakers, dry type MV transformer and associated conduit, cable and accessories to provide a safe code compliant electric room for the customer.


MCP Howland 4 Executive Place – ARCO National Construction – Andover, Ma – January Completion

In a combined effort from the Westfield office, as well as the Marlborough office, Elm is nearing completion on another project with ARCO. This particular project is a 170,000 sq/ft warehouse located at the end of an established industrial park in Andover, MA. As with all of the ARCO projects, Elm is responsible for electrical design, which is handled in-house. The work includes the installation of a 2000A 480/277V service setup for a singular tenant, as well as 25FC interior highbay led lighting, loading dock lighting, power to HVAC systems, site lighting and fire alarm equipment and wiring. This project faced several unique obstacles due to lack of existing infrastructure, ongoing switchgear delays and close proximity to 345kv distribution lines. Elm was able to work through these challenges and offer solutions for each obstacle and keep the project moving along and on schedule. Thank you to everyone involved in pushing this project along.


Kens Foods – New Electrical Room / VFD Wall Relocation – April Completion

Anyone familiar with Kens Foods will breathe a sigh of relief once this project is complete. No longer will we be installing VFD’s 30’ above the floor on the aptly named “VFD Wall of Shame.” Internally at Kens Foods they understood it was time to fix this wrong and constructed a new chemical storage room so the existing room could be converted into a new electrical room. Elm is installing a new 1200A distribution panel, stainless steel cable tray system. Ken’s provided VFD boards as well as all cabling, disconnects and Meltric connectors. This project involved 3D scanning, modeling and print generation to be able to present our solution to Ken’s in a clear and precise manner. Work is progressing towards an early spring completion as all work within the kitchen area needs to be coordinated, as the kitchen needs to stay operational throughout this project.