Marr South Breaks Ground (ALH Magazine)
The below press release is featured in Access, Lift & Handlers Magazine.
The Marr Companies is expanding operations to a site south of Boston in Braintree, MA. In 2018, the company acquired 16 acres of land at 201 Commerce Drive in Liberty Park. Approximately one-third of the parcel will serve as the new location for Marr’s crane and rigging operations and other complementary products beginning in Spring 2020. This new site, known as Marr South, will provide optimal conditions for Marr to meet its requirements for near-term growth and the ever-expanding building industry.
The official groundbreaking took place on Flag Day, June 14, 2019. Attendees were welcomed by Dan Marr III, CEO and President of The Marr Companies, followed by remarks from Braintree Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch and Senator Walter F. Timilty. David Marr, Sr, President of Marr Crane & Rigging, closed the ceremony. Some 100 guests from the town of Braintree and the Greater Boston construction industry attended the ceremony and luncheon.
According to Dan Marr, “the new property is an asset for Marr operations on the south shore of Boston. We are greatly encouraged by the associations we have made with the leadership in Braintree and are confident that our companies will add value to the city’s economic future.”
In his address at the groundbreaking, Mayor Sullivan said, “I’ve come to know the Marr family and I’m so pleased they have chosen Braintree to expand their enterprise. Braintree has attracted good quality businesses and those companies bring not only employment and revenue, but also a level of vibrancy that helps the community grow. I know that The Marr Companies will add to that growth and that they will be engaged in our community’s civic activities.”
The Marr Companies has established a management team to develop Marr South that includes the following entities: Choo & Company, Inc., Quincy, MA; Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Raynham, MA; G & C Concrete Construction, Haverhill, MA; J. C. Cannistraro, LLC, Watertown, MA; J. Derenzo Co., Brockton, MA; Lucas Environmental, LLC, Quincy, MA; Mount Hope Engineering, Inc., Swansea, MA; SPACE Building Corp., East Taunton, MA; Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies, Inc., Dorchester, MA; and Sunrise Erectors, Inc., Canton, MA.
Headquarters for The Marr Companies and its center of operations will continue in South Boston as it has since the early 1900s. Over the years Marr has expanded into a number of communities around the New England area that include sites in Boston, Canton, Springfield and Providence, RI.
The Marr Companies, established in 1898, has played a leading role in the New England construction industry as a provider of specialized products and services. Family-owned and operated for six generations, Marr consists of four separate businesses comprised of Daniel Marr & Son Company, Marr Scaffolding Company, Marr Crane & Rigging and Isaac Blair & Co., Inc. These companies work independently yet collaboratively to contribute to the overall growth and development of the Greater Boston area. This is the company’s 122nd year in service.