Bethany Botelho, Vocational Coordinator, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School

Eleventh-grade students in Old Colony’s Electrical, House & Mill Carpentry, and Metal Fabrication & Joining Technology programs participated in a three-part safety training coordinated and sponsored by Dellbrook JKS in collaboration with The Marr Companies, Sales Solutions/Fall Tech Inc. and Atlantic Asphalt/Sales Solutions Inc.

A scaffolding presentation was conducted by Marr Companies on day two of the training. This instruction introduced students to three different types of scaffolding, their uses and construction. It also provided students with knowledge of scaffold safety and erection, dismantle and alteration procedures. Following the presentation, students participated in assembling and disassembling pipe staging and decking. Both trainings stressed the importance of working in a safe manner, safety measures that need to be taken when using these types of equipment, and related OSHA requirements.

After the training, Bethany Botelho, Vocational Coordinator for Old Colony R.V.T.H.S, wrote the following in an email addressed to Eric Stalmon (VP, Marr Safety & Training), David Arancio (Delbrook JKS) and Cesar Ahumada (Atlantic Asphalt/Sales Solutions Inc.):

“I just want to extend a huge THANK YOU for taking the time to meet with our students and discuss pertinent matters of safety from your respective industries… We appreciate your time, support, and enthusiasm. Our students are fortunate to have been a part of this programming.”

Richard Poyant, President, Poyant Signs

Marr Scaffolding Company worked for Poyant Signs to erect a Systems Scaffold work platform for the installation of the Puma sign at Puma’s headquarters in Assembly Row, Somerville, MA. Marr Crane & Rigging assisted with the load in of equipment.

President of Poyant Signs Richard Poyant was pleased with the work performed and wrote this note to our team: “We are grateful to have such strong and professional partners like Dan Boudreau and Jeff Marr of The Marr Companies. They know how to keep our team safe, communicate constantly throughout the project with our PM and Field Services staff and work together to stay on budget and on schedule.”

Jim Miller, COO, Salem Glass Company

Marr Scaffolding Company’s Mast-Climber Division hosted a lunch and learn for longtime customer Salem Glass and Hamilton Construction Management Corp. With manufacturer support from Hydro Mobile Marr constructed a monorail system to aid in the installation of heavy panel systems on the exterior of buildings. The monorail system allows panels horizontal access across the mast climber, with a max. capacity of 1,000 lbs, which has potential use by our customers on an upcoming project in Brighton, MA. We were pleased to welcome the project team to our facility in Canton to see the equipment in action.

After attending the training, Jim Miller, COO of Salem Glass Company, shared the following: “We appreciate working with Marr & Hamilton spending the time up front to investigate and determine the right equipment to make projects run safe and efficiently. Marr went the extra mile to assemble this job specific application demonstration so that we could really experience what they are proposing for our 1079 Commonwealth Avenue project. It is the work behind the scenes that makes the actual installation proceed smoothly and SAFELY! Thank you Marr & Hamilton!”

George Cantin, Superintendent, Commodore Builders

At 104 Hemenway Street, Isaac Blair worked for Commodore Builders to install a shoring system to correct flooring that had been installed a couple of inches too short. Isaac Blair used Shore X frames, steel beams and 20-ton jacks to jack the first level of the building, which in turn elevated the four floors above. According to Isaac Blair General Manager Chris Foley, “the site is very tight and congested, so it was a great challenge working around everything.” The shoring was installed in August of 2020 and remained in place for over two months.

In an email to the team, George Cantin, Superintendent at Commodore Builders, had this to say of the work completed:

“I wanted to take a moment to recognize the outstanding service that Andrew and Chris have provided.

In the four months I have been on the Hemenway Project, we have encountered complicated existing conditions requiring shoring with little prior notice. They have moved mountains to get the job done in a professional, safe manner.

Multiple times, they have put crews together at a moment’s notice and met every schedule deadline we have imposed.

I have personally worked with your team for the last three years, every time the performance has been the same. On a challenging project, we are glad to have you as our partners.”

Colby Baker, Project Manager, Titan Roofing

“The commercial roofing business is fast paced and constantly changing so I need someone who is responsive and can provide quality service at all times. This is Marr Crane & Rigging. Their employees and equipment are second to none.”   

Jason Edic, VP of Risk Management, Lee Kennedy Co.

“Lee Kennedy Co. has partnered with Marr for years, decades really. The team members at Marr Crane & Rigging are consummate professionals who can plan and execute any task. We’ve worked on some of the most challenging projects in New England with Marr, and they always deliver, and deliver safely.”

Adam Palmer, Director of Operations & Project Executive, JM Electrical

Marr Crane & Rigging was contracted by JM Electrical to provide crane, rigging and trucking services for the electrical upgrade at the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children in Canton, MA. A scheduled shutdown on September 3rd allowed for the replacement of a new transformer and the removal of an old electrical switchgear. Utilizing a 70-ton crane, Marr riggers worked alongside the crane operator to install the new equipment safely.
Despite some last minute changes, the team readily adapted their plan and the operation went smoothly.
Adam Palmer, Director of Operations & Project Executive at JM Electrical, commended the Marr team on their efforts in an email: 
“Thank you to you and your crew for yesterday’s work. The shutdown went nearly flawlessly and your crew was fantastic. Arrived on time, with all equipment and manpower needed. They were patient when needed and sprung into action with no questions asked. As with all projects, they are only as successful as the team pit in place. It was clear yesterday that Marr is an essential partner to the JME team.”

David Rodrigues, Facilities & Preservation Manager, Revolutionary Spaces

Due to heavy winds in May, the iconic eagle mounted on the exterior of the Old State House in Boston became partially detached. Marr received a call from Revolutionary Spaces requesting a scissor lift with an operator to help secure the detached architectural detail. Less than 24 hours later, the eagle was safe and sound.

David Rodrigues, Facilities & Preservation Manager at Revolutionary Spaces, commended the efforts by Marr to help recover the eagle. In an email to Aerial Lifts Sales Representative Riley McGovern, Rodrigues wrote: “It went phenomenally well!!! Your driver and operator were wonderful, thank you.”

Phil Ruggiero, Principal, Knox Building Company

On May 16th, Isaac Blair transferred a two-ton (+) container from Cinquecento, an Italian restaurant in Boston’s South End to Tuscan Market, located in Salem, NH. A water main break back in April flooded Harrison Avenue, forcing Cinquecento to close down for repair. With the health of patrons a top concern and with an impending reopening, Salem’s Tuscan Market purchased a portable bar from Cinquecento. The portable bar, originally built in a ship’s container, allowed the restaurant to serve customers outside while providing ample room for social distancing per safety guidelines. Marr Crane & Rigging provided a crane and a tractor trailer to safely transfer the container. The container was offloaded by crane to an outdoor area under a large tent, which is functioning as restaurant space opening for business as of Monday, Memorial Day 2020.

In an email to Dan Marr, Phil Ruggiero, Principal of Knox Building Company, wrote:

“The Isaac Blair crew did a fantastic job moving the container for the owner of Tuscan Kitchen. You guys jumped on this right away and executed perfectly.”

Dan Fitzpatrick, Field Supervisor, The Pappas Company

In early September, Marr Crane & Rigging’s Grove GMK3050 lifted panels into the new, live performance area at TD Garden for the Pappas Company.

Dan Fitzpatrick, Field Supervisor at The Pappas Company, praised Marr’s performance on site: “Last night was a major success. I want the same 2 guys next week. Those guys were amazing, hardworking, courteous, professional.”