Archive February 2011

Local Massachusetts Businesses Join Forces


Precast Specialties Corp. at Institute of Homeland Security

Pairing up again with architecture firm Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. and erectors American Steel and Precast Erectors, Precast Specialties Corp. embarks on its next project, the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University’s Burlington, MA campus. Alongside general contractor Gilbane Building Corp., Precast will supply thirty-nine white architectural precast panels with a light sand-blast finish for the building’s exterior.

Precast President John John D’Amelio explains, “At Precast Specialties Corp, we strongly believe in strengthening the economy through projects that benefit New England businesses. We appreciate the opportunity to work for Gilbane Building Corp. and are pleased that the precast for this distinguished project will be manufactured locally”.

The entire project is funded by a $12 million gift from alumni George J. Kostas, the largest financial gift in Northeastern’s history. “The new facility will be an important asset to existing programs at Northeastern, and it is also expected to bolster the university’s capacity to secure new federal investments and corporate partnerships in the future”. The multi-story building will be designed in accordance with Department of Defense standards and will give Northeastern the capacity and clearances to conduct secure research in a restricted environment. To learn more about the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, visit

Precast Specialties Corp. Wins Prestigous Award


Precast Specialties Corp Wins NPCA Excellence in Safety Award

Every year, the National Precast Concrete Association selects NPCA members who have excelled in various areas of the precast concrete industry. The Salute to Excellence Awards recognize top companies who creatively use precast, demonstrate ingenuity with precast, and consistently show a focus on safety in their precast production. For 2010, Precast Specialties Corp. was given the honor of NPCA’s Excellence in Safety Award – Platinum Level.

To achieve this top level of the Safety Awards, Precast maintained a record of zero OSHA reportable/recordable injuries and illnesses for the year. Competing against the largest number of submissions for the award in the history of the program, Precast was chosen as the best! We’re proud to add this achievement to our impeccable record and pledge to continue forward with outstanding precast concrete work.