Welcome new EANE members for 2016:
Duvall Precision Grinding – Chicopee MA Duval Precision Grinding has spent seven decades building a reputation as one of the highest-quality precision grinding services in the USA. Our motto states: “Precision is our only product” and we take it seriously. Customers always know the status of their parts and that the parts will meet their specifications.
John J. Clarke Insurance – West Warwick RI Founded in 1928, John J. Clarke Insurance, Inc. is a full service independent insurance agency representing a cadre of leading insurers and offering a complete line of coverage options for individuals, families, and businesses throughout Rhode Island. Our coverage lines include a variety of specialty products such as our Restorationist® insurance for pre-1930's homes not offered by most insurance agencies.
Home Depot Distribution Center – Westfield MA When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new “hardware store” would be for home improvement and the retailer industry. Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In more than 2,200 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That’s The Home Depot Difference.
Lightstat, Inc. – Barkhamsted CT Lightstat manufactures thermostats, lighting controls and provides a full line of LED lighting products. We have been an industry leader in environmental controls for over 32 years. Backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty, Lightstat provides industry leading highly reliable products. We continue to drive creative new concepts into the marketplace with custom controls based on our customer's needs. Our products are easy to use, require little or no training, and can be installed by your average field technician. At Lightstat, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of emerging technologies."
Historic Deerfield – Deerfield MA Spend a day in old New England. Visit Historic Deerfield, an authentic 18th-century New England village in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings. See yankee ingenuity at work in demonstrations of colonial-era trades. And explore our world-famous collection of early American crafts, ceramics, furniture, textiles and metalwork. It’s a celebration of New England heritage.
Central Paper Company – Pawtucket RI Central Paper has been specializing in paper for over 60 years and represents the nation's leading paper manufacturers including Neenah Paper, Wausau Paper and Xerox Paper. We are committed to providing the best products available to all of our customers - no matter their size. Our experienced and dedicated employees provide exceptional customer service. Combined with our convenient locations, full-service Paperworks retail stores, and fleet of delivery trucks, Central Paper strives to give you the best paper buying experience.
Nickson Industries – Plainville CT At Nickson Industries Inc., we manufacture intelligently designed products, to insure the best products and services are provided to support our customers. We provide friendly expedient customer service to insure all customers are highly satisfied. We provide packaging that helps cut costs and boost sales to give our customers the best value possible. Nickson is constantly producing new and innovative products along with new marketing literature and catalogs, to provide superior education and sales support. With Nickson as your partner in business, we are sure to succeed.
Advanced Restoration Group – Advanced Restoration Group (ARG) specializes in clean up, restoration and repair of your home or business after a disaster strikes. With 3 state-of-the-art vacuum trucks for efficient water removal to a secure storage center to keep your belongings safe throughout the restoration process, ARG is there to guide you through the process every step of the way.
Conklin Office Furniture – Conklin is one of the Nation’s pioneers in office furniture recycling and reconditioning. For over 60 years Conklin has made it their mission to offer facility managers and business owners a way to upsize, downsize, off-load or load-up when it comes to contract furniture.
AIC Management LLC- AIC Management LLC is a management company that manages multiple Dunkin Donut locations in the Lynn Massachusetts area. The company was founded in 2004 and operates its headquarters from 80 Boston Street in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Lashway Lumber - Lashway Lumber founded in 1954 is now managed by its fourth generation of family entrepreneurs. It is a custom sawmill where every order is custom sawed to specifications. In 2005 Lashway expanded its business through a sister company, Ponders Hollow in Westfield, Massachusetts, which specializes in molding and flooring.
Mountain View Home Care - Mountain View Home Care Inc. of Pittsfield, MA is a private duty home care agency created to meet the challenges people face when making decisions about long-term care. Their mission at Mountain View Home Care Inc. is to provide exceptional service to residents of Berkshire County in the comfort of their home. They provide 24-hour medical oversight by a Registered Nurse to meet all the health care needs you or a loved one may have while recuperating at home.
Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires & So. VT – Goodwill of the Berkshires works with people from all walks of life to gain practical work experience. They partner with local companies to place participants in a traditional work environment upon completion of their training programs. Goodwill has stores in many locations that sell gently used items from clothing to housewares.
CNC Software Inc. – CNC Software, Inc., established in 1983, is one of the oldest businesses in the CAD/CAM industry. The company was built on the concept of providing an inexpensive PC-based CAM system at a time when most other systems were expensive CAD-oriented products. Its flagship product, Mastercam, has grown to become one of the most recognizable brands in manufacturing, worldwide, and is the most widely used CAM system in the market today. The company employs about 140 people directly, with offices in Tolland, Connecticut and Gig Harbor, Washington. The company also has a global certified reseller network.
Guidewire, Inc.- Guidewire, Inc. is a not-for-profit human service agency that provides residential and day supports to individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other psychiatric conditions, throughout Western Massachusetts. Since its inception in 1982, Guidewire has maintained its mission and philosophy of positive, unconditional regard. “We accept people for who they are, creating an environment where acceptance is the only option”.
Balise Auto Group - Balise is a third generation family-owned company dedicated to serving loyal customers since 1919. In the years since, they have grown from a small garage in Hatfield, MA to 23 new and used car dealerships, four collision repair centers and two car washes. They are one of the largest automotive dealers in New England and one of the top 100 dealer groups in the United States.
Chittenden Group - Chittenden Group is one of New England’s premier independent insurance agencies. Located in Naugatuck, CT, Chittenden offers personal insurance, commercial insurance, financial services, employee benefits and a variety of value-added services. Their goal is to assist their customers in all insurance needs and to tailor the right plan for all potential risks. Chittenden enjoys relationships with dozens of top-tier insurance carriers so they find the best company to meet the appropriate coverages at the right price.
Holyoke Housing Authority – The Holyoke Housing Authority owns and operates 821 conventional public housing units in 12 developments and scattered sites throughout the city of Holyoke, ranging from high-rise apartments to multi-family and single-family homes.
The Holyoke Housing Authority also administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Massachusetts Rental Voucher programs, which provide rental vouchers for approximately 1,400 units of housing in the private market. As a public housing authority, their mission and objective is to provide safe, affordable housing to low- and moderate-income people.
Ocean State School of Gymnastics - The Ocean State School of Gymnastics began on January 1st, 1980 at 2352 Mendon Road in Cumberland, RI. OSSG operated out of multiple locations over the next 25 years until they moved all locations to their current home at 3 New England Way in Lincoln, RI. Their mission statement is “At the Ocean State School of Gymnastics Center, our mission is to make kids' lives better by developing responsible, self-confident, physically fit individuals using gymnastics and rock climbing as the vehicles”. We're not just creating great athletes......we're developing better kids.™
Whalley Computer - As a part-time programming consultant to other departments in the Agawam School System in the early 1970's, mathematics teacher John Whalley purchased a small software-consulting firm that had some "live" clients. Working after school and during the summers out of the basement of his home in Southwick, Massachusetts, he began to build a customer base serving a small but varied lot of clients. In 1979, John took his experience of teaching students programming on the school's then-new computer, and started Whalley Computer Associates, Inc. (WCA). John fully dedicated his efforts to his rapidly growing company by leaving his teaching position in June of 1985. A few months later, Paul Whalley left his position as a Cobol programmer at MassMutual Life Insurance Company to join his brother John. Today, Whalley Computers' corporate office is located in a new 62,500 square foot "state of the art" office building located at One Whalley Way in Southwick, Massachusetts. In a business market where 80% of computer companies fail in less than five years, WCA employs over 140 computer professionals at its two business locations, serving a customer base of over 30,000 customers. Providing hardware, software, programming, technical, networking, and training services, Whalley Computer remains a family owned business completely focused on providing the best service available anywhere in the United States.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - Since its inception as the Normal School in North Adams in 1894, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has provided educational access and exceptional learning opportunities to generations of students and alumni. Over the years, MCLA has evolved to meet the needs of changing times. In 1932, the Normal School became the State Teachers College of North Adams, reflecting the increased importance of education as an academic discipline. In 1960, the name was changed to North Adams State College and expanded the focus to include professional degrees in business administration and computer science. In 1997, with eyes focused on the horizon of a new century, the College assumed a unique mission (within the state university system) as Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the public liberal arts college for the Commonwealth.
Adamas, Inc. - Anto Aboyan—owner, artist, and passionate craftsman— is the heart and soul of the creative team at Adamas Fine Jewelry. Starting as a bench jeweler at the age of 18, working alongside and mentored by his uncle, Anto began his lifelong love for the art of jewelry making. It wasn’t long before Anto opened his first shop in Boston’s famed Jeweler’s Building. With a passion for unique and handcrafted custom design, he didn’t take long to branch out in a more intimate and artistic direction. Anto, along with his sister Veronica Sagherian, soon opened Adamas Fine Jewelry in Newton, Massachusetts in 1996. Working for the last 17 years together, this brother-sister collaborative has channeled their passions for beautiful fine jewelry into the distinctive Adamas Fine Jewelry style.
Visitation House - Visitation House was envisioned by Mrs. Ruth Pakaluk (1957-1998), mother of seven and dedicated supporter of life in Massachusetts. Ruth recognized the urgent need to establish a home for pregnant women in Worcester County, one that would surround them with a culture of life and allow them to choose life for their babies and for themselves. Ruth died heroically and with great faith at only 41 years of age after a seven-year struggle with breast cancer and did not get to see her vision come to life.
Not long after her death, a group of social service providers and active pro-life advocates, many of whom were Ruth's friends, was assembled at the request of now retired Bishop Daniel P. Reilly to study the need and feasibility of such a home for pregnant girls. The committee consisted of members of various organizations, including the Guild of Our Lady of Providence; You, Inc.; numerous Diocesan agencies; area crisis pregnancy centers; and Central Massachusetts Citizens for Life. After an exhaustive analysis, the committee determined that an urgent need existed for services similar to the ones provided by the Diocese at Merrilac Manor. The committee found that Problem Pregnancy, a local crisis pregnancy center, receives 6 requests per week for emergency housing. They surveyed other social service providers who reported more than 100 requests from pregnant teens for housing each year. These organizations welcomed the idea of Visitation House to address this unmet need. Since opening in 2005, Visitation House has welcomed over 200 women into their home at 119 Endicott Street Worcester, MA.
Facial Cosmetic & Maxillofacial Surgery PC - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Richard J. Fraziero, DMD, FADSA, Michael J. Spink, DDS, MD, FACS, and Justin B. Clemow, DMD, MD, East Longmeadow, MA, practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from reconstructive jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. They also diagnose and treat facial pain, traumatic facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. Dr. Fraziero, Dr. Spink and Dr. Clemow’s surgical staff are all DAANCE Certified in assisting with IV sedation within their state of the art office setting. The office is located at 382 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA.
Carando Gourmet Frozen Foods - When you offer your customers home-style foods from Carando Gourmet, Priscilla’s Gourmet and Country Chef, you’re offering them products made with the same care that goes into the meals the Carando family puts on its own kitchen tables.
Carando Gourmet is a family business and the Carando family has been preparing exceptional foods for more than 60 years. The company was founded by Peter and Angelina Carando using traditional family recipes brought with them from Italy. The company earned a reputation for making superior foods by adhering to the same standards Peter and Angelina used when cooking at home: Carando products were made with care and expertise, using only the finest ingredients.
Over the years, the high standards have remained the same. What has changed is the product line. In addition to the traditional Italian specialties, the company has grown to offer an assortment of other favorites including quiches, tortas and classic American comfort foods, all made with the same home-style approach that ensures excellence.
University Medicine - University Medicine (UM) is the largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty medical group in Rhode Island with approximately 190 physicians. They provide primary care and specialty outpatient services in multiple practices throughout Rhode Island. UM physicians also lead many inpatient medical services at both Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals, enabling comprehensive and coordinated care for their patients.
Future Health – Future Health is an online guide to your wellbeing. From the moment you login Future Health partners with you to track your health and wellness providing biometric feedback, personalized exercise programs, diet guidance, and a likeminded community to support you. With online courses on a wide range of wellness topics supported by high quality streaming documentaries, a deep library of research materials and many tools to provide the inspiration and tracking you need to live a better life, Future Health is your best companion for health and wellness.
MBW (Seaman Paper) Inc. – Seaman Paper/MBW Orange was stablished in 1993. MBW Orange has grown to a 290,000 square foot converting and distribution facility located in Orange, Massachusetts. The two complex facility provides state-of-the-art converting, consisting of two sheeters and seven folders with a daily capacity of over 100,000 pounds of tissue.
Crane Stationary – Crane & Co. has been a family owned company since 1770. When you purchase Crane stationery you’re in good company with other famous Crane & Co. customers such as Paul Revere, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Queen of England. All Crane & Co papers are made from 100% cotton papers and printed by old world craftsman in its in-house pressroom using letterpress, foiling, engraving and offset printing to add the ultimate in elegance and quality to every piece. Custom stationery is made to order with your choice of font and colors that you’ll easily design online.
Keystone Paper & Box Co. - KEYSTONE PAPER & BOX COMPANY is an award-winning leader and innovator in the Folding Carton Industry. They are experts in Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Consumer Products packaging. With the latest technology, high-speed machinery and three generations of packaging design and production experience, Keystone produces high-quality folding cartons that meet the most stringent requirements on-time and on-budget.
Old Sturbridge Village - Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. You are invited into more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops - all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Visitors can meet heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff. Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.
Emhart Glass - Emhart Glass began with a dream shared by three US entrepreneurs, Karl E. Peiler, William H. Honiss and William A. Lorenz, who aimed to find new ways of making and using glass containers. Later, four more businessmen joined them to form the Hartford-Fairmont Company. Hartford-Fairmont developed the innovative technique of feeding molten glass into molds in gobs, rather than by suction. Ultimately, their work led to the automation of the glass container industry.
Webster Bank – The Webster Bank heritage dates back to 1935, when 24-year-old Harold Webster Smith founded the bank with $25,000 borrowed from family and friends. Then known as First Federal Savings and Loan of Waterbury, Connecticut, their purpose was to help make homeownership a realistic dream for people, and their values centered on putting people first.
Over the years, Webster Bank has expanded to become a leading regional bank in the Northeast with over $24 billion in assets and 180 banking centers from greater New York City to Boston. Today, they offer the full range of financial services, delivered by close to 3,000 employees.
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC - Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW), founded in 2006, is a full-service law firm that provides clients with the highest standards of responsive, cost-effective legal services. PLDW’s primary practice areas include business law, nonprofit law, health care law, municipal infrastructure, government relations and legislative strategies, employment law, special masterships, criminal defense, estate planning, probate and trust litigation, and real estate development and commercial lending.
Southbridge Savings Bank - Founded in 1848, Southbridge Savings Bank is a mutual savings bank that provides individuals and businesses in Central Massachusetts and Worcester with complete banking products and services. Based in Southbridge, Massachusetts, Southbridge Savings currently operate 9 branch offices with both a customer information center and a business banking center.
Pediatric Care Associates – Pediatric Care Associates is a medical practice devoted to meeting the health care needs of children by providing the highest quality medical care and promoting a family-centered environment. The practice is located in Springfield, MA and is currently accepting new patients and welcomes expecting families. Pediatric Care Associates has 24/7 phone answering, extended office hours and same-day sick appointments.
VLink, Inc. – Established in 1999 as a pure IT staffing company, VLink Inc. has evolved into a successful company of over 200 employees that is focused on helping companies solve their most challenging technical and business issues. They provide their clients with a full range of IT business service solutions and they partner with forward thinking leaders in areas that offer today’s most effective strategic solutions. In recent history VLink has won Hartford Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in CT in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. VLink was included in Inc 500’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. They have also been included in the Marcum Tech Top 40 in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Pilgrim Interiors, Inc. – Pilgrim Interiors was founded in 1999 as an open shop subcontractor specializing in metal framing, drywall and plaster installation/restoration. Their approach has always been to focus exclusively on client satisfaction. They have a dependable and qualified team of professionals that work together to complete projects safely, on time and on budget.
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. – Hillcrest Educational Foundation is a private not-for-profit agency that provides a range of individualized and comprehensive clinical, psychological and special education services for children, adolescents and families in Berkshire County, MA and the Northeast. The students served by Hillcrest in nonresidential and residential programs have complex psychiatric, behavioral and/or developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, and a variety of high-risk behaviors.
The programs and services provided by the Hillcrest Educational Foundation are state licensed and certified, and Hillcrest Educational Centers, including Hillcrest Community Support Services, is accredited in behavioral health care by the Joint Commission.
Franklin Hampshire Career Center – The Franklin Hampshire Career Center provides employment and training services at no charge to job seekers and businesses in Massachusetts' Franklin and Hampshire Counties. The Franklin Hampshire Career Center supports and promotes workforce and economic development in the region through the delivery of quality employment, training and education services for job seekers and employers. Their offices are located in Northampton and Greenfield, with a satellite office in Orange, Massachusetts. They serve 50 municipalities across the Franklin Hampshire and North Quabbin area.
FLEXcon – FLEXcon was founded in 1956 when Myles McDonough produced his first pressure-sensitive film product in his Spencer, MA garage. Today FLEXcon is the leading global manufacturer of coated and laminated films and adhesives with sales of $300 million annually and more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Their employees, who average 13 years of service, strive for an operational and innovative organization that will benefit local, regional, and world-wide markets.
Welcome new EANE members for 2015:
Cape Associates, Inc.: Located in Eastham, MA, Cape Associates, Inc. is a full-service custom building company, specializing in new construction and renovations for residential homes and commercial buildings; serving all of Cape Cod and the Islands.
Coreslab Structures, Inc.: Located in Thomaston, CT, Coreslab Structures is a premier producer of precast/prestressed concrete products and a major supplier of structural, architectural and hollow core solutions to markets in Canada and the United States.
Conval, Inc.: Located in Somers, CT, Conval, Inc. is a premier manufacturer of high quality, high pressure forged steel valves in the world; including Globe Valves, Gate Valves, Ball Valves, Strainers, Steam Whisperjet Valves, and Piston Check Valves.
Thomson Financial Management: Located in Northampton, MA, Thomson Financial Management is an independent financial consulting firm that helps their clients by providing and implementing effective investment options to build and protect their wealth.
Excel Home Care Services: Excel Home Care Services provides a wide range of services. They offer everything from skilled nursing care and rehabilitation to end-of-life care right in your home. Their team has over 50 years of combined experience, and understands the needs of patients, families, and caregivers. They are currently contracted with Health New England, Fallon Health Plan and Health Net (a Medicaid HMO). As a local agency and a part of the community, they are better able to provide quality individualized care. Excel Home Care Services is the only Certified Home Health Care Agency located in Ludlow MA.
Bliss Manufacturing Co.: Founded in 1900, Bliss Manufacturing Co., Inc., is a family owned and operated company specializing in manufacturing of religious jewelry. Under the leadership of Frank Bliss, third generation owner, Bliss Manufacturing has grown to be the industry leader in supplying its family of retailers with American made products. Located in Pawtucket Rhode Island, Bliss Manufacturing employs 50 highly skilled workers who take great pride in delivering quality products in the most efficient method. They specialize in Sterling Silver, Gold Filled and 14 and 18 Karat jewelry, but can manufacture items using Aluminum, Silver Filled, Pewter, Brass, Silver Plate and Gold Plate finishes. Their medals are hand engraved and come with a lifetime guarantee. They strive to make every product perfect and are extremely proud of what we do.
CompuWorks: CompuWorks provides Healthy IT managed services for small and medium size businesses in Pittsfield, Berkshire County and western Massachusetts as well as the Hudson Valley, southern Vermont and northwest Connecticut. Their primary objective is to help clients make the best decisions around technology. They help clients understand which products, services, equipment, software, cloud offerings etc... best support their organizational goals. CompuWorks helps their clients implement those solutions and are there for their clients when they need support.
Worcester Manufacturing: Worcester Manufacturing has continually evolved since 1938, starting out in downtown Worcester as Independent PlatIng. Beginning with just one employee, the company offered plating and specialty coating. A streak of steady growth necessitated moving in the 1950s to one of Worcester's first industrial access areas-a move that increased facility space for future growth, while also providing more convenient commercial traffic access. Over the past 75-plus years, Worcester Manufacturing has grown to approximately 50 employees strong and today is a 100% Employee Owned (ESOP) corporation. This forward thinking structure and carefully controlled growth reflect the company's philosophy to always be "big enough to get the job done-and done right," yet manageable enough to control overhead cost and monitor quality through every phase of the metal component manufacturing.
Rhode Island Integrated Medicine: At Rhode Island Integrated Medicine, Dr. Pedro and his staff offer a wide range of services including therapeutic rehabilitation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, nutritional counseling, chiropractic care, and visual, auditory, and vestibular therapies. Their traditional methods of treatment effectively address a host of medical, movement, cognitive and behavioral disorders. Their professional and courteous staff will diagnose and design an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs; thanks to state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and more than 20 years of experience treating a wide range of painful and debilitating conditions.
The Vernon Public Schools: Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.
Rainbow Child Development: Rainbow Child Development provides high-quality education to nearly 300 children daily that helps to eliminate barriers and lower the achievement gap between low-income children and children with more academic, social and economic opportunities. At Rainbow children learn and grow to reach their individual potential while families receive encouragement and services to support their children's development. Rainbow Child Development Center, founded in 1972, is a licensed, non-profit early education and care agency working collaboratively within the community. Rainbow's focus is to provide care, education, and therapeutic services in a safe, nurturing and diverse environment for children and infants to thirteen years old who live in Worcester and who are among the most "at risk".
MedPlast: MedPlast is a leading global provider of vertically integrated custom plastic processing solutions for demanding finished goods medical applications. They have expertise in thermoplastic and elastomeric materials, plastics processing consistently, and manufacturing design/ flow/ automation. This expertise enables them to offer integrated solutions for the highly specific needs of medical customers. With ten ISO 13485-certified facilities, and Class 7 and 8 clean rooms, MedPlast operates under a single, global quality management system.
Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell: Since its inception in 1953, the Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell, Inc. has actively sponsored and participated in the delivery of a wide range of services and activities including: rehabilitative and preventive mental health programs for children and adults; human resource information and referral projects; residential services to mentally ill and developmentally disabled persons in the community; consultation and education services, prevention programs; and various other special projects consistent with the goals and purposes of the organization. The Association's direct and indirect services over the years have changed and developed to reflect the mental health needs and concerns of the Greater Lowell area.