For the first time in recent memory there is a Tower crane hovering above the Springfield, MA skyline! The long awaited MGM Casino is under construction and the Chicopee, MA branch is poised and ready to capture every sales opportunity that presents itself. Situated less than 10 miles from the site, Chicopee is perfectly positioned to service this high profile project with prompt deliveries and will call inventory.

Utilizing relationships formed with key personnel on the project, Account Manager Norm Sholtis was able to schedule a meeting with the General Contractor, Tishman, and get a sneak peak at the drawings to determine what opportunities were ahead, and discuss the construction schedule.img_3860img_3863

Phase 1 of the MGM project was the construction of a 3,000 space precast parking garage to be built by Federal Concrete. Once again, a relationship with the project superintendent proved to be valuable as Norm and Chicopee Branch Manager Mike Bednarz were able to discuss the contractors needs early on in the construction cycle. The plans on the garage called for significant low wall form work and pier caps. Mike ramped up inventory on pencil rod and other job built forming accessories needed to meet the contractors demands.

Construction on the MGM Casino building began in July. S&F Concrete was awarded the 225,000 sf slab on grade building with a schedule that the superintendent admitted would be a “bear to meet.” Once again, “Team Chicopee” brainstormed on what materials had to inventoried, and committed to prompt deliveries in order to meet the customer needs and surpass their expectations. Chicopee was determined to not “over promise” and “under deliver.”

Relationships, customer service, and a willingness to go “above and beyond” each and everyday made this ongoing project a success with many more opportunities still to come.

“People, pride, and passion.” On display at the MGM Casino in Springfield, MA.

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