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Northern Borders Regional Commission funding assistance offered, Procon wins ABC of NH Chairman’s Award … and more
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Sara Ihle, administrative and technical coordination manager at The H.L. Turner Group, Concord, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Granite State Chapter’s board of directors. Ihle, who has been with the company for 19 years, has been long involved with NAWIC, and has promoted scholarships and programs for high school girls interested in entering the trades or higher education in the STEM fields.

Arnett Development Group (ADG), in partnership with the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, is offering free technical assistance to municipalities and nonprofit organizations interested in applying for Northern Borders Regional Commission funding in the spring of 2023. The funding can be used for infrastructure, tourism and recreation, business and workforce development as well as energy, and healthcare projects in Coos, Carroll, Grafton, Belknap, Sullivan, and Cheshire counties. The technical assistance includes application preparation, budgeting and finances, market analysis and research, infrastructure development, visitor and tourism assessment, downtown strategies and community planning.

White Mountains Community College has broken ground on the new Advanced Technology Building at its Littleton Academic Center. The 10,000-square-foot building will be home to WMCC’s Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology program’s innovation lab, a welding lab and flexible learning spaces. In March, Milton CATmade a $200,000 donation to support the construction, equipment, infrastructure and program development, and Caterpillar donated $25,000 as well.

Metro Walls, Manchester, has announced the promotion of three employees to vice president. Carl Schulz, who has over 20 years of industry experience, has been promoted to vice president of estimating and pre-construction. Don Lessard has been named vice president-Maine. Jay Rocha has been promoted to vice president-South Shore.

Michael Scala of Rochester, director of economic development for the city of Rochester, has been appointed to the NH Housing Finance Authority board of directors by Gov. Chris Sununu. Before taking the job in Rochester, he served as executive director of the Coos Economic Development Corp.Tufts University Joyce Cummings Center Medford Ma

Hooksett-based Procon took home the Chairman’s Award at the Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont’s annual Excellence in Construction awards ceremony on Nov. 3. Procon was honored for its design and construction of the Joyce Cummings Center at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. (right), a 150,000-square-foot, seven-story academic building, that houses classrooms, seminar rooms, meeting space, research labs, offices and a 160-seat auditorium.

Kathy Davis of Alton Bay has joined Roche Realty Group’s Meredith office. Davis, who has nine years of real estate sales experience, also has 14 years of experience in the mortgage industry.

The Gale River Motel in Franconia, which offers eco-friendly lodging, has been sold by 21-year owner Kevin Johnson to New York-based Gale River Vacations LLC. According to Badger Peabody Smith Realty, the purchasers were looking for an investment as well as a place to stay while they’re in the area. Johnson was represented by Badger Peabody Smith’s Mary Doherty and the buyers were assisted by Linda Matheson, also of Badger Peabody Smith.

Denis Landry, co-founder of Landry/French Construction Company was recently honored at Associate General Contractors of Maine’s 2022 Fall Conference with the Major Achievement in Construction Award. The award is presented to an individual who makes significant contributions to Maine’s construction industry and each winner is chosen by a committee of AGC Maine past presidents.

Pennsauken, N.J.-based Unified Door and Hardware Group has acquired Eaton Door and Frame of Salem, a distributor of doors, frames and hardware for commercial, education, residential, healthcare and other sectors. Unified is a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, a private investment firm that operates in the general industrial and business services sectors.

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