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OSHA offers free heat safety app, Torrington Properties acquires 102,00-square-foot Newington retail-office complex
Water Heater

The Team at Legacy Mechanical Services, Concord, recently donated their time to install a new water heater for the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester at Camp Foster in Bedford. The water heater was donated by The Granite Group, with facilitation by territory representative Shane Glennon. Camp Foster offers inner-city children from Manchester an outdoor camp where they can experience activities ranging from swimming and fishing to arts and STEM projects.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are offering a free heat safety app that they say can be a resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. The app is available in English and Spanish for iPhone and

The app, called the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool, features a visual indicator of the current heat index and associated risk levels specific to your current geographical location; precautionary recommendations specific to heat index-associated risk levels, an interactive, hourly forecast of heat index values, risk level, and recommendations for planning outdoor work activities in advance; and editable location, temperature and humidity controls for calculating variable conditions.

Jewett Construction Company, Fremont, has announced the addition of Lynn Palmeras human resources manager. Palmer has over 25 years of experience in the field, Jewett said. The company also has, has hired Mason Westover as an assistant project manager.

Brady Sullivan Properties, Manchester, has pledged $63,000 to purchase New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority tax credits in support of Palace Youth Theatre’s Forever Emma Studios. The pledge will support safety and accessibility improvements, including installation of a lift and ramp at the facility.

Torrington Properties Inc. has purchased Newington Park, a 102,103-square-foot retail/office complex at 2064 Woodbury Ave. in Newington from Urstadt Biddle Properties. Jay Bisognano, CEO of Torrington, said, the acquisition “fits our long-term investment strategy in New Hampshire.” The transaction was arranged by Kent White, Christian Stallkamp and Caitlin Burke of The Boulos Company.

Wells Fargo has awards $15,000 to SENH Habitat for Humanity to help more families in Portsmouth access affordable housing. The Portsmouth-based nonprofit was among more than 220 Habitat organizations receiving a Wells Fargo grant across the country.  SENH said the funding will be used to purchase building materials at its current build side in Middleton.

Chase Bank has leased 4,100 square feet of space at 786 Elm St., Manchester – the former Portland Pie Co. location – to open a branch the bank’s fifth New Hampshire location. Doug Martin and Andrew Robbins, of Colliers’ Manchester office, represented the landlord, 788 Elm Street LLC, and Adam Cirel, of Atlantic Retail represented Chase. The new branch is expected to open in December

Air Cleaners Inc. of Bristol has been chosen to supply portable HEPA air filtration systems to the Warren Elementary School. The devices are manufactured in New Hampshire and employ a patented air cleaner design.

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