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A Sweet Twist on Construction

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TRAC Builders Completes Interior Renovations of Sweet Twist Gift Store 

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TRAC Builders was hired to complete major renovations to Sweet Twist, a premiere gift emporium in East Greenwich, RI.  The project was completed in 8 weeks using design build delivery, all while the existing store continued in operation.  

TRAC partnered with Libby Slader Interiors to capture a more modern design that maximized floor space. Sweet Twist's new store has been warmly received and their business continues to grow in time for the busy holiday season.
 
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TRAC Builders Has a New Home in Providence!

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It's Official!  TRAC Builders Has A New Home In Providence!  

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TRAC Builders just closed today on a new building located at 28 Wolcott Street in the Promenade district of Providence. Stay tuned for exciting things happening with our new headquarters!

 

TRAC Builders Completes Renovations to 133 Mathewson St, Providence

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TRAC joined with James Barnes Architects to transform the 4 level building through design-build project delivery for what is now the new DCI Design Center. Renovations included a new store-front and facade restoration approved by the Downtown Review Committee and the State's Historic District Commission. The program also called for interior renovations to accommodate an open floor plan for design, sales, marketing and product display as well as executive offices. The project sought federal historic tax credits.  

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As part of its overall strategic plan to expand in the downtown area, Decor Craft Inc. purchased the historic building at 133 Mathewson St, adjacent to the Providence Hotel.   

Decor Craft Inc. is a consumer product design and distribution company that spotlights designer products for retailers interested in the playful workings of contemporary pop culture.


Fast TRAC To Drive Economic Development

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TRAC Builders has been busy at work with the 3.2 million dollar renovation of the former Main Street School building located in Warren RI into Hope and Main, Rhode Island’s first full service culinary incubator.  

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The 17,500 square ft. renovation will include three code-compliant shared use commercial kitchens, including a gluten free kitchen, over 6000 square feet of production space, cold and dry storage, and a range of commercial equipment to support small scale operations for baking, food processing and catering.  In addition there will also be a demonstration kitchen and classroom for education and training related to food preparation, cooking and nutrition, and a 2,000 square foot community room for events and seminars.

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A culinary incubator must comply with the same requirements as any food processing plant might.  This is where TRAC Builders’ expertise has helped play a vital role at Hope & Main with our experience in the food industry helping clients like Wildflour Bakery, Local 121, and Robert’s Precut Vegetable plant.  Understanding the food safety requirements, refrigerated temperature control zones, as well as process flow analysis and integrated mechanical systems to make a facility USDA / RIDOH compliant has been an added value to the Hope & Main projects’ success.  

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We are pleased to be part of this exciting project which will create job opportunities and drive economic development throughout Rhode Island based on the regions thriving food culture.  Look for more posts as TRAC continues to make developments on this project.  Hope & Main is slated to begin operations in Spring 2014.

 

Grab Your Hard Hat! A Glimpse Inside the Hope & Main Renovation – Oct. 2013

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Thank you to Hope & Main for this great post following TRAC's progress and committment to stay on schedule. 

Work on Hope & Main’s renovations plans are fully underway thanks to TRAC Builders and Ferreira’s Concrete Forms. The construction crew is making serious progress on the new loading ramp and three-story elevator, located at the rear of the building, and the interior of the school is nearly unrecognizable post-demolition.

We’re pumped to be on-schedule for our Summer 2014 opening and can’t wait to show off our new facilities to the community. In the meantime, check out a few shots of the crew’s handiwork.

To read the full story visit: Hope & Main