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Thanks for Visiting TFM at the 2016 Tri-City Expo!

Once again, the Tri-City Chambers of Commerce (Manchester, Nashua and Concord) did a fantastic job hosting the largest Business to Business networking event in New Hampshire, Tri-City Expo. The 28th Annual Expo was held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00PM at the Center of NH Expo Center at the Radisson Hotel, in downtown Manchester, NH. For the first time, admission was FREE!  Admission included sampling delicious food from local restaurants and caterers at the ever-popular “Bistro”.

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TFMoran participates in “Canstruction” competition to benefit NH Food Bank

September is “Hunger Action Month” when Food Banks nationwide urge businesses to take action in their communities. Thus, for the second consecutive year, TFMoran was up for the challenge to enter the “Canstruction Competition”. TFM’s COO Dylan Cruess led the way in assembling a Canstruction Team (Dylan Cruess, Mark Chamberlain, Maryanne Murray, Jennifer Porter, Asim Azam, and Adam Jimenez) to start the brainstorming process in mid-August. The team agreed on a 3 dimensional apple tree, which was first configured on digital graph paper, then in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Then it was time for the shopping to begin – looking for the best colored labels, can sizes and quantities. Nearly 500 cans of different sizes, 18 boxes and miscellaneous jars and bars filled one of the TFMoran company jeeps. Food items included baked beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, green beans, mixed-vegetables, brown sugar, pink beans, macaroni & cheese, spaghetti, lasagna, whole grain penne rigate, tea bags, spices, and chocolate bars.

Lunch hours were spent in TFM’s reception area, devoted to carefully building the structure from the bottom up until the last “leaf” (can of green beans) was placed. And, just to add a little excitement to the apple tree, why not canstruct a man sitting underneath it? So, a man made of cans, boxes, pink beans, spices and chocolate was canstructed topped off with a TFM hard hat. The final photos were taken and sent in to Lisa at the NH Food Bank, and the judges viewed can creation on September 27th. They expressed their deep appreciation for TFM’s contribution, and told us a little more about the hunger crisis in New Hampshire, and what NH Food Bank does to help.

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community, while having fun with co-workers, TFM is glad to be a part of this worthwhile competition. We are excited to see what other companies have designed for this great cause!

For more information click this link to view the canstruction-flyer-2016

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Please Stop by TFM’s Booth #712 at the Tri-City Expo!

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Celebrating 28 years of Business to Business Networking.

For 28 years the Tri-City Expo, a collaborative partnership between the Greater Concord, Nashua and Manchester Chambers of Commerce, has been the premier networking event in central New Hampshire. The event, held at the Expo Center in Manchester, features nearly 200 exhibitors and attracts over 1,200 attendees. Exhibitors are representative of the community, auto dealers, financial institutions, service providers, attractions, marketing and public relation agencies, architects and contractors and non-profits all showcasing their products and services. What makes this show stand out is the business to business networking as well as each exhibitor’s opportunity to interact with decision makers from New Hampshire’s most forward thinking businesses in a fast paced, energetic environment. The Tri-City Expo has always been a step ahead with its exhibitors introducing cutting edge products and services, such as interactive websites and social media. This innovation is unique to the Tri-City Expo and allows the show to maintain relevance in an ever changing business world.

The Tri-City Expo is an outstanding opportunity to cultivate business-to-business networking, drive consumer engagement and build brand awareness – all under one roof in a high energy atmosphere.

Thanks to our many sponsors whose support makes this event possible. Your investment allows our local Chambers of Commerce to engage with our business communities and advocate for your continued success. Thank you for participating in the 2016 Tri-City Expo –it’s where you need to be!

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TFM sponsors 2016 Kids Safety Event with Primary Bank

TFMoran has partnered with Primary Bank  for the The 2016 Kids Safety Event taking place on Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 2pm at the Bedford Police and Fire Department, 207 Route 101. Primary Bank is the organizer of this important and fun event, additional partners include Harvest Market, Bedford Cleaners, Ace Hardware, Bedford Pharmacy and Subway.  The main focus of the event is on providing Child Identification Kits for local children and parents.  The New Hampshire Child ID Program provides parents with essential information about their children including a videotaped interview, finger prints, a dental impression, and a DNA swab.  This specific information can be invaluable to law enforcement officials if a child is ever lost or missing.

Fun activities include face painting, touring the Incident Command Center and Fire Safety Trailer, and enjoying the free food.

For more information about the program look at http://www.mychip.org/.  This program has been run by Freemasons for many years.  The child ID process and materials are free to all parents.  We believe this program is very worthwhile and provides very valuable information for parents.

Clickthis link for the official flyer 2016-kids-safety-event

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TFMoran Hosts NH CIBOR September After Hours showcasing The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn

Some lucky members of the NH Commercial Board of Realtors were treated to personal tours of the new 50-room luxury boutique hotel The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn on Monday, September 12, 2016. The monthly After Hours was hosted by TFM’s Chairman, Robert Cruess and TFM’s COO, Dylan Cruess, who are also NHCIBOR members. Robert gave a  brief presentation featuring the color site plan produced by TFM’s civil engineers and landscape architects, and a project sheet showing photos of the completed hotel and description of the services TFM provided for the project. Robert proudly mentioned TFM has been working with The Bedford Village Inn and owner Jack Carnevale throughout the years, noting one of the great successes was to bring public water and sewer to the property. Also on hand to answer questions was Rob Vida, one of TFM’s Structural Engineers who had a major role in the structural design of the boutique hotel. He and other TFM staff enjoyed The Grand tour.

The Grand, celebrated their Grand Opening in June 2016, and the celebration continues through the Fall.  The 3-story, 49,000sf hotel is part of the Bedford Village Inn resort complex located near the Inn on Olde Bedford Way in Bedford, NH. TFMoran provided site/civil and structural engineering, permitting, survey, landscape architectural design and construction support. The project architect was John S. Jordan Design, PLLC of Canterbury, NH and the general contractor was Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. of Manchester, NH.

As described on the Bedford Village Inn’s website: “Enjoy all of the Grand’s Amenities that are offered to you throughout your stay. Luxurious guest rooms and suites are designed with you in mind, and a fully equipped fitness facility for your use. Directly outside of the fitness facility is an outdoor, full-size, heated saltwater pool, accompanied by a separate hot tub surrounded by natural and lush landscape. During the season, poolside lunch will be served to guests. Overlooking the patio and pool, is the Grand’s unique, custom lobby bar with a warm fireplace to unwind with several wine features. Private function rooms are available for both large and small events, meetings and special occasions. Mixing old tradition and decor with a new style, the Grand is sure to become one of the finest examples of a luxury hotel throughout New England.”

Be sure to check out their website for more details and photo gallery.

Congratulations to the Bedford Village Inn on a magnificent project!

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TFMoran featured in New England Real Estate Journal

TFMoran was featured in the September 16-22, 2016 issue of the New England Real Estate Journal!

To view the article click on this link tfmoran-in-nerej-sept-16-22-2016-issue

(Text version appears below.)

IN THE CONSTRUCTION/ENGINEERING/REAL ESTATE CATEGORY
TFMoran, Inc. named Business of the Year by Business NH Magazine

BEDFORD, NH TFMoran, Inc., (TFM) a regional full-service engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, NH, has been named Business NH Magazine 2016 Business of the Year in the construction/engineering/ real estate category. The award recognizes businesses for outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance.

Since 1968, the team at TFM has been leading northern New England with innovative land planning and development initiatives. TFM has played an integral role in many of the region’s most recognized projects including the Granite Ridge Power Plant, the Verizon Wireless Arena,  the Manchester Municipal Complex, the redevelopments of the Bedford Mall and Wayfarer Hotel in Bedford, and the future redevelopment of the former Macy’s site in Bedford. Other large notable projects include the 243,500 square-foot-Exel Liquor Distribution Center in Bow and the 614,240 square-foot, LEED certified high-bay UPS Northeast Logistics Center in Londonderry-one of the largest single-story industrial buildings ever built in NH.

During the past two years TFMoran, through steady growth and the acquisition of firms in Portsmouth and Auburn, has grown its workforce by over 20 employees, making it one of the largest full service engineering firms in New Hampshire. In addition to their industry leadership, the entire TFMoran team is dedicated to community and civic engagement, with over 50% of the team volunteering time and talents to various groups and boards.

At a ceremony honoring the award recipients, Robert Duval, Principal and President of TFMoran noted “I am accepting this award on behalf of those who came before our current leadership team, on behalf of our hard-working employees, and on behalf of our clients, without whom we would not be the business we are today.”

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High-Profile features SNHU Gustafson Welcome Center in Education issue

Click here to view the published version in high-profile-september-2016  or read below:

TFMoran Provides SNHU Site Design

Hooksett, NH ‑ Named after Dr. Richard A. Gustafson who served as the institution’s fourth president, Southern New Hampshire University will soon have a new Welcome Center across the street from what is now the main entrance. The Gustafson Welcome Center will house Undergraduate Admissions including Freshman, Transfer and International Admissions, UC Marketing and Office of Institutional Advancement (including the Office of Alumni Engagement). The 2-story building, designed by Perry Dean Rogers & Partners Architects and constructed by Harvey Construction, was inspired by New England tradition and open spaces. TFMoran, Inc. provided survey, site/civil engineering, and permitting services for the project. The University also plans to enhance the entrance to the campus to complement the new center.