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May 6, 2021 | Contractors Corner, Around the NASRCC

Polar Park Ready to Play Ball!

Polar Park

While union carpenters continue working on finishing touches, the Worcester Red Sox were prepared to begin playing to pandemic-limited crowds at their new home this Spring. The relocation of the Boston Red Sox AAA affiliate from Pawtucket, Rhode Island to a $100+ million is part of a major development push in the central Massachusetts city that is significantly changing its look, feel and prospects.

In addition to winning work on the project, union carpenters benefitted form their early involvement in the development process to win a significant community benefits agreement that included responsible contractor and wage th4eft language, diversity goals for hiring and tools to discourage or prevent repeat bad actors from bidding.

Gilbane was selected and the Construction Manager for Polar Park and, together with union carpenters and signatory subcontractors working on the project, have earned the pride they’ll feel when a full stadium of fans begin to appreciate their work.

“As carpenters, we always point out the work we’ve been a part of,” said Local 336 Representative Fred Taylor. “This is a big job and there’s a lot of excitement about the Woo Sox being here, so our Brothers and Sisters who made this dream a reality can take that much more pride in the work they’ve done.”