J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. and Gorman Richards Architects Complete Headquarters for Machine Vision Global Leader

By July 17, 2009News

Cognex, JC&A and GRA celebrate ribbon cutting ceremony in Natick, MA

7/17/2009, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in world-class pre-construction services and challenging construction projects, recently celebrated a ribbon cutting for Cognex in Natick, MA. Many dignitaries and town officials joined Cognex, JC&A and Gorman Richardson Architects for this important project milestone.

Cognex, a company that serves an international customer base from offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and Latin America, and through a global network of integration and distribution partners, shut down a plant in Duluth, Georgia this past March. J. Calnan & Associates and Gorman Richardson Architects worked seamlessly on a fast-track 6 month schedule to consolidate the Production, Manufacturing and Shipping Operations to the corporate headquarters in Natick, MA. The project included the retrofit of the existing Production Line to have an uninterrupted operation with the addition of a new Shipping Dock, as well as the relocation of company’s state-of-the-art fitness center.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1996, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), is one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in pre-construction services and challenging construction projects. JC&A provides world-class services to select high-profile clients in the corporate, private school and life science markets. JC&A’s reputation has earned assignments from select clients, including New England Sports Network (NESN), Reebok International, The TJX Companies, Inc., PUMA, iRobot, Liberty Mutual, The MathWorks, General Electric, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Among recent awards, JCA has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts two years in a row, Boston SF recognized JC&A as “Construction Firm of the Year,” and the Ohio Casualty Group presented JC&A with the Platinum Safety Award for an outstanding safety record for the second time in two years. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

About Cognex.
Cognex Corporation is the global leader in vision-based inspection, guidance and identification systems. Companies throughout the world use Cognex vision systems to improve product quality, reduce manufacturing costs and track parts on their production lines. By harnessing innovative technology that has led the world for over twenty-five years, Cognex products are universally recognized as offering the highest accuracy, reliability and performance. With more than half a million systems installed, inspecting billions of products every day, Cognex helps manufacturers operating in all industry sectors to isolate defective parts, optimize production processes and implement full traceability programs. With headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, and offices throughout the Americas, Japan, Europe and Asia, Cognex provides exceptional service through teams of local experts and a network of over 300 approved partners. Visit Cognex on-line at www.cognex.com.

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