Industrial Case Study

JRM - GreenWorks

Peabody, MA

GreenWorks is one of the largest custom-designed recycling centers north of Boston. It allows JRM to further expand their services to a growing client base, which includes all of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and parts of Rhode Island. A leader in the industry, JRM is excited to share the “art of recycling” with student groups and consumers, who are able to view the daily operations at GreenWorks via the observation mezzanine located 35 feet above the main floor. 

Project Highlights:

  • The new state-of-the-art facility, called GreenWorks, benefits the City of Peabody by offering 40 full-time job opportunities; redeveloping an unoccupied, underutilized parcel of land; and increasing excise tax revenue, as well as providing water/sewer upgrades and a new storm water collection/filtration system.
  • GreenWorks recycles up to 30 tons an hour, providing a great benefit to our environment.
  • GreenWorks is the largest custom-designed recycling center north of Boston, located on Route 1 in Peabody.
  • Ground-up construction of this 55,000-SF, state-of-the-art recycling process center included site improvements for the 4-acre site.
  • Project highlights include a gable roof that rests on specially designed steel joists spaced 7 feet apart, providing a 185-foot clear span, as well as an observation mezzanine for students and customers to view the GreenWorks process for educational purposes.
  • The single-story building has a height of 60 feet (from building slab to roof deck), with close to 55 feet of clear height inside the structure.
  • A total of 37,000 cubic yards of granite had to be blasted within 40 feet of a water tower. This required a specialized blast plan to ensure there would be no damage to the water tower. The plan included a specialized detonation system that used a computer chip in each detonator to assure the timing of the blast was precise.
  • Half of the blasted rock was crushed and used for the base material beneath the access road and parking areas.

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