J.C. Cannistraro

Marine Industrial Park – Prefabrication & Warehouse Headquarters

Project at a Glance

Boston, MA


Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype

Project Type


Project Overview

  • Lean manufacturing delivery plan incorporated modular racking systems and creative efficient workflow for production
  • Sustainable re-purposing of a former boat repair facility into a modern manufacturing site
  • Extensive abatement of hazardous materials including all siding

J.C. Cannistraro, one of the region’s leading plumbing and HVAC contractors, has moved its production to Boston’s Marine Industrial Park, a gritty neighborhood flanked by the thriving Seaport District and high-end condos along the Reserved Channel. In an effort to preserve the area’s industrial trades, a former boat facility was renovated to provide space for the manufacturing, pre-fabrication and distribution of their products.

While the renovations to the building preserved the steel structure and industrial feel of the building, extensive efforts were made to abate the asbestos siding and other asbestos-containing materials in the existing structure. The massive re-purposing effort brought the building up to modern standards for production, replaced windows and introduced new efficient M/E/P systems and flooring. Two elevators were expanded and brought up to code in order to manage the manufacturing equipment and raw materials.