Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce


Westfield, Massachusetts – July 19, 2018 – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBCNE) recognized the new $18 million Worcester Ice Center with the James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year during its annual meeting and celebration on June 27. The event, which took place at the Copley Square Marriott in Boston, highlighted the multi-million-dollar remediation and redevelopment of the abandoned GKN Sinter Metals Manufacturing Complex into a 38,000-square foot state-of-the-art recreational facility on Harding Street in Worcester.

Tighe & Bond oversaw the project’s environmental remediation prior to site redevelopment. Completed last year, the Worcester Ice Center features twin ice rinks, shops, restaurants, and a variety of recreational venues. In addition, it provides a destination boost to the Worcester’s Canal District and the city’s ongoing revitalization efforts.

Pictured left to right: Shawn Rising, LSP (Tighe & Bond), Bryan Gammons (Tighe & Bond), Jeffrey Arps, LSP (Tighe & Bond), Douglas Landry, AICP (Tighe & Bond), Paul Hoffman (GKN Sinter Metals), Marc Richards, P.E., LSP (Tighe & Bond), Matthew Abraham (Tighe & Bond), Becky Bozadjian (Tighe & Bond), Sue Courtemanche, LSP, CHMM (Tighe & Bond), Fran Hoey, P.E., LEED AP (Tighe & Bond)

The James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year recognizes brownfields projects in which an EBCNE member organization has had significant involvement and that serves as an example of excellence. Each year, the EBCNE recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding environmental / energy accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment through the EBEE Awards. These awards were established by the organization to encourage companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and environmental professionals to serve as models for others to emulate and, in doing so, further the mission and objectives of the EBCNE.

Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond, Inc. provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on the education, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water/wastewater markets. A staff of 360 people work from offices located in Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Rhinebeck, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island.

An employee-owned firm, Tighe & Bond is invested in its clients’ successes. In business for over a century, the firm continues to evolve to keep pace with client needs. Vision, technical expertise, exceptional service and strong client relationships have always been at its forefront.

Engineering News Record ranks Tighe & Bond a top 10 New England design firm, a top 500 national design firm, and a top 200 environmental firm. Building Design+Construction also ranks Tighe & Bond one of the top 60 engineering firms in the United States, and Zweig Group has recognized Tighe & Bond numerous times as a best engineering firm to work for in the United States.

For more information, please contact Marketing/Communications Specialist Debbie Whitney at 413-572-3207, or email at


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