Greenwood Industries Returns to Worcester Roots, Sets up Shop on Lincoln Street
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Greenwood Industries, a regional partner member of the Chamber, has relocated their corporate operations, manufacturing and warehouse space to Worcester, Massachusetts.
The roofing company has 250 employees working out of their new address at 640 Lincoln Street in Worcester with the number swelling to 400 during the summer months. The company, who specializes in all kinds of industrial roofing, uses 70,000 square feet of space for their corporate and manufacturing operations.
The management team has strong roots in the city. Owner and chief executive officer Dave Klein and Matt Brown, the company’s chief financial officer, are both Doherty High School graduates. John Delia, Greenwood’s vice president of sales graduated from Saint Peter Marian High School. Founded in 1992, Greenwood Industries originally began operations in Worcester before Moving to Millbury in 1995.
They have expressed their excitement at returning to Worcester where they are committed to remain. “Worcester’s central location and easy access to a workforce is a great fit for Greenwood Industries,” stated Mr. Klein. “The location on Lincoln Street will allow us to expand our business while serving our existing projects from a central location. Add that to the revitalization that Worcester is experiencing and we felt that the move was a good opportunity to be a part of that.”
According to Chamber president and CEO Tim Murray, “Greenwood Industries is a great example of our recruit, retain, incubate strategy in action. Recruiting the company back to Worcester was a win for the Chamber’s economic development efforts but more importantly, a win for the company as they continue to grow.” The company continues to expand and the new facility provides flexibility and allows for extra space as needed. “The Chamber will continue to work with Greenwood as their business moves forward ensuring that we retain this high-end roofing company,” he continued.
Greenwood Industries constructs a variety of commercial roof types including: membrane, metal, composite, asphalt, green, and historical with projects throughout New England. Among their Worcester-based clients are several buildings on the WPI campus, College of the Holy Cross, Assumption College, Worcester Superior Court, South High School, and the Franklin Street Fire Station and many others. The company estimates that they are involved in about half of the new construction in Boston with some of their more visible projects including the state house and the TD Garden.
Sherri Pitcher, the Chamber’s director of business recruitment assisted the company with the move. “The Chamber is pleased that Greenwood found their new home right back where they started. Worcester is a great place to start, grow, and relocate a business. My goal is to tell that story and Greenwood Industries is a great example of a company who saw the potential and took advantage of an opportunity. The company is poised for further growth and Worcester is the place to do it.”
Find out more about Greenwood Industries at: www.greenwoodindustries.com.
ABOUT THE CHAMBER’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS
The Worcester Regional Chamber has been identified as the lead organization for business recruitment the Worcester Economic Development Coordinating Council (WEDCC). The WEDCC is comprised of the Chamber, Worcester Business Development Corporation, Mass Biomedical Initiatives, the City of Worcester Economic Development Office, and key business leaders throughout the community.
The Chamber’s efforts to recruit new businesses include attendance at various retail and commercial real estate trade shows and association meetings; providing tours of the city to commercial developers; creation of an interactive online map (available at worcesterchamber.org/economic-development/map); and a construction roundtable among other efforts. Led by Chamber president and CEO, Timothy P. Murray and director of business recruitment, Sherri Pitcher, the Chamber’s focus has produced increased interest in the city as a good location for growing businesses looking for a talented workforce, affordability, and easy access to all of New England.