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Business

November 28, 2012

Business Briefcase

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Beacon Roofing Supply in Peabody has completed its acquisition of McClure-Johnston Co., a distributor of residential and commercial roofing products and related accessories, headquartered in Braddock, Pa. Beacon sells roofing materials and complementary building products.

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North Shore Community College received an award from Gov. Deval Patrick’s Leading by Example Program, recognizing the college’s significant reduction in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, use of renewable energy, and other environmental efforts. Among other initiatives, the college is home to a 345 kW solar PV system and an innovative gray water storage tank, which is used for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing.

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Baert Marine of Middleton was awarded membership for the 14th consecutive year in the Grady-White Boats Admiral’s Circle for the model year 2012, in recognition of high achievement in both sales and customer service. Admiral’s Circle membership is reserved for top dealerships that meet sales benchmarks and score at the top in customer surveys of satisfaction.

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Turkey Shore Distilleries in Ipswich was awarded two medals at the Ministry of Rum event in Chicago, which was organized by Ed Hamilton and judged by industry professionals, writers, consultants and mixologists. The distillery was awarded a silver medal in the Flavored Rum category for its new, limited-edition spirit, Old Ipswich Golden Marsh Spiced Rum. The distillery was also awarded a gold medal in the Dark Rum category for its Old Ipswich Tavern Style Rum, which was also named Best of Class Rum at the 2012 American Distilling Institute’s annual conference earlier this year.

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Kelly Automotive held a groundbreaking ceremony on Route 114 in Danvers recently for the new Kelly Volkswagen dealership. The groundbreaking took place behind the current Kelly Fiat dealership, which is scheduled to be demolished and moved to make room for the new dealership.

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Rachel Hahn-Teichberg, the head veterinary technician and inventory manager, along with the entire staff at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in Salem, were selected as the favorite entry in the “I Love My Job” poll for September 2012. The poll, sponsored by the American Psychological Association, chose Hahn-Teichberg’s submission, because it highlighted the positive aspects of work and showed how All Creatures Veterinary Hospital promotes the well-being of its employees.

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