Acella Construction Completes T. Bear Cannabis Facility
PEMBROKE and WAREHAM, MA, ISSUED JANUARY 7, 2020… Acella Construction Corporation (www.acellaconstruction.com), a leader in construction management throughout greater Boston, announces that construction has been completed on the new T. Bear Inc. (TBI; www.tbearinc.com) cannabis extraction and manufacturing facility in Wareham, Massachusetts. T. Bear Inc. is a cannabis manufacturing company focused on providing premium products to retailers throughout Massachusetts and is presently awaiting receipt of its final license from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.
Construction on the 8,000-square-foot facility, located on the Cranberry Highway in Wareham, began in March of this year and was completed in late October. The site includes a modular cryo-ethanol extraction lab, warehouse, manufacturing facility, and two offices for TBI’s product development team. An on-site staff includes two chemists, two biologists and administrative staff. A full staff of up to 20 employees is anticipated in the future.
The project consisted of a renovation to an existing building; previously the space, which occupies the entire lower level of a strip mall at 3103 Cranberry Highway, housed a martial arts studio, had few walls and was absent of plumbing and electrical. Through work that included installing new fire protection and fire alarm systems, new main electrical service to the building, and new electrical circuits throughout the space, as well as new HVAC and a new gas-fired generator, Acella’s Cannabis Construction Team met the challenge of creating a facility that combines numerous manufacturing elements, a laboratory, offices and an employee locker room in one aesthetically pleasing and functional structure.
The modular cryo-ethanol extraction lab manufactured by Flexmod is attached through a passage expansion that was fully built out and coordinated to connect to the 8,000-square-foot building. An ample warehousing space was designed for deliveries, future company expansion and/or the addition of partner brands.
T. Bear Inc., founded by Angela Brown and Brian Cusick in November 2017, is a manufacturing company focused on providing premium cannabis products to licensed retailers throughout Massachusetts. With quality, integrity and consumer focus, TBI provides the safest, most dependable products on the market today, and leads the way forward through innovation, consumer insight, and constant improvement. TBI was officially approved for Provisional Licensing by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission in November 2018.
T Bear Inc. is the first brand-centric cannabis company on the East Coast and is presently at work developing its premiere brand, Coast Cannabis Co., a line of all natural, organic products that will include chocolate bars and other confections of varying flavor profiles.
Brown and Cusick conducted an extensive search when selecting a construction manager for this important project. “Acella’s process and communication throughout this venture was outstanding,” said Cusick. “Acella’s Cannabis Construction Team was knowledgeable, accessible and had a thorough understanding of our industry; as a result, they created a welcoming environment for our clients and our neighbors, while ensuring that all state regulations were met.”
“It was a pleasure to partner with TBI on their exciting project and help construct a facility that they, their clients and the community of Wareham can take pride in,” said Ryan LaVangie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Acella Construction Corporation.
About Acella Construction Corporation
Founded in 2003, Acella delivers a premium suite of construction management services, including design-build and pre-construction solutions for business owners, commercial real estate developers, and discerning institutional and retail clients among academic, healthcare, corporate and community organizations.
Acella is located at 38 Washington Street, Pembroke, MA 02359. For more information, please visit or call 781.681.9240.
Working with Acella was great. They were always available to answer my questions and they kept me in the loop every step of the way. They were very flexible and patient and worked around our working schedule – sometimes coming in very early in the morning. Their work turned out wonderfully and they even painted a large wall that was not part of the scope to get the whole space looking shiny and new. This was my first renovation project and they made me look good! I would highly recommend Acella.