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Acella Construction Managers Donate Time, Resources to Franklin Park Zoo Project

Acella Franklin Park Zoo Camel ShedNORWELL and BOSTON, MA, ISSUED JUNE 12, 2015… Acella Construction Corporation, a construction management firm serving the region for more than a decade, recently completed construction of a camel structure for the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. This structure will serve as a nighttime shelter for two domesticated camels that will be visiting the Zoo over the summer and offering guests at the Zoo up-close encounters and rides.

Acella Construction Managers and Zoo New England (which oversees both the Stone Zoo in Stoneham and the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston) have worked together in recent years on other contracted projects including renovations to Franklin Park Zoo’s Bird’s World and the lion exhibit, and renovations to Stone Zoo’s Windows to the Wild.

The camel project, however, served as Acella’s annual charity event, which is an opportunity for the Acella team to come together and offer their time, talent and materials for a worthy cause. (Last year, Acella partnered with NVNA and Hospice of Norwell and filled up four dumpsters as part of a cleanout effort.)

“We are very grateful to Acella for their hard work on this exciting project,” said Marshall Judges, executive vice president and COO of Zoo New England. “It’s outstanding to see an organization give back to their community and get their whole team involved in the endeavor, and we are happy to have been the beneficiary of their good work.”

Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella, said, “Our annual charity event is a great occasion to improve how we work and communicate as a team, while helping out a wonderful organization that does so much for the Boston area. We are very proud of our affiliation with Franklin Park Zoo and Zoo New England.”

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.”

- Suzanna Bray, edX