Cannistraro Moves All Boston-Area Operations to Seaport District

The company has signed a 50-year ground lease and expects to finalize the relocation process by September 2017.

by Csilla Borsos

25 Fid Kennedy Ave. in Boston
25 Fid Kennedy Ave. in Boston

Boston—Mechanical construction company J.C. Cannistraro has recently announced the planned relocation and consolidation of its manufacturing and warehousing operations from Wilmington, Watertown and Stoughton, Mass., to Boston’s Seaport District.

Cannistraro has signed a 50-year land lease with the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston for Parcel N at 25 Fid Kennedy Ave. Expected to be occupied in September 2017, the asset consists of a 3.5-acre site with a 2-story, 157,000-square-foot building in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park.

The property will be rehabilitated for use as a prefabrication and assembly plant for plumbing, fire protection, HVAC piping and sheet metal systems for installation at construction sites.

Known as “Building 16,” 25 Fid Kennedy Ave. was built in 1940 by the U.S. Navy as a multi-trade heavy machine shop. The site currently features a 40-ton overhead crane and an open, steel frame structure, which facilitated large-scale metal fabrication and assembly supporting the U.S. efforts during World War II.

“The renovations at 25 Fid Kennedy Ave. will preserve the legacy of its industrial Art Deco architecture and utilitarian use,” said John Cannistraro, president of Cannistraro, in prepared remarks.

Image courtesy of J.C. Cannistraro