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State of the Art Site Characterization Helps Speed Redevelopment in Vermont’s Precision Valley

In Springfield, Vermont – commonly known as the “Precision Valley” – machine production was king through the latter half of the 20th century. Quite literally, the Jones and Lamson, Bryant Grinder, Lovejoy Tool, Parks Woolson, and Fellows Gear Shaper companies made the machines that made the machines of war and the tools that fueled the postwar economic expansion throughout the latter half of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2010, Stone teamed with SRDC, SWCRPC, and specialty subcontractors to initiate assessment and redevelopment planning at the former Bryant Grinder facility. This 2-page project description describes the project in detail, including how High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) techniques were used to speed the investigation and get to redevelopment activities faster.