Friday, July 24, 2015

Society of Plastics Engineers takes on student debt

Student debt is a major issue in the United States, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is doing something about it. SPE has named Credible Labs, a marketplace for student loans and loan refinancing, as its preferred provider of student loan refinancing services.

SPE members can compare student loan refinancing offers from multiple lenders after completing a single form. Credible acts as a matchmaker between borrowers and lenders, to give college graduates personal loan refinancing options. According to Credible, borrowers who have used the service have saved an average of $11,000.

“SPE’s partnership with Credible will not only help alleviate the burden of student debt but also address the financial needs of future students,” says Russell Broome, managing director of SPE in Bethel, CT. “For each loan closure generated through this partnership, a donation will be made to the SPE scholarship fund.”

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Geo-environmental firm Sanborn, Head & Associates Opens Boston office

Sanborn, Head & Associates (Sanborn Head) has opened a Boston office.  The firm was started in 1993 in Concord, NH, and soon thereafter opened an office in Westford, MA, which has grown to over 40 people. As Sanborn Head’s geotechnical and environmental work in support of urban redevelopment increased, more and more staff began to spend time in and around Boston with clients and on job sites. “Having a presence in Boston has been discussed for almost five years. It simply makes sense for our clients, staff, and growth plans,” says Sanborn Head President Barret Cole.  
Sanborn Head has a resume of projects that includes the Center for Life Science, Longwood Center, 45  Stuart Street, Garden Garage, Avalon Exeter, The Street at Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill Square, Assembly Row, Boston Landing, 17 Cambridge Center, 88 Ames Street, Brookline Place, and now MGM Springfield. Sanborn Head is excited about having a presence in Boston where many of its clients and projects are located. “It’s going to make our days more productive and allow for us to be an even bigger part of the Boston design community”, says Vice President Stan Sadkowski (above) who will relocate to the new Boston office. “I’m really excited to be a part of this great opportunity.”
Sanborn Head delivers consulting engineering services in the industrial, solid waste, energy, and developer practice areas.  They can be found online at