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2014-06-12 23:12:07

Shea Concrete has provided top-quality precast concrete products for commercial and residential customers across New England for the last 65 years. Wilmington, MA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 With thousands of products in its catalog, Shea Concrete has come a long way from its original product line that included septic tanks, residential steps and bulkheads. It’s 65-year anniversary marks another milestone in years full of innovation, consistency, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Shea...

2014-02-12 23:29:05

Global RFID tracking technology leader gives Shea what it needs for efficiency, sustainability. Amesbury, MA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 “Impossible” is the word Quality Control Inspector Mark Burns used when describing the chances of Shea making a return to pen and paper to record its expansive inventory. “You’d never get done logging everything with how big we've gotten,” he said. “I couldn't imagine going back to paper, absolutely not.” And for good reason. Burns...

2013-12-04 23:32:26

Process Saves Time and Money, Preserves Surrounding Landscape Amesbury, MA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Replacing aged concrete stairs often give homeowners headaches due to the removal process. How can something so big and bulky be uninstalled? What many homeowners see as a puzzling is usually a quick fix. Trouble is, many fail to realize this until removal is complete. “The process goes a lot smoother than people think,” said Richie Walsh, Sales Manager for Shea Concrete Products....

Frog Legs May Have Been On The Menu In Britain Before France
2013-10-17 07:06:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Frog legs have long been considered a delicacy of French cuisine, but researchers have uncovered new evidence suggesting that they were not the first to actually partake of cuisses de grenouille. In fact, according to French news agency AFP, archaeologists working at a site in southwestern England, near Stonehenge, uncovered the charred leg bone of a toad among other food remains. The remains were dated back to between 6250 BC and...

2012-04-05 23:03:03

“This job was no easy task, but it was attainable through the hard work and determination of everyone involved.” - Mark Barnes of Sea and Shore Contracting, Inc Amesbury, MA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 Shea Concrete, one of the largest precast concrete manufacturers in New England, has successfully completed the Mass DOT culvert project in Haverhill, MA. Working in conjunction with Sea and Shore Contracting, Inc. and the engineering firm, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB), Shea Concrete...

2012-01-04 11:00:00

The decision was reinforced by the recent influx of demand and campaigning from residential contractors. Amesbury, MA (PRWEB) January 04, 2012 Shea Concrete, one of the largest precast manufacturers in New England, has announced the relaunch of its Frost Post product line. The decision was reinforced by the recent influx of demand and campaigning from residential contractors. “Not many people know we offer this particular product, but those that do can testify that the value of it...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

A new factory at Solstice Park in Amesbury will create 300 jobs, courtesy of Gregg's Bakery. (PRWeb UK) January 28, 2011 A new factory at Solstice Park in Amesbury will create 300 jobs, courtesy of Gregg's Bakery. Announcing the news, Executive employment consultancy UK Knack Group said that Gregg's has been granted planning permission to build on a five-and-a-half-acre site near Amesbury's Holiday Inn motel. UK Knack Group's managing director said, "This is wonderful news for Gregg's...

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2010-09-29 06:10:00

Chemical tests on teeth from an ancient burial site containing the 3,550-year-old remains of a teenage boy wearing a unique necklace unearthed near Stonehenge indicate that the person buried there grew up around the Mediterranean Sea. The conclusions come from analysis of different forms of oxygen and strontium in the tooth enamel of the remains. A previous skeleton unearthed near Stonehenge was analyzed and was found to also be a migrant to the area. The "Boy with the Amber Necklace," as...

2008-09-23 06:00:13

By Martyn McLaughlin DRUIDS, mystics, UFO enthusiasts and even the occasional rock star have converged in awe beneath its arcane structure. Now, after its eternal mysteries have driven generations of archaeologists round in circles, a lucid new theory has suggested Stonehenge was conceived for a more prosaic purpose - as a Neolithic health centre. The latest hypothesis surrounding one of the world's best known but least understood landmarks suggests the world heritage site was a...

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2008-09-22 15:20:00

Archaeologists are closer to discovering how and why the mysterious edifice known as Stonehenge was built after having pinpointed its construction to 2300BC. Experts said they now have the most accurate radiocarbon date yet, proving the ring's original bluestones were put up 300 years later than previously thought. Professors Tim Darvill and Geoff Wainwright said the dating is the biggest finding from an excavation inside the henge and believe they have found evidence suggesting Stonehenge...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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