Boston Barricades and Premier Barricades complete merger
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Boston Barricade Company and Premier Barricades announced the completion of its merger, effective January 1, 2014, resulting in the largest provider of sustainable modular construction barricades in North America.
Together, Premier Barricades and Boston Barricade Company service shopping malls, retailers, airports, hotels, and hospitals with their modular construction barricades, providing a green alternative to standard dry-wall enclosures. The combined organization will operate under the Boston Barricade Company umbrella nationwide. With the addition of Premier Barricades’ Temecula and Sacramento, Calif., service centers, the company will now consist of 12 locations across the United States and Canada.
In addition to providing sustainable modular barricades, Boston Barricade manages national branding initiatives with its large-format graphics services bundled with the modular barricade installations.
Boston Barricade Company president, Robert Putnam, and Conor Loushin, Premier Barricades president, issued the following joint statement: "We believe this merger enhances our commitment to serve our customers with better products, services, and expertise. Our organization is customer-centric and both organizations share a similar philosophy and practice."
Boston Barricade Company is the largest sustainable modular construction barricade company in North America. Headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., the company operates multiple service centers around the country, allowing it to serve its customer-base of national retailers, mall developers, airports, hotels, hospitals, and general contractors.
Api(+) expands staff
Tampa, Fla. — Retail architecture and design firm api(+) announced the appointment of John Ziebarth as studio director for its food service group. He was most recently brand design manager for the specialty restaurant group at Darden Restaurants, Orlando, Fla.
As studio director for api(+)’s food service group, Ziebarth, a registered architect, will lead brand strategy design, construction documentation and construction administration services. He brings 22 years of professional experience in branding and project management for high-end restaurants including Eddie V’s and The Capital Grille, as well as food retail, hospitality, and specialty retail.
Miller Zell expands design team
Atlanta — Atlanta based retail design agency, Miller Zell, has expanded its design team and appointed Tom Ertler as as senior VP/design director leading environmental design initiatives. He joins the company from his most recent role as a founding partner with Authentic Retail Group, Pasadena, Calif., an integrated brand development firm. Prior to that, he was creative director at Envision, the full-service environmental design studio of Palladeo.
In addition, Cecilia Sortino has joined the firm as a graphic design director and Rajiv Patel has been hired as an environmental designer. Florin Pienariu and Alex Wiedenmann have joined the firm as industrial design engineers.
“We’re excited about aligning the right talent with our creative culture,” said Horace Hume, senior VP/design director and manager of Miller Zell’s Design Group. The new hires join Miller Zell to support continued growth in the financial services market as well as significant new business in other retail sectors.”