CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Grillo's Pickles

If you haven't been to the Grillo's Pickles website, you should. There, you'll find the fantastic story of how this company began. We've copied part of it here to save you a click.

Grillo's Pickles began with a pickle cart, just a small wooden stand in downtown Boston, where Travis Grillo and his friends would sell two spears for one dollar. Travis would make the pickles by night using his family's 100-year old recipe - one he'd memorized from making pickles every summer as a kid. In the morning, Travis would bike to the Boston Common and set up the cart with his buddies. They'd hang out all day, urging people to try the simple Grillo family pickle. It was a small business but Travis worked hard for it. He made more pickles, biked more miles, and slept less hours than he ever had before.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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Fred and Danny Magnanimi grew up watching their father create beautiful, handcrafted jewelry in the family's Cranston, RI jewelry manufacturing business. When the boys grew up, Fred moved to New York and began working on Wall Street as an investment banker, while younger brother Danny, still enamored by the family business, stayed home. Increased competition from overseas businesses created significant challenges for the business, but Danny was confident he could find a way for the family business to evolve and thrive. This was his mission, this was his passion.
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        What Construction Attorneys Must Know About Drones

        PS&H partner Drew Colby, who co-chairs the firm's Construction Group, was quoted by Law360 in an article discussing what construction attorneys need to know about the use of drones on construction projects, in light of the fact that regulations haven’t yet caught up with how the technology is being used. Invasion of privacy continues to be one of the primary concerns.

        Drones are being used increasingly in construction projects because they’re a cheaper and safer alternative than currently used verification procedures for activities including surveying, material estimation and getting a comprehensive view of the project. One way they’re being used is to develop estimates for stockpiled and removed materials. Using mathematical formulas or simple visual estimates has often been the basis for disputes.

        “For example, whoever’s paying for the transportation of soil might complain that the trucking company underloaded its vehicles to charge more. If the contractor simply used the number of truckloads it moved as a basis for its billing, there could be a drawn-out fight, but accurate drone data is harder to dispute,” said Drew.

        While the Federal Aviation Administration works to update regulations regarding unmanned aircraft technology, the best advice is for clients to ensure they’re following the existing restrictions regarding aspects such as drone flight hours, maximum altitude and limits to exactly where the drone may fly.

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