Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Reed & Barton 
144 West Brittania Street
Taunton, MA 02780

Driving Directions 

Parking Information:

Parking is located beside the main building and directly across the street. 

Please note the entrance to the building is on Danforth Street.  Look for the Reed & Barton silver doors.  There will be signage to guide attendees to the meeting space. 

Building Accessibility Notice:

Please note that the location of this meeting is on the third floor of a building that does not have elevator access. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you to our Sponsors!



Samantha Penzone 
Massachusetts Economic Development Council 

Factory Redevelopment & Reuse: A Case Study of Reed & Barton 

Join MEDC for its first conference in 2019. We will be discussing the former Reed & Barton manufacturing facility in Taunton, MA. The 14.5-acre site with 26 buildings and eight conjoined land parcels was bought by Acuity Management in 2015. Since then, the complex has undergone many improvements and is now home to 10 companies.


8:30 Registration, Coffee & Networking

9:00 Welcome

9:15 Panel Discussion

The first panel discussion covers what went into the redevelopment of the Reed & Barton complex.  We will hear from the developer, Acuity Management, officials from the City of Taunton, and other economic development officials from Southeastern MA.

Dan Foley, Acuity Management

Ed Jacobs, Jacobs Driscoll Engineering

10:30 Break

10:45 Panel Discussion

The second panel discussion will be focused on different manufacuting companies that are based either in the Reed & Barton complex or in Southeastern MA.  

Bart van Belle, Director of Manufacturing - Maxon Precision Motors

Chris Benevides, Senior Director, Taunton Operations - Waters Corporation

Douglas Costello, CEO & Founder - Wyrmwood

12:00 Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

Leslie Parady - Workforce Development Manager, MassMEP

Leslie has worked as the Workforce Development Manager at the Massachuestts manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) for the past twelve years, overseeing a number of programs focused on workforce development.

Since the inception of its Workforce Development program in 2005, MassMEP has successfully trained over 5,000 dislocated, incumbent and veteran manufacutring shop floor employees through the nationally acclaimed Applied Manufacturing Technology Certification Pathway program.