SG Blocks to Build Container Based Midrise Building in Syracuse, NY With Upscale Apartments and Retail
5-Story Building Will be 35,840 SF and First of Its Kind in the United States
NEW YORK, Jan 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — SG Blocks, Inc. (SG Blocks or the “Company”) (otcqb:SGBX), a developer and producer of innovative construction solutions utilizing code-engineered cargo shipping containers, has executed a contract with developers Christopher Geiger and Scott Smith for the first repurposed shipping container midrise building to be built in Central NY. The ground floor, anchored by covered parking, will contain commercial space with 36 upscale one-bedroom apartments on the upper four floors. SG Blocks will provide engineering services, logistics and 115 modified containers to be erected and finished out on site by a local contractor.
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NEW YORK, Jan 09, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — SG Blocks, Inc. (SG Blocks or the “Company”) (otcqb:SGBX), a developer and producer of innovative construction solutions utilizing code-engineered cargo shipping containers, has established a relationship with Monarch Capital Corporation (“Monarch”) to provide a lease financing alternative to qualified clients in order to facilitate the financing of SG Blocks product offerings. In business for over 25 years, Monarch has extensive experience in the leasing and financing of capital equipment primarily to middle market companies.
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January 02, 2014
Syracuse, N.Y. — Two developers have completed their purchase of an East Fayette Street property where they plan to build a five-story building with 36 one-bedroom apartments on the upper floors and commercial space on the first floor.
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SG Blocks was recently featured in Building Design+Construction for its successful installation of 11 modified containers into the South St. Seaport in NYC in an effort to economically revitalize the area after Super Storm Sandy.
Syracuse, NY — Two developers have proposed using recycled shipping containers to construct a mixed-use building on Syracuse’s east side.
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Installation Completed for “See/Change” at Pier 17
SG Blocks, Inc., a provider of innovative construction solutions utilizing code-engineered cargo shipping containers, has, in conjunction with Hunter Roberts Construction Group and Bayer MaterialScience LLC, completed a first of its kind installation at the South Street Seaport in New York City for the Howard Hughes Corporation’s “See/Change” initiative. The sleek pop-up retail installation at Pier 17 features 11 insulated and wired SG Blocks with window openings and French doors. The Company worked with its vendors and the building crew on site to have the entire structure installed over a two-day period. Construction of the full installation totaled five weeks.
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NEW YORK, Oct 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — SG Blocks, Inc. (“SG Blocks” or the “Company”) (otcqb:SGBX), a provider of innovative construction solutions utilizing code-engineered cargo shipping containers, has executed a $1,500,000 agreement with a U.S. Navy contractor for an additional delivery of the unique SG Blocks multistory hoteling system that it will lease to the U.S. Navy for use aboard aircraft carriers during dry dock. The multistory structures will be used by civilian contractors for office space and other purposes during ship maintenance and repairs and is expected to accelerate ship restoration time. Under this contract, SG Blocks anticipates delivering 25 new structures and refurbishing 7 SG Blocks structures delivered under prior orders. Since 2010, SG Blocks has delivered 46 similar structures to the same contractor for use by the U.S. Navy.
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South Salt Lake • The newest Starbucks drive-through here is among the chain’s smallest outlets but the store at 3300 S. West Temple is setting a trend.
Of the nearly 20,000 Starbuck stores around the world, the South Salt Lake drive-through is one of only three built with recycled shipping containers.
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Fortune.com July 1, 2013 – “The container is no longer a fad,” says SG Blocks (SGBX) Chairman and CEO Paul Galvin. “It’s a mainstream instrument of construction.”
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Fortune 500 issue May 2013 – SG Blocks noted as a partner in Starbucks’ new container based drive-through store initiative.
A blend of drive-throughs and drive-through/walk-up hybrids, Starbucks will use a tiny footprint to enter high-traffic locations previously out of reach. Starbucks’ long-term goal is to create store modules that its designers can select based on the location, including the appropriate add-ons (bathroom, patio etc.). Once constructed and delivered, the container-turned-drive through can be operating in about a week. All are being built to LEED certification. Some 60% of all new U.S. stores that Starbucks has planned for the next five years will be drive-throughs. Starbucks’ chief creative officer envisions hundreds of those being from containers.