Unistress tour and presentation plus overview of Berkshire Innovation Center

September 20, 2023 | 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Eastern Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | events@ame.org
Member Fee: $25
Non-Member Fee: $35


Unistress Corporation
Cheshire Road
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

We will begin with a tour of the Unistress Plant to get the workings of precast/prestressed concrete structure manufacturing. Then we will drive over to the Berkshire Innovation Center for a presentation on Unistress. During dinner, there will be an introduction to the Berkshire Innovation Center and how it is helping develop community learning and innovation.


Unistress Corporation www.unistresscorp.com In 1910, 16-year-old Basilio Petricca stepped off the boat from Italy onto New York’s Ellis Island. In 1936, he dove head-first into the cutthroat Depression-era contracting industry and founded the first transit mixed concrete company in the Northeast. After Basilio’s death, his son Basil built on his father’s legacy and founded Unistress in 1968. Today, in its third generation of family leadership, Perri Petricca has built Unistress to become one of the largest precast companies in North America, all while upholding Basilio’s and Basil’s uncompromising values and work ethic.


 The Berkshire Innovation Center will provide a catalyst to accelerate the innovation and growth of existing companies in the Berkshire Region; primarily small to medium-sized manufacturing companies (SME's) in life sciences and the life sciences supply chain, with the ultimate objective of spurring economic growth, jobs, and investment in the region


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

  • 3:30 p.m. Arrive and tour Unistress
  • 4:45 p.m. Travel to BIC
  • 5:00 p.m. Presentation and review with Unistress
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner and presentation on BIC
  • 7:00 p.m. Event adjourns


  • Manufacturing of preforms and structures
  • Design assist solutions
  • Project management 
  • Innovation
  • Operations leaders
  • Engineering an innovation
  • Continuous improvement professionals

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