Centennial Park, located in Peabody, Mass., is a business park located 17 miles north of Boston. As of 2014, Centennial Park was home to a variety of technology, research and development, healthcare and biotech manufacturing organizations. The 307-acre area has housed major companies for more than 30 years. Despite the development in the park, the area is filled with trees and open spaces, making it a picturesque place to work.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific signed a 10-year lease for a 56,600 square-foot space in in 2013. (Ref. two) The scientific corporation with $17 billion in sales has more than 50,000 employees in 50 countries. The company consists of four different brands, Thermo Scientific, Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services, that create analytical instruments, lab products and services, specialty diagnostic equipment and life-sciences solutions.
Boston Children’s Hospital at Peabody
Boston Children’s Hospital at Peabody offers more than 59 different services and healthcare specialties for children. Physicians practice at both this location and the main campus in Boston. Parents enjoy an easy-to-access location and free parking. Boston Children’s Hospital also has locations in South Weymouth, Waltham, Weymouth and Winchester.
BMW of Peabody
BMW has two locations in Peabody. The two have a combined 40 service bays, 38 certified mechanics, 2 designated Massachusetts state inspection bays and 18 different BMW Spa bays. Customers who choose to wait for their vehicle to be serviced enjoy complimentary coffee and other beverages, television and free WiFi. Additionally, the two locations offer 85 loaner cars that owners can borrow while their car is being worked on.
U.S. Foods, an Illinois-based company, distributes food to a variety of companies, including restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools and government entities. The company has exclusive access to a wide variety of brands, including Chef’s Line, del Pasado, Harbor Banks and Molly’s Kitchen. U.S. Foods employs more than 60,000 people in 60 locations across the country.
Fresenius Medical Care
Fresenius Medical Care, the country’s largest network of dialysis centers, provides patients with kidney disease treatment in a caring, compassionate environment. Fresenius has more than 2,150 locations across the country.
Laura Woods is a Los Angeles-based writer with more than six years of marketing experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Robert Morris University.