Worcester State University
As Massachusetts’ fifth state-funded school, founded in 1874, Worcester State University has a proud heritage and history; a glowing thread woven into the tapestry of the Worcester community. It made sense, therefore, for the school to find a local millwork firm to help them rebuild their main dining area, Sheehan Hall Dining Hall. Continental, which fabricated all the counters of the dining hall and their stone countertops, faced a unique challenge in building out the counters where food is prepared and cooked. The team had to meet certain requirements to isolate temperature control in various sections of the counter, accommodating high heat from the tandoori ovens and near-freezing temperatures for refrigerators and freezers nearby.
The Continental team also partnered with another supplier to build out stainless steel cabinets for the kitchen that were treated to look like wood and match the rest of the design.