SMOC Purchased Dennison Building
Avery Dennison spokesperson: "We may be leaving but another integral organization with solid ties to the community is taking our place, SMOC."
SMOC plans to move to 7 Bishop St. in the fall, after Avery Dennison moves its operations to Westborough, after more than a century in Framingham.
The Southern Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) currently located at 300 Howard St. is not expanding, but consolidating its administrative offices into more modern space, said Jerry Desilets, SMOC Director of Planning.
Desilets, said SMOC had been renting its current space since 1996, and will move into its new location sometime in the fall.
"We need more efficient, modernized space," he said.
The Dennison Manufacturing Company was founded in Framingham in 1844.
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"It is very difficult to leave Framingham after so many years," said Jeanne Romano, Director Global Corporate Communications for RBIS last week to Framingham Patch. "We wanted to stay in town but could not find office space here that would fit our needs."
"We may be leaving but another integral organization with solid ties to the
community is taking our place, SMOC," said Romano.
Avery Dennison transferred ownership of its property to SMOC, a non-profit organization, last summer for $2 million.