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Over 60 years of providing the best in visual display products.

BSBSI began as Bay State Blackboard, providing schools and universities with chalkboards.  Over the last 60 years, BSBSI has stayed true to its beginnings by continuing to provide the best and most unique visual display products available.

From custom curved markerboards, designed and fabricated in our own shop, to a standard 4' x 8' chalkboard, we put the same pride and craftsmanship behind all our products. 

All of our marker and chalkboards are constructed from porcelain on steel and are available with several color and trim options.  We also can provide you with sliding boards, glass markerboards, visual display wall coverings and tackboards.

BSBSI fabricates tackboards in our shop and offers options in fabric wrapped tackboards, self-healing cork in a variety of colors and natural cork.  Whether you are looking for a single tackboard or an entire wall covered in tack surface, BSBSI can provide you with what you need.

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For years I visualized BSBSI as this roll-top-desk purveyor of slate blackboards! I entrusted Bay State with almost a dozen different products on a pharmaceutical project with an impossible six-month schedule. It proved to be a prudent decision, as Bay State delivered and installed three-quarters of a million dollars worth of specialties. Bay State is without a doubt the premier specialty contractor in the Greater Boston Area.

From: Don Ballou, Walsh Brothers, Inc.

Current Projects

BSBSI has been awarded contracts for three major projects in the greater Boston area: Boston College Stokes Hall with...

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MIT Graduate...

In 2008, BSBSI completed installation of over $1.3 million dollars worth of specialty products at the new 5-building MIT Graduate Residence...

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Women & Infant's...

Women & Infant's Hospital in Rhode Island recently opened its new South Pavilion.  BSBSI provided many specialty items, including...

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Snap-Tex is the industry-leading acoustical stretched fabric mounting system for walls, ceilings and other interior surfaces. ...

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About Us

Since 1947, Bay State Building Specialties has transformed the interiors of New England’s most prestigious buildings, including the Boston Public Library, Genzyme’s World Headquarters, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Today, BSBSI is the premier supplier and installer of building specialty items for the New England construction industry and beyond. From small to large projects, BSBSI’s office and in-field personnel offer the same high level of attention to all clients. Contact BSBSI today. Let us put our 60 years of leadership and pride in craftsmanship to work on your next project.

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144 Lundquist Drive

Braintree, MA 02184