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April 18, 2013

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---- — Sales associate wins President’s Elite Award

LONDONDERRY — Charlotte McCaul of Chester, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite award.

The honor is awarded to the top 2 percent of approximately 82,200 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

McCaul will be honored during a special celebration and reception on April 30 at the State Room in Boston. With more than seven years of experience, McCaul has been successfully meeting the needs of homebuyers and sellers in the Southern New Hampshire area.

She has been trained as a USAA Military Relocation Program specialist. She has also been trained as a New Homes Specialist, Previews Property Specialist, Relocation Specialist and LGBT Real Estate Specialist. McCaul is a member of the National Association of Realtors, N.H. Association of Realtors and the Granite State South Board of Realtors.

“Charlotte is among an elite group of local real estate professionals in New Hampshire,” said Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England. “I am pleased to present this esteemed honor to her and anticipate another year of milestone achievements from her again this year.”

McCaul is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry at 4 Nashua Road. She can be reached there at 434-1000.

Londonderry firm solves shooting range problem

LONDONDERRY — When Joe Del was tasked with building the new indoor pistol firing rang in a tight area, he knew he needed to find a metal fabricator who worked on specialized projects and who could understand the physics behind firearms discharge and projectile behavior.

When someone recommended Chris Aubrey of Modern Metal Solutions, Del called him and the project was welcomed right from the start. Modern Metal Solutions of Londonderry specializes in difficult or challenging metal fabricating projects that are out of the ordinary for most metal working contractors.

The Chester Rod and Gun Club indoor pistol range presented the challenge of very tight existing building space needing to house a 50-foot firing range. Expanding the building was not an option.

All we did was the demolition of the old backstop and Modern Metal took it from there,” Del said. “Chris helped with the design, took over all of the metal fabrication and then had it professionally installed.”

One of the key differences Modern Metal Solutions offers clients is a deeper understanding of metals from their elemental properties to real world uses. They understand how all kinds of metals are used in building, ornamental and industrial applications.

“The old pistol range backstop didn’t effectively absorb or collect all of the back splash fragments and we had to add ballistic blinders to protect shooters from stray fragmentation,” Del said. “These blinders continually needed replacing which was costly.”

MMS went to work drafting, fabricating and installing new Venetian blind-style backstops, where bullets are deflected back and down metal fins.