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At Bremenâ€™s most recent town council meeting Kevin Hines was recognized with the Pride in Bremen award for improvements he has made to the business at 119 N. Liberty, formerly the location of the Bremen bowling alley. The award has been given out to those owners of homes and businesses in the community that show â€” specifically â€” improvements that make them more attractive.
Bremen Director of Operations Rich Martin said the award has been issued for more than 16 years. Nominees are suggested by town board members, and other town officials or residents, and only six awards are issued each year. The townâ€™s electric department set a sign at the property of Special Edition Inc. claiming the recognition, and Hines and his son received a Bremen pin, as well as a copy of the resolution to award them for the upgrades.
The 30-year-old company is headed by Hinesâ€™ son, Carey, Bremen. The business specializes in the manufacture of replica Porsche automobiles from the 1950s, the 356A Speedster and the 550 Spyder of James Dean fame.
Carey Hines credits Dave Kizer of Kizer Architects, a Plymouth firm, for the structureâ€™s design and Todd Hardy Construction for the â€śexcellent workmanshipâ€ť in completing the buildingâ€™s construction, as well as various other sub-contractors and suppliers who made it possible.