C.N. Wood’s Woburn Service Department Doubles in Size

The added capacity is important as service-related work continues to grow.

📅   Wed July 01, 2015 - Northeast Edition
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C.N. Wood’s new 10,000-sq.-ft. facility has created a larger, more efficient work environment.
C.N. Wood’s new 10,000-sq.-ft. facility has created a larger, more efficient work environment.
C.N. Wood’s new 10,000-sq.-ft. facility has created a larger, more efficient work environment. Mark Whelan, service manager — C.N. Wood. This 10-ton (9 t) overhead crane has a 22-ft. (6.7 m) hook height, so working on larger machine components is not an issue. This separately enclosed bay was built to accommodate compressed-natural-gas vehicles.

C.N. Wood recently doubled the shop space at its Woburn branch with a new 10,000 sq.-ft. building that houses six large service bays, including one dedicated to accommodating compressed-natural gas vehicles. It also will house welding/fabrication and detail areas.

“This new building will streamline our processes, allowing us to move equipment in and out more efficiently,” said Service Manager Mark Whelan. “In each large bay, we can work on two or more pieces of equipment, depending on their sizes, and we can drive machines straight in and out. We can bring more machinery out of the elements and into a controlled environment. It really gives us a lot more capacity.”

C.N. Wood President Paula Bernard noted that the added capacity is important as service-related work continues to grow.

“The markets have been up for the past couple of years, and that’s a good sign, as it means companies’ have more work and are putting more hours on their machines,” she said. “With that comes an increased demand for maintenance and repairs, so it was necessary for us to have a larger space to properly take care of our customers’ needs.”

Practical and Efficient

Whelan said the new ship space can handle practically any size machine C.N. Wood carries. C.N. Wood took energy efficiency into account, as well, in the new building, which uses gas-fired infrared heat and efficient lighting elements.