Woburn, MA – As part of its ongoing expansion strategy, JM Electrical Company, Inc. (JME) unveiled the new JME Innovation Center on June 30 in Woburn.
The center includes 10,000sf of workshop and storage space, an additional 5,000sf of dedicated training and office space, and a conference room where clients and JME colleagues can meet and collaborate. The building, a former machine shop, has been completely overhauled and now features many energy-saving systems, from LED lighting with occupancy sensors to insulated roofing.
This new facility was designed to house all offsite prefabrication projects, from the production of wiring assemblies to full panel prefabrication. Managed by a full-time team, the JME Innovation Center will help streamline projects, minimize work on job sites, and introduce greater efficiencies. The new building, which is easily accessible from Routes 93 and 95, offers 24-hour drop-off and pick-up for deliveries.
JME leadership believes that as much as 50% of all projects will benefit from the services provided at this new facility. “We believe this new venture will increase productivity by creating greater efficiencies, abbreviating project timelines, and allowing for work schedules that accommodate the changing needs of our employees, all in a safe, controlled environment,” said Matthew Guarracino, principal and CEO at JME. “Equally important, prefabrication and modular construction offer many ‘green’ benefits, including the ability to recycle materials more easily while also eliminating waste.”
“With an emphasis on precise advanced planning, prefabrication is both innovative and economical, allowing for greater consistency and uniformity,” said Adam Palmer, director of operations and project executive at JME. “Our commitment to the prefabrication process will allow us to assemble countless components offsite – from Terminal Box Controllers to Full DDC Panels – and deliver completed units to the job site for installation. This will expedite project timelines by allowing us to work simultaneously on-site and at our facility.”
In addition to offering new services, the company will be adding staff to meet growing demand from commercial contractors. The new facility will allow JME to hire additional staff, expand its apprenticeship program, and give students real-world experience.