C.N. Wood traces its beginnings to 1962 when Bob Benard and a partner bought Charles N. Wood Co., a snow removal equipment operation. They also sold anything that would help remove snow and ice during the treacherous New England winters, such as material spreaders to distribute salt. They planned a buyout in 3 years, but they were able to complete the purchase in just 18 months.
In 1964 Bob Benard established C.N. Wood to sell a broader selection of equipment. Previously, he had worked with an Elgin Sweeper dealer and had built an impressive record by demonstrating these machines to potential buyers. Elgin appreciated his efforts and asked if he would like to carry their line in his new company. He also picked up the Leach garbage truck line, and C.N. Wood’s municipality business was born.
They still have a strong presence in the municipality market and have expanded the equipment lines they carry. C.N. Wood also distributes Madvac sweepers and vacuums. Both Trackless municipal tractors and Vactor sewer cleaners were added in the early 90s, along with RapidView IBAK pipeline and manhole inspection systems. The company is still one of the strongest Elgin dealers in the U.S.
C.N. Wood expanded into the earth moving business when they became a Komatsu dealer in the early ‘80s. Road building equipment was introduced with the BOMAG line of compactors and milling machines in the early 2000s. Gradall was added about ten years later to include an excavator that can travel on the roads in their equipment lineup.
In 1991 Paula Benard joined the family business as director of marketing. She is a civil engineer and was ready to apply her skills to help customers increase productivity and efficiencies. Their customer base expanded through Paula’s efforts, and they relocated their headquarters in 2002 to Woburn, MA, designing a new building that anticipated even more growth.
Paula was named president in 2006, and Bob transitioned to a new role as chairman. Together, they are helping construction companies and municipalities across New England obtain the equipment they need for optimal operation.
C.N. Wood provides equipment for a wide range of industries that include everything from constructing structures, roads, bridges, and underground utilities to maintaining municipal services like waste hauling, sewer cleaning, street sweeping, transfer stations, and landfills. We have the equipment to complete any type of project efficiently.
C.N. Wood is a member of the following associations to help promote excellence in construction standards for public utilities and highways.
In addition to offering new, used and rental equipment, each of C.N. Wood’s nine branches carries a multimillion dollar parts inventory to assure quick turnaround for deliveries. Our technicians are certified to repair and maintain all the equipment we carry. We provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you’re never alone any time you need help.
When it’s time for a repair or you need to schedule a machine rebuild, our shops are ready with state-of-the-art equipment to complete any service you need. We will do our best to complete your service quickly in order to minimize your downtime.
Preventive maintenance contracts are available to keep your machines running efficiently and to avoid unexpected repairs.
When you need reliable equipment, turn to C.N. Wood. For construction projects we carry Komatsu articulated trucks, dozers, excavators, motor graders, and wheel loaders. BOMAG compactors and milling machines are essential for completing road building projects. The Gradall excavator will eliminate the hassle of transportation, because you can drive it on the road. Finlay crushers and screeners ensure builders have the aggregate they need quickly. Cementech concrete mixers put concrete where you need it, when you need it. Terramac crawler carriers move heavy equipment over rough or delicate ground. Hydrema backhoes make earthmoving quick and easy. Attachments are available to make any job more efficient from ESCO, Hensley, JRB, Lemac, NPK, and Rockland. To move equipment from one site to the next, our trailers from Rogers are ready to help.
Municipalities keep their towns and cities well maintained with our Elgin and Madvac sweepers, Vactor and Truvac vacuum trucks, RapidView IBAK pipeline and manhole inspection systems, Epoke spreaders, and Trackless municipal tractors.
If you're looking to save time and increase efficiencies, we can help. We've selected our equipment lines carefully and pride ourselves in our ability to optimize productivity consistently. Ask for a free fleet evaluation, and we can show you ways to save in operating costs while consistently increasing your productivity.