June 12, 2024

New Energy Works, Pioneer Millworks meeting demand for green construction

Shawn Wyjad spent 25 a long time in the cafe enterprise. Then, he traded his chef’s knife for a chisel. Now, he is component of a crew of competent woodworkers and timber-framers at the countrywide headquarters for sister organizations New Energy Operates and Pioneer Millworks in Farmington.

Although a lot of of the 100 or so workers at the site in Ontario County are veterans to the craft, some, like Wyjad, are newer to the skilled trade and eco-friendly technological innovation buzzing on a 13-acre campus tucked powering the Ease and comfort Inn and Suites on Route 96.

Pioneer Millworks over three a long time has salvaged and repurposed above 31 million board feet of wooden from rot and landfills. At the mill, wooden from previous factories, barns and countless other sources requires on new daily life as flooring, siding, paneling, cabinetry and a lot more.