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Downtown Boston is back – and T-DRILL has a role
Boston is undergoing a major change. Whereas people and organizations used to move to suburbs, the tide has turned. The construction, development and renovation activities flourish, offering lucrative possibilities of success to proactive businesses.
One such enterprise is J.C. Cannistraro LLC, a real estate contractor of currently 800 employees following vigorous organic growth. Plumbing is an important part of the Cannistraro operation, and this is where T-DRILL comes in.
A dedicated Cannistraro development team studied how higher productivity could be reached. Through analysis they spotted a nasty bottleneck in tube cutting and branching. The process was slow and the skilled professionals had to spend time in relatively simple and routinely monotonous operations.
The solution was found in the flexible T-DRILL technology, customized to meet the ambitious company objectives. T-DRILL delivered a chipless tube cutting machine TCC-50 and an S-54 collaring machine with automation equipment as well as new-generation software.
Mr. Joe Mierzejewski, Operations Manager of the Cannistraro Plumbing Group describes the change in production strategy and especially in productivity as dramatic. “It used to take an employee two minutes to make a tube component. Now the output is three ready-made, labelled and sorted products per minute. In every eight weeks we run 45,000 feet of tubing and produce 16,000 ready-to-install assemblies.”
Thanks to flexible manufacturing, Cannistraro is now in other words able to work about six times faster compared to the previous method, the capacity is up to what the lively market requires – and specialist employees can use their real professional skills.