September 6th, 2019 – Islip officials attended a ribbon cutting celebration marking the completion of National Grid’s revamped Brightwaters Facility on Clinton Ave in Bay Shore recently.
The re-purposed Brightwaters Facility was constructed to improve the level of service provided to the communities served, utilizing state-of-the-art technologies designed to lower carbon footprints, minimize the inconveniences associated with conventional construction and associated paving restoration costs.
The new space allows for the consolidation of three existing welding operations into one central Long Island Welding Operation. The facility will accommodate inside product fabrication and welding functions allowing for improved safety, efficiency, reliability and cost reductions. Operating and project costs will be lowered as a result of increased productivity, inclement weather impacts, reduced need for field crew support and elimination of third-party service rentals.
“This is another measure that reduces the carbon footprint in the Town of Islip, and provides numerous benefits to homeowners, businesses, visiting tourists in the community and to National Grid,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. Islip Councilman John Cochrane was on hand for the event, along with local elected officials.
The building will house all the “Low Dig” specialty tooling and equipment from the harsh weather elements utilized by the Gas Construction organization. Storing the sensitive equipment in a controlled environment will lower National Grid’s controllable costs by extending the life cycle of the equipment, reduction of daily startup time, eliminate the need to winterize the equipment on a daily basis and will allow for training opportunities for our next generation of gas mechanics.