About Us

There are all kinds of ways to measure experience. Some experience is gained through knowledge that is acquired doing a certain job or task. Some experience is gained from creating something from nothing. Some experience is obtained by perfecting a skill or service over a period of time.

At Robbins Vending our experience and therefore our success comes from all of the above.

Our company was founded in 1894, by Edwin Robbins, as a retail store specializing in tobacco products and outdoor hunting and fishing gear. The original store was located at 23 Main Street in downtown Cortland. The store grew and moved to larger space at 89 Main Street in 1933. The Trolley cars were still going up and down Main Street and Cortland was a bustling, little big city.

Our family became owners when Charles A. Wood purchased the business in 1928 and it has been managed ever since by nephews, uncles and even my grandmother Martha Wood in 1978.

In 1964 we began expanding our retail business into vending services. In a few short years we were serving all of Cortland County and parts of surrounding counties and communities on a daily basis.

In 1984 we moved up Main Street again and relocated to 159 Main Street.

In 1994 a new group of family members, Charles E. Wood II and Michael C. Wood Sr. purchased the company from my grandmother Martha. In 2009 I (Michael) purchased Michael Wood Sr's shares of the company. My uncle Charles "Chip" Wood and I are now the latest custodians of the business.

Of course, as you might have guessed, in 2008 we moved again to 191 Main Street into the largest facility the company has owned yet. In our current facility we have the space to load our trucks inside, carry complete inventories of all products, and do important repairs and upgrades to units in one convenient location. Our computer systems are also on-site which allows us to manage our inventories and all vending machines at each customer location. We can guarantee that our machines are always full and working efficiently 24/7.

In all of the years that we've grown and evolved one thing has never changed. It is our commitment to our customers and friends. At Robbins Vending we have put our 118 years of experience to good use. We understand the value of doing the job right every time. We appreciate our customers and we make sure we keep them satisfied with the most popular products, the best national brands, the latest state-of-the-art vending technologies, and of course, excellent customer service. We wouldn't have it any other way.

We would welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Charles "Chip" and Michael Wood

Robbins Vending Company
191 S. Main Street • P.O. Box 630
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-756-5841 • Fax 607-756-9887