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5/3/14 - Recently Hancock Lumber was honored the Forest Products Industry Award by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. Many of our leaders from our Bethel sawmill were in attendance at the awards dinner and got a great surprise when Angus King joined the event with a video message.

Click here to watch his opening remarks!


4/22/14 - Hancock Lumber celebrated Earth Day at the Children's Museum in Portland! Our mascot Forest welcomed children to the Tree to Timber exhibit while we handed out Eastern White Pine seedlings for everone to take home and plant in celebration of the day. If you would like to see the complete album of photos from the event, follow us on Facebook by clicking here!


JAN/FEB 2014 - In the current issue of Timber Processing magazine, our company president, Kevin Hancock has been named the 2014 Man of the Year. The magazine noted Kevin's leadership and active social participation as key reasons for being honored with this title. Kevin is now the 26th person to receive this honor, with his own father, David Hancock, receiving this award in 1990. Click on the photo to the left to read the complete story. 


2/9/14 - Our mascot, Forest Hancock did a great job representing the company this past weekend at Shawnee Peak's first ever Mascot Day! While Forest himself is not quite steady enough for skiing, he did have fun cheering on some of his mascot friends as they hit the slopes. A fun time was had by all, and it was nice to join other local company and sports mascots for this fun day on the mountain. Thanks for including Forest!!


January 10, 2014 - Governor LePage was in Casco today to take a tour of our Ryefield Sawmill. It was great to learn about his work history, where he spent most of his career working in sawmills!

To see more photos from his tour of the mill, click here.

If you are interested in touring one of our sawmills, click here to contact our Marketing Director to coordinate your tour.


10/26/13 - Forest and all his mascot friends had a wonderful time at the 2013 Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival in Freeport! 

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"Thank you, Hancock Lumber, for your contributions to Camp Sunshine. This week was a wonderful week for us and we are so grateful for your support to make this trip possible for our family!"
- 2013 Camp Sunshine Family


Pine Ridge Reservation Update! In August 2013, our company president, Kevin Hancock returned to South Dakota to see the progress on the house build from the donation Hancock Lumber made earlier in the year and to continue learning about life on the reservation. Kevin is writing a book that will be published in 2014 that follows the past and current day Oglala Sioux tribe living on Pine Ridge. 

Click here to watch a video from his recent trip, including footage and photos from the annual Oglala Sioux Tribe PowWow

You can also hear a radio interview Kevin did while in South Dakota, talking about the project by clicking here

Earlier this summer our Pittsfield sawmill maintenance manager, Steve Morin, spent two weeks in El Salvador helping the community there build schools as part of an international humanitarian and training exercise called Beyond the Horizon: El Salvador 2013 with the National Guard. Thank you Steve for your commitment to the community and building a better world for children abroad!

Click here to read the full Bangor Daily News article covering their journey

Hancock Lumber has donated the materials to build a new home in one of the poorest places in America, on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux Indians. This is the ONLY home that will be built on the reservation this year!

Click here to see and learn more about the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Check out this recent article on the Cuckolds Lighthouse in Boothbay Harbor printed in the March/April 2013 edition of Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Magazine. Hancock Lumber and our vendors have proudly donated all the building materials to the restoration efforts of this historic coastal landmark.

Link to the complete article here


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Partnering with WMTW, Hancock Lumber and the Maine Education Association have joined forces to co-sponsor the Rise Up Against Bullying campaign, a bullying awareness campaign designed to provide information that will engage and educate communities of Southern Maine by:

  • Building awareness to eradicate bullying in our communities
  • Understanding the steps needed to be taken to stop bullying
  • Creating safe & secure environments both in and out of school
  • Making better citizens of our children



The July 2013 issue of Maine Magazine features a story headlined, “Meet 50 Mainers to Admire + Inspire”. Lucky for all of us, company president, Kevin Hancock, was selected to be included in this group of Mainers making a difference!

Click here to read the complete article

The Portland Regional Chamber hosted Kevin Hancock, President of Hancock Lumber, at their Small Business Matters program this October.  Listen to an excerpt from this event and hear about Kevin’s philosophy on employee engagement and how a company’s culture starts at the top. 

5,000 acres with miles of marked trails now officially open to the public for recreation and nature exploration in Casco, Naples and Otisfield, Maine.

On May 4th, 2012 Hancock Land held what might have been "the most overdue ribbon-cutting ceremony in American history", according to landowner Kevin Hancock. This event was held to reflect some great additions Hancock Land has recently made, including trail markers, maps and entry kiosks to help people responsibly navigate the land.

Learn more about this event, the forest and download your own trail map at: www.JugtownForest.com

Read this great article from The Lakes Region Weekly  about Jugtown Forest and this exciting public access to land close to home.


Hancock Lumber’s business philosophy is about stewardship. Our commitment to community has been highlighted this past year through our contributions to: Camp Sunshine, Casco Days, The Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Cuckold's Lighthouse Restoration Project, Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pine Donation, Friends of the Casco Community Center, Habitat for Humanity and many more.

Click below to learn more about these great projects and organizations.

"Hancock Lumber's lead sponsorship role in this event is reflective of their history of providing support to Camp Sunshine at the leadership level for the past quarter century. We appreciate their many contributions to Camp Sunshine and to the greater commuity throughout the state of Maine." - Camp Sunshine's Executive Director, Matthew M. Hoidal, Esq. in reference the the 2011 Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival. Each year we donate at least one complete house package to Habitat for Humanity - and in 2006, we were a national leader following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, partnering with the Greater Portland Habitat affiliate, to be the first company to send a complete house package along with two house shells and other materials to the Guld Coast. The September 25th, 2011 Season Premiere of Extreme Makeover Home Edition featured a home using over $12,000 worth of donated Hancock Pine. With Hancock Pine wallboards, ceiling boards and trim throughout the home, this donation helped build Barbara Marshall's Jubilee House, a home providing shelter and counseling to homeless women vetrans. Click on the image above to see a tour of the completed home! This past summer we completed an amazing renovation of our long-standing Tree to timer exhibit at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland. Tree to Timber shows kids the process of sustainable forestry. There's an interactive video game and real Eastern White Pine tree trunks. At the sawmill you can crank a conveyor belt that draws in rough pieces of wood and returns finished pieces of pine. In the Treehouse you can use the finished pieces of pine to build your own log home.
On July 15, 2011 The Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens opened its doors to the public. Hancock Lumber was proud to be a sponsor of this project, now Maine's Greenest Public Building! The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum-certified Education Center is a marvel of green design and a model for anyone who wants to make changes to make their own homes and lives “greener.” Casco Days is a full weekend of activities and entertainment at the Casco Day Park in Casco Village. For decades, Hancock Lumber has been a primary sponsor of this event. Casco is the only area town that has successfully and continuously staged this type of Carnival. All the proceeds benefit the Casco Fire Association. The Casco Fire Association owns all of our games and rides and all of our staff are local volunteers. Hancock Lumber is donating all of the building materials for the Cuckolds Fog Signal and Light Station restoration. This commitment has a value of $200,000. Eric Dolloff, General Manager for Hancock's Damariscotta operations, who grew up in Boothbay Harbor, first sparked the idea and brought it to Kevin Hancock. "What if we put together an inclusive partnership with our suppliers and vendors, and provide an opportunity for each of them to own a stake in this historic restoration," said Dolloff. Kevin Hancock, CEO of Hancock Lumber simply told Eric, "Go for it!" Created in October 2008 to preserve, enhance and support the Casco Community Center and the public spaces of Casco Village, the Friends of the Casco Community Center helped to raise over $80,000 to support the rebuilding efforts of their local community center. Friends' chairman, Kevin Hancock, presented the check with fellow board members saying, "...the Friends of the Casco Community Center are pleased to have reached our fundraising goal ahead of schedule. Like many others in our community, we are so happy to see how the Center has become such a vibrant place of activity for residents of all ages."


Since 1848.

Six generations of continuous operation: growing trees, keeping Maine green, manufacturing renewable and sustainable Eastern White Pine products, and creating housing for Mainers. This is what we do. To make it even better, we do it all as a local, independent Maine company in an age of global giants. Maine needs local companies like ours to compete, win, and, remain independent. When you step back and look at our company in this way you see how special we really are and how lucky we are to be connected to all of you.

Thank you for choosing Hancock Lumber Company!






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