Recently the Portland Press Herald published an article featuring Hancock Lumber’s journey through the housing crisis and how it evolved into its current operations. Through 2005, Hancock Lumber grew rapidly like the entire industry during the housing boom. Then, everything changed. Everyone fell victim to the tremendous sales decline when the banking crisis and housing markets collapsed in 2007. It was an economic storm that challenged even the strongest companies in our industry. Read the article to hear how Hancock Lumber weathered the storm, coming out stronger than it’s ever been before!