Butch Barberi joined Hancock lumber in July as the new Log Procurement Forester for the Pittsfield sawmill. Butch comes to Hancock Lumber with nearly 30 years of experience in the Forest Products industry, primarily in fiber procurement for a hardwood sawmill and large paper mills in Vermont and Maine. He has held positions in forest operations, pulp procurement and forest product sales and marketing for several international paper companies in Maine. He began his career purchasing hardwood sawlogs for a privately held hardwood mill in Vermont.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and Timber Utilization, with a minor in Botany from the University of Maine. While there he served as a research assistant in a large agroforestry research project in Haiti. He later received a Certificate of Post Graduate Studies in Business Administration from the University of Maine. Butch resides with his wife just outside Bangor, Maine where they raised two children who currently are pursuing their college education in Maine.
Please join us in welcoming Butch to Team Hancock! Butch will be traveling throughout the territory making introductions and connecting with logging contractors throughout the state. Hancock Lumber is thrilled to have Butch and his wealth of experience on our log procurement team!
Hancock Lumber operates three sawmills in Bethel, Casco, and Pittsfield, Maine. One of the largest manufacturers of eastern white pine, Hancock distributes its world-class pine boards throughout the state at its retail lumberyards, across all of North America, and around the entire globe. Working directly with our customers, we analyze the markets to understand what pine products will work best by region and customer base. Working closely with our distribution partners, we customize and co-brand product resources and manufacture proprietary grades and patterns, as well as provide field support for the end users.
Forest stewards since 1848, Hancock Lumber works closely with logging contractors to develop partnerships that preserve healthy forest management practice, and help secure product procurement to our mills. From the forest to the log yard, through the sawmill and into the final end-use application, Hancock respects and protects the eastern white pine value stream. Hancock’s commitment to stewardship starts in the forest. Visit our website for state-specific forestry resources, log specifications, and direct contact to a Hancock log buyer in your territory.