Hancock Pine: a time-tested signature product since 1848

November 18, 2016 10:03 pm Comments Off on Hancock Pine: a time-tested signature product since 1848

Hancock Pine: a time-tested signature product since 1848

Historical Sawmill Photo

August 1947: Percy Frank, sawyer, works at Hancock’s mill

Since 1848, Hancock Lumber has been growing Eastern White Pine trees, manufacturing them into Hancock Pine products, and employing hardworking Mainers who choose to live and work in the Pine Tree state.  Century-old homes stand today with beautiful Eastern White Pine siding and trim that has endured New England’s rugged winters and hot, humid summers.  Grown primarily in the Northeastern United States, Maine’s climate is perfect for the tree’s slow, steady growth that provides tight growth rings resulting in bright, straight, flat and stable boards.  It takes 80 to 100 years to grow a mature Eastern White Pine tree tall and straight with the strength and character that make it the gold standard of soft woods. 

Historial Sawmill Log Photo

August 1947: Roscoe M and friend at Hancock’s Casco sawmill

Today, over 200 employees help make Hancock Eastern White Pine products. With dozens of patterns, textures, and custom products, Hancock pine is a time-tested species that is the perfect natural resource to stand up to Maine’s harshest weather.  Our signature product is the perfect fit for interior and exterior trim, mouldings, siding, furniture, cabinets, millwork, and more. At Hancock Lumber, we’ve got the “tools” to keep you building!

Check out our new video featuring Hancock Pine below!

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The world’s finest pine come from Hancock Lumber.

3 State-of-the-Art Sawmills: Our sawmills, located in Bethel, Casco and Pittsfield Maine, employ over 200 people and contribute over $30 million annually to the local economy. Whether through technology, equipment, or initiatives, Team Hancock is focused on a culture of engagement and continuous improvement.  We are proud to be a ZERO WASTE manufacturing operation with 100% of every log utilized, creating by-products from bark to make mulch, wood chips for playground and paper manufacturing, shavings for animal bedding and sawdust to fuel our operations and send to wood pellet manufacturers.

Timberland Ownership: Hancock owns and responsibly manages over 12,000 acres of timberland in Oxford and Cumberland Counties. Over 5,000 acres of the land in Casco, Naples and Otisfield makes up Jugtown Forest, which is open to the public for recreation and exploration, complete with parking lots, kiosks, and trail maps and markers. Jugtown Forest symbolizes Hancock’s culture and commitment to the community.

Flexible + Creative Solutions: As both a manufacturer and retailer of Hancock Pine, our distributors and contractors provide clear and direct feedback that allows us to customize Hancock Pine boards to best serve the end user.  We have the flexibility and creativity to produce new grades, textures, patterns and finish solutions for our customers.  We created a new grade called PRO-FINISH for our Hancock retail lumberyards–available natural and primed–it is the distinct choice for professional builders every where!

To learn more about Hancock’s pine products, including grades, patterns, textures, by-products, view end-use photos, and read about the manufacturing process, click here.


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