Manufacturing in Maine: the log to lumber journey at Hancock Lumber

July 2, 2018 4:15 pm Comments Off on Manufacturing in Maine: the log to lumber journey at Hancock Lumber

Click the player box above to take a video tour through Hancock Lumber’s eastern white pine manufacturing operation.

Manufacturing in Maine: the log to lumber journey at Hancock Lumber

Pine Web PageWhile there’s no substitute for a live tour through our eastern white pine sawmills, Hancock Lumber is excited to share the next best thing–our new video that captures the fascinating ‘log to lumber’ process and the incredible work our teams do every day inside our mills!

Take a look and learn more about how we make Hancock pine boards, right here in Maine at our three manufacturing facilities in Bethel, Casco and Pittsfield. Visit our updated website page to watch the new video “Manufacturing in Maine: the log to lumber journey at Hancock Lumber” featuring our eastern white pine manufacturing process and learn more about the pine products we make from grades to patterns, textures and by-products, end use photos, product resources and more.

Here’s some initial feedback on the video project:

Well done!  A strong piece of communication. Very thorough.  I particularly liked the full and slow motion view of the sash gang saw as well as the computer generated visual of the edger.”  –Jim B.

This was a really cool video to watch…nicely done. It was nice to see all the different things the people in the mills do everyday, pretty amazing process. Thanks for sharing!!”   –Bill J.

That is by far the best lumber manufacturing video I have EVER seen!!  Great stuff, thank you for developing and sharing!”  –Aaron S.


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.

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.

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