On Monday, August 12th Hancock Lumber officially broke ground at the future home of their tenth lumberyard and kitchen design showroom in Saco, Maine. The newest location will be Hancock’s fifteenth overall, adding to its existing network of lumberyards + kitchen design showrooms, eastern white pine sawmills, truss and wall panel manufacturing facilities, and home office.
Hancock Lumber’s COO, Mark Hopkins, thanked the City of Saco for their enthusiasm in welcoming Hancock Lumber and for their willingness to proactively work with Hancock Lumber, ultimately creating a smooth planning board approval process. Joined by City of Saco officials, Mayor Lovell, Senator Chenette, the Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce, KW Architects, TPD Construction, and Sebago Technics building partners, Hancock’s leadership team celebrated this momentous occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the start of construction and their York County expansion.
Denise Clavette, Saco’s Director of Planning and Development commented, “On behalf of the City of Saco, thank you for choosing our city for your first new lumber yard project since 2005. Hancock will be joining the development surge happening along our Route 1 Opportunity Zone, joining businesses that represent multiple industries and sectors. Welcome to Saco!”
Located near the corner of Route 1 and Cascade Road, this site is the hub of continued economic development, is highly visible, and offers exceptional access to Scarborough, OOB, Biddeford and I-95. Hancock Lumber Saco will position the company to better serve its current and prospective customers in southern Cumberland County and northern York County. While Hancock Lumber has covered the market from Scarborough to Biddeford for decades, a permanent presence with a dedicated store and sales team will improve service and provide even greater access and faster deliveries into these markets.
Situated on their newly acquired 11-acre parcel, Hancock Lumber will bring a 3,000 square-foot kitchen showroom, hardware store, 30,000 square-foot lumber yard, and 30 jobs to the community. This location will enable Hancock Lumber to better serve customers in Saco and the neighboring communities in York and Cumberland County. At the Saco groundbreaking Hancock announced it expects to open the new location the summer of 2020.
This post was written by Kourtney McLean