Pine Manufacturing Pro
Team Hancock Since April 2020Location: Bethel Sawmill
Born and raised locally in Milton Township, Abigail “Abby” Hutchins attended Telstar Middle/High School where she excelled in academics and was a three-season varsity athlete. During high school she always maintained weekend jobs such as landscaping and baby-sitting. After she graduated in 2008, she perused a higher education at Central Maine Community College where she received a scholarship based on academic and athletic excellence. Prior to college, Abby landed a job as a Direct Support Specialist working with children with cognitive and developmental disabilities where she acquired many certifications, leading to a promotion to a Behavioral Health Professional, all while receiving Presidential Honors (3.9 GPA) her second semester of college. For the next eight years Abby continued making an impact at the organization, even expanding into different roles.
After her company shut down due to lack of funding, however, Abby pivoted and applied to Hancock Lumber Bethel, where she was hired in April of 2020. Abby has a willingness to learn new things, is a well-rounded addition to the crew, and has shown tremendous growth. She’s mastered the skills needed to keep the packaging and out-feed station flowing in a productive and organized manor, is knowledgeable of the proper stacking techniques, and is willing to fill this position any time needed. On top of that, Abby is forklift certified, can assist with the end of the week production reports and quarterly mill inventory when needed, and her manager has given her the responsibilities of keeping inventory on mill necessities such as timber tags, bags, shrink wrap rolls, cardboard, corner protectors, and strapping rolls.
Most recently she has shown an interest in expanding her skills with grading lumber. Abby is a great fit with Team Hancock’s culture. Abby’s hard work, determination, and eagerness to learn, along with her expanding knowledge of timber manufacturing, combine to give her the potential to fit into any part of the company, including a potential supervisor or manager role.