At the age of 19 Dylan was looking for a job that would lead to a career. At that time, a good friend’s father recommended he apply to Hancock Lumber. With only having three years of part-time grocery store experience, the manufacturing setting was a shock—physically demanding and fast-paced.
Dylan remembers having a difficult time moving a single board around while he watched the veteran pros make it look effortless on his first day. Frustrated, yet motivated, Dylan embraced the work and leaned on the incredible team atmosphere to advance and grow. Co-workers encouraged him with tips and tricks to help make the job easier, and most importantly, safe. Before long, Dylan started to get the hang of making and packaging units of Hancock Pine. After a couple years Dylan realized he was in the best shape of his life and able to keep up with the employees he admired from day one.
Fast forward to 2021, Dylan is now a NeLMA certified, award-winning grader, a teacher, a leader, an outdoorsman, and a husband. What does the future have in store for Dylan at Hancock Lumber? Dylan could see himself becoming a planer mill manager or continuing his education to keep up with the new technology and systems planned for the future.
In 2022, Dylan became the Supervisor at the new Casco ProFinish paint and stain facility. Later that year, Dylan was promoted to the supervisor of the Planer Mill in Casco.