Location: Casco Sawmill
Jake started work for Team Hancock’s Casco Sawmill in December of 2017. Since then, he’s been part of our Planer Mill team. In this short time, he has grown to be one of the top performers in this area. In October of 2020, he became a NeLMA-certified grader and continues to be in our daily rotation of grading. Nate Edwards commented on him earning employee of the year, “Jake has not missed an unscheduled day off from work throughout the entire two-year pandemic—and, he is an excellent co-worker and a great example setter.” Finished products manager, Dan Wetmore, added, “Jake comes to work every day with a great can-do attitude, always in a positive mood, and tries to get others involved and on board.” In the fall of 2021 one of our seasoned planer operators left and Jake was next in line to learn. At the same time, we were installing a new state-of-the art planer. Jake not only embraced the challenge, he also has become a big part of the planer mill team’s overall success. We are all very grateful to have Jake on our team—with his positive attitude and willingness to learn and grow, his future will continue to be bright at Hancock Lumber. Congratulations and great job, Jake!