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Hancock Lumber recognized by Maine House of Representatives

Hancock Lumber, of Casco Maine, reported on its website recently that the company was recognized by the Maine State House of Representatives in honor of its 175th anniversary, and for its commitment to Maine business, the economy, and Maine’s natural resources.

A group of Hancock Lumber leaders gathered in Augusta, Maine during the House ‘Special Session’ and received the honor, which was presented by by Representative Lynn Copeland and Representative Jess Faye in front of the 151 legislators. Each legislator also received a copy of Kevin Hancock’s book, “The Seventh Power,” and Hancock Lumber commemorative pins.

Hancock Lumber was item 5-61 on the special sentiments calendar and joined a handful of other individuals, school groups and businesses on this day of special sentiment and celebration. The House Speaker read aloud the following excerpt to the legislators:

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Hancock Lumber Company, of Casco, which is celebrating its 175 Anniversary. The company was started on October 4, 1848 and has been passed down through seven generations, and it was recognized by Family Business Magazine as the 71st-oldest family business in the United States. There are currently over 700 employees at 11 lumber yards, 4 sawmills and 6 kitchen design locations throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Hancock Lumber Company is a 9-time recipient of the Best Place to Work award and is a steward for Maine’s forests, producing lumber in an environmentally sustainable fashion. We extend our congratulations and best wishes.

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