”Wood products manufacturers make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon,” AWC President and CEO Robert Glowinski said. “Our members are committed to sustainability in their products and their use. Hancock Lumber and Robbins Lumber are a key industry companies with great people and facilities. We are excited to have them join over 50 other wood products companies supporting AWC’s efforts on behalf of wood products manufacturers.”
Founded in 1848, Hancock Lumber is a 6th generation family-owned business with retail locations in Maine and New Hampshire. Hancock Lumber also runs three eastern white pine sawmills in Maine, producing 85 million board feet each year, and owns over 12,000 acres of timberlands throughout the state.
Robbins Lumber produces approximately 25 million board feet of white pine lumber each year. Another 3 million board feet are made into pre-cut parts and secondary manufactured products. The company also operates a wood coatings facility and owns and manages 27,000 acres of timberland in Maine.
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75% of an industry that provides approximately 400,000 men and women in the United States with family-wage jobs.