BELGRADE — Hammond Lumber Co. has acquired Tukey Brothers Inc., a sawmill in North Belgrade.
Hammond, a fourth era, family-owned firm since 1953 has greater than 800 workers and 21 places throughout Maine. With the acquisition, Hammond plans to function the sawmill as their second lumber manufacturing location, based on a information launch from the corporate.
“We now have an amazing quantity of respect for the Tukey Brothers firm and their long-history of serving the group. With greater than 80 years of household historical past within the lumber enterprise, the Tukey household is part of Belgrade’s wealthy historical past. We knew the Tukey household had plans to retire and felt the timing was proper so as to add members of their staff to the Hammond household,” stated Mike Hammond, president & CEO of Hammond.
Tukey Brothers Inc. was established in 1935. The corporate had eight present workers and three co-owners. Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Hammond is the biggest lumber and constructing supplies retailer in Maine and the twenty fifth largest ProSales supplier within the nation. Earlier this yr, the corporate was named 2020 ProSales Seller of the 12 months, a nationwide award.
In line with the discharge, the corporate has seen record-setting gross sales development in 2020 from a surge in residence enchancment initiatives due to the coronavirus pandemic. The corporate has 21 places, together with Fairfield, Farmington and Skowhegan.
All the time Sunny Storage of Winslow holds grand opening
WINSLOW — All the time Sunny Storage of Winslow, the primary and solely climate-controlled storage facility in better Waterville, celebrated its grand opening final month. By using HVAC methods and sturdy safety methods, All the time Sunny Storage appears to disrupt the native market with a high-quality providing not beforehand obtainable to householders and small enterprise homeowners wherever between Bangor to Portland, based on a information launch type the corporate.
All the time Sunny Storage founders famous, “We’re thrilled to be launching on this imaginative and prescient and to be addressing a deeply unmet want. Earlier than All the time Sunny, individuals wanted to drive all the best way to Bangor or Portland with a purpose to discover any services that defend your possessions from our harsh climate. The Waterville self storage market’s conventional providing of non-climate-controlled items is topic to the extreme swings in each temperature and relative humidity of the skin local weather, and this will irreparably harm your valued possessions in numerous methods. Picket furnishings, materials, leathers, and digital panels all danger being ruined if the shortage of local weather management facilitates mould development. Metals can rust and treasured porcelain dishes will crack. We wished to offer a service that handled prospects’ possessions with the identical top quality of care that we wish for our personal gadgets.”
As of now, the ability provides all giant items (20 ft by 8 ft) with absolutely temperature and humidity controls in place. Every unit can serve a typical three-bedroom condo or a median small enterprise. All the time Sunny Storage extremely prioritizes the safety of its facility with 24/7 video surveillance, personalized keycode entry for the ability’s gate, sturdy lighting, and on-site managerial assist. Moreover, the items’ doorways are extra tightly sealed versus typical roll-up doorways, and this helps vastly to guard towards undesirable critters and to fortify the local weather management methods.
All the time Sunny Storage additionally provides outside parking (boats, RVs, vans). In spring of 2021, All the time Sunny expects so as to add a lot of smaller (10 foot by 8 foot) items as properly.
All the time Sunny Storage is positioned at 69 Chaffee Brook Street, subsequent to the intersection of Carter Memorial Drive and Route 201 (Augusta Street). The ability is now open for enterprise, and prospects can reserve area simply by visiting AlwaysSunnyStorage.com.
Skowhegan Dunkin’ donates $1,000 to native meals cabinet
SKOWHEGAN — Native Dunkin’ franchisees Colleen and Ed Bailey lately made a donation of $1,000 to the Skowhegan Neighborhood Meals Cabinet through the grand reopening of the Dunkin’ at 386 Madison Ave. in Skowhegan. The shop obtained an entire transform to turn into an power environment friendly DD Inexperienced retailer.
The placement has a brand new digital drive-thru menu board, Dunkin’s revolutionary faucet system for chilly teas and coffees, new tables and seating for patrons, entrance counter bakery instances, and high-volume espresso brewers. The presentation included Ed Bailey, Colleen Bailey and Skowhegan Neighborhood Meals Cabinet President Jennifer Grenier.
GrowSmart Maine elects new board members and officers
AUGUSTA — Throughout an Oct. 22 summit, GrowSmart Maine held its annual assembly, which included the election of recent and renewing board members and the slate of officers. All phrases will start in January. Officer phrases are for one yr and board phrases are for 3 years.
That is the primary time period for Kirsten Brewer of Augusta. She joined the philanthropy staff of Pure Sources Council of Maine in the summertime of 2020, working previous to that at Kennebec Land Belief primarily based in Winthrop, the place she related with GrowSmart Maine by way of the Native Wooden WORKS program. Her previous experiences embody working in nonprofits, state authorities, and training. She is a board member of the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Affiliation and volunteers with Augusta’s pedestrian and bike group, CAPITAL (Cyclists and Pedestrians Invigorating the Augusta Life).
Additionally in his first time period is Philip Hussey of Portland, whoserves as a vice chairman at Chenmark, a Portland-based small enterprise acquirer and operator. Hussey is a member of the seventh-generation household manufacturing enterprise, Hussey Seating Co., and atended Colby School in Waterville. He related with GrowSmart Maine whereas exploring potential avenues for supporting rural Alternative Zones in Maine.
Beginning a 3rd time period is Ethan Boxer-Macomber of Portland. He has 18 years’ expertise in actual property, housing, and group improvement.
Sally Stockwell of Cumberland is a wildlife ecologist who will start her second time period. She has with expertise in conservation of nongame, uncommon, and endangered species in freshwater wetlands, coastal seashores and marshes, and northern forests.
4 officers have been elected to serve one-year phrases. They’re Chairman Ben Smith, Vice Chairman Ethan Boxer-Macomber, Treasurer Tom Rumpf and Secretary Maggie Fleming.
Franklin Memorial Hospital earns nationwide recognition for security in surgical procedure
FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital has earned the Go Clear Award for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures. The Go Clear Award is introduced by the Affiliation of periOperative Registered Nurses to acknowledge well being care services which have dedicated to offering elevated surgical affected person and well being care employee security by implementing practices that eradicate smoke triggered by means of lasers and electrosurgery units throughout surgical procedure.
FMH earned its award by present process complete surgical smoke training and testing and for offering the medical units and assets essential to evacuate surgical smoke throughout all smoke-generating procedures, based on a information launch from the hospital.
Surgical smoke is the undesirable by-product of energy-generating units which are utilized in 90% of all surgical procedures. Its contents embody poisonous chemical compounds reminiscent of benzene, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, viruses, micro organism, blood and most cancers cells. Inhalation and absorption of surgical smoke pose critical well being dangers to sufferers and surgical employees. Research evaluate the inhalation of smoke from vaporized human tissue to the smoke created by cigarettes; the common every day influence of surgical smoke to the surgical staff is equal to inhaling 27-30 unfiltered cigarettes. In the present day, it’s estimated solely 50% of well being care employees throughout the U.S. perceive the hazards of smoke publicity.
Franklin Memorial Hospital is simply the second hospital within the state of Maine to earn this distinction.
4 promoted at SeniorsPlus
LEWISTON — Three members of the Neighborhood Companies staff at SeniorsPlus have obtained promotions, based on a information launch from the group.
Dana Morrell has been promoted to group providers supervisor. Morrell will present supervision and help to employees of the varied Older Individuals Act packages managed by the Neighborhood Companies Division.
Michelle Beers has been promoted to case administration supervisor and can present implementation and oversight for the varied contractual case administration packages supported by the Neighborhood Companies Division.
Kerry Faria, promoted to Medicare coordinator, will present training and help with enrollment and advocacy for Medicare beneficiaries.
Tina Document has been promoted to Atypical Companies Program supervisor. She can be accountable for supervising improvement, administration and implementation of the Atypical Companies Program, which incorporates the next providers: Emergency Response Methods, Facility Respite, Assistive Expertise, and Residence (Environmental) Modifications.
SeniorsPlus is the Western Maine designated Space Company on Growing old masking Franklin, Oxford and Androscoggin counties.
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