FAIRLESS, Vt. - New England-based lumber firm Britton Lumber has been named Vermont Business Magazine's family-owned business of the year.
"It is really the story of two families, sequentially owning and running the same business," writes Vermont Biz. "That’s because the Moses family purchased the lumber mill from the Britton family in 2013, after the Britton family had been running it since 1946."
Britton specializes in eastern white pine - which it manufactures at its sawmill in Bath, New Hampshire. It operates warehouses in Fairlee, Vermont and Gray, Maine. Around 65 people are employed in total. It reported $40 million in revenue last year, according to Vermont Biz.
Sawmill production is approximately 10 million board feet of eastern white pine, which Britton describes as a medium-sized output compared to other New England pine mills. All production is sawn into 1″ boards, graded rough, kiln dried, planed & graded again to Northeastern Lumber Manufacturer’s Association specifications.


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