Hammond Lumber cements its dominance in Maine with sawmill acquisition
November 2, 2020 | 11:36 am CST
BELGRADE, Maine - Hammond Lumber, Maine's largest lumber and building materials retailer, has acquired fellow Maine lumber firm Tukey Brothers Inc. 
Hammond will use Tukey's sawmill as its secondary lumber manufacturing location. Established in 1935, Tukey has eight employees and three co-owners.
“We have a tremendous amount of respect for the Tukey Brothers company and their long-history of serving the community. With more than 80 years of family history in the lumber business, the Tukey family is a part of Belgrade’s rich history. We knew the Tukey family had plans to retire and felt the timing was right to add members of their team to the Hammond family,” said Mike Hammond, president & CEO of Hammond.
The family-owned Hammond employes more than 800 and operates 21 locations across Maine. The company marked $251 million in sales last year.
Hammond has seen record growth in 2020, which it attributes to an increase in home improvement projects - thanks to the virus.
The company has been the recipient of a few recent awards. Earlier this year, it was named 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year. In 2019, The Northeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (NeLMA) awarded Hammond for its 2018 safety performance at the company's sawmill and planer mill, whose operations didn't see an injury over the 25,000 to 50,000 combined hours worked over the year.
Hammond carries a full line of forest products, and specializes in eastern white pine, sawing more than 6.5 million board feet each year. 

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