LOWELL, Mass. -- Old growth heart pine beams, some 23 feet long, were removed from a Lowell, Massachusetts, cotton mill and delivered to Longleaf Lumber’s mill in Berwick, Maine, to be sawn, dried and re-milled into flooring and other finished products.
The Massachusetts Cotton Mills Picker Building in Lowell, is now one of the city’s final mill structures to be renovated for alternate use.
The brick walls will soon contain 70 new apartment units for moderate- and low-income families. During construction, demolition contractors carefully salvaged timbers to be re-sawn by reclaimed lumber company Longleaf Lumber, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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