HLC News

Sixty-Five And Still Growing

Sixty-Five And Still Growing Employee opportunity equals success for Hammond Lumber Hammond Lumber Company is celebrating its 65th birthday after enjoying the most successful year in its history. The Maine family business that began in 1953 as a tiny sawmill in Belgrade is now one of the largest independent building suppliers in New England, and […]

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2017 New England Training Tour

54 People, 9 stops, 2 days, 1 GREAT Trip!   Hammond Lumber Company’s commitment to training truly extended beyond borders this year, with an organized trip of 54 employees who on average have been with the company fewer than 2 years plus a hand full of veterans with more years’ experience. This trip allowed our newer […]

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Wood Ethic

Posted by: Susan Axelrod In 1953 Clifton “Skip” Hammond was a bootstrapping entrepreneur who spent fair-weather days cutting down pine trees and foul-weather days milling the logs into lumber at a diesel-powered sawmill on Route 27 in Belgrade. He initially owned the sawmill with a partner, but with 50 dollars he borrowed from his wife, […]

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Portland Store Adds Full-Time Draftsperson to Their Team

Hammond Lumber is excited to announce/introduce Adam Beaulieu as Portland store’s full-time draftsperson. Adam has a degree in Architecture, from Keene State College and two years of training in our Home Planning Center before transitioning to full-time draftsperson for the Portland store. Adam joined Hammond Lumber Company in late 2015 as part of our Auburn […]

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Belgrade Store Clears Storm Debris From Old Storage Building

Early October 30, pre-dawn wind gusts of 75 miles per hour were reported in the Belgrade area, and Hammond Lumber Company faced our own weather-related losses. Thankfully, we were very fortunate to have the equipment, workforce, and materials needed to immediately respond to the upper-level collapse of one of our older, storage warehouses.  No one […]

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To A Joyful Retirement For John & Mike, Best Wishes!

We would like to thank John Edgecomb for 41 years of exceptional customer service to the Brunswick area community and wish him well in his retirement. John plans to continue his passion for woodworking and is looking forward to working in his woodshop. In the picture, John shows off one of the duck boats he […]

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Hammond Lumber Mills Again Are First in Safety

The Northeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (NeLMA) announced in June that it has given Hammond Lumber Company two awards for outstanding safety performance during 2016 at Hammond’s sawmill and planer mill in Belgrade. The awards are given to mills operating in the New England states, plus New York and Pennsylvania. A Maine family-owned business founded in […]

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Benjamin Moore Ranks #1 for Exterior Stains in J.D. Power Paint Satisfaction Study

Benjamin Moore is honored to once again rank #1 in customer satisfaction with exterior stains, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Paint Satisfaction Study. The exterior stains category was created last year and for the second time, ARBORCOAT® scored highest (820 on a 1,000-point scale) in customer satisfaction among exterior brands – performing particularly well in the […]

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Farmington Store Expands Yard Display Space

The Hammond Lumber Company Farmington location recently expanded the facility’s yard resulting in more space and an ideal location to prominently display the full line of ShoreMaster products.    See all ShoreMaster products and get direct factory pricing by stopping into your local Hammond store for a free ShoreMaster catalog or browse the online version! […]

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