The Center recently awarded an innovation grant to Kennebec Lumber Company’s manufacturing facility in Solon, Maine, to support staff training for the company’s investment in a new rip saw, which narrows boards to exact dimensions for hardwood flooring.
“The Northern Forest Center’s assistance has enabled Kennebec Lumber and our entire business ecosystem to benefit from increased productivity, technology, and sustainability,” said Robert Martin, chief financial officer for Kennebec Lumber. “The Center has a complete understanding of all aspects of environmental, recreational, and business aspects of the Northeast Forest. This fact is what makes them such a valued contributor to our economy and lifestyle and so very enjoyable to conduct business with.”
In a previous project, the Center provided financial support to help expand the company’s sawmill in Grantham, NH.