Out of the Woodwork

Two Maine companies celebrated for innovation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

oow1The Maine Wood Products Association recognized two in-state companies — Pride Manufacturing Co. of Burnham and Longleaf Lumber Co. of Berwick — with its Pine Tree and Pine Cone awards, respectively.



Adirondack dreamin’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

oow1Woodworking brothers Justin and Ian Martin have realized their lifelong dream of going into business for themselves. In 2012, they became the new owners of Adirondack Guideboat, a Vermont company that builds guide boats, sailing dories and rowing accessories from cedar. The company has been growing steadily ever since and adds new products and clients each year.



Woodworkers get respect in PBS series

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00

oow1Season 2 of “A Craftman’s Legacy,” scheduled to begin this month on PBS, includes several episodes that focus on wood turners, furniture makers and craftspeople who work in media other than wood.



A shop that’s gone to the dogs

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

oow1See Spot sleep in his custom bed. See Spot eat at his mahogany feeder. See Spot banished to his raised-panel crate.



A ‘sustainable’ water bottle

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

oow1The man behind the launch of a new reusable bamboo-paneled bottle that filters water with coconut shells wants to make a difference helping people all over the planet. His name is Ben Kander, the founder of startup company Welly LLC, which introduced the Welly Bottle on the Kickstarter crowd-funding online network in May.



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