Maine Woods Company LLC
“To manufacture quality hardwood lumber at the lowest cost while providing for a safe work environment.”
Maine Woods Company LLC certified hardwood lumber and flooring products originate from Seven Islands Land Company well-managed forests.
Our precision manufactured lumber is produced in a modern, state-of-the-art sawmill in northern Maine, where we pay close attention to quality and value. Maine Woods Company LLC continues the tradition of 150 years of excellent forest stewardship and forestry practices that Seven Islands Land Company has established. We convert their forest products into exceptional lumber and flooring. Products come with a certification guarantee that our wood has been harvested from a well-managed forest, a Seven Islands SCS-Certified forest.
Maine Woods Company LLC sawmill complex is located in Portage Lake, Maine, the meeting point of all major logging roads coming from the more than 4.5 million acres of North Maine Woods. Modern mill design and equipment, six computer-controlled dry kilns, and an integrated maintenance facility and boiler room are the major components at Maine Woods Company LLC.
Northern hardwoods grown in Maine's colder climate yield the finest in color and grain that the discriminating buyer should expect. Hard maple (Acer saccharum) and Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) will be the primary species with limited quantities of American Beech (Fagus grandifolia), Red Maple (Acer rubrum), and White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
Our efforts focus on offering you the finest northern hardwoods produced with pride by Maine craftsmen known worldwide for their attention to quality and fine work ethic. Try our Maine Woods Company LLC products -- you'll come back for more!
Northern Maine has seen a shift from the predominant softwood economy of the last three decades to hardwood pulp chips, lumber, and value added products. Prior to 1998, no major hardwood lumber mill and chip facility operated North of Millinocket with the exception of the Houlton Chip Plant. In 1998, hardwood logs that traditionally went to Canada to be processed now had a home in Northern Maine when principles within the Pingree Family decided to invest in Maine Woods Company. Maine Woods Company LLC was started in 1998 by members of the Pingree Family who desired to manufacture hardwood lumber in Northern Maine utilizing the hardwood logs harvested from their lands. In 1999, a state of the art hardwood lumber mill was built and started up in Portage Lake, Maine. The goals of establishing this lumber mill were to vertically integrate it with the Family’s 800,000 acre timberland ownerships located in the state as well as to manufacture high quality hardwood lumber.

For more information on Pingree family forestry operations, see the forestry-management Seven Islands Land Company, the Orion Timberlands company which manages forests for other owners, and MooseWood Millworks which sells Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified hardwood flooring.

Also see our PLN blog on Seven Islands, For a Maine Family Business – ‘The Forest Comes First.’


Contact Maine Woods Company LLC

Jeff Poirier
Sales and Marketing Manager
92 Fish Lake Road
Portage Lake, Maine  04768
Phone: 207-435-4393
Fax: 207-435-6714


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