From: Timber Processing Staff
Pleasant River Lumber, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, is purchasing Moose River Lumber Co., Jackman, Me. Moose River Lumber produces more than 85MMBF annually of kiln-dried, dimension spruce lumber. The company is known for its red moose logo on its lumber packaging.
Pleasant River Lumber is owned by members of the Brochu family, who formerly owned Stratton Lumber, before selling out and purchasing Pleasant River Lumber in 2004. The Brochu’s subsequently purchased operations in West Enfield, Me. in 2008, Hancock, Me. in 2011 and Sanford, Me. in 2012.
With the addition of Moose River Lumber, the Pleasant River Lumber business encompasses five locations throughout Maine, employing 275, with an annual production of 175MMBF of eastern SPF and 35MMBF of eastern white pine.
Moose River Lumber has been owned by the Charles Lumbert family and Kruger Inc. The company did a major planer mill expansion in 2007. The sawmill operates large and small log breakdown sides.
“Moose River Lumber and the Lumbert family have been producing lumber in the Jackman area for 40+ years and have established an exceptional reputation throughout the industry and their community,” according to a statement from Pleasant River Lumber. “PRL and the Brochu family are honored to be able to continue the tradition in the Jackman area and appreciate the opportunity to work with the people of MRL to continue to grow and strengthen the company.”
Read more on this story in the March issue of Timber Processing…