Casco, Maine — For the fourth year in a row, Hancock Lumber has been named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine. In a press release announcing the honor, the company stated, “Being honored four consecutive years takes every person on Team Hancock – from leadership to front line employees – staying focused on this topic every day and working diligently on truly being a best place to work in Maine. Hancock Lumber is serious about continuous improvement and dedicated to creating a culture where everybody leads.”
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 80 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees). With 490 employees, Hancock Lumber’s honor falls into the large business category.
Company President, Kevin Hancock, circulated a message to employees upon hearing the news, “I am excited that we are a ‘Best Places to Work in Maine’ for the 4th year in a row. Everyone contributes to the work culture, so every person is responsible for this award! CONGRATULATIONS! Work should be a place where people learn, grow, and feel important. We spend too much time at work to not make work a valuable experience. I love how we are redefining what a lumber company can be about. Thank you!”
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part, worth 75% of the total evaluation, consisted of direct employee feedback to measure their workplace experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.
Human Resources Director and 30+ year Hancock veteran, Wendy Scribner, commented on the news, “Receiving the best places to work award and knowing that the survey responses are from our entire team makes it one of the more meaningful accolades we could possibly receive. It helps to tell our story in support of our culture, beliefs, shared responsibility, and respectful treatment of one another.”
Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company is a 6th generation, family-owned business operating a timberland company, a sawmill division and a network of retail lumberyards and home design showrooms across Maine & New Hampshire. Led by their 490 employees, Hancock has 4-times been selected as a ‘Best Place to Work in Maine’. In 2017, Hancock Lumber was honored as the national ProSales ‘Dealer of the Year’ and became OSHA SHARP safety certified at two of their sawmills. The company is also a past recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year Award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, and the MITC ‘Exporter of the Year’ award.
Source: Hancock Lumber