Title

"Making It In Maine," piece on two Lincoln County businesses that have made Main

Authors

C J. Davies

Source

Down East

Date

6-1-1997

Pages

54-55, 66

Abstract

"Making It In Maine," piece on two Lincoln County businesses that have made Maine the wooden screen-door capital of the Northeast. Yvonne Hanneman and Penny Young co-founded New England Screen Door Company in Bristol Mills. John Otterbein worked with them before starting his Wooden Screen Door Company in Waldoboro, less than 25 miles away. The two women are building 1,000 handcrafted screen doors a year and have expanded their headquarters three times in the past ten years. They revived a product that was no longer being made and based their original designs on old screen doors they found and photographed along the coast. Ninety percent of their business is out-of-state and they hand-deliver every door. Otterbein worked with them for "about a month and a half" before leaving over the question of expanding the company's line. He employs the same mortise-and-tenon construction techniques and specializes in custom doors.

Subjects

Doors, New England Screen Door Bristol Mills, Wooden Screen Door Co Waldoboro, Hanneman, Yvonne, Otterbein, John, Young, Penny

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