Title

"Next" piece on 12 Mainers shaping the future of the state's economy, with a pro

Source

Mainebiz

Date

9-1-2003

Pages

1, 16

Abstract

"Next" piece on 12 Mainers shaping the future of the state's economy, with a profile of brothers Kevin and Matt Hancock, sixth-generation owners of Hancock Lumber Co. in Casco. They work with environmental organizations and other parties to buy forestlands in southern Maine and sell development rights, with an eye toward sustainable use of the land. Their holdings have grown from 8,000 acres five years ago to nearly 40,000, giving them a guaranteed source of lumber. Proposals for such deals are coming "faster than we can handle them," says Matt Hancock, 36, president of the Hancock Land Division. The company is taking an aggressive stance on "green" certification, awarded to companies for environmentally sustainable methods of creating products. Hancock sees the certification trend as a way to add value to all kinds of natural resource-based products in Maine, not just wood products, and believes the certification trend will only grow.

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