Hammond Lumber Co., Belgrade, Mt., is increasing to 21 locations and 800 employees with its purchase of 10-unit EBS Building Supplies, Ellworth, Me.
The 10 EBS locations (Bar Harbor, Belfast, Blue Hill, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cherryfield, Ellsworth, Machias and Rockland) combine with 11 Hammond yards (Auburn, Bangor, Belgrade, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Fairfield, Farmington, Greenville, Portland and Skowhegan). Hammond is closing its Pemaquid and Wilton locations, and reassigning employees to stores in Farmington and Damariscotta.
“From a business perspective, their 10 locations along the coast are a great addition and a perfect geographic fit for us to serve more customers across the state and specifically eastern Maine,” noted Hammond president/CEO Mike Hammond.
EBS was founded in 1959 as Ellsworth Builder’s Supply by Austin Goodyear, as a subsidiary of the Ellsworth Falls Lumber Co.