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Pleasant River Expands Retail, Acquires Manufacturing

Ware-Butler Inc., the five-unit Maine dealer acquired late last year by Pleasant River Lumber, is adding a new location this summer in Greenville, Me.

Ware-Butler Inc., the five-unit Maine dealer acquired late last year by Pleasant River Lumber, is adding a new location this summer in Greenville, Me.

Ware-Butler will open in the site to be vacated by Moosehead Cedar Log Homes, which has been acquired by Pleasant River Lumber. Randy and Lucy Comber, who founded the operation in 1996, will stay on through the transition in a consulting role.

“Moosehead Cedar Log Homes is pleased to become part of the Pleasant River Lumber family of companies,” said Moosehead president Barry Ivey. “The opportunity to be associated with Pleasant River and Ware-Butler Inc. will allow us to improve our manufacturing capabilities, expand our product offerings, and increase our overall competitiveness in the log home industry nationwide.”

Moosehead Cedar Log Homes will move its operation from Greenville to the Pleasant River Lumber mill in Dover-Foxcroft, Me. There, they will be updated with all new equipment to accommodate production, due to the increase demand for their beautiful cedar homes.

Parent company Pleasant River also operates lumber manufacturing facilities in Dover-Foxcroft, Jackman, Enfield, Hancock, and Sanford, Me.; trucking firm Chaffee Transport, Clinton, Me.; Quality Saw Sales & Service, Enfield, Me.; and A&A Brochu Logging, Enfield.

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