Crocker Manufacturing

HOLYOKE, MA ~ 1871  Sited between Holyoke’s third level canal and the Connecticut River, Crocker Manufacturing’s historic mill was a paper manufacturing behemoth capable of producing 50,000 pounds of paper in a single day.  A family-operated paper company for much of its manufacturing tenure, the Crocker Manufacturing Company was organized in 1871 by Daniel P. … Read More

Mt. Tom Paper

Holyoke, MA ~ 1878 At one point capable of producing 24,000 pounds of product each day, the Mt. Tom Paper Company’s mill churned out paper along the Connecticut River for decades, meeting its final demise at the hands of massive fire in 2013.

New Recycling Equipment

We installed a new (recycled) grinding system at our Berwick, Maine mill this week, enabling us to recycle more of our waste than ever before.

Amoskeag Mill No. 12 Annex

Manchester, NH ~ 1891  Built in 1889, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company’s Mill No. 11 was, at one point, the largest cotton manufacturing plant in the world. The 1891 Mill No. 12 Annex, attached via second-story bridge to Mill No. 11, runs along I-293 in Manchester, New Hampshire.  The massive structure was impressively overbuilt with huge … Read More

About Hand-Hewn Beams

Before the proliferation of the sawmill, hand-hewing was the long, hard road to a square structural timber.  As American settlers pushed westward into previously unoccupied forested territory, they cleared land for homes and early agricultural buildings.  The process, although time-consuming and labor-intensive, was necessary, as sawmills were often too far from their settled plots of … Read More

Slow Growth & Fast Food

This East Harlem fast food restaurant re-thinks sustainability by building with recycled woods and becoming the first LEED gold certified restaurant in New York City.

Salvaged Redwood Slab Table

  It’s been amazing to watch customers turn our salvaged redwood slabs into tables, bars, counters, and other incredible pieces of furniture.  Michael Landberg from Landberg Designs is one such customer.  Working on a commission referred to him by local Cambridge furniture store Reside, Michael left our warehouse with a raw redwood slab, which he … Read More

Quincy Masonic Temple

Quincy, MA ~ 1926 Designed by well-known Boston architects J. Williams Beal & Sons, construction of this Masonic temple was completed in 1926.

Osterburg Barn

Osterburg, PA ~ 1855 This barn in Osterburg, Pennsylvania, yielded top-notch hand-hewn oak beams and beautiful white pine board stock.

Troy Cold Storage

TROY, NY  Back before bovine growth hormones and factory chicken farms, dairy products were brought in from family farms and consolidated in places like the Troy Cold Storage building.  Built in the early 1900s, this building abutted Troy’s legendary bell foundries, one of which remains directly adjacent to this site. Long a visual landmark from … Read More