Our Company

The Seven Islands Family of Companies

Seven Islands Land Company LogoMaine Woods Company (MWC) is an affiliate of Seven Islands Land Company, one of the most well respected names in forest management. Seven Islands is a multi-generational, family-owned company that manages close to 1 million acres of FSC® and SFI® certified forest in Northern Maine, owned by the Pingree Family since 1841. Seven Islands and the Pingree Family are leaders in the forest industry and have remained highly committed to responsible stewardship and sustainable practices since the beginning.

PortageWPMWC is part of the Seven Islands family of companies which also includes Portage Wood Products (PWP), a hardwood chipping facility; and MooseWood Millworks, a hardwood flooring manufacturer. All three mills are located within 12 miles of one another, at the edge of the North Maine Woods and the Pingree Forest, and provide essential support to one another. Seven Islands supplies hardwood roundwood from the Pingree Forest to both MWC and PWP.  Maine Woods Company processes the logs into exceptional lumber which is then sold to customers who manufacture flooring, cabinets, moldings, and furniture. PWP processes the pulpwood into high quality chips which are then sold to customers who manufacture pulp to make paper products. PWP also supplies logs recovered from pulpwood stems to MWC allowing greater utilization of the roundwood. Furthermore, MWC supplies lumber to MooseWood to produce high quality flooring, adding further value to the forest resource managed by Seven Islands. All three mills are FSC® certified.

 

Professional Associations

National Hardwood Lumber Association
Harwood Manufacturers Association
Wood Products Manufacturers Association
Penn-York Lumbermen’s Club
New England Lumbermen’s Association
Forest Stewardship Council