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Stephen Loura – 47 Years of Dedication to Windham Millwork

November 06, 2018

Stephen Loura

We would like to thank Stephen Loura for his 47 years of dedication to Windham Millwork Inc. His commitment and strong work ethic has contributed significant value to this company and we are grateful to have had such a positive influence around the shop.

Stephen’s footprint on this company has paved an example for future generations of Windham Millwork employees. Working on multitudes of jobs, projects and passing on industry knowledge to younger employees is what is to be expected. Stephens contributions to our company and daily operations will be sorely missed.

While we are saddened to see him go, we are confident that he will find the same success and happiness in retirement that he experienced during his time at Windham Millwork.

 

 

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Troop 805 Earns Woodworking Merit Badge

April 12, 2018

Boy Scout Troop 805 of Windham Maine earned their Woodworking Merit Badge with a visit to Windham Millwork Inc. We taught troop 805 many aspects of the woodworking process including growing, harvesting, milling, curing/seasoning, grading, sizing and cutting.

We started the tour off right away by hitting the benches and getting glue on wood. With our safety glasses equipped we set each scout up with a pre-drilled flag display kit to build.

Then our production manager took troop 805 for a tour of our facility to see the different machinery that we use every day to function. From hand planes all the way to CNC machines, troop 805 was full of questions and intrigued by how old some of the equipment was. After learning about the equipment it was time to learn about the different species of wood and how they vary.

Lastly was the education of how the lumber industry works. Seeing as we are the latest stage of the lumber cycle, we set the scouts up in the conference room for an educational video that covers the other stages of the life cycle of a piece of lumber and shows how sustainability plays an important role in this industry.

 

The Lumber Life Cycle

  1. Growing: Before a tree can be cut down, it must be grown. Many areas are managed forests, where once the trees have been harvest for lumber, new trees are planted to take their place.
  2. Harvesting: The practice of cutting them down in order to convert them into lumber.
  3. Milling: The process of sawing logs into boards.
  4. Curing/Seasoning:The process of drying lumber after it has been milled.
  5. Grading: The quality of lumber is widely variable. The process of assigning a quality figure to the lumber.
  6. Sizing: The process of measuring the lumber.

 

Troop 805

We had a great time with Troop 805 and were thrilled to have such young aspiring scouts in our facilities and would like to congratulate them on earning their Woodwork Merit Badges. Good luck with the rest of the year scouts!

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Boy Scouts of Windham Earn Woodwork Merit Badge

March 14, 2018

boy scouts

Boy Scout Troop 51 of Windham Maine earned their Woodwork Merit Badge with a visit to Windham Millwork Inc. We taught troop 51 many aspects of the woodworking process including growing, harvesting, milling, curing/seasoning, grading, sizing and cutting.

We started the tour off right away by hitting the benches and getting glue on wood. With our safety glasses equipped we set each scout up with a pre-drilled kit to build a small wooden box with a hinge using dowels and biscuits.

Then our production manager took troop 51 for a tour of our facility to see the different machinery that we use every day to function. From hand planes all the way to CNC machines, troop 51 was full of questions and intrigued by how old some of the equipment was. After learning about the equipment it was time to learn about the different species of wood and how they vary.

Lastly was the education of how the lumber industry works. Seeing as we are the latest stage of the lumber cycle, we set the scouts up in the conference room for an educational video that covers the other stages of the life cycle of a piece of lumber and shows how sustainability plays an important role in this industry.

 

The Lumber Life Cycle

  1. Growing: Before a tree can be cut down, it must be grown. Many areas are managed forests, where once the trees have been harvest for lumber, new trees are planted to take their place.
  2. Harvesting: The practice of cutting them down in order to convert them into lumber.
  3. Milling: The process of sawing logs into boards.
  4. Curing/Seasoning:The process of drying lumber after it has been milled.
  5. Grading: The quality of lumber is widely variable. The process of assigning a quality figure to the lumber.
  6. Sizing: The process of measuring the lumber.

Boy Scouts

We had a great time with Troop 51 and were thrilled to have such young aspiring scouts in our facilities and would like to congratulate them on earning their Woodwork Merit Badges. Good luck with the rest of the year scouts!

 

Boy Scouts

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Now Hiring: Installation Team Members

October 14, 2017

Windham Millwork has been a leading manufacturer of Architectural Woodwork, involved in the construction industry for over 50 years. We value our employees as the best in the business and invite you to join our fine team of woodworking professionals.  We are an equal opportunity employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Windham Millwork, Inc. has positions available for experienced millwork installers in the Bangor area. The successful applicant will have experience in the installation of cabinets, counters, running trim and paneling, doors, misc. hardware, and other related materials incorporated within and around Architectural Woodwork in both the Commercial and Residential environment. Regular travel and overnight stays throughout New England is a requirement of the position.

Please email resume to: info@windhammillwork.com

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Now Hiring: Wood Finishing Specialist

October 14, 2017

Windham Millwork has been a leading manufacturer of Architectural Woodwork, involved in the construction industry for over 50 years. We value our employees as the best in the business and invite you to join our fine team of woodworking professionals.  We are an equal opportunity employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Windham Millwork, Inc. has a position available for a wood finishing specialist. The successful applicant will have experience in the preparation, staining, and finishing of wood used in Architectural Woodwork in both the Commercial and Residential environment. The ability to work with others in a team environment is a must.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience with spray finish equipment and related Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Understanding of wood characteristics as it applies to various finishes.
  • Understanding of finish and sanding procedures and the ability to produce repetitive quality.
  • Ability to work safely and productively, as part of a team.

Please email resume to: info@windhammillwork.com

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Windham Millwork Adds Windham Innovations as Signage Division

August 11, 2017

Windham Millwork adds Windham Innovations as signage division to it’s arsenal of services.  Windham Innovations provides signage, wraps, banners, dimensional letters, electrical signs, digital signs, back-lit signs, architectural signage, yard and site sings for customers throughout the country.  

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