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Wex Headquarters Close to Completion

February 08, 2019

Wex headquarters is close to completion in Portland after 18 months of construction. The new space will enable Wex to relocate approximately 400 employees to Portland where the company originally started.

Windham Millwork was involved on many aspects of this four story 105,000 square foot building. From cabinets, casework, countertops, kitchen areas and even a 10ft long fish tank that will be installed in the main employee break room. 

The new building will feature a number of amenities for Wex employees to enjoy. Some amenities include bike lockers, showers, indoor and outdoor dining and break areas, a rooftop patio for dining, recreation and events. The first floor of the new building will also feature a 5,000 square foot space for a restaurant. 

Wex has embraced the open-floor concept by incorporating large glass exterior paneling around the outside of the building. The floor plan calls for 90 percent of the office to be open floor by utilizing low cubicles. The other 10 percent of the space is designated for discrete offices. 

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Maine Veterans’ Homes Project Awarded to Windham Millwork

February 08, 2019

Windham Millwork is ready to begin construction on another big project in Augusta Maine. A $90M Maine Veterans’ Homes on a 44-acre site that is scheduled to be completed by 2021. The development is set to take place across the road from the MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health, another project Windham Millwork was involved in. 

The project calls for a 179,000-square foot, four building complex that will accommodate for approximately 138 residents. The design of the Maine Veterans’ Homes are based on a small-house concept that is meant to give residents privacy while still feeling connected with the community.  

Each room will have small tables, desks, chairs and areas for residents to visit and have privacy and socialize comfortably in their rooms. Ground floor rooms will have a small patio area that will have raised garden beds in order to promote outdoor activities such as gardening. 

Outside of the rooms will be a Village Center where residents can grab a cup of coffee, ice cream, gelato or visit the beauty salon. The Village Center will also contain a business center that looks like a bank. Aside from the living area, one of the buildings is planned to include a large rehab pool, gym and a more extensive multi-purpose room.

To learn more about the Maine Veterans’ Homes visit their website here.

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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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