Exploring New Potential Markets – Hancock Lumber

MITC’s Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO) organized a 4-day business development itinerary in Greenland for Hancock Lumber to help the company understand Greenland’s supply chain and channels of distribution for building materials. A dozen meetings were organized with building materials retailers and distributors, builders, infrastructure project staff, and port officials. Icelandic shipping company Eimskip will offer service connecting Portland and Nuuk, Greenland through a partnership with Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line in 2019.

“I have been working with Dana Eidsness with MENADO at MITC on building relationships in Greenland and Iceland with the goal to hopefully ship Maine building materials to Greenland. We just finished a trip with an action-packed agenda, connecting with partners abroad to understand their development goals and how Hancock Lumber and other Maine organizations might partner to supply building materials to Greenland. Hancock Lumber is fortunate to be connected to MITC as we collaborate and explore this new market opportunity.” – Mark Hopkins, Chief Operating Officer, Hancock Lumber