We, the Meisner family purchased the Anson plant from Cooper Industries in 1999, primarily to obtain the sawmill and kilns to produce wood for other manufacturing facilities in Maine. Included in the sale was all of the equipment and the process instructions required to produce the discontinued Lufkin products. On the day the sale was finalized and in the weeks that followed, we were contacted by a number of distributors and industrial customers and asked to continue to manufacture flatwood rules, lip rules, and “L” squares. Demand appeared small but consistent. We decided to gradually rebuild rule manufacturing and the Skowhegan Wooden Rule Co. Inc., was formed to promote and market these products.
Since 1999 we have been able to re-employ some of the skilled local workers who had spent generations crafting these products. We have completely rebuilt and refined the rule manufacturing process. We have not, however, relaxed any of the standards that made E.T. Lufkin’s original rules so desirable. The maple is still the finest quality produced in Maine’s western mountains; each piece is still hand selected and inspected. The rule tips, lips, fittings, and fasteners are still all solid brass and the graduations, numbers, and markings are engraved into the wood (not printed on it) and blackened by hand to last a lifetime. Finally, each rule is carefully finished to bring out the beauty and personality of the wood.
Our Products Are Available At The Locations Below
Skowhegan Fleuriste - Skowhegan, ME
Maine Made & More - Waterville, ME