Hampden logging company named best of the year

Posted April 22, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Harold Bouchard
Harold Bouchard

HAMPDEN, Maine — Comstock Woodlands, a logging company based on the Golden Road, has been named the Forest Resources Association’s National Outstanding Logger for 2013.

The award was presented to company President Brian Bouchard during the association’s annual awards luncheon Friday in Jacksonville, Fla., according to an association news release.

“I am very proud that our employees’ efforts have allowed them to receive national recognition,” Bouchard said Monday. “They truly deserve this recognition.”

Comstock Woodlands was founded in 1991 by Bouchard’s father, Harold O. Bouchard, who died in Florida in February at the age of 77. Harold Bouchard also founded the transportation company H.O. Bouchard, which is headquartered in Hampden.

Based in Comstock Township, located about 30 miles from the Quebec border, Comstock Woodlands employs nearly 40 loggers, all of whom are certified by Maine’s Certified Logging Professional Program. The company has an exemplary safety record, according to the association news release.

The company harvests an estimated 500,000 acres of timber and maintains roads as well.

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