Peavey Manufacturing Co

Peavey Manufacturing have been in business more than 160 years and still manufacturing quality forestry tools, handles, and dowels in the USA.  They moved to Eddington Maine after a devastating fire in 1966.

They make everything from poles for picnic-table umbrellas to flagpoles to unfinished dowels. Products are shipped worldwide. Specializing in forestry tools, including thousands of Peaveys every year, just five miles downriver from where the legendary tool was invented.  There is a  35,000 square feet of indoor manufacturing space with a 10-acre yard.

Fifteen to 25 years is not an uncommon tenure for an employee at PMCo. The forge shop foreman Tommy Beatham has worked for the company for 44 years, longer even than owner Rodney Buswell. The Buswell family is involved in every aspect of the business. His oldest son runs production, shipping, and purchasing; his youngest son oversees the sawmill and the log yard. His daughter heads up the company’s safety program, and his son-in-law heads up finishing, mill production, and maintenance. There are also a dozen grandchildren involved.


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