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October 15, 2010 | last updated December 1, 2011 9:14 am

Whitney Wreath opens new facility

Whitney Wreath, one of the nation's largest balsam wreath providers, has opened a new facility in Whitneyville.

The new 75,000-square-foot warehouse, under construction for more than a year, joins the company's other four locations in Alexander, Baileyville, Presque Isle and Cape Breton, New Brunswick, according to the Bangor Daily News. The facility's technology will allow Whitney Wreath to ship 12 to 18 tractor-trailer loads of product, or 25,000 wreaths, a day during peak season. The company employs a total of 600 workers during the winter holiday season, and production this year is scheduled to begin Nov. 1. The company last year won the contract to make all wreaths sold by L.L.Bean, beating out another Down East company, Worcester Holdings LLC, and the extra work led to construction of the new facility, according to the paper.

Construction on the facility was delayed after Worcester sued Whitney Wreath over a right-of-way adjacent to the new warehouse, property Worcester claimed it owned. Whitney Wreath ultimately bought 400 acres of land surrounding the facility to settle the lawsuit, according to the paper.

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