Woody's Enterprises, Inc.
is a small, family owned corporation established in July of 1992
with assets throughout central and northern Maine with the corporate
office located at 1685 Medway Road, Medway, Maine 04460.
Woody's is involved in several businesses, with its primary focus
in value added forest products.
1855, twenty-two years after Henry David Thoreau trekked through
this area on his way to Mt. Katahdin; William and Hannah McLaughlin
bought a piece of land and homesteaded in what is now Medway,
Maine (then called Nicatou). The East and West branches of the
mighty Penobscot River merge here, then flow to the Atlantic Ocean,
providing easy access to the outside world as well as to the virgin
forests. Lumbering was a natural means of income.
years later in 1900, Great Northern Paper Co. arrived and caused
the population to explode in the nearby towns of Millinocket and
East Millinocket. The McLaughlins settled in this area working
with the forest, coming before the rise of population. So it seemed
inevitable that 145 years later the 5th and 6th generations of
McLaughlins would turn to this means of income. After all, it's
in the blood!