Family craftsmen seek permit to expand

By Larry Di Giovanni | Jun 13, 2014
Photo by: Larry Di Giovanni Pictured, from left, are Elliot Lowe, his sister, Emily Lowe, and their father, William Lowe of William M. Lowe, Inc.

Rockland — William M. Lowe, Inc., a family business specializing in customized hardware for yachts, residences, and institutional projects, is seeking to expand.

The company, located at 5 Gordon Drive in the industrial park, has filed an application with the Code Enforcement Office. The applicant, Elliot P. Lowe, said June 13 that his family is seeking to add 2,560 feet of total office space on two floors.

The permit lists the total cost of expansion at $85,000, which includes $65,000 for construction, $10,000 for electrical work, $5,000 for plumbing, and $5,000 for heating.

Lowe said the family business includes his father, William, and sister, Emily. The company uses Computer Aided Drafting and Computer Numeric Control in the custom design and manufacture of latches, knobs, and levers for cabinetry and doors.

The father-son craftsmanship of William M. Lowe, Inc., was featured in a 2013 issue of Maine Home + Design. According to the article, Bill and Elliot Lowe "use a mix" of manually operated and computer-operated machinery to turn brass, bronze, and other materials into finely detailed cabinet and door features.

Courier Publications reporter Larry Di Giovanni can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 117, or by email at: ldigiovanni@villagesoup.com.

William M. Lowe, Inc., plans to add more than 5,500 square feet of industrial shop and office space to its existing manufacturing operation. The business is pictured June 13 in the city's Industrial Park. (Photo by: Larry Di Giovanni)
The Lowe family custom-designs knobs for cabinetry and doors within yachts, homes, and institutions. (Courtesy of: William M. Lowe, Inc.)
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Posted by: Debra Damon | Jun 13, 2014 17:13

Good Luck Elliot, Emily and Bill, hope the expansion is a success for you all.

 



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Larry Di Giovanni, a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, is returning to his daily reporting roots in order to cover the city of Rockland for The Courier-Gazette. Originally from Athens, Ohio, his family includes one son, Tony.

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