Family craftsmen seek permit to expand
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.