Many Maine businesses, both small and large, export Maine-made goods internationally or have international locations. From Jøtul to Modula to Hancock Lumber, read more about these three company’s international involvement, but also learn about working for them. Destination Occupation features each of the companies on the DO Career Video page where you can hear directly from their current employees.


Did you know that although Jøtul is based in Norway they produce their wood and gas stoves right in Gorham, ME? In 1853, their parent company (Jøtul AS) was founded, but in 1980 the company expanded to Maine. Their Destination Occupation profile spotlights the career paths of two employees: a welder and an engineering manager. Listen to Jøtul’s employees talk about their hiring process, the company’s work culture, and their training experiences. If you are detail-oriented, adaptable, can work in a team, and have technical aptitude, Jøtul may be the right place for you. Their job openings and position information can be found here.

Hancock Lumber

You may be familiar with Hancock Lumber, but did you know that they have a tradition of exporting their Eastern White Pine boards all over the globe? The Maine company started exporting internationally in 2007 and was named Maine’s Exporter of the Year by the Maine International Trade Center in 2011. If you’re interested in starting a job at one of Maine’s “Best Places to Work,” check out Hancock Lumber’s job board. Open positions include drivers, kitchen & bath designers, yard pros, and counter pros. From Hancock’s news and events to their company profile, read more!


Modula has four plants and over 250 employees worldwide. Located in Italy, China, and the US, Modula manufactures automated picking and storage solutions for factories and warehouses. Their storage systems feature vertical designs that are useful for a variety of industries. Check out their company profile and if you’re curious about working for them, their job board. Destination Occupation’s company profile video helps explain Brian (Modula Purchasing and Logistics Manager) and Nate’s (Modula Factory Manager) experiences working with the company.

Although each of the companies listed above have locations in Maine, their reach expands far beyond our state. From manufacturing and timber to wood stoves, the companies develop Maine-made products that are used all over the world. If you’re interested in joining their teams take a look at the Destination Occupation company profiles and check out their job boards.

Resources listed in this blog post include:

Destination Occupation’s Career Videos:

Jøtul website:

“Jøtul North America Expands Operation”:

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Hancock Lumber “Exporter of the Year” press release:

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Hancock Lumber News & Events:

Destination Occupation Hancock Lumber Company Profile:

Modula website:

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