A Buckfield manufacturer of wood-based products, including colorful Easter eggs used in White House Easter holiday events, has been bought by new owners.

Wells Wood Turning and Finishing Inc., which makes housewares, furniture components and promotional items of wood, was acquired by Turning Acquisitions LLC on Nov. 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a press release announcing the sale.

Christian Chandler and Simon Varney, principals in Turning Acquisitions, will operate the company as Wells Wood Turning & Finishing, and the plant will remain at its Buckfield location, with all current employees in place, according to the release.

“Previous owners Tom Wallace and Alan Chesney have done a fantastic job over the past dozen years, building a solid manufacturing operation with high-quality products and a very positive reputation in the marketplace,” said Varney in the release. “We have every intention of continuing their work while looking to expand into new markets and developing new products.”

Wallace said he was happy to be “handing over the reins” to a company dedicated to quality customer service and expanding Wells Wood’s product line and markets.

Founded in 1985, Wells is known for manufacturing rolling pins, which are marketed by partners online and in retail stores across the country. In recent years, the company manufactured multi-colored, collectible Easter eggs used in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. It also specializes in the custom turning and finishing of a variety of wooden table legs, tool handles, craft parts and mini-baseball bats.

The company employs 30 people.


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