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                     BROSCO History

                             Building Relationships One Generation at a Time

In 1914, the Brockway Smith Corporation absorbed E. A. Carlisle, Pope & Company of Boston, and in 1915 the firm of Cutter, Smith & Company of Roxbury.

In 1923-24, a new five-story concrete building was erected at the Charlestown warehouse location, and on May 10, 1924, The Brockway Smith Corporation moved its offices and consolidated its entire plant at Charlestown with the exception of a small branch sales office that it still maintained at the corner of State and Pleasant Streets in Lynn. The Lynn office was given up entirely in 1944.

In early summer, 1926, a new warehouse was established in one of N. T. Fox’s buildings at Morrill’s Corner, Portland, Maine where it remained until it was destroyed by fire in 1936. It was at that time that the plant was moved to Richardson’s Wharf, 276 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine.

On January 30, 1928, a merger took place between three companies in the same line of business: The Brockway Smith Corporation, Jackson & Newton Company, Lovell & Hall Company, and the Company became known as the Brockway-Smith-Haigh-Lovell Company.

In 1929, the Company established a Springfield warehouse in West Springfield, Massachusetts. A comparatively short time later, this plant was moved to Waltham Avenue where, over the years, it occupied two different locations. In 1955, the location of the Springfield branch was moved to East Longmeadow. The buildings were all one level so that elevators were not required. Material was stored and routed in such a way that the most up-to-date handling methods and machinery could be used. This operation was designed as a pilot operation, which proved very successful, and in 1959, a new one-story addition was completed at the Charlestown Plant.

In May 1963, Brockway-Smith-Haigh-Lovell Company began to operate from a new Portland, Maine location at 203 Read Street, formerly a warehouse of the American Can Company.

The Company moved its Charlestown plant and the main office to Andover, Massachusetts in 1969, and at the same time changed its name back to that of the original partnership, Brockway-Smith Company. Substantial plant additions have been made at our Portland, Maine plant in 1972 and 1984; at our East Longmeadow, Massachusetts plant in 1976; and at our Andover plant in 1985 in line with the Company’s determination to make whatever changes necessary to better service our customers of long-standing.

Brockway-Smith Company expanded its territory in 1986 to include eastern New York with a plant in Albany, which relocated to a new facility in Coxsackie, New York in 1989. In early 1987, the Company relocated its East Longmeadow operation to a new facility in Hatfield, Massachusetts. In 1995, the Company consolidated its Western territory to be served from the modern Coxsackie and Hatfield facilities. 

2005 signaled continued growth for BROSCO as we completed the asset acquisition of Sturtevant Millwork Company. This acquisition opened the New Jersey and Long Island markets to BROSCO Millwork Products. On May 2, 2005 BROSCO began to serve this new market.

December of 2014 the corporate headquarters moved to a modern new office space in Wilmington, MA marking an end to the Andover office and beginning the next chapter in BROSCO history.

Having celebrated our 120th anniversary in 2010 the Company remains today, a fourth generation family owned and operated regional independent wholesale distributor serving the Northeast. With 3 locations and over 550,000 square feet of office, shop and warehouse space, BROSCO is the largest distributor of millwork products in the Northeast. The continued success the Company has achieved is a direct result of dedicated members of “Team BROSCO” providing quality millwork products and professional services demanded by the home building and remodeling industry.

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