White House Easter Eggs-- Made in USA
Buckfield, Maine company Wells Wood Turning & Finishing has been in business for 27 years and employs more than 25 workers. In addition to manufacturing tool handles, drawer knobs, and toy parts, they happen to make something that's kind of special.
For the past six years Wells Wood has been the official manufacturer of White House Easter Eggs.
Co-owner Alan Chesney says that the company makes 75,000 to 100,000 wood eggs as a collectible for the White House Easter celebration. They use Maine birch for the eggs, and paint them in various bright shades of yellow, blue, purple, and green.
Chesney says he's proud to be a U.S. manufacturer and enjoys the special work of the Easter project: "I can't imagine the Easter eggs would be made in China," he said.
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