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On the Job

Lamson & Goodnow president resigns

Recorder Staff

SHELBURNE FALLS — Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. President Brian J. Hayes has resigned after working for the cutlery and kitchen tools manufacturer for 12 1⁄2 years.

Ross Anderson, CEO and owner of the company, announced Hayes’ resignation and said he wishes Hayes the best in future endeavors.

“Brian Hayes has left the company after 12 years of service in sales/marketing and (as) president in product development and strategic product planning for the future,” Anderson said. “Brian has now moved on to pursue other interests.”

“As for new plans Lamson & Goodnow continues to look at its options of consolidation to save costs and continue in business after 175 years here in Buckland with old products is has been able to successfully work on,” Anderson said.

Currently, an unused seven-acre parcel of Lamson & Goodnow’s Conway Street property, across from the town’s old highway garage, has been put up for sale.

The cutlery company has been based in Shelburne Falls since 1837 and is the oldest continually operating knife manufacturer in America.

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