The Robbins Family
Left to right: Catherine Robbins-Halsted, James L. Robbins, Alden Robbins, James A. Robbins, Jenness Robbins
James A. Robbins
Jim is currently the President of Robbins Lumber and has been with the company full time since 1995. He is responsible for mill operations. He has been an active member of Cub Scout Pack #35 and Boy Scout Troop #35 in Searsmont. Jim is married and has 5 children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing as well as spending time outdoors. Jim still enjoys the smell of a fresh cut pine board and hopes to still have pine pitch on his hands when he's 84.
Alden is currently the Vice President/Sales Manager of Robbins Lumber and President of Georges River Energy and has been with the company full time since 1998. He is the current Chairman of the North Eastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NeLMA) and Chair of the NeLMA Pine Species Subcommittee, a NAWLA Executive Committee member, past Director of the Softwood Lumber Board, and a Member of the Maine Retail Lumber Dealers Association Board of Directors. Alden and his wife Amy have 5 children. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family such as hiking, camping, skiing, and hunting.
Catherine is currently the Business Manager in charge of Accounts Receivable, Human Resources, and Insurances and has been with the company full time since 1996. She is the President of the Forest Products Trust Group and serves on the Executive Committee of the Forest Society of Maine, a statewide land trust protecting working timberland. In 2021, she was appointed by Governor Mills to the Land for Maine's Future Board. Catherine is married with two children. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, cooking, and caring for all her animals.
Jim L. Robbins
Jim retired as President of Robbins Lumber in 2013. He is staying involved with the company as a consultant but also enjoying his retirement to the fullest. He’s very active with the following organizations: Katahdin Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Searsmont United Methodist Church, Maine Forest Products Council, and North American Wholesale Lumberman’s Association. Jim is married and has three children and 12 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, white water canoeing, boating, hiking, cross country skiing, traveling, antique autos, and spending time with his family.
Jenness retired as President of Robbins Lumber in 2000. He continues to assist the company as a consultant. He is active in Habitat for Humanity.
Lumber and Sons:
The History and Future of Lumber Mill Families in the Northeast
The Robbins family is featured in this excellent, short video.