At J.D. Raymond Transport the core of our business has always been trucking. Itís where everything was started and is still the glue that
ties it all together. Most of our trucking is done with live bottom trailers, which allows us the flexibility to haul a variety of products,
including bark, mulch, construction debris, municipal solid waste, wood chips, and other materials.
Our forest products division is a leading supplier of biomass to several wood to energy plants and paper mills throughout Maine. We constantly
strive for perfection in our operation and that allows us to produce a quality product at a consistent steady rate that meets the needs of
our customers and the landowners we serve.
Our company is a significant supplier of bark mulch to wholesale customers throughout New England. We offer hemlock mulch, pine blend and
black mulch. We also offer MOFGA certified organic food waste compost. Contact us to learn about our other offerings.
We added our parts division to our company in 2009. We have partnered with leading vendors which allows us to provide quality heavy truck, trailer, and equipment parts at competitive pricing.
At J.D. Raymond Transport we understand the importance of maintaining our trucks and equipment to top specifications so that our business runs smoothly. Our service facility is located in Bangor, Maine and we offer routine maintenance and service for trucks and heavy equipment.
A bit of history...
J.D. Raymond Transport was formed in 1999 when company president, John Raymond, bought is first truck and trailer and began hauling sludge from
Massachusetts to Maine. Having a strong work ethic and an eagerness to accept new challenges led John to continuously look for ways to grow the business.
By 2004, the company was involved in buying and selling raw bark and incorporating it into the trucking business which by now was well established
with a fleet of company owned trucks as well as a few owner operators. That raw bark activity and the seasonality of the mulch business eventually
led to the establishment of a yard in Massachusetts where bark could be stored and eventually made into finished mulch for customers throughout the
greater Boston and surrounding areas.
This is also about the time that the forest products business was started. The company saw a potential
opportunity to serve logging contractors and landowners who were not grinding or chipping their limbs and tops. The company bought a grinder and began
offering the service. This part of the business was slow in the beginning but hard work and the effort to continuously improve the process worked.
We are now well established as a leader in the supply of biomass to paper mills and power plants in eastern and northern Maine.
In 2006 the company outgrew its shop in Corinna, Maine and moved to a new facility at 690 Odlin Rd in Bangor, Maine. The increase in capacity of the new shop combined with the convenient location allowed the company to start offering its service to owner operators and other outside customers.