Photo By Steve Fuller

Departure of Hancock Oil Leaves Hole on Main Street



Photo By Steve Fuller
The former Hancock Oil Co. office at 190 Main St. is now for lease. All operations at the Hancock Oil location have been consolidated into the Dead River Co. office on Water Street in Ellsworth. Webber Energy Fuels, Hancock Oil’s parent company, was acquired by Dead River earlier this year.

ELLSWORTH — The former Hancock Oil Co. building is for lease, after the building was vacated this summer.

Hancock Oil’s parent company, Webber Energy Fuels, was acquired by Dead River Co. earlier this year.

Ellsworth was one of the areas where Webber and Dead River territories overlapped, and in August all operations in the Hancock Oil building at 190 Main St. were moved to Dead River’s office at 269 Water St.

Scott Kimball, district manager for Dead River Co., noted the people who worked at the Hancock Oil office on Main Street are now doing the same jobs at the Water Street location.

“We’ve had a steady stream of Webber customers coming in here and getting acquainted with us,” he said, noting that having the familiar faces in the customer service department is helpful.

Likewise, said Kimball, former Hancock Oil customers should note that the people who actually deliver the oil look familiar, too.

“It’s the same drivers they’ve had for years,” he said. “They’re still out there in Webber trucks.”

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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