Lincoln Logs will soon be manufactured in Maine.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that the iconic toy logs used to construct miniature buildings will be made at Pride Manufacturing in Burnham. The toys were previously manufactured in China.
Randy Dicker, senior director of manufacturing for Pride, said manufacturing could begin as soon as November and that the wood pieces, or 80 percent of the Lincoln Logs, will be made at the Burnham facility. Some of the toy's plastic pieces will still be made in China.
The company anticipates that the contract with Lincoln Logs will create 5 to 10 new jobs.
Lincoln Logs were invented nearly a century ago by John Lloyd Wright, the son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.