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Carrier redefines drive in
RUMFORD- Do you remember the first movie you ever saw at the drive-in movie theater here? Were you one of the first to see the first movie in 1949 when it opened? Did you reminisce of its history in 1985 when it closed and then was torn down a year later? What would ever become of that large space?
Businesses of this town and the surrounding communities have had to take a look at how they operate and find ways to save money, while still providing quality service to their customers.
Richard Carrier Trucking of Skowhegan has done just that and also been able to hold on to their value of service, while saving money and increasing safety.
Jim Carrier, President of Richard Carrier Trucking, noted, “It's a versatile place for us to have our trucks parked out of the way and allows our drivers to leave their cars there for the day. Being in close proximity to our drivers' homes near Rumford, the lot is a cost saver. Not to mention, being safer than having each of them trying to park the trucks at their homes and interfering with traffic.”
Carrier noted that it was just the right time to purchase the land, “I never really noticed it before and then one day I was driving by and saw the Hebert Realty sign. It really works for us. Being in closer proximity to the jobs we haul is also a big saver for us.”
The lot was formerly owned by Burt McKinley and sat idle for more than 20 years now. Hebert Realty Group of Rumford purchased Leavitt Realty in September. After changing their signs out, they were successful in selling the lot late last year.