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    Charles Rawley installs wooden rails on traps for an order at Friendship Trap Co.

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    Chris Anderson, owner of Friendship Trap Co., says he keeps a large inventory of steel wire in the yard at the business in Friendship.

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    Friendship Trap Co. makes about 50,000 traps a year at facilities in Friendship and Columbia Falls, producing about one trap an hour for each of the 50 to 70 employees it has on site bending wire, pouring concrete runners and making or tying off heads.

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    Shirley Simmons assembles heads for a custom order of traps. Friendship Trap Co. is one of the state's two largest makers of lobster traps.

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    Charles Rawley ties a head in a trap for an order at Friendship Trap Co.

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    Friendship Trap Co.'s owner and president, Chris Anderson, says his company can buy mesh from its primary supplier, Cavatorta of Italy, without paying the import tariff.

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    Dustin Chamberlain assembles the cage of a 49.5-inch offshore lobster trap at Friendship Trap Co. in Friendship.

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    Friendship Trap Co.'s custom lobster traps are available with many variations on heads made with wire and mesh, fit for each fisherman's needs.

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    Friendship Trap Co. makes custom lobster traps. It specializes in building rugged offshore traps that use lots of heavier-gauge steel.

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