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Former Verso mill in Bucksport to be demolished next week

The scrap metal company that bought the Bucksport mill owned by Verso Paper Corp. will begin tearing it down next week, nearly a year after Verso shut down the plant and laid off more than 500...

Collins, King and Poliquin express “serious reservations” about North Woods proposal

Paul Koenig |

Three members of Maine's congressional delegation told President Obama in a letter sent Friday that they have “serious reservations and significant concerns” about the president...

Future of Lincoln paper mill in doubt after liquidation firm wins auction

Paul Koenig |

A bankruptcy judge has approved a $5.95 million bid for the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill from a group led by a Boston-based liquidator of industrial sites.

U.S. trade officials back tariffs on Canadian paper producers

Paper mills in Madison and Jay succeeded in their push for the U.S. Department of Commerce to continue imposing duties on some supercalendered paper imported from Canada.

Maine pulp and paper summit identifies public policy issues

A summit held Tuesday by the Maine Pulp & Paper Association identified top priorities for preserving Maine's forest products industry and provided direction to legislative leaders for potential...

Sappi appoints new leaders at Somerset Mill

Sappi North America, the Boston-based subsidiary of global pulp and paper group Sappi Ltd., has named new leaders at its mill in Skowhegan.

Verso considering selling Jay mill

Verso Paper Corp. said it’s considering Chapter 11 bankruptcy or selling its mill in Jay as it tries to restructure its finances.

Hancock Lumber's Kevin Hancock on growing after the recession

Jennifer Van Allen |

Kevin Hancock, president and CEO of Hancock Lumber, sat down with Mainebiz to discuss the Casco-based company's transformation, and why the loss of his voice was a blessing.

Forest product industry leaders to meet to survey challenges, develop plan for future

Paul Koenig |

A daylong summit next week in Bangor aims to engage policymakers and stakeholders throughout Maine's pulp and paper industry in an effort to develop a plan for keeping the industry alive for years to...

Weyerhaeuser to buy Plum Creek for $8.4 billion

James McCarthy |

The merger between Weyerhaeuser Co. and Plum Creek Timber Co., one of Maine's top-five landowners, would create the largest timberland company in the United States.