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Tariff protections extended that protect Maine papermaking jobs

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Good news for Maine paper companies as U.S. trade body extends duties on coated paper imports from certain Asian countries.

Asbestos removal at former Lincoln mill carries a heavy tab

A study of the former Lincoln Paper and Tissue Mill and surrounding property pegs the cost of removing asbestos at the closed mill at $12.4 million.

How 'plywood on steroids' reduces construction time and payroll costs

James McCarthy |

Sometimes referred to as “plywood on steroids,” CLT and related engineered wood products such as nail laminated and glue-laminated timber have been identified by the Maine Forest Products...

Apple donation will preserve 32,000 acres of Maine forest

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Apple Inc., in partnership with The Conservation Fund, is donating a conservation easement across more than 32,400 acres of the Reed Forest in Aroostook County.

Verso Paper restructures mill network in cost-cutting effort

In a continuing effort to trim costs, Verso Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, is consolidating its administrative offices and reorganizing its seven mill network into two...

What does private trust plan to do with 290,000 acres of Maine forest?

Gary Bahlkow, a forestry consultant managing the 290,000 acres of North Woods forest, says that the purchase of the land is an investment in the long-term future of the forest products industry.

Twin Rivers to acquire paper division of New York's Burrows Paper

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Twin Rivers Paper Co., a Madawaska-based specialty paper manufacturer, announced that it will acquire the paper-manufacturing assets of the New York-based Burrows Paper Corp.

Eastport, Searsport on track to export biomass fuel to EU

Maine could soon tap into the $684 million industry of exporting wood chips, which are used to fuel biomass plants, to the European Union.

Feds grant $116K for forest innovation, tech research at USM

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The University of Southern Maine will receive $116,667 in federal funding to be used to enhance innovation at the school's Maine Center for Business and Economic Research.

Tall Timbers Trust purchases 290,000 acres of Northern Maine forest

Over 290,000 acres of Aroostook, Penobscot and Piscataquis county forestland has been sold by Canopy Timberlands LLC to Tall Timbers Trust in a private transaction for an undisclosed amount.