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Production ceases at Madison mill after nearly four decades

Saturday marked the official end of production at the Madison Paper Industries mill, leaving nearly 214 employees without work, while a small number of maintenance workers will be retained at the...

Jay paper mill owner reports $110M operating loss

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In its first quarter earnings report released on Monday, Verso Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, posted an $88 million net loss and a $110 million operating loss, close to...

USDA grants focus on biomass, forest product outreach

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The Maine Forest Service is getting a $380,170 boost from a pair of grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that will be used to establish a support technical, outreach and financial...

Hancock Lumber unveils Kennebunk store

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After eight months of site work, building demolition and construction, the Casco-based Hancock Lumber has officially opened the doors on a new 30,000-square-foot facility in Kennebunk.

Restart efforts for Lincoln mill come to a close

John McMahon, the former sales director of Lincoln Paper and Tissue and representative of a group of former mill workers with hopes of restarting production the Lincoln mill, said that the...

Town of Jay, Verso Paper reach tax settlement

Verso Paper Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, will receive at least $4 million in future tax credits and have a cap set on its gross tax bills through 2020 after the town...

Waldoboro manufacturer of specialty grilling products expands to Georgia

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The Waldoboro-based grilling and smoking woods manufacturer, Flame Grilling Products Inc., has finalized plans to open a satellite operation in Glennville, Ga., in an expansion that its co-founder...

Lincoln mill owners squabble over financing claim from former employee

John McMahon, the former sales director of Lincoln Paper and Tissue and a representative of a group of former mill workers hoping to restart the Lincoln mill, is calling foul on the decision by the...

Energy bill in US Senate labels biomass plants as renewable energy

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed a wide-sweeping, bipartisan energy bill that includes language written by Maine U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King with the goal of keeping biomass power...

Lincoln mill equipment sold at auction headed out of the country

A group of former Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC employees have hit a roadblock in their plan to resume production at the shuttered mill, with two papermaking machines and one tissue-making machine and...

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