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First chapter in comeback story for rural Maine?


Maine's struggling forest products industry, which has been hit hard by the closure of six pulp and paper mills in the past three years, is getting a $1 million boost from the federal government to...

Maine Pulp and Paper Association folds

James McCarthy |

The Maine Pulp and Paper Association, a 50-year-old trade organization, informed its members Jan. 13 that it was disbanding immediately.

'Road map' for strengthening state's forest economy sets nine priorities


Stakeholders in Maine's $8.5 billion forest products industry unveiled this week a nine-point strategy to attract capital investment and develop new opportunities in that sector that will sustain...

Nonprofit acquires Millinocket mill site, plans collaboration with town on redevelopment

James McCarthy |

Our Katahdin, a nonprofit, has purchased the former Great Northern Paper assets in Millinocket, including a 1,400-acre former mill site, land adjacent to the Millinocket Municipal Airport, a 157-acre...

Did Madison mill fail because of tariff?

Madison’s shuttered Madison Paper Industries mill is the focus of a Wall Street Journal story about what happened when a tariff on a Canadian product purportedly backfired.

Firm's proposal to demolish former Great Northern mill raises questions

North American Recovery Management, a Florida-based demolition company that purchased the former Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket last March, has filed an application with the state to...

Conservation groups team up to buy forestland in Piscataquis County


The Forest Society of Maine has teamed up with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Open Space Institute to acquire and conserve 4,358 acres of forestland surrounding Silver Lake and 12 miles of the...

Can Maine take advantage of the new ‘Age of Timber’?

James McCarthy |

I recently gave up a Saturday to attend the Wood Innovators Conference at the former Thomas Hammond & Son lumber mill in Hiram, which is re-purposing itself as a business incubator in...

Firms buy shuttered Madison paper mill, plan to 're-purpose' the site

James McCarthy |

A joint venture involving companies that specialize in re-purposing shuttered mills has purchased the mill assets of Madison Paper Industries for an undisclosed price.

Eastport takes another step to advance wood chip exports to EU

Eastport is one step closer to shipping bulk wood chips to the European Union for use as biomass fuel.