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UMaine tests Maine trees used to make 'plywood on steroids'

Scientists and engineers at the University of Maine are evaluating the strength, thermal and moisture properties of Maine trees when used to make cross-laminated timber, a kind of lumber used to...

Popular Ellsworth nursery files for bankruptcy

A Thursday foreclosure auction of the NewLand Nursery & Landscaping property in Ellsworth was canceled after owner Steve Elliot filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the Ellsworth American reported.

Looking to start your own paper mill? We've got a deal for you

Instead of the hopeful reopening of a once prosperous economic driving force for Penobscot County, the story of the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill closing is ending with an auction.

Jay mill owner announces restructuring deal

The Tennessee paper producer that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier in the week has announced that it's reached a restructuring deal on its $2.4 billion debt.

Madison paper mill cutbacks has town looking for new funding

Another Maine paper mill has slowed production due to declining demand, a decision that puts a planned $3.2 million water district upgrade project in question.

Program hopes to spur economic development following mill closing

Kevin Steeves |

A new program has secured funding that aims to provide entrepreneurial advising and training for those who have been affected by the December 2014 closing of the Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport.

Jay paper mill owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Verso Corp., owner of a paper mill in Jay, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after coming ip short on plans to reconstruct its business outside of bankruptcy court.

Chipotle woes result in temporary Waterville layoffs

Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain's food contamination woes are having a direct impact on Waterville workers, where 25-30 employees at Huhtamaki North America's branch here will be temporarily...

Professional loggers sound alarm over biomass plant closings

The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine is calling on the LePage administration and legislative leaders to take action to sustain Maine's biomass electricity production in the wake of news that...

AMC gets forest management certification in Maine

James McCarthy |

The Forest Stewardship Council has awarded its coveted FSC certification to the Appalachian Mountain Club's forest management on its Maine woodlands in the 100-Mile Wilderness region.