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Regional biomass expo underway in Portland

Regional experts in alternative heating sources are gathering in Portland this week for an exposition expected to draw 1,450 people and 320 businesses from New England and New...

Labor groups question actions of workers’ comp head

Union officials are raising new concern over a revelation that the head of the Maine Workers Compensation Board had removed a hearing officer from cases involving the NewPage paper...

Town blames layoffs on mill's overdue tax bill

East Millinocket officials said they’ve laid off four municipal employees to help offset the impact of $657,900 in overdue tax bills from Great Northern Paper Co.

FAME to renew Thermogen review in April

The Finance Authority of Maine plans to give a second review to Cate Street Capital’s plans for building a wood pellet mill in Millinocket after the company decided to change...

Baileyville mill to expand, make tissue

The parent company of Woodland Pulp announced it will spend around $120 million to add two tissue-making machines to the Baileyville paper mill.

Verso acquiring Bucksport power plant

The Verso Paper Corp. is purchasing a controlling interest in Bucksport Energy LLC, a power-generation plant that sells most of its power to the Verso mill in Bucksport and the rest to...

Lincoln mill waits on boiler repair, prolonging furloughs

Officials at Lincoln Paper and Tissue have decided to wait until market conditions improve before repairing the recovery boiler that exploded Nov. 2, idling two of the mill's...

Lincoln mill furloughs 200 after boiler explosion

Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC will furlough 200 workers, or nearly half of its work force, in response to a boiler explosion that hampered the company’s ability to fill paper orders...

Timber manager Roger Milliken balances commerce, conservation

DOUGLAS ROOKS |

When Roger Milliken first came to Maine in the early 1980s, he had no idea that he'd be running one of the state's most successful timber companies for the next three decades.

Madison Paper drops Pan Am

Madison Paper Industries has stopped using Pan Am railroad to ship its products, prompting the Massachusetts-based rail company to end service to all customers along a 26-mile...

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