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Catalyst Paper's project would support 62 new jobs at Rumford mill

British Columbia-based Catalyst Paper Corp. projects that a $56 million investment in a tissue-making machine at its Rumford mill would support 62 full-time jobs.

120 jobs lost as Verso shuts down No. 3 machine at Jay mill


Verso Corp. (NYSE: VRS) is permanently shutting down the No. 3 paper machine and associated equipment at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, resulting in the loss of 120 jobs for workers laid off when the...

Maine Food Insider: New England's lone liquor barrel maker adds flavor to whiskey and beer

Lori Valigra |

The unique taste in bourbon, Scotch, rum and other hard liquors is in the barrel, the tannins and sugars that caramelize as the white oak staves are aged, heated and charred and then formed into the...

On the record: Mousam Valley Millwork trims too-fast growth

Lori Valigra |

Lisa Girard, owner of architectural woodworking company Mousam Valley Millwork of Springvale, found herself in a jam most companies would envy: too many orders, which had her staff working overtime...

Q. and A. with Sen. Angus King: Maine needs to harness its 'workforce and people'

Renee Cordes |

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, says the state's economy is generally good but uneven. Opportunities to bolster the economy, he says, include expanding broadband in rural areas and finding new uses...

Owner of Rumford mill seeks FAME financing for new tissue machine

Catalyst Paper, the Canadian owner of the Rumford paper mill, is seeking a $25 million loan through the Finance Authority of Maine’s Major Business Expansion Bond program.

Lincoln files legal objection over cleanup plans for bankrupt mill

In court documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Maine, the town of Lincoln is objecting to the scope of a cleanup agreement between the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC and...

Biomass firm faces challenge in mill purchase

The biomass company EMEP LLC is facing challenges in getting the funding it needs for the redevelopment of the former Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket as a biorefinery and energy park.

Interior secretary completes fact-finding tour of Katahdin national monument

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrapped up a fact-finding tour of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Thursday expressing appreciation for its natural beauty and hinting at an openness...

Netherlands company acquires South Portland's Grow-Tech

James McCarthy |

Anania & Associates Investment Co. announced today that it has sold Grow-Tech LLC, one of its portfolio companies, to the Netherlands-based floricultural company Dümmen Orange for an undisclosed...