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Four businesses open in Ashland, support 200 jobs

State and local officials were in Ashland Thursday to celebrate the opening of four forestry-based companies that will result in the creation of around 200 jobs.

Verso mill to close, lay off 570 workers

Verso Paper has abruptly announced that it will close its Bucksport mill and lay off about 570 workers by the end of the year, much to the surprise of local and state...

Sappi's Skowhegan mill seeks larger tax break

Sappi Fine Paper North America executives are seeking a lower tax valuation for their paper mill in Skowhegan after town assessors reduced it by nearly $100 million this...

Forest products industry puts $8 billion into Maine's economy

James McCarthy |

At quick glance, the aerial view of Maine's forest products industry looks pretty much the same now as it did 20 years ago.

Plum Creek embraces mixed-use forestry in its 865,000 acres of North Woods

James McCarthy |

An improving housing market should help Plum Creek Timber Co. sell more of its timber in Maine and could also jumpstart its controversial plan to create up to 975 luxury second homes and...