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UMaine, Twin Rivers Paper 'cross-pollinate' R&D

James McCarthy |

Twin Rivers Paper Co., a specialty paper company that announced in June it will invest $12 million to upgrade its Madawaska paper mill, is moving its research and development operations from Montreal...

Federal team begins assessment of struggling forest products industry

James McCarthy |

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine and representatives from several federal agencies kicked off a three-day Economic Development Assessment Team visit...

Maine Audubon hires L.L.Bean exec for deputy director post

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Maine Audubon has announced that L.L.Bean executive and former Maine Audubon board member and chairman Andrew Beahm will be assuming the post of deputy director of the wildlife and conservation...

Sappi approves $25M investment at Somerset Mill in Skowhegan

James McCarthy |

Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products with two mills in Maine, is moving forward with a $25 million capital project to update the woodyard...

Industry insiders, lawmakers meet to chart future of biomass in Maine

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A bipartisan panel of local lawmakers and industry experts met for the first time in Augusta this week to discuss what actions can be taken to assist Maine's struggling biomass industry in the wake...

Feds deliver $7.7 million to diversify Maine's economy

James McCarthy |

The federal government is providing $7.7 million in federal grants to help diversify Maine's economy in the wake of the closure of five pulp and paper mills since 2011.

Jay mill owner, Verso, emerges from bankruptcy

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Verso Corp., the Memphis, Tenn.-based owner of the Jay paper mill, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after significantly reducing its debt.

Switch to in-house machinery creates six jobs at Augusta printer

Six new jobs will be coming to J.S. McCarthy Printers when a new paper-cutting machine is installed at the Augusta-based commercial printer’s facility at 15 Darin Drive.

Global demand spurs growth in new forest product sectors

James McCarthy |

James Chittum sees a tremendous opportunity for Maine companies that make products using renewable biobased resources from forest, farm and sea instead of petroleum-based compounds such as...

Federal team established to aid struggling forest product industry

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On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would establish an integrated, multi-agency Economic Development Assessment Team to assist Maine's forest product industry following the...