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Able to work: Disability is not a handicap at some Maine employers

Renee Cordes |

Past the showroom of cottage-style beds, tables and dressers in cheerful blues and greens is the 23,000-square-foot Maine Woodworks shop where the furniture is custom-built, painted and...

Deering Lumber acquired by Illinois building materials company

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U.S. LBM Holdings LLC, an owner of regional lumber yards and a distributor of specialty building materials, has acquired Maine’s Deering Lumber, which has three locations in York County.

Local Wood Works finding innovative ways to expand economic clout of Maine's vast forests

Maureen Milliken |

At the third annual Maine Wood + Sustainabilty Tour, woodlot owners, but architects, engineers and builders, as well as consumers. Advance economic development initiatives center around the region's...

ReEnergy shuts down Fort Fairfield biomass plant

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ReEnergy Holdings, a New York-based power company, has closed its biomass-fueled electricity plant in Fort Fairfield. The 37-megawatt facility, which opened in 1987 and employs 21 people, stopped...

Wreaths Across America will bring Maine balsam to Normandy, France

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Continuing a Maine businessman's tradition that began 26 years ago, Columbia Falls-based nonprofit Wreaths Across America will soon place 9,400 locally made balsam wreaths at the graves of military...

Woods, mill tour will focus on sustainable Maine forest use

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Designers and builders who work with wood will get a chance to learn from those who grow, harvest and mill it Thursday on the Maine Wood + Sustainability Tour, sponsored by Local Wood WORKS, a...

New study stokes the debate over oil heat versus wood

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A report by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry claims more than 100 major buildings in Maine have made the conversion.

Paper machine sold to Chinese company, paving way for Madison mill's redevelopment

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A Chinese company has purchased the paper machine at the shuttered Madison Paper Industries mill in Madison, which one of the mill's current owners says will make it easier to market the...

Acadia Insurance to pay $1.4M in dividends to logging contractors

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Acadia Insurance, a W. R. Berkley company recently, announced that it will pay more than $1.4 million in premium dividends to eligible policyholder members of the Professional Logging Contractors of...

Trade group: ND Paper’s investments boost goal of growing Maine’s forest economy

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The trade group representing several thousand professional loggers in the state issued a statement Thursday welcoming ND Paper LLC’s plans to purchase the idled Old Town bleached kraft pulp...