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Maine Farmland Trust CEO chosen to lead Maine's Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Dept.

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Gov. Janet Mills on Friday nominated Maine Farmland Trust President Amanda Beal as the state's next agriculture chief, completing her roster of 15 Cabinet picks less than three weeks after taking...

Logging contractors raise $122K for children’s hospitals

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The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine raised $122,500 in 2018 for “Log A Load for Maine Kids” to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Maine.

Tax lien remains obstacle, but CLT still seen as Millinocket mill site anchor

Maureen Milliken |

Despite failed attempts to move an IRS tax lien, Our Katahdin is still pursuing tenants for the 1,400-acre former Great Northern Paper mill site, with a cross-laminated timber producer remaining a...

Redevelopment of Millinocket mill has setback, as anchor tenant pulls out

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The North Carolina company announced in February as the first anchor tenant at the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket has scuttled those plans, saying it cannot wait any longer for...

MTI seeks innovative forest resource technology proposals

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The Maine Technology Institute is looking for innovative proposals for deploying forest technology in the state, with $1.5 million in grants available to winners.

FAME financing to boost restart of Old Town mill, two other projects

James McCarthy |

The Finance Authority of Maine approved financing for three projects, including $12 million in tax credits to advance the restart of the closed Old Town mill.

New York firm to acquire Bangor supplier of industrial equipment

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Horizon Solutions LLC, of Rochester, N.Y., has signed an agreement to buy N.H. Bragg, an industrial and safety equipment supplier headquartered in Bangor.

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

Renee Cordes |

From 2012-16, fewer than a third of working-age Mainers with a disability were employed, compared to 80% employment for others, according to the Maine Department of Labor. But a number of Maine...

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...