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Hammond Lumber expands with acquisition of EBS Building Supplies

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Hammond Lumber Co. has acquired EBS Building Supplies, a lumber and building materials company, and all 10 of its coastal locations. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Sappi North America: Maine mills are key to sustainable business strategy

James McCarthy |

Sappi North America's paper mills in Westbrook and Skowhegan are integral contributors to the company's industry-leading sustainability performance, which received a “gold recognition...

Lumber prices spike, driving up the cost of construction

Prices for wood to build and renovate houses have as much as doubled over the past six months due to supply chain factors that include dramatic price hikes in the cost of lumber.

FAME approves financing for Aroostook lumber mill

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The Finance Authority of Maine at its board meeting on Thursday approved 90% loan insurance on a loan totaling $944,000 by TD Bank to Maibec USA LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Maibec Inc.

UMaine researcher gets $250K to advance 'nanofibril' building materials

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Mehdi Tajvidi, an assistant professor of renewable nanomaterials at the University of Maine, has been awarded $250,000 to develop next-generation floor and wall products that utilize cellulose...

Naples firm selected as PLC’s ‘Logger of Year’

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The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine presented several awards at its 23rd annual meeting on Friday, recognizing businesses, individuals and legislators from across Maine for their...

Maine Wood Conference looks toward new era of development

Organizers of the May 9 Maine Wood and Sustainability conference see it as more than just a meeting of industry professionals, but a watershed.

Twin Rivers Paper to buy Arkansas paper mill

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Twin Rivers Paper Co. LLC, headquartered in Madawaska, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire a paper mill in Pine Bluff, Ark., owned by Mondi Group.

New Gloucester IT service provider recognized for its global growth

Renee Cordes |

Planson International, a 25-year-old-global supplier of information technology software, hardware and services based in New Gloucester, was just named “Service Provider of the Year” by...