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Sappi completes $200M investment at Somerset Mill in Skowhegan


Sappi North America Inc. unveiled Wednesday its newly rebuilt Paper Machine 1 at the Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, a yearlong project that completes a $200 million investment that is expected to boost...

Plan calls for Maine's forest-products industry to grow 40%

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The Forest Opportunity Roadmap, announced at a news conference in Orono, outlines strategies for increasing the industry's annual economic impact in Maine from $8.5 billion to $12 billion by 2025.

Second mechanized logging class to graduate this week

Renee Cordes |

Maine's only post-secondary mechanized logging training program will graduate its second class, of eight students, later this week.

Maibec sells Masardis, St. Pamphile mills to another Quebec company

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Aroostook County's largest sawmill has been sold to a new Canadian owner, Groupe Lebel of Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Verso to upgrade Jay mill for specialty papermaking

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Verso Corp., which stands to receive up to $42 million in a trade dispute settlement with Canadian paper companies approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this month, is planning to ramp...

UMaine researchers get $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

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A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from...

MTI, Biobased Maine issue last call for 'emerging forest technologies'

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The Maine Technology Institute and Biobased Maine have issued their last call in their “request for information” from emerging forest industry technologies that would like to be...

Verso stands to gain $42M in deal OK'd by Department of Commerce

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Verso Corp. (NYSE: VRS), which operates a 400-employee paper mill in Jay, could receive up to $42 million from an agreement with Canadian paper producers, after the Department of Commerce granted...

Hammond Lumber expands its reach

Peter Van Allen |

Two of Maine's largest lumber yards joined forces. Hammond Lumber acquired EBS Building Supplies, with 10 stores — in Bar Harbor, Belfast, Blue...

MTI seeks info on emerging forest technologies

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The Maine Technology Institute is seeking information on emerging forest-industry technologies.