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

Staff |

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...

ND Paper to buy and reopen Old Town Mill, restoring 100 jobs

James McCarthy |

Two days after announcing a two-year $111 million investment at its Rumford paper mill, ND Paper LLC said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to purchase the Old Town pulp and paper mill, which has...

ND Paper announces two-year investment and new jobs for Rumford mill

James McCarthy |

ND Paper LLC, which completed in June its $175 million acquisition of Catalyst Paper Corp.'s mills in Rumford and Biron, Wisc., announced Monday it plans to invest $300 million in the two pulp and...

Driver shortage drives new wood products training program

Laurie Schreiber |

Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter plans to build on its commercial driver's license training program by training students in how to load and drive logging trucks.

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.