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'Road map' for strengthening state's forest economy sets nine priorities


Stakeholders in Maine's $8.5 billion forest products industry unveiled this week a nine-point strategy to attract capital investment and develop new opportunities in that sector that will sustain...

Nonprofit acquires Millinocket mill site, plans collaboration with town on redevelopment

James McCarthy |

Our Katahdin, a nonprofit, has purchased the former Great Northern Paper assets in Millinocket, including a 1,400-acre former mill site, land adjacent to the Millinocket Municipal Airport, a 157-acre...

Did Madison mill fail because of tariff?

Madison’s shuttered Madison Paper Industries mill is the focus of a Wall Street Journal story about what happened when a tariff on a Canadian product purportedly backfired.

New law could help smaller manufacturers

Lori Valigra |

A new manufacturing law is expected to help Maine's Manufacturing Extension Partnership program have more predictable and stable financing, MEP Center Director Larry Robinson told Mainebiz.

Five on the Future

Peter Van Allen |

Every year Mainebiz surveys five experts on what's ahead for the coming year. We've seen major changes in Washington, with President-elect Donald Trump taking office later this month. But...

Can Maine take advantage of the new ‘Age of Timber’?

James McCarthy |

I recently gave up a Saturday to attend the Wood Innovators Conference at the former Thomas Hammond & Son lumber mill in Hiram, which is re-purposing itself as a business incubator in...

L.L.Bean bringing more jobs to Lewiston

L.L.Bean is moving to a larger production facility in Lewiston in order to meet customer demand for its iconic boots.

Navy prepares to take delivery of BIW-built destroyer

Bath Iron Works reported the Rafael Peralta, the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be built at the Bath shipyard after a four-year break in the Navy's DDG 51 program, successfully completed its...

Firms buy shuttered Madison paper mill, plan to 're-purpose' the site

James McCarthy |

A joint venture involving companies that specialize in re-purposing shuttered mills has purchased the mill assets of Madison Paper Industries for an undisclosed price.

Long-time MDI boatbuilder going strong

Boatbuilding across the state is seeing higher customer demand, with many boatbuilders developing new products and innovations. One such builder is the John Williams Boat Co. in Hall Quarry, on Mount...