Since 1961, the Maine Forest Products Council has been the voice of Maine’s forest economy. The MFPC represents the diverse needs of Maine’s forest products community. Our members are landowners, loggers, truckers, paper mills, tree farmers, foresters and lumber processors, but they are also bankers, lawyers and insurance executives. We feel we represent anyone who has an interest in seeing the Maine woods remain a viable, sustainable resource.
We serve our community by gathering information, bringing groups together to discuss concerns, hosting events, conducting tours and helping people find common ground.
We represent our members at the Maine Legislature, across the state, in Washington D.C. and across the nation.
The MFPC Board is very active, and holds weekly policy teleconferences during each legislative session to discuss legislation of interest and arrive at a position.
Secondary wood manufacturing contributes $1.8 billion
After surviving a dark decade, Maine’s secondary wood manufacturing industry has become the “strongest in Northern New England,” contributing $1.8 billion to the state economy. Read 2017 report: Secondary Wood Manufacturing in Maine.
Outstanding! Awards for the best of 2017
- Steve Schley received the Albert D. Nutting Award “in recognition of his leadership and innovation in the forest industry.”
- Barry Burgason received the Abby Holman Public Service Award “in recognition of his leadership and dedication to wildlife habitat management.”
- Win Smith of Limington Lumber was named Maine’s Outstanding Manufacturer “in recognition of outstanding quality control, safety performance, progressive management and sustained business growth since 1961.”
- Dan Qualey of Qualey Logging was chosen as Maine’s Outstanding Logger “in recognition of exemplary on the ground performance.”
- Eric Dumond received the President’s Award “in recognition of supply chain excellence for woody biomass.”
Calendar of Events
Executive Committee Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
MFPC Executive Committee Meeting
Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative — Issue Date: September 26; Closing Date: October 20, 2017: This Request for Proposal-Wood Energy is to solicit competitive bids for a Wood Energy Study, in order to support and restore markets for low-value underutilized wood and biomass, sustaining current stand-alone wood energy electric facilities while also utilizing state-of-the-art CHP (Combined Heat and Power) wood energy plants, microgrids, and modern thermal systems.
What’s happening in Maine’s forest economy? A lot! Don’t miss out in electronic newsletter. September.
As Baby Boomers retire, jobs are opening up in Maine’s forests. Do you have what it takes to work in the largest contiguous privately owned working forest in the U.S.? Decide after you’ve watched this video.