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.
MFPC Annual Meeting Sept. 17-18: Be there or fall behind!
Maine’s forest products industry is changing so fast to meet the challenges of the global markets that it’s hard for anyone to keep up. That’s why the Maine Forest Products Council is making it easy.
This year’s MFPC Annual meeting at the Samoset Resort in Rockland will focus on two compelling major issues: What to do about biomass/residuals and how Maine’s forest industries can plan for the next five years and the next 50. And there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Read more or register.
Calendar of Events
Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
MFPC Executive Committee Meeting
SFI Maine helps wishes come true
Teams of people affiliated with SFI’s Statewide Implementation Committee, armed with nail guns and saws and donated materials bearing the SFI label banded together with the Maine Make-A-Wish Foundation to make the wishes of two boys in Woolwich and Bridgton come true. Derek and Kyan were thrilled with the Ninja Turle playset and tiny clubhouse that the SFI crew built and the boys’ enjoyment brought tears — happy ones! — to everyone’s eyes. Read more and see videos.
Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative
Issue Date: September 15, 2017; Closing Date: October 6, 2017
The purpose of this Request For Proposals (RFP) is to solicit competitive bids for a GlobalMarket Analysis and Benchmarking study.
The EDA-approved total budget for Phase 1 of the Vision & Roadmap for Maine’s Forestproducts sector, which includes several initiatives including wood supply, logistics, energy, and marketing as well as the global market analysis, is $1.25 million. The following information regarding Maine’s forest will be provided to the consultant by the Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative:
- Fiber Cost (current pricing and forecast pricing)
- Fiber Availability (modeled statewide and megaregion forest growth and harvest volumes)
- Available reports and data regarding Maine’s competitive position
If you want to know what’s happening in Maine’s forest economy — and a lot is! — don’t miss our electronic newsletter. September.