Sustainable forestry
Forest products remained Maine’s largest export industry in 2016, with $626 million in sales in 2016, nearly 22 percent of all state exports.

MFPC award winners

AbbyThe Abby Holman

Public Service Award

The Abby Holman Public Service Award is an annual award given by the Maine Forest Products Council to an individual (or individuals) in recognition of outstanding service on behalf of Maine’s forest products industry.

The criterion for this award is simple. The recipients must demonstrate a level of passion, loyalty, and dedication to Maine’s forest products industry, to good government, and a robust economy much the same way that our former (1998-2003)  Executive Director Abigail Holman did.

Abby’s love of Maine and our natural resources showed in her work. And it was here that Abby built a reputation as a fierce defender of our traditional  natural resource industries.

1999  John Williams (LURC)2005  Kevin Stevens2011  Carol Woodcock2016 Dave Struble
2000   Sgt. David Peppard2006  Sherry Huber2012  Commissioner Bill Beardsley
 2001  John Sinco2007  The Honorable Abigail Holman2013  Dr. Robert Wagner
2002  The Honorable Clifton Foster and Walter Gooley2009  Doreen Sheive2014  Sen. Patrick Flood
2003  The Honorable Marge Kilkelly2010  Sen. Richard Nass and Sen. Doug Smith 2015 Keith Kanoti

albert nuttingNutting award

Albert D. Nutting Award

The Maine Forest Products Council established the Albert D. Nutting Award in 1990, to commemorate the many contributions to Maine Forestry that Al Nutting was instrumental in creating.  He was, of course, the Director of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, Maine Commissioner of Forestry, and, incidentally, one of the Founders of the Maine Forest Products Council.  This award has been presented annually since 1990, to a remarkable group of individuals, each one of them truly unique, but with a common commitment to Maine and its forest industry.

“The recipient will have demonstrated recognized qualities of leadership and integrity, as well as a commitment to the values both public and private, generated from the working forest.  His or her experience will reflect concern for the sound environmental use as well as the economic value of the forest to industry and the community at large.”

1990 Austin Wilkins2001 John Cureton2012 Don White
1991 George Carlisle2002 Max McCormick2013 Clifford E. Foster
1992 Brad Wellman2003 Clifford Swenson2014 Luke Brochu
1993 Fred Knight2004 Jenness Robbins 2015 Jim Robbins Sr.
1994 Lawrence Robbins2005 Doug Denico2016 Don Tardie
1995 John Sinclair2006 David Field & Bruce Wiersma
1996 Joseph Sewall2007 Jonathan Ford
1997 Dave Hancock2008 David Carlisle
1998 Bob Cope2009 John Cashwell
1999 Harold O. Bouchard2010 Fred Huntress
2000 J. Paul Levesque2011 Bob Chadbourne

 

 Loggers                     Manufacturers               Truckers

1999 Arey Logging2004 Fraser2000 S. & S. Transportation
2000 Robin A. Crawford2005 Pleasant River Lumber2001 Jim Gillies Lumber Company
2001 Wayne Knight2006 Robbins Lumber2002 TNT Road Company
2002 Allen & Sons Ltd2007 Sebasticook Farms Lumber Mill2006 R.C. McLucas Trucking
2003 Trees Ltd.2008 Katahdin Forest Products2007 Babineau Logging
2004 Nadeau Logging2009 Kennebec Lumber Co.2008 Madden Timberlands
2005 Chopper One2010 Verso Paper2009 H.O. Bouchard
2006 R. A. Thomas Logging2011 Moose River Lumber2011 McKenney Trucking
2007 Babineau Logging2012 Sappi Fine Paper2014  Richard Carrier Trucking
2008 A. W. Madden2013 ReEnergy Holdings
2009 A.S. & C.B. Gould2014  Hardwood Products
2010 S. C. Wood Harvesting2015 Lumbra Hardwoods
2011 Comstock Woodlands Corp.
2012 Madden Trucking
2013 Sam Andrews, Andrews Timber Co.
2014 Richard Wing & Sons
2015 D. R. Pepper
2016 William A. Day Jr. & Sons

 

Foresters

2010 Frank Cuff
2011 Ted Shina
2012 William "Bill" Brown
2013 David Cole
2014 Tricia Quinn
2015 Tom Whitworth
2016 Mike Dann

 

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MFPC Executive Committee Meeting

When: Thu July 6 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Augusta

MFPC Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament at the Bangor municipal golf course in Bangor, Maine
When: Thu July 13 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Bangor Municipal Golf course

MFPC Executive Committee Meeting

When: Thu August 10 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Augusta

MFPC Annual Meeting

When: Sun September 17 12:00 PM - Mon September 18 11:00 PM

Executive Committee Meeting

When: Thu October 12 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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