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‘Good day for all’ at the Hall of Flags

On April 27, the Hall of Flags was crowded, the exhibits were colorful, the conversations were animated and a steady stream of legislators saw and heard what’s going right in the state’s forest products industry. 

“It was a good day for all!” Al Feather of Hammond Lumber emailed MFPC the next day. “Thanks for all your efforts at the recent Maine Forest Products Day at the Capitol’s Hall of Flags.”

This was the third time MFPC has organized the event and more members and industry partners turned out than ever before.

“This event was a great opportunity for University of Maine scientists to interact with Maine legislators on forestry problems and opportunities,” said Brian Roth, acting director of the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit.  

Bringing the exhibits into the State House, including lumber, the SFI flume table and Robbins Lumber’s “cookie” showing events ranging back to Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, presented a challenge, but everyone pitched into help.

“The MFPC’s Forest Products Day is a great opportunity to network with other companies in the forest products sector and to visit with the many state legislators who swing through to visit,” said Sarah Boggess of ReEnergy.

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