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Don’t miss MFPC’s 2017 Annual Meeting at the Samoset

Please join your friends and colleagues at the beautiful Samoset Resort in Rockland on Sept. 17-18 for golf, great food, and practical information about what’s happening in forest products that you won’t get anywhere else, including:

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  • The challenges facing biomass — even in timber-rich states: Craig Rawlings, president and CEO of the Forest Business Network, which is in the final year of its outreach partnership with the Waste to Wisdom research project, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded effort researching how to better utilize forest residues for bioenergy and bio-based products.
  • “Nordic companies lead paper sector transformation as diversification strategy pays off,” read the headline from Moody’s Investors Service. What are they doing right? MFPC is working with the Maine International Trade Center to bring someone over to tell us how they achieved that transformation. 
  • Is combined heat and power (CHP) right for your business? Find out at our panel discussion from those who have studied the economics, incentives, financing alternatives and how to work with the utilities. 
  • Where is Maine on CLT? Get an update about what’s happened and what hasn’t from members the Maine Mass Timber Working Group.

And don’t forget the great food and fabulous golf course. 

With its sumptuous views of the Atlantic — especially on the wrap-around, par-5 fourth hole — the wide-open, eminently playable Samoset course is a great reminder of why we play golf.  Golf.com


The success of this meeting depends greatly on membership support. As a MFPC member, I would like to extend to you the opportunity to participate as a sponsor. As you know, sponsorship is an essential component to all the events we hold, and it is especially important to subsidize the cost of the events. This allows broader participation of our members by keeping individual expense down. A special form for sponsorship registration is enclosed with your registration materials. We hope that you will join us for our biggest event of the year. Registration forms for all events and meals are enclosed. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our staff at 622-9288 or email Sue at smccarthy@maineforest.org. I’m looking forward to seeing you there.


Jim Contino, MFPC President

Sunday, September 17th- Golf – (Samoset Country Club) -Enjoy a round of golf. 

Golf  starting at 11:15.  There will be Tee-Times for each group.   Each team player will receive one mulligan and skirt. After golf enjoy a BBQ starting at 6:00 p.m. also at Samoset

Monday September 18 – Breakfast-(Samoset) – Breakfast will be served 7:30 a.m.

Monday September 18 – Business Meeting, Presentations – business meeting and presentations will start at 8:30

Monday September 18 -Banquet – 5 p.m. -9 p.m. (Samoset Resort) Happy Hour from 5-6, Auction will start around 5:30 and Dinner at 6:30. The awards will be presented after dinner.

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Overnight Accommodations

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 By August 18


Ocean View Rooms $187 plus Tax

Garden View Rooms $177 plus Tax

Rates are subject to a $25.00 resort fee per room, per night. The resort fee includes unlimited local and toll free calls, in room coffee, wireless internet in guest rooms and public space, access to the business center, outdoor zero entry pool, hot tub and fire pit, outdoor recreation including tennis courts, shuffleboard, basketball court and playground, nightly turn down service, concierge service, children’s activities, and access to our state of the art full service health club including indoor pool, hot tub, steam saunas, strength room, group fitness room, cardio theater, and classes.

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Celebrate Maine Forest Products Week! Congress designated the third week of October (October 18-24, 2020) as National Forest Products Week (NFPW) to recognize the value of forest products and commit to conservation practices that help responsibly manage U.S. forests. This week celebrates the role and impact of forests and wood as an integral component to our nation's society. The week provides an opportunity to focus public attention on Maine’s forests and forest products industry and celebrate their importance to our state. Members of the industry, led by the Maine Forest Products Council, are planning a series of activities designed to engage and educate the public and the media.

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