Photo Release: Mike St. Peter Recognized by Maine Forest Products Council with Abby Holman Public Service Award

NEWRY – The Maine Forest Products Council (MFPC) awarded Mike St. Peter of Jackman with the organization’s Abby Holman Public Service Award at its 62nd Annual Meeting in Newry on Monday, September 19.

The award, presented by Don Tardie, recognized St. Peter for his development and delivery of a quality safety training program (Certified Logging Professionals), from stump through the mills, that is unequaled in terms of credibility, professional respect and effectiveness on a national and international scale.

“It was an honor to present Mike St. Peter with the Abby Holman Public Service Award for the work he has done to develop the curriculum for and grow the Certified Logging Safety Program (CLP),” said Don Tardie. “Mike’s leadership and passion for safety, coupled with assembling a very competent and professional team, has saved countless lives and prevented much pain and family suffering in our industry. Because of Mike’s hard work, CLP has become a generational training program by certifying over 6,800 loggers in Maine alone. The curriculum he developed has also been taught in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Vermont and New Brunswick, and it has been recognized at the state and national levels.”

“Mike’s commitment to the safety of Maines loggers is exceptional for his results-driven program and his professional reputation in the forest industry,” said Patrick Strauch, Executive Director of the Maine Forest Products Council

About the Maine Forest Products Council: 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. Maine Forest Products Council represent anyone who has an interest in seeing the Maine woods remain a viable, sustainable resource. For more information, visit

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