Benjamin Carlisle, MFPC President; Marty Richard, International Grand Investment Corporation – East Operations Vice President; Collin “Scott” Beal, Woodland Pulp Environmental and Security Manager; Patrick Strauch, MFPC Executive Director
BANGOR – The Maine Forest Products Council recognized Woodland Pulp and Woodland Pulp’s Collin “Scott” Beal with awards at its annual ceremony on Monday, September 18.
Woodland Pulp was recognized as the organization’s 2023 Outstanding Manufacturer. This award recognizes a manufacturer in the forest products industry that has demonstrated innovative approaches, value added strategies, community relations, environmental and safety awareness, and growth strategies. The award was presented by Collin “Scott” Beal, a longtime employee and member of the Maine Forest Products Council’s Executive Committee.
“Having worked for the mill for more than 44 years, I know firsthand the value and dedication that Woodland Pulp brings to Washington County,” Beal said. “Woodland Pulp has been a fixture in Baileyville since the early twentieth century, and even though global markets are currently challenging, the company continues to make the investments necessary to remain competitive. The Outstanding Manufacturing Award recognizes these efforts, along with the company’s dedication to public education and legislative outreach.”
Collin “Scott” Beal of Baileyville was presented the 2023 Albert D. Nutting Award by MFPC Board President, Benjamin Carlisle. Established in 1990, this award commemorates the many contributions to Maine forestry that Al Nutting was instrumental in creating. Recipients 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.
“Having served with him on Maine Forest Products Council’s Executive Committee, I’ve had the opportunity to work with and learn from Scott for a number of years now,” said Carlisle. “Scott has been a leader within our industry for decades, benefiting us with his intellect, dedication, work ethic and downeast humor. He is certainly deserving of this recognition as he prepares for a well-earned retirement.”