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2013 Outstanding Manufacturer: ReEnergy Holdings

From left, Steve Hall of ReEnergy, Nicholas Fontaine, Patrick Strauch and Mark Doty.

From left, Steve Hall of ReEnergy, Nicholas Fontaine, Patrick Strauch and Mark Doty.

By Nicholas Fontaine, Fontaine Lumber

On June 13, ReEnergy Holdings announced it had achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standard, becoming the first company solely devoted to electricity production to be certified by SFI.

Fontaine, Hall, Strauch and Doty.

Fontaine, Hall, Strauch and Doty.

ReEnergy operates in six states and employs about 290 people, including nearly 100 in Maine. It owns and/or operates nine energy production facilities with the combined capacity to generate 325 megawatts of renewable energy. In Maine, it owns biomass-to-energy facilities in Stratton, Livermore Falls, Fort Fairfield and Ashland, which create homegrown renewable energy for the  local communities.

ReEnergy is a member of the Maine Forest Products Council and worked closely with MFPC in seeking certification. It also has become an active member of Maine’s SFI Implementation Committee.

In recognition of the company’s environmental leadership and its achievement in becoming the first independent biomass energy company to become SFI certified, we are proud to present the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year award to ReEnergy Holdings.

 Criteria for this award: Innovative approaches, value-added strategies, community relations, environmental and safety awareness, and growth strategies. Nominees need not be members of the Maine Forest Products Council.

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