Author name: Krysta West

December 2023 Newsletter

It is with great sadness that we share that, just before Thanksgiving, our good friend and longtime MFPC member Fred Huntress passed away at the age of 90. Fred will be remembered for his many contributions to our organization, and to the industry as a whole. A licensed forester, land surveyor, real estate appraiser and […]

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Press Release: Maine Forest Products Council Presents TimberHP with Maine Children’s Alliance’s 2023 Business Award

Krysta West, Deputy Director of the Maine Forest Products Council; Sarah King, Chief Human Resources Officer, TimberHP HALLOWELL – On Tuesday, November 14, Krysta West, Deputy Director of the Maine Forest Products Council, presented Maine Children’s Alliance’s 2023 Business Award to Sarah King on behalf of TimberHP at the annual Champions for Children Giraffe Awards

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October 2023 Newsletter

Each fall, our membership congregates for one of my favorite events – our annual membership meeting. The event presents a great opportunity for members to come together to catch up with old friends, reminisce about the year that’s gone by and, importantly, look to the year ahead. This year, more than 90 members congregated at

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Press Release: Maine Forest Products Council Recognizes John Bryant of Holden at Awards Ceremony

Ryan McAvoy, former MFPC President; John Bryant of Holden; Patrick Strauch, MFPC Executive Director BANGOR – The Maine Forest Products Council recognized John Bryant of Holden with the President’s Award at a ceremony on Monday, September 18. The award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the industry that deserve

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Press Release: Maine Forest Products Council Recognizes Mark Vannah of Waldoboro at Awards Ceremony

Benjamin Carlisle, MFPC President; Mark Vannah of Waldoboro; Jim Robbins, MFPC Executive Committee Member; Patrick Strauch, MFPC Executive Director BANGOR – The Maine Forest Products Council recognized Mark Vannah of Waldoboro with the Doug Denico Outstanding Forester Award at a ceremony on Monday, September 18. The award, named in honor of former board president Doug

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Press Release: Maine Forest Products Council Recognizes Woodland Pulp and Collin “Scott” Beal at Awards Ceremony

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.

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Press Release: Maine Forest Products Council Recognizes Don Kleiner of Union at Awards Ceremony

Benjamin Carlisle, MFPC President; Don Kleiner of Union; Patrick Strauch, MFPC Executive Director BANGOR – The Maine Forest Products Council recognized Don Kleiner of Union with its Abby Holman Public Service Award at a ceremony on Monday, September 18. The award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated a level of passion, loyalty

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September 2023 MFPC Newsletter

It’s been a few months since our last newsletter, and boy oh boy how things have changed. In April, I wrote about how the lack of logging and trucking capacity, paired with a healthy demand from the mills, resulted in high fiber costs. At the time, I wrote that while our trees are plentiful and

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Public hearing on adoption of California Advanced Clean Trucks Rule TOMORROW in Augusta

Who: Maine Board of Environmental ProtectionsWhat: Public hearing on adoption of Chapter 128 Advanced Clean Trucks ProgramWhen: TOMORROW, August 17 at 09:00 amWhere: Augusta Civic Center Comment deadline: August 28 at 5:00 pmTalking points are available here. Please consider attending; submitting comments! Environmental Advocates have launched a new effort to control the type of vehicle truckers can purchase by petitioning

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Maine BEP: Chapter 128: Advanced Clean Trucks Program

Ch 128 Fact Sheet :: Ch 128 Draft Rule :: Comment on this Rule Concise Summary: In response to a citizen petition, this rule is proposed to establish a program to reduce emissions from on-road vehicles over 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) by incorporating the requirements of the California Advanced Clean Trucks regulation and is intended to

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