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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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FOR/Maine Coalition Wins Grant to Boost Maine’s Forest Product Sector Workforce 

Hallowell, Maine — August 15, 2023 — The FOR/Maine (Forest Opportunity Roadmap) Coalition is pleased to announce a grant of $113,243 to develop and offer a 10-week, virtual course that will enable Mainers to obtain micro-credentials or college credits needed for many jobs in Maine’s burgeoning forest sector. The Growing Maine’s Forest Product Sector Workforce funds are made possible by a private

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BDN: Log cutting marks start of ‘something really big’ at Madison insulation mill

Source MADISON, Maine — Instead of a ribbon, some of Maine’s top politicians and the White House climate adviser celebrated the cutting of a log on Friday to enshrine a pioneering wood fiber insulation mill. After years of pandemic-related hurdles to acquire more than $125 million in public and private financing, TimberHP is now the first

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Legislative Update – May 12, 2023

This week, Governor Mills introduced the second part to the biennial budget in the form of a $900 million spending package. The language has not yet been released, but it is reported that the package contains $432 million in new spending and $455 million in transfers, bringing the overall budget to just over $10.3 billion.

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