May 2024 Newsletter

At the end of each session, I always take a moment to consider not only the impacts of the laws passed, but also the message that was sent to the forest industry. Do our goals as a state line up with our laws? What signals were sent to those looking to make investments in Maine? […]

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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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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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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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April 2023 MFPC Newsletter

Last week, our industry received some discouraging news – the ND Paper mill in Old Town will shutter until conditions on the ground improve. The company made this decision in order to shift focus on strengthening their Rumford operation at a time when, frankly, conditions are tough. The three reasons cited by the company were:

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February 2023 MFPC Newsletter

According to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, the Washington Post has found that agriculture, logging and forestry professions have the highest self-reported levels of happiness, and lowest reported levels of stress, of any major industry category. The study cracks this up to a fact that we all know a

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November 2022 MFPC Newsletter

Click here to view the full November 2022 Newsletter The last month has been an exciting one for Maine’s forest products industry. The month kicked off with the Bangor Daily News’ annual Maine Forest Products publication. The Council was featured on page 16 with a half-page advertisement and a column highlighting ongoing investments and emerging opportunities in

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We are in event planning mode!

Here at the Council, the month of August was devoted to planning a number of important upcoming events. In just a short few weeks we will host our 62nd Annual Meeting at the Grand Summit Hotel in Newry. Information on our featured speakers, along with registration, is included below. If you haven’t yet registered for

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