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Help MFPC determine what manufacturers need most!

 Join us for an important meeting on August 17

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Now that the legislative session is over, the Maine Forest Products Council is turning its attention towards the update of our strategic plan.  Many manufacturing members have expressed the desire to convene the manufacturing committee in order to define common issues.  We’re inviting you to attend a committee meeting from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 17, at the MFPC office in Augusta.  MFPC’s strength is its broad base of perspectives that our collective membership provides.  It’s time to work together to define our common manufacturing issues, and determine what actions are needed to advance them.

We’ll start by joining the MFPC Executive Committee at noon for lunch.  Executive Director Patrick Strauch will give us an update on the recent legislative session and fill us in on the big ticket legislative issues ahead of us in 2016.   We seek your direction to help shape our platform and priorities on issues such as:

  • Fiber supply
  • Energy
  • Labor and workforce issues
  • Environmental Regulation issues
  • Health care

Please join me at this session to create additional value from your MFPC membership dues.  Feel free to invite nonmembers, so they can see how valuable it is to be part of the Council.   You are also encouraged to include others from your company.   This should be a good opportunity to get to know the other manufacturing sector members of MFPC.  We will provide legal anti-trust coverage for this meeting.

Please RSVP to Sue McCarthy by August 10th so we can make good plans for the day.

We’ll be sending you an agenda and other information shortly, but for now please be sure to save the date – August 17.  I am looking forward to a good turnout and a productive discussion.  Hope you can join us.


Jim Contino, Vice President, MFPC Board and Fiber Supply Director, Verso Paper

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Celebrate Maine Forest Products Week! Congress designated the third week of October (October 18-24, 2020) as National Forest Products Week (NFPW) to recognize the value of forest products and commit to conservation practices that help responsibly manage U.S. forests. This week celebrates the role and impact of forests and wood as an integral component to our nation's society. The week provides an opportunity to focus public attention on Maine’s forests and forest products industry and celebrate their importance to our state. Members of the industry, led by the Maine Forest Products Council, are planning a series of activities designed to engage and educate the public and the media.

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