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Wood is sustainable, renewable, greenhouse-gas friendly, highly versatile, grown with relatively little effort. Forests provide clean air, water, wildlife habitat and biodiversity.

What’s happening in forest products? Find out at MFPC’s Annual Meeting at Sunday River Resort Sept. 13-14

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Brian slideWhat’s happening in pulp and paper? Brian McClay, the principal consultant at Brian McClay & Associates, a privately-held pulp and paper competitive intelligence consultancy based in Montreal, will fill us in on the challenges and opportunities, especially for Maine and our Canadian neighbors.

“The issue I am most excited about is the potential for wood pulp-based rayon to take market share from polyester in the textile business,” McClay says. “This opportunity comes from polyester’s contribution to micro-plastic pollution of the oceans and rivers and the fact that polyester is not biodegradable whereas wood pulp-based rayon is. This is a pretty new topic but it could be a game-changer for pulp.”

iso-logo-gray-188x90We’ll also tackle one of the toughest issues facing our industry and many others – energy. A representative from ISO New England, the independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for keeping electricity flowing across the six New England states, will update us on the status and outlook of demand response programs in the region.

As always, we’ll start with a round of golf at Sunday River Golf Club on Sunday Sept. 13, with tee times starting at noon, and return to the Jordan Hotel for a cook-out. Monday, Sept. 14, begins with an early breakfast at the Jordan and then we’ll get down to business, including election of officers, a report on our legislative agenda and discussion of what’s needed for our industry to thrive. The afternoon will consist of a tour of the Irving Sawmill in Dixfield. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a great banquet and celebrate the 2015 MFPC award winners.

The success of this meeting depends greatly on membership support. As a MFPC member, we would like to extend to you the opportunity to participate as a sponsor. As you know, sponsorship is an essential component to all of MFPC’s events and it’s especially important to subsidize the event costs. Keeping individual costs down allows more of our members to participate. A special form for sponsorship registration is enclosed with your registration materials. So please join us for our biggest event of the year. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our staff at 622-9288 or email Sue McCarthy. We looking forward to seeing you there.

Click here to download the agenda for this years Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting Registration

Overnight accommodations: please call (800) 207-2365 and identify yourselves as with the Maine Forest Products Council. The room choices are below:

Jordan – Standard Unit – $119 per night plus tax

Jordan Studio Unit – $119 per night plus tax

Studio Deluxe – $119 per night plus tax

1 Bedroom Suite – $179 per night plus tax

2 /bedroom Suite – $299.00 per night plus tax

golf courseSunday River Golf Club

Golf will start at Noon on Sunday, Sept. 13 with specific Tee Times.   The cost is $100 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf plus cart.  A BBQ will be held immediately after the tournament back at the Jordon Hotel. .

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Maine Forest Products Week

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.

When: Sun October 18 8:00 AM - Sat October 24 11:00 PM

MFPC Board Meeting

When: Thu November 12 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: MFPC Office, 535 Civic Center Drive, Augusta Maine
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