MFPC member Eric Kingsley of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions emailed us about this wonderful video, saying. “I thought you might enjoy this video (5 min) telling the story of family owned lumber mills. It is set in Maine, but it is really the story of the industry. This was done by my friends at the SOAP Group, and strikes me as the kind of thing we need more of. Enjoy.”
Featured in the video are, from Robbins Lumber, Jim Sr., Jim Jr., Catherine and Alden Robbins, and from Pleasant River Lumber, Luke, Chris and Jason Brochu.
In his blog, John Rooks of the SOAP Group said: “For 12 years I’ve been lucky enough to work with the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association [NELMA]. They were a client before SOAP was born. And they have continually pushed us to do some of our most innovative work. Lately, we’ve been interviewing NELMA members to document the long history of family-run lumber mills in the Northeast. The stories are very much about the culture of sustainability in the lumber industry.”