Annual meeting: Where we are & where we’re heading



56th Annual Maine Forest Products Membership Meeting

 September 18-19, 2016


Bangor & Orono, Maine


This year’s annual meeting is all about our future — where we are and where we’re headed as an industry. Starting with our new Maine’s Forest Economy report. It’s bigger, better and surprisingly upbeat. On June 30, Dr. Mindy Crandall of the University of Maine and James Anderson III, PhD candidate, completed their research on the economic impact of the state’s forest products industry and, despite the closures over the last two years, we’re an $8.5 billion industry . If you have questions, Dr. Crandall will be on hand to answer them and you’ll be the first to get a copy of the new economy report, which also will highlight sustainability, the industry’s contribution to Maine tourism and recreation, and why Maine is still a great place for a forest industry.

Executive Director Patrick Strauch will fill you in on the sometimes rocky path toward creating the “roadmap” we need to, as Dr. Bob Wagner says, “guide us into the new frontiers of the global market.”  Then we’ll explore some of those frontiers, starting with a real game changer – cross-laminated timber, an opportunity that isn’t years away but has already arrived. We’ve got a great line-up of presenters to tell you what’s happening and, most importantly, how Maine can catch this wave.

Finally we’ll see, hear and touch these new frontiers as we tour UCross-Laminated-Timber-News-featureMaine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center ( and Process Development Center (

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Sunday, September 18th- Golf – noon – (Penobscot Golf Country Club) -Enjoy a round of golf at the Ppenobscot3enobscot Golf club starting at 12 noon.  There will be Tee-Times for each group.   Each team player will receive one mulligan and skirt. After golf enjoy a BBQ  starting at 6:00 p.m. also at the country club

Sunday, September 18th – BBQ – 6 p.m. (Penobscot Golf Country Club) – BBQ  starting at 6 p.m.

Monday September 19 – Breakfast-(Wells Center in Orono) – Breakfast will be served at 7:30 at the Wells Center in Orono

Monday September 19 – Business Meeting, Wells CenterPresentations and Tours – (Wells Center in Orono) Breakfast will be served at 7:30 at the Wells Center in Orono and the business meeting and presentations will start at 8:30
Monday September 19 -Banquet – 5 p.m. -9 p.m. (Hollywood Casino in Bangor)- Happy Hour from 5-6, Auction will start around 5:30 and Dinner at 6:30. The awards will be presented after dinner.

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