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Ashland manufacturer moving red cedar shingle production to British Columbia

Ecoshel, the Ashland-based maker of cedar shingles, plans to move its red cedar shingle production to British Columbia.

NBRC's funding hike targets forest-based industries


U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reported that $15 million in funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission is included in the energy...

Shuttered Lincoln mill to seek $1.1 million from vendors

As part of a bankruptcy process, the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill plans to try to reclaim money that it's already paid out to vendors.

Catalyst Paper's project would support 62 new jobs at Rumford mill

British Columbia-based Catalyst Paper Corp. projects that a $56 million investment in a tissue-making machine at its Rumford mill would support 62 full-time jobs.

120 jobs lost as Verso shuts down No. 3 machine at Jay mill


Verso Corp. (NYSE: VRS) is permanently shutting down the No. 3 paper machine and associated equipment at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, resulting in the loss of 120 jobs for workers laid off when the...

Maine Food Insider: New England's lone liquor barrel maker adds flavor to whiskey and beer

Lori Valigra |

The unique taste in bourbon, Scotch, rum and other hard liquors is in the barrel, the tannins and sugars that caramelize as the white oak staves are aged, heated and charred and then formed into the...

On the record: Mousam Valley Millwork trims too-fast growth

Lori Valigra |

Lisa Girard, owner of architectural woodworking company Mousam Valley Millwork of Springvale, found herself in a jam most companies would envy: too many orders, which had her staff working overtime...

Q. and A. with Sen. Angus King: Maine needs to harness its 'workforce and people'

Renee Cordes |

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, says the state's economy is generally good but uneven. Opportunities to bolster the economy, he says, include expanding broadband in rural areas and finding new uses...

Owner of Rumford mill seeks FAME financing for new tissue machine

Catalyst Paper, the Canadian owner of the Rumford paper mill, is seeking a $25 million loan through the Finance Authority of Maine’s Major Business Expansion Bond program.

Lincoln files legal objection over cleanup plans for bankrupt mill

In court documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Maine, the town of Lincoln is objecting to the scope of a cleanup agreement between the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC and...