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ReEnergy shuts down Fort Fairfield biomass plant

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ReEnergy Holdings, a New York-based power company, has closed its biomass-fueled electricity plant in Fort Fairfield. The 37-megawatt facility, which opened in 1987 and employs 21 people, stopped...

Wreaths Across America will bring Maine balsam to Normandy, France

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Continuing a Maine businessman's tradition that began 26 years ago, Columbia Falls-based nonprofit Wreaths Across America will soon place 9,400 locally made balsam wreaths at the graves of military...

Woods, mill tour will focus on sustainable Maine forest use

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Designers and builders who work with wood will get a chance to learn from those who grow, harvest and mill it Thursday on the Maine Wood + Sustainability Tour, sponsored by Local Wood WORKS, a...

New study stokes the debate over oil heat versus wood

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A report by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry claims more than 100 major buildings in Maine have made the conversion.

Paper machine sold to Chinese company, paving way for Madison mill's redevelopment

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A Chinese company has purchased the paper machine at the shuttered Madison Paper Industries mill in Madison, which one of the mill's current owners says will make it easier to market the...

Acadia Insurance to pay $1.4M in dividends to logging contractors

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Acadia Insurance, a W. R. Berkley company recently, announced that it will pay more than $1.4 million in premium dividends to eligible policyholder members of the Professional Logging Contractors of...

Trade group: ND Paper’s investments boost goal of growing Maine’s forest economy

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The trade group representing several thousand professional loggers in the state issued a statement Thursday welcoming ND Paper LLC’s plans to purchase the idled Old Town bleached kraft pulp...

ND Paper to buy and reopen Old Town Mill, restoring 100 jobs

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Two days after announcing a two-year $111 million investment at its Rumford paper mill, ND Paper LLC said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to purchase the Old Town pulp and paper mill, which has...

ND Paper announces two-year investment and new jobs for Rumford mill

James McCarthy |

ND Paper LLC, which completed in June its $175 million acquisition of Catalyst Paper Corp.'s mills in Rumford and Biron, Wisc., announced Monday it plans to invest $300 million in the two pulp and...

Driver shortage drives new wood products training program

Laurie Schreiber |

Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter plans to build on its commercial driver's license training program by training students in how to load and drive logging trucks.

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