ORONO, Maine 𑁋 The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) qualified two new grades of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) using Maine-sourced lumber. That is, Maine lumber can now be used in CLT building construction, for buildings as high as 10 stories or more.
Train-the-Trainer Workshop June 9th & 10th Kennebec County Extension Offices – Augusta, Maine A half-day professional development training is being created to support Maine forestry professionals in their efforts to engage Woodland Retreat type landowners. Woodland Retreat landowners are an important cohort of family woodland owners in Maine that are not being well-served by traditional […]
A half-day professional development training is being created to support Maine forestry professionals in their efforts to engage Woodland Retreat type landowners. Woodland Retreat landowners are an important cohort of family woodland owners in Maine that are not being well served by traditional forestry engagement and programs as evidenced by a disproportionately low rate of […]
Our Katahdin and ORPC, Inc., announced a partnership today to create a testing center at One North, the former Great Northern Paper Mill site, to support the next-generation design and development of ORPC’s river hydrokinetic power system which generates electricity from river and tidal currents without dams or impoundments. “We welcome ORPC to the portfolio of innovative businesses working with Our Katahdin to help transform, grow and improve the […]
A new round of grants announced this week will help a handful of Maine mill towns repurpose their former manufacturing sites for new businesses. Millinocket, Lincoln and Ashland will receive $20,000 each, while East Millinocket and Madison will receive $30,000 each to fund projects such as engineering and site planning studies and offset state permit […]
November 22, 2021 Governor Janet Mills announced today that the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is now accepting applications for Phase 1 of the Forestry Recovery Initiative, a multi-phase grant program to support Maine’s forest products industry and the people it employs, create and sustain jobs in rural Maine, and strengthen the state’s economy.
(Source: Office Maine Governor Janet Mills) November 12, 2021 Milford, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration is launching the Forestry Recovery Initiative to support Maine’s forest products industry and the people it employs, create and sustain jobs in rural Maine, and strengthen the state’s economy. The initiative will be administered by the […]
Published September 20, 2021 by Bowdoin News The framework of Bowdoin’s latest construction project supports more than simply the buildings that will become Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies; it also supports the College’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Maine’s workforce-challenged logging industry has a dozen new workers after last week’s graduation ceremony for the latest group to complete a 12-week hands-on training program. The program was jointly developed by the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine and Northern Maine, Eastern Maine and Washington County community colleges, with support from industry partners. With this summer’s recently graduated group, 60 trainees […]
By Laurie Schreiber As LP Houlton’s 160 employees keep busy this summer turning hundreds of thousands of tons of Northern Maine trees into millions of square feet of engineered–wood products, work was underway to expand the mill in response to increased demand for its flagship line, an exterior siding and trim called SmartSide.