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Forest Opportunity Roadmap (FOR)/Maine announces of an Action Plan to grow Maine’s forest industry

A coalition working to boost Maine’s forest economy announced its action plan at the University of Maine on Sept. 25. Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine), a coalition working to diversify the state’s wood products businesses, attract capital investments, and develop greater economic prosperity for communities impacted by recent mill closures, announced a plan to grow Maine’s […]

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FBRI faculty and REU participants are heading for a week long trip to the University of Concepción-UDT, Chile

University of Maine professors, Dr. David Neivandt and Dr. Douglas Gardner with Tracy Vassiliev, a science teacher from the Doughty Middle school, Bangor have been collaborating with the University of Concepción-UDT, Chile under the Reseach Experience for the Undergradutes (REU) program. The participating undergradutes came from different states and have been working on their interested […]

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FBRI director and staff in the news about the new sale of the Old Town Paper Mill to local owners who plan to produce wood fiber related products.

Don Carrigan from NewsCenter Maine, Chanal 2 TV interviewed Dr. Hemant Pendse, Amy Luce and James Hargreaves about how the Old Town Mill was saved. http://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/mill-sale-brings-hope-to-old-town/97-513733756 Bangor Daily News also did a story on the sale of the mill. https://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/31/business/former-old-town-mill-property-sold-again/

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