School of Forest Resources

Morning Sentinel interviews Rice about Newport woodworking company

The Morning Sentinel interviewed Bob Rice, a professor emeritus of wood physics and bioenergy at the University of Maine, about a woodworking company in Newport, Maine. The Newport Vic Firth Co., now owned by the Avedis Zildjian Co., produces about 5 million pairs of drumsticks per year through a unique partnership of Firth’s tone-pairing process […]

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Pendse speaks with WABI about Maine’s pulp production future

Hemant Pendse, director of UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about the recent sale of the Old Town mill. The institute has a research center in the mill’s warehouse, which city officials say will remain on the property, the Associated Press reported. In June, ND Paper LLC bought the Rumford paper […]

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Media report on group’s announcement to grow Maine’s forest industry

The Portland Press Herald, Maine Public, Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on an announcement made at the University of Maine to help boost Maine’s forest economy. Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine), a group with representatives from industry, communities, government and others including UMaine, said the forest products […]

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maine forest clearing with moose at sunset

Researchers awarded $1.5M to examine spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases

A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to examine the relationships among the spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases, perceptions of mosquito-borne disease risk and human travel, including domestic and international tourism. The five-year project, “Coupled Dynamics of Tourism and Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission in the Americas,” is […]

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Coalition including UMaine announces plan to grow forest economy

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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