PO Box 360 Topsham, ME 04086     (207) 338-2883

Maine Wood Products Association

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Welcome to the Maine Wood Products Association.


The Maine Wood Products Association (MWPA) is a business association comprised of wood manufacturers, sawmills and associate members to the industry. 

"The Maine Wood Products Association seeks to improve the competitive position of its members and build quality employment in the State by sharing technical, marketing and business expertise.

The Association recognizes opportunities to maximize the growth and success of its members through pro-active stewardship of the natural resource and Maine's quality image."



Want to be successful?

Did you know - Maine Wood Concepts worked with Northern Forest Center?
Little Harbor Window, Duratherm Window, Maine Wood Concepts, Cedarworks, Thos. Moser, National Wood Products of Maine.  What do all of these successful companies have in common? They have all worked with the Northern Forest Center and Dave Redmond to improve their businesses.  The MWPA and NFC have joined forces to offer success building grant money to our members.  Contact Dave Redmond to find out more  Read More


Maine Wood Products Association -
Moving Forward

The Maine Wood Products Association, in an effort to better address the expressed needs and concerns of our membership, has identified 4 initiatives to work towards this year. 
  • Expand membership: our voice is stronger in numbers
  • Explore state and federal grants and funding to benefit members
  • Connect members and educators to assure job skill needs and voc-tech training programs align, and that students are aware of such employment opportunities
  • State, regional, national brand awareness and development supporting our global market
Your Board of Directors has been busy:
  • Surveyed membership to focus BOD initiatives on key member needs
  • Met with representatives from Senators King & Collins and Congressman Poliquin offices
    • Generated leads on grant funding and assistance
    • Learning of new programs for employee development
  • MWPA on political "radar" as an association with vision & positive direction
  • Attracted 5 new members in February and March
  • Organizing an Open BOD Meeting (April11 in Augusta) for members  to meet and talk with technical educators regarding current and future skill needs and workforce available. Attending: 
    • PATHS, Lewiston Regional Tech Ctr. Region 10 Tech Center - Brunswick, Foster Tech Ctr - Mt. Blue, Tri-County Tech Ctr - Dexter and others
    • JMG - Jobs for Maine graduates
  • Opened dialogue to facilitate placement of tech graduates into the wood manufacturing industry
  • Opened a dialogue with UMO School of Forestry and arranged a tour of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center April 28
In our evolving eco-sustainable world, our Maine wood products industry is due for a resurgence on a large scale.  The MWPA is excited for the endless opportunity ahead and we invite you to join us in making the future happen in benefit of our State, communities and families. 
To all of our members: Thank you for your vision, assistance and support.
To our colleagues who are not yet members: Don't you think you need to be a part of this?
Contact Kris or any of our Board of Directors with questions and comments.




Robbins Lumber becomes Power Producer

by Nick McCrea, BDN Staff
SEARSMONT, Maine - The shuttering and shrinking of paper mills has forced businesses across the forest products industry to take a fresh look at their approach.
At Robbins Lumber, a 136-year-old family-owned sawmill in Searsmont, the upheaval is prompting a big investment to become not just a lumber producer, but an energy producer.
Churning out boards, planks and beams by the truckload each day, Robbins Lumber in Searsmont ends up with a lot of leftovers.
Every day, the company's saws and chippers produce about 90 tons of woodchips, enough to fill three truckloads. Those chips have been sold to paper mills to help fuel the papermaking operations. But with mills closing and downsizing across the state, the lost revenue stream could become a liability. Full Article  







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