Posted by: Bob Payne | August 30, 2011

Sustainable forestry works for Maine paper industry

As the U.S. economy continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, now more than ever Maine needs manufacturing and, in turn, manufacturing needs Maine. Maine’s pulp and paper sector provides 7,500 jobs and accounts for approximately 15 percent of all manufacturing jobs in the state, and Sappi Fine Paper North America’s Somerset Mill and its 840 employees are an important part of that sector. For manufacturing companies such as ours to have a viable future, we need to invest in our assets and implement reasonable and achievable environmental reforms.



  1. sustainable forestry/plantation management practices for paper/rayon industry is a challenge for us in India also.

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