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In this issue

  • Executive Director's Note: We have been planning some important events!
  • 2022 MFPC award winners announced
  • 2022 62nd Annual Meeting speaker lineup
  • This exciting auction item could be yours!
  • RSVP now for the annual meeting
  • 2022 Fall Candidate Breakfast Series
  • MFPC August member visits
  • MFPC job listing - Office Manager

Here at the Council, the month of August was devoted to planning a number of important upcoming events. In just a short few weeks we will host our 62nd Annual Meeting at the Grand Summit Hotel in Newry. Information on our featured speakers, along with registration, is included below. If you haven't yet registered for this event, please get that form returned to us ASAP.

We are also still soliciting donations for the evening raffle event. If you have an item you'd like to contribute, please email Sue at As you will see below, we have some exciting items already, but we can always use more!

Also included below is our announcement of 2022 award winners. We look forward to honoring these companies and individuals for contributions to the industry during our banquet event. 

Finally, Krysta has been hard at work planning our Fall 2022 Candidate Breakfast Series. The series is comprised of five breakfast events held at locations from Presque Isle to Portland. These events are designed to educate candidates about the importance of the forest products industry. Candidates will be given time at each of the events to speak to our membership and answer questions.

The Council is encouraging members to attend, and also to share the invitation with their employees. It is critical to foster productive relationships with current and future lawmakers. Thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors, these breakfasts present a great opportunity to speak with those who wish to represent us in Augusta, so please RSVP now to attend!


Pat Strauch

MFPC Executive Director

Governor Mills, Hon LePage Confirmed as Speakers

Exciting Auction Item

Bud Brown, President of Eco-Analysts, Inc., has generously donated a ground fishing trip out of Georgetown to the MFPC annual meeting auction. Above is a photo of MFPC board member Ben Carlisle's catch off of the boat, a 15 foot long, 350 pound(ish) shark! Other species caught or identified during this trip included cod, ocean sunfish and tuna. 

Bid right during the auction, and this exciting trip could be yours! 

RSVP Now for MFPC’s Biggest Event of the Year!

What: 62nd MFPC Annual Meeting 

Where: Sunday River Ski Resort, Grand Summit Hotel, 97 Summit Rd, Newry

When: September 18th (evening) and 19th (all day)


The Maine Forest Products Council invites you to attend our 62nd annual membership meeting at the beautiful Grand Summit Hotel in Newry, Maine. This event will start with a BBQ Sunday evening at 6 o’clock. Monday, we will get down to business bright and early with a breakfast at the hotel followed by our annual membership meeting and presentations on a number of topics including forest carbon, the Spruce Budworm, transportation issues and more. To register, return this form, to Sue McCarthy at If you have any questions, call 622-9288 or send her an email.

RSVP for breakfast event

MFPC Director, Deputy Director August Member Visits

Krysta and I really made the rounds during the month of August, visiting Kennebec Lumber Company (Solon), Weyerhaeuser (Bingham), Maine Woods Pellet Co. (Athens), Timber Resource Group and BBC Lands (Farmington) and LP Corp (New Limerick). Thanks to the members who took the time to speak with us and show us around!

Maine Forest Products Council

Job Announcement

Office Manager

The Maine Forest Products Council, the not-for-profit trade association for Maine’s iconic forest products industry, is seeking a full-time Office Manager. The position is responsible for managing office operations including bookkeeping (AP/AR), budgeting, and facilities vendor management. The assistant reports to the Executive Director and helps manage correspondence and membership association activities. Event planning is an important aspect of the job; candidates should have experience in managing tournaments, annual meetings or other similar events. The candidate must have good writing skills and be proficient in MS Office and QuickBooks. The position requires strong communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.

The Maine Forest Products Council is run by a small team of professionals serving a diverse membership that includes paper mills, saw mills, foresters, loggers, biomass generators, large landowners managing more than 8.5 million acres of forestland in Maine, and more. The organization engages federal and state policymakers on issues of importance to the industry.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The position will be located at the MFPC offices at 535 Civic Center Drive, in Augusta, Maine.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Patrick Strauch, Executive Director, Maine Forest Products Council, 535 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Sue McCarthy will be retiring from the Maine Forest Products Council.

About MFPC

Since 1961, the Maine Forest Products Council has been the voice of Maine's forest economy. MFPC's members are landowners, loggers, truckers, paper mills, tree farmers, foresters, lumber processors and the owners of more than 8 million acres of commercial forestland, but they are also bankers, lawyers and insurance executives. The Council represents members at the Maine Legislature throughout the state, in Washington D.C. and the U.S.

Patrick Strauch, Executive Director

Krysta West, Deputy Director

Pat SiroisSFI Coordinator

Sue McCarthy, Office Manager


Address: 535 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330

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