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Episode 081 - Jason Brochu of Pleasant River http://po.st/Du6ZHB via @po_st

"It produces about 85,000 sticks per day at the plant, according to vicfirth.com."

Firefighters battle blaze at drumstick factory in Newport — Penobscot — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine http://bangordailynews.com/2014/09/21/news/penobscot/firefighters-battle-blaze-in-newport/?ref=relat...

"the consumption of all wood has leveled off---for fuel, buildings, and, finally, paper. We are at peak timber."
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...

Pleasant River Lumber in Sanford, Maine - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMpXve_24_s
Spends a $100,000 a week on logs
Published on Mar 27, 2014
"After 60 good years and a half dozen bad ones, it looked as if the only sawmill in Sanford might not survive. But the owners of Pleasant River Lumber Co. saw potential, not just problems.
Pleasant River Lumber bought the former Lavalley sawmill in December 2012, and what a difference that's made -- the difference between bankruptcy and a bright future."

Making paper: the four Fs: "Fuel, fiber, freight and folks. Those are the big cost drivers in our business."Maine Manufacturers: More Natural Gas Needed to Lower Energy Costs |

Maine Public Broadcasting http://news.mpbn.net/post/maine-manufacturers-more-natural-gas-needed-lower-energy-costs