The 2015 Maine Wood Products Annual meeting, after being canceled due to Snowmaggedon, was finally held on February 17 at the Franco Center in Lewiston. The event featured tours of Central Maine Cabinetry & Millwork and McIntosh & Co. Cabinetmakers where all attendees were very interested and wanted more time to tour! Our speakers from Competitive Energy Services, LLC, Efficiency Maine, Great Falls Insurance and Maine Community Health Options, informed and enlightened our members and guests on important and timely topics for all businesses. Steve Rohde of the Northern Forest Center brought us an update on the Regional Wood Products Consortium and available grant monies for wood products businesses. Keynote speaker was Scott Reiff of the Maine Department of Corrections, showing their new film ”No Idle Hands” highlighting the prison systems woodworking program and how it prepares and trains inmates in useable woodworking skills, to prepare them for productive lives post program. The meeting was well attended despite having been canceled.
We’d LOVE to see YOU there next year!