ORONO, Maine — When Maine’s paper industry was at its height, there were roughly 35 mills in the Pine Tree State, according to the University of Maine.
Following the September announcement of the mill in Jay closing, that leaves six mills still standing in Maine.
Now, researchers at the University of Maine are studying new applications for paper mill products. Liza White, UMaine biomedical engineering graduate student and Rumford native, grew up seeing the potential threat of closure to the mill in her hometown. Read more