Fifty-two graders representing 10 mills located in New England participated in this year’s NELMA-sponsored competition.
Augusta, Maine (May 15, 2012) – Governor Paul LePage today presented six Maine companies with a 2012 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, which included Moose River Lumber Company. The honors were delivered by Governor Paul LePage during an awards ceremony held at the State House Hall of Flags.
The 22nd annual awards, administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and sponsored by FairPoint Communications, recognize Maine companies that demonstrate a high level of commitment to their community, employees and to manufacturing or service excellence.
"This year's honorees represent businesses that are regional, national and international leaders in their fields," said Governor LePage. "I am particularly pleased that each business has shown a commitment to investment, innovation, their communities, and to Maine."
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner George Gervais, FairPoint State of Maine President Mike Reed, Legislators and the business community joined the Governor to make the announcement.
Moose River Lumber Co. has a workforce of 86 people at their high tech saw and planer mills in the town of Moose River. The company saws, planes, dries and distributes spruce-pine-fir dimension lumber and boards to retailers and builders throughout the eastern United States.