Governor LePage Congratulates Irving Forest Products On $30 Million Expansion

August 19, 2013

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today offered his congratulations to Irving Forest Products, Inc. on the announcement of a major expansion in Aroostook County. The company is set to build a modern, small log sawmill at Ashland (Nashville Plantation), creating 60 new jobs.

“This is the kind of news we like to see in the State of Maine: a good company expanding and creating quality jobs for Maine people,” said the Governor. “Maine is open for business, and we will continue our efforts to make Maine as competitive as possible for private investment and job growth.”

Irving’s expansion will take place on the site of the wood processing facility closed in 2008. Company officials say the new sawmill is scheduled to open in late Spring of 2014 and will complement other timberland operations in the County, as well as a pine sawmill in Dixfield.

“We will keep working with the company to see this expansion through,” said Rosaire Pelletier, who is Governor LePage’s Senior Forest Products Advisor. “This is a great example of what can happen when business and government work together.”