UMaine Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center Recognized for Outstanding Use of Wood

Bangor, ME – The Northeastern Loggers’ Association (NELA) recently honored the UMaine Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center of Orono, ME as the recipient of its 2007 Outstanding Use of Wood award. NELA President John Caveney honored the AEWC Center at the Annual Loggers’ Banquet in Bangor, ME in a ceremony attended by over 300 members of the Northeast’s forest products community.

“Paper, lumber, and energy are some of the traditional uses for the forest resource here in Maine and throughout the northeast” Caveney told the assemble crowd in his comments. “But over the past sixteen years the University of Maine’s AEWC Center has been working hard to develop new uses for our precious resource. The AEWC Center is a globally recognized leader in composites research and development, and their research often leads to the commercial development of next generation, cost-effective, high-performance, wood and nonwood composite materials.”

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