Log slicing marks begin of ‘one thing actually massive’ at Madison insulation mill

MADISON, Maine — As a substitute of a ribbon, a few of Maine’s prime politicians and the White Home local weather adviser celebrated the slicing of a go online Friday to enshrine a pioneering wooden fiber insulation mill.

After years of pandemic-related hurdles to accumulate greater than $125 million in private and non-private financing, TimberHP is now the primary firm in North America to provide wooden fiber insulation. It’s already using 70 individuals on the positioning of a paper mill whose closure devastated the Somerset County city of Madison in 2016.

White Home Local weather Advisor Ali Zaidi joined Gov. Janet Mills, U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat from Maine’s 2nd District, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, on the grand opening and led one other occasion earlier Friday at Kennebec Valley Group School in Fairfield to mark Maine surpassing a warmth pump objective and asserting a brand new one.