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Feature article about Robbins Lumber of Searsmont, a family owned and operated business that started with a barrel stave mill near Belfast in 1881. Five generations later the company, which now employs 130 people, is a major player in the statewide debate about how land should be managed and forests protected. Partners and brothers Jenness and Jim Robbins specialize in white pine lumber and distribute it around the world. Both forestry school graduates, they are astute woodland and mill managers. Robbins Lumber has been honored by both the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, earned a national Arbor Day Award and the Governor's Award of Excellence as a small business. But some are critical. Jim Robbins is in his second year as president of the Maine Forest Products Council and Jym St. Pierre of Restore: The North Woods, sees a harder line emerging from the council under Robbins' leadership. With a related article about Robbins Lumber and conservation easements.
Forest management, Robbins Lumber, Inc Searsport
Rooks, Douglas, "Feature article about Robbins Lumber of Searsmont, a family owned and operated b" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3394.
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