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Comments for: Prep work under way at Millinocket’s torrefied wood facility

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  • Anonymous

    20 jobs?  Yikes.

    • Anonymous

       You are a pessimist, I am an optimist.  25 jobs times 5 is 125 jobs.  Where do you get 20 jobs?  Never mind.  But you will only consider how many likes you get in your responses versus reality.

      • Anonymous

        I’m a realist.  Show me something that indicates that they’re going to need 20-25 people for each machine. I get that they’re going to hire 20 people now, but this is going to be a highly automated plant and the work is not labor intensive. Other charcoal factories, including those in Mississippi   get by with 25 people.

        • Anonymous

           I will not feed you.

        • Anonymous

          These machines require support. Truckers loggers, mechanics, etc etc etc. Although we know you would rather see park attendants and stuffed toy moose kiosks

          • Anonymous

            he can’t figure that out! he is just out to say negative things about good things. can’t figure out that this country is built with small businesses, geezzzzz

        • Anonymous

          crapola

        • Anonymous

          better than nothing.  really,  a few years ago I thought the government should just buy out most of the home owners and bulldoze most of the town rather than support them with welfare in perpetuity.   If they have 5 of these machines,  it will generate jobs in the logging industry as well.  The Millinockets will never be as prosperous as when the mills employed over a thousand people,  but now I think it does have a future with a much scaled back paper/wood industry AND outdoor recreation.

    • Anonymous

      Even at 20 jobs with benefits and a living wage is better than none. Cate Street has done everything  so far they said they would do. Just keep paying your taxes for you share of he landfill you own a part of. That’s if you work.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly how many people do you employ?  20-25 jobs at the plant plus all the jobs that contribute to plant, add  up to alot more.

    • Anonymous

      20 jobs is a start.  Don’t knock it.  It is private industry doing what they can. Capitalism at work.

    • Anonymous

      hey, it’s a start! rome was not built over night.

  • Anonymous

    It too bad that they felt the need to bring an out of state contractor in to do this work.  I’m sure there are plenty of Maine companies that have the capabilities to do this.

    • Anonymous

      Local contractors are handling most of the construction work on site

    • Anonymous

      didn’t you read the article that they are using local contractors and local engineering?

  • This is great news for the area. Cate Street has been a great asset to the area. Too bad people from the area don’t wanna believe in them as I’ve heard from some of the folks. Hope they don’t represented the whole town and communities. 

  • Anonymous

    Good on em.  It’s a start

  • Anonymous

    Okay, but, you guys be careful up there, the Oxford Casino almost got shut down for  extreme environmental footprints, I am torrefied the some second rate lawyer could hold this up for years,
    get it built before anyone finds out.

    • Anonymous

      LOL….Steve Hinchman is such a hack!

      • Anonymous

        That’s being very nice….!

        Hinchman the greenies eco-henchman is as guilty of Maine’s economic downfall as King, Baldacci or Michaud….!

        We got these mills back up and running because of people like LePage, Raye, Conlogue and even Herbie Clark.

        Other than Hinchman the eco-henchman, the only other immediate Quimby threat that could shut these mills down comes from within our own town council….

        .

  • Anonymous

    Why is this wonderful product being sent overseas?
     Can it be utilized here in America to help produce energy?
      Save on shipping costs.

    • This is where those R&D Bond’s that LePage keeps sitting on come in. Have a State Building, or a non-profit building, that’s uses a oil-fed boiler system converted, using some of the Bond money, to refit the boiler to use the new bio-coal. Keep track of actual, not estimated, costs and see how well it work’s. Cate St stands to benefit from the potential sales to a domestic market, Maine benefit’s from using a on-hand renewable fuel and the public benefits from both the lower cost’s, increased savings and, what really needs to be kept track of, lower pollution that impacts on public health, not to mention the potential for the jobs requiring the retrofitting of these oil boiler systems to work with bio-coal. The potential of ‘Clean Coal’ may be here. But only if it’s explored and that requires R&D and funding. And that’s what LePage is preventing, progress. And that’s good for how many ?

      • Anonymous

        Are you by any chance a politician?  Cause you really don’t understand anything about this product do you?

      • Anonymous

        Mike-
        In an ideal world that would be great, “”but”” first you would have to get Cate Street on board, then get the Governor on board— thats not a hard sell on these two, “”Until”” you hit:
        *The Town Council- with certain members now siding with Ol Quimby they will first over regulate, and over tax any proposed technology,,, then they will become the land lord and drive out those they don’t agree with.
        *The Green Machine; other than the highly evolved town council, the greenies eco-henchman lawyer Steven Hinchman will stand in the way of any progress.

    • Anonymous

      Why is this wonderful product being sent overseas? To offset SO2 and mercury emissions in older european power plants which burn coal. The europeans don’t have much of a choice and they don’t have very much inexpensive wood to utilize.
      Can it be utilized here in America to help produce energy? Sure but there are much cheaper alternatives for US plants. Natural gas for one.
      Save on shipping costs. Shipping costs will be minimal compared to the cost of production. 100% electricity. Yikes!!

      • Anonymous

         Thanks,  Now I am smarter.
        Every little bit helps.

  • Anonymous

    We got these mills back up and running because of people like LePage, Raye, Conlogue and even Herbie Clark.

    This good news must be really getting Ol Quimby all upset… :-)

    Other than the greenies lawyer Steven Hinchman the eco-henchman, the only other immediate Quimby threat that could shut these mills down comes from within our own town council….

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