Senator King mentions forest products research during Franklin County school tour, Daily Bulldog reports

U.S. Sen. Angus King noted cutting-edge research taking place at the University of Maine, as he addressed the future of the state’s forest products industry on a tour of schools in Franklin County, the Daily Bulldog reported. As paper mills continue to struggle, King mentioned the need for the industry to branch out and embrace new products. As an example, King cited research on new ways to use wood fiber and nanocellulose, taking place at UMaine.