Media cover Sen. King’s visit to UMaine to mark new Oak Ridge Lab partnership

WABI (Channel 5) and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on U.S. Sen. Angus King’s recent visit to the University of Maine to help announce a partnership between the university and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Tennessee-based lab has committed to help researchers at UMaine tackle the future of bio-based materials, including nanocellular technology, biofuels and additive manufacturing, in an attempt to strengthen Maine’s forest economy by bringing new technology jobs to the state. “What we’re talking about now is building upon, not replacing, the traditional forest-based economy of Maine, because sawmills and paper and paper-based products are still important, but also finding new markets and new products and new ways to add value and jobs in the state of Maine based upon this resource that we have,” King said during a press conference at UMaine.