LINCOLN, Maine — The Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill off of Katahdin Avenue used to be a bustling industry for the town. Now, the abandoned site is quiet, surrounded by the sound of crickets in late September.

But that barren environment is going to change soon. On Friday, September 27, Lincoln town officials announced a cross laminated timber (CLT) manufacturer is moving in to help bring the mill back to life in a different way.

That difference is that it’s more green. Cross laminated timber is a building product made from a renewable resource (wood), rather than carbon sequesters, like steel, concrete, or stone. The initiative is designed better shape the future of the construction industry. 

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