O’Neill quoted in Sun Journal story about downturn in logging, paper production in Maine

The Sun Journal interviewed Shane O’Neill, forest industry business development manager in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, about the loss of jobs and revenue in the state’s traditional industries such as logging and paper making. O’Neill expressed optimism about the forest industry in Maine, predicting development of new products and new markets such as plastic alternatives and cross-laminated timber, and increased biofuel production. “There’s this whole myriad of categories that trees were never really a part of,” said O’Neill. “That opens up these other pathways, so if one thing’s down, you’re not hurting as bad.” The Portland Press Herald and Centralmaine.com shared the Sun Journal story.