ASCC researchers discuss mass timber with Maine Public

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), and Russell Edgar, senior laboratory operations manager and wood composites manager for the ASCC, spoke to Maine Public for a story titled “Senator Angus King asks federal government to consider mass timber in construction projects.” “To start a new industry you need to create demand,” Dagher said. “Maine tree species can compete with those used in other parts of the U.S. and Europe to make mass timber.”