Mills cutting pulpwood orders cause ‘world of hurt’ for loggers

Bangor Daily News – Mills cut back pulpwood orders within the past couple months, citing global market conditions, soft demand for certain papers and high inventories. It is a reversal of the booming business last summer.

Leslie Pepper, a logger in Maine for 36 years, has to call each Monday morning to see if the mill will take his wood. He said this downturn is worse than others he has experienced in almost four decades as a logger, a profession that has frequent ups and downs with which to contend.

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