Associate Members

Associate members advance the mission of the MPPA by broadening the base of support for initiatives to improve Maine's business climate, and by offering guidance on ways to accomplish this goal.

MPPA associate members participate as non-voting members of the Board of Directors. They also may participate on MPPA committees established to address certain topics of interest including the Environmental, Human Resources, Fiber Supply, Energy, Taxation, Transportation and Public Relations Committees.

The full Board of Directors, made up of regular and associate members, meets twice per year.

Links to our associate member websites are shown to the right. A brief profile of our associate members is provided below:

Bercen develops, manufactures and sells specialty chemicals for the paper and paper board industries, and specializes in additives for coated paper and board manufacturers. Insolubilizers, lubricants and surface sizes help to give gloss, water resistance, smoothness and improved printing characteristics to the paper surface. Bercen’s products also assist with the formation of the paper web itself with products such as internal sizes, polymers and other specialty additives. The majority of Bercen’s products are used in coated and uncoated papers for the publication and graphic arts industry ending up in magazines, brochures, catalogues, copier papers and other printed media.

Casella Organics provides world-class removal, transportation, recycling, processing, and marketing of organic resources — including short paper fiber, ash, wood wastes, food wastes, biosolids and compost. Their experience and knowledge with liquid and solid residuals help clients build, manage, and maintain sustainable and effective waste solutions.

Cianbro, founded in 1949 by the Cianchette Brothers, is now one of the East Coast's largest, most diverse, successful, open shop, 100% employee-owned, construction companies, presently operating in fifteen states and employing nearly 2,500 team members. Throughout its history Cianbro has safely and efficiently planned, managed, and constructed many technically complex, historic, and environmentally sensitive projects for a wide variety of public and private clients. Cianbro is best known for self-perform capabilities and innovative, hands-on construction techniques.

Constellation an Exelon company, is a leading competitive energy supplier, offering electricity, natural gas, solar and renewable energy products and services to homes and businesses across the United States and Canada. Constellation provides integrated energy solutions that help customers buy, manage and use energy. Over 1 million US residents and businesses rely on the Constellation family of companies for their energy supply. In addition, more than 90,000 commercial, industrial, public sector and institutional customers, including two-thirds of the Fortune 100, have selected Constellation to help strategically manage energy.

Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. (FMT) is a subsidiary of Fednav Limited and has for over four decades operated stevedoring facilities at ports in the United States and Canada. With nine operations covering eleven ports, including the Port of Eastport, FMT operates in the US East Coast and Gulf Coast and in the Great Lakes. FMT is recognized as an industry leader in marine terminal operations, serving the needs of its customers in handling bulk, containerized, project, and general cargoes. The wide range of commodities handled includes wood pulp and forest products.

FMC supplies products for the pulp and paper industry including hydrogen peroxide, a versatile, clean and environmentally friendly bleaching agent; persulfates and peracetic acid for economical and environmentally friendly alternatives to chlorine treatments; and soda ash and sodium bicarbonate, which can provide benefits in the pulping process or in the neutralization of effluent streams.

GAC Chemical Corporation, located in Searsport, Maine, manufactures, transloads and distributes industrial, specialty, and fine inorganic and organic chemicals. GAC Chemical is the world-wide leading producer of high purity ammonium sulfate. Other manufactured chemicals include alum, sodium aluminate, aqua ammonia, and sodium hypochlorite. Additionally, GAC Chemical is a leading distributor in New England for sulfuric acid, specialty flocculants and coagulants, and custom blends of various fertilizer chemicals.

The Heuchling Group is one of the most well known and respected names in the Pulp and Paper Trading, Consulting and Recruiting sectors of the Pulp and Paper Industry. A family-run business with over 30 years experience, The Heuchling Group provides great customer service and quality growth opportunities to some of the largest, most successful Pulp, Paper, and Tissue companies in the world.

Industry Intelligence Inc. has provided market intelligence to more than 600 companies worldwide from independent startups to Fortune 500 companies since it began as Forestweb in 1999. Over the years, Industry Intelligence has grown to cover the forest products, packaging, and food and beverage industries from a high-level industry view to in-depth data, which clients use to prepare for meetings, generate sales reports, produce competitive analysis and create other business documents. Industry Intelligence innovation comes from industry experts using patented technology to deliver the market intelligence that companies use to compete, make informed decisions and succeed. If you'd like more information about Industry Intelligence, visit, or for a demonstration of the company's service, call +1-310-553-0008 to speak with a client care specialist.

Integral Consulting Inc. provides a full range of scientific and engineering consulting for industry, the public sector, ports, nonprofits, and law firms. Since its founding in 2002, the company has helped clients solve their specific environmental, health, technology, and sustainability challenges while developing and maintaining effective relationships with regulators and the public. Integral’s services for the forest products industry span risk assessment, water quality studies, remediation and monitoring, air quality studies, permitting, stormwater and wastewater management, regulatory compliance, Proposition 65 determinations, and litigation support. A certified women’s business enterprise, Integral offers innovative and cost-effective solutions for projects nationwide.

Kemira is a global euro chemicals company that is focused on serving customers in water-intensive industries. The company offers water quality and quantity management that improves customers’ energy, water, and raw material efficiency. Kemira offers chemical products and integrated systems that help customers in the water-intensive pulp and paper industry to improve their profitability as well as their water, raw material and energy efficiency. Their solutions support sustainable development.

Nalco Company is the world’s largest sustainability-services company focused on industrial water, energy and air applications. They help their customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, minimizing environmental releases while boosting the bottom line. Through their sales, service, research and marketing team of more than 7,000 technically trained experts, they serve nearly 50,000 customer locations in over 150 countries.

Northland Industrial Truck Co., Inc. (NITCO) is a full service materials handling dealer in Wilmington, Shrewsbury, and Stoughton, Massachusetts, Lewiston, Maine, Concord, New Hampshire and Wallingford, Connecticut. They are proud to carry Yale, Hyster, Sellick, New Holland Construction, JLG, Versa-Lift, Drexel, Taylor Dunn, Combilift, Advance Industrial Floor Cleaning, Seegrid Industrial Robots and many other industry leading brands as well as used forklifts, aerial lifts, material handling, and warehouse equipment.

Pierce Atwood LLP is a leading New England commercial law firm, recognized nationally and internationally in selected areas of expertise. Their clients range from regional and local enterprises, utilities, financiers, middle-market companies, entrepreneurs and individuals to Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, and foreign governments.

Savage Safe Handling provides customers with optimized, sustainable supply chain solutions through transloading, toll processing, transportation, and technical services. In conjunction with their parent company, Savage, they operate over 40 transloading facilities across the United States, allowing their customers to leverage the benefits of both rail and trucking. Savage Safe Handling is an ISO 9001:2000-certified toll processor and a proud partner in Responsible Care®. By leveraging all of their services, customers can cut transportation costs by up to 50% and reduce transportation emissions by up to 90%.

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is the largest provider of security officer services in the United States. Securitas USA has more than 600 branch managers throughout the U.S. Securitas employs approximately 88,000 security officers in North America. Securitas USA has decades of experience providing security services in a wide variety of environments, including pulp and paper and energy. Securitas USA has offices in Portland and Bangor.

Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. (SME) solves complex engineering problems with practical, real world solutions. Their staff is best known to the Paper Industry for their technical expertise in landfill engineering and environmental remediation. Among other services, SME also provides industrial environmental compliance consulting to large international manufacturing firms. From Maine to Florida, and North Carolina to California, SME has provided public agencies and private clients with sustainable solutions to a diversity of issues for 25 years. Their experience and drive allow them to combine proven engineering concepts with innovative technology resulting in successful project completion.

Sprague Energy is proud to offer a full range of Terminal Materials Handling capabilities and services. Sprague’s vast network of terminal assets grants the customer unparalleled access to strategically located deep water facilities throughout the Northeast. While serving the company’s internal energy supply and storage demands the terminals also provide a competitive platform for the handling of a wide variety of non-petroleum related products that arrive to or leave from these ports via water, rail, or truck borne transportation.

Stantec, founded in 1954, provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. Continually striving to balance economic, environmental, and social responsibilities, Stantec is recognized as a world-class leader and innovator in the delivery of sustainable solutions. They support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Stantec has offices in Scarborough,Topsham, and Limestone Maine.

Target Fiber is one of the most well known and respected names in the Pulp and Paper industry for all things Paper. A family-run business with over 30 years experience, Target Fiber provides great customer service and quality growth opportunities to some of the largest, most successful Pulp, Paper, and Tissue companies in the world. Target Fiber sets the industry standard in professionalism and overall satisfaction all over the globe.

The Ted Berry Company, operating out of Livermore Maine, offers a number of services related to industrial piping systems, including pipeline cleaning, robotic CCTV pipeline inspection, stormwater removal, by-pass pumping and flow diversion, and utility training programs.

Traktec, based in Windham, is the only manufacturer of laminate and pressure sensitive labels in the State of Maine. Created in 1999, Traktec built a name for itself on the national stage, manufacturing pressure sensitive labels for Fortune 1000 companies such as Ford, Chrysler, Victoria’s Secret, and Procter and Gamble. Beginning in 2008, Traktec began offering their products and services directly to end user customers, creating a more efficient value chain which decreases lead time and more directly addresses special requirements and applications.

Walker Industrial Services is a full service industrial cleaning company. They have a fleet of Vacuum Trucks, Rodder Trucks, Hydroblasters and Pumps that adapt to most any situation. The mission at W.I.S. is to build strong relationships with their clients. They offer services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Woodard & Curran is a 600-person, integrated engineering, science, and operations company. Privately held and steadily growing, they serve public and private clients locally and nationwide. From their environmental roots to the range of consulting, engineering, and operations expertise they provide today, they work for a diverse clientele—including municipalities, industry, colleges and universities.