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:

Axchem USA, Inc. (Axchem) has been servicing Industry since 1983 with focus on specialty chemical sales and service for water and wastewater treatment applications. Their priorities have always been and continue to be the supply of quality, US made coagulants and flocculants at low pricing supported by technical experts with the flexibility necessary to handle the variety of projects, applications and service requirements that are unique to each job.

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.

CES, Inc. was founded in 1978. Since that time they have grown into a fully integrated consulting firm offering a wide range of services to assist our clients from project conception through final construction and beyond. Through the recent acquisition of Summit Environmental Consultants, Inc. they have grown to a staff of over 75 highly qualified personnel including Registered Professional Engineers, Certified Geologists, Professional Land Surveyors, Environmental Scientists and Technicians, GIS Analysts, and CAD Technicians. This combined talent allows CES to provide a comprehensive range of technical services and expertise to municipal, industrial, commercial, and institutional clients located throughout New England.

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.

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.

Integral Consulting Inc. is a national science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of health, environment, technology, and sustainability. Founded in 2002, Integral has a proven track record of developing innovative and cost-effective solutions to the complex technical challenges facing our clients. Their primary goal is to help their clients make informed decisions, manage risk effectively, and identify optimal solutions by applying their science and engineering expertise. They also support their clients in the areas of strategic planning, agency negotiations, technical peer review, and expert services for litigation.

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.

Professional Logging Contractors of Maine is a trade organization formed to give independent logging contractors and sole proprietors a voice in the rapidly changing forest industry. The PLC Board is made up entirely of loggers, making them a logging organization that is run by loggers for loggers. Our members do their best in the woods and are committed to excellence in the logging industry. Professional Loggers, they are highly skilled business professionals, and are an integral part of the Maine economic engine.

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.

Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) XNG is managed by a team of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the energy, engineering, technology and finance sectors. They are committed to excellence, innovation, and creativity and have amassed an impressive track record launching successful new projects and providing unique business solutions. XNG supports their customers through every step of the fuel conversion process to ensure they realize the cost savings, increased efficiency, and environmental benefits that are the cornerstone of their business.

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.