Environmental Leadership and Values
Our search for Maine organizations built on values and their people takes us to a wind farm in Mexico (that’s Mexico, Maine) and a shuttered paper mill in Madison that is being re-purposed for a revolutionary new product. The discussions will focus on the company histories, their workplace cultures, the environmental endeavors of the future that will move the Maine economy, and the value of workforce development initiatives.
GO Lab – Madison, Maine
- Meet two entrepreneurs in start-up mode. Josh Henry and Matt O’Malia are about to bring a wood products business back to life. Madison Paper closed its doors several years back putting over 200 people out of work in Somerset County. Now, the unlikely duo of a chemist and an architect are about to transform the mill into a vehicle for producing a different kind of insulation using softwood chips. It’s a product much less toxic than today’s industry standard, based on a renewable source, and it just might take the nation by storm.
Reed & Reed – The Rox Wind Farm in Mexico, Maine
- Reed & Reed, headquartered in Woolwich, has a rich history dating back to 1928. This family-founded construction business transitioned to employee stock ownership in 2016. Most everyone in Maine has a connection to their projects. Whether you’re passing under a Maine Turnpike open road toll in York or crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge near Fort Knox – you’ve connected with Reed & Reed. They now have major initiatives in the clean energy world, both solar and wind, and we’ll discuss these projects with Greg Letourneau and Kate Doughty at the Rox Wind Farm.
Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit.