We were delighted this past month to host a visit from one of Maine’s Congressional delegation, Senator Susan Collins. On her hour-long stopover, I gave her an abbreviated mill tour, which included the log slasher, the house manufacturing line, our biomass boiler and the Cedar Ideas subsidiary, where we incorporate cedar remnants into window boxes, arbors and other attractive and useful products. Coming from a lumber-based family business background, Sen. Collins was impressed with our operation. We were delighted to spend some time with her! Click here for some pictures taken during her tour.
On a sadder note, we were dismayed to learn that another Maine-based log home company, Moosehead Cedar Log Homes, suffered a devastating fire just a week before they were set to resume production for the year. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moosehead family. As good Maine neighbors, we were able offer assistance to Moosehead and their customers through these difficult circumstances. Many thanks to the Katahdin mill staff for stepping up!
In this month’s View From Up North we explore the Log Home Council’s log grading program and why it’s important to you. We give you an insider’s look at one of our off-site seminars-they’re both informative and fun!
If you have a home on the market, you’ll want to check out how Home Energy Audits can be a tool for selling your home and realizing your log home dream. Organizing closets is a way to maximize storage space-we’ll take a look at some of the new design options. And finally just in time for April 15, we examine an overview of energy tax credits for which you may qualify, as well as sources to learn more.
Log Stock Grading-Why it’s important to you
The Log Home Council’s Log Grading Program provides training and standards for load and stress tolerance that parallels the traditional lumber grading system. the LHC’s Grading Committee Chair, Mac Garcia, explains what he looks for in grading logs. Click here to learn more.
Seminar Insider – Here’s what they’re all about!
As a regular reader, you’ve probably seen us promote our Home Buyers Seminars. If you’ve never had the chance to attend one, click here for an insider’s peek into the recent Seminar held in Wells, Maine. .
Closets: Tips for organizing your storage areas
When designing your log home, don’t forget the closets! We explore some of the spaces that can be turning into nifty storage areas, as well as new systems for organizing closets. Learn More
Energy Audits Can Help Sell a Home
In today’s housing market, sellers need every possible tool to successfully market their home. If you need to sell your home to make your log home dream a reality, an energy audit can give you a documented advantage. Learn more.
Green Tip: Energy Tax Credits
Yes, its that time of year again! But with this year’s increased benefits for energy saving improvements you won’t want to forget them when it comes time to file your 2009 tax returns! Learn more.