Pleasant River Lumber awarded $4.2M grant for $12M project in D-F ; Company carrying out $20M expansion between two mills

The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) recently awarded a $4,226,000 challenge grant from the Maine Technology Asset Fund 2.0 program to the Pleasant River Lumber Company. The $4.2 million will be used toward a $12 million expansion at Pleasant River Lumber’s mill on the Milo Road and a larger $20 million initiative between the Dover-Foxcroft location and the company’s Moose River Mill in Jackman.

Pleasant River Lumber Co-President Jason Brochu, who runs the locally owned and operation and its five facilities across Maine with his brother Co-President Chris Brochu, said they applied to the Maine Technology Asset Fund 2.0 program and recently learned of the awarding of the approximate $4.2 million challenge grant.