Senator Collins Visits Treeline in Lincoln

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Lincoln, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited Treeline, Inc., in Lincoln today to meet with the owner, BrianSouers; speak with employees; and tour the yard.

 

Treeline was founded by Mr. Souers in 1981 and employs about 90 workers. The company has a wide range of involvement in the forest products industry, from managing forests to harvesting and transporting wood to servicing logging equipment. 

 

“Treeline is a prime example of how the forest products industry is a key economic driver of Maine’s rural communities.  Through sustainable and responsible forest management and related business ventures, Brian and his team have created good jobs in Penobscot County,” said Senator Collins.  “I had a great discussion with Brian about the opportunities for continued growth as well as ways we can work together to address challenges facing this industry.”

 

Earlier this month, Mr. Souers joined Senator Collins when she visited the Mechanized Logging Operations Program in Coplin Plantation. His company plans to hire one of the women from the program when she completes her training.  

 

Treeline owns forest land and manages forest land for others, harvests wood, and transports wood throughout the state.  They also have a road construction team that builds forest roads and does site work.  Treeline’s Service Center is a parts and supply store for pickups, trucks and heavy equipment. Their maintenance and repair department includes three shops that service forest equipment, heavy trucks and trailers, and personal vehicles.  They are also involved in real estate development and sales through the Maine Land Store, as well as a variety of retail businesses that includes firewood, buying and selling of equipment, parts, culverts, skidder bridges, pellets, and fuel.