Wood fiber insulation plant TimberHP brings new jobs to Madison following mill takeover

Originally posted by Fox 22 of Bangor on February 16th, 2024

Exterior of TimberHP’s production facility in Madison, Maine

MADISON — Wood-fiber processing company TimberHP is bringing more than 100 jobs to the town of Madison.

The business has set up shop at the site of the former Madison paper mill, which shuttered back in 2016.

TimberHP creates eco-friendly insulation products using processed wood fiber, which doesn’t contain any fiberglass or other irritants found in most types of insulation.

The company is ramping up its operations as it gets ready to launch its full product line.

Town manager Denise Ducharme┬áhas lived in Madison for the last 40 years. She says when the paper mill closed down, there was a lot of uncertainty and concern for the town’s future. She says that all changed when TimberHP took over the facility.

“It was really hard. It was a difficult time for the community,” Ducharme said. “So it’s really exciting in that respect that we have this opportunity to see how TimberHP can fulfill the insulation needs and reduce carbon emissions and maintain a healthy planet. All the things they’re proposing to do and are currently doing.”

TimberHP still has dozens of positions to fill as they ramp up operations.

To learn more about the company, click here.