Acadian Composite Materials Bringing Eco-Friendly Products to County

Published: Sep. 2, 2020 at 6:59 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - A County company is looking to make a change in the construction industry through a grant from the Maine Technology Institute.

Acadian Composite Materials in Limestone is working to produce long lasting, structurally insulated panels made from recycled plastic.

Originally developed in Nova Scotia, these panels are used for things like building homes, decking, and roofing. The company has partnered with Loring Industries to bring the product here to The County and into the United States.

The founder of the company, Ben Davis, says the product is not only beneficial for your home, but for the environment as well.

“The houses that we’re building in Nova Scotia represent about 62 plastic bottles per square foot that is recycled, that is no longer in the ocean, it’s no longer in landfills and stuff like that. So, the environmental impact on what ACM and EcoSIP will bring to Aroostook County and what we hope will really bring Maine as a whole, up to environmental and green building technology.”

Davis adds that the $280,000 grant will help scale up production and he is hopeful that this will create jobs for people right here in The County.

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