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Vermont Wood Pellets tour

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by rparker, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

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    Members of the forum have been invited to tour the plant in No. Clarendon, Vermont by Chris Brooks (CEO).
    I have been asked to contact them to set up a tour sometime between Christmas and New Years.
    As soon as I have their work schedule, I will post it here.
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  2. iron stove

    iron stove Feeling the Heat

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    Tagged.
  3. rmcgr8one

    rmcgr8one New Member

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    Sounds like fun, keep me posted.
  4. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    hmmmm...sounds interesting
  5. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

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    Response back from Vermont Wood Pellets:
    We would love to give a tour. Always looking for insights into how we can make a better pellet and I am sure this group has some ideas. Better make sure that whomever comes wears boots, I don't want to give the standard "clean" tour to this group.
    Please give me some idea when you would like the tour(s). For the next week I will be in Minnesota and Wisconsin working with a number of indian tribes that want to open mills like ours. Then back and available at the mill until Christmas. I will be away from the mill Dec 27th and 28th and available again on the 29th and on into January. One request, I would like to make sure the mill is running when we give the tour, so shoot some dates and we will work it out.
    Thanks again for posting my response and have a great turkey day,
    Chris
    Vermont Wood Pellet Company
  6. iron stove

    iron stove Feeling the Heat

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    From the sound of this, availabiltiy is best before christmass, or after new years.

    Or, do we want to look at possibly December 29th or 30th, a weekend, when we can catch the most members ????
  7. fmsm

    fmsm Minister of Fire

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    I would drive up from MA
  8. jdege

    jdege Member

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    My favorite pellet by far, I would consider a drive from the seacoast
  9. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

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    I will find out about their operation between Christmas and New Years.
  10. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Three and a half hours for me...but I won't rule it out yet..details.......
  11. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    FYI - ScotL at MWP has pretty much made the same offer if anyone is ever in Central Maine and wants to stop by their plant.
  12. I'm about 3 and 3/4 hours from Bangor. Wouldn't mind a road trip for a tour, but only if it's NOT the $2.00 tour. Have any more details on this, subsailor???
  13. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    Kill two birds with one stone, count me in.
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    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    Wait wait wait ... the MWP plan is in/near Bangor? Spent two great years living in Bangor, and it's in the back of my mind now and then.
  15. rparker

    rparker Feeling the Heat

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    I think we need to come up with a few dates and then I will try to set something up. See email from Vt Pellets (above) for his schedule.
  16. UMainah

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    Maine Woods Pellet Co is in Athens, Maine. Roughly 1 hour west of Bangor, 15 mins north of Skowhegan.
    Corinth Pellets is in Corinth, Maine. Only about 20 mins northwest of Bangor.
    Geneva Woods Fuels is in Strong, Maine. About 2 hours west of Bangor and 1 hour west of Skowhegan.
    Northeast Pellets is in Ashland, Maine. About 2.5 hours north of Bangor.
    F.E. Wood & Sons Natural Energy (Pellet plant opening in 2013) is in Baldwin, ME. About 2.5 hours southwest of Bangor and 45 mins northwest of Portland.
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    Two threads are being mixed maybe someone who wants to organize a tour of MWP can start another one? I would be up for going, would be be great to meet Smokey and others from Maine.
  18. subsailor

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    ScotL is a member on here and this is where he made the offer. I don't remember the thread title.
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    LMPS Feeling the Heat

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    Maybe ScottL could have an open house day for all us on this site?
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  21. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    im interested provided its not snowing out.... or i can hitch a ride with someone else. Not taking my truck that far, and while i do have snow tires on my car, it's a rwd sports car.... goes ok, but its like 3" off the ground, so any significant sow fall and i just plow the town for free. lol
  22. iron stove

    iron stove Feeling the Heat

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    I have the Chevy HD crew, with snow tires on it for the winter. Can you say 13 mpg ;sick
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    Oh gawd! Wimps! Two bags of sand in the back and snow tires on a Celica GT-S, go any where, except off-roading.
  24. iron stove

    iron stove Feeling the Heat

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    My HD heads up to Pittsburg NH area for winter snowmobiling duty. Have seen rain turn to 24" of snow within hours. With the "hills" up there, need 4x4 with real tires, not Flatlander tires.
  25. Centurion

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    I would be very interested in seeing the plant in N Clarendon.

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