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T. Wayne Hampel joins Sewall as Vice President of Marketing & Sales

T. Wayne Hampel Joins Sewall as Vice President of Marketing & Sales(Old Town, Maine-24 March 2009) James W. Sewall Company is pleased to announce that T. Wayne Hampel has joined the firm as Vice President of Marketing & Sales. Mr. Hampel is an award-winning strategic marketing and tactical sales professional with 25 years' experience in GIS, advanced mapping, and related technology industries. He brings specialized market knowledge of federal, state and local government and of public...

Bangor moves to clean up streams

BANGOR (WLBZ Channel 2 NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor's environmental coordinator, Wendy Warren, is working with an environmental consultant from Sewall Company, Chet Bigelow, to assess the city's streams. The five streams in Bangor are not in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act. In the past, the city's stream cleaning efforts have focused more on cleaning waste from the waters. Now that focus is shifting to storm water, the city hopes to put together a plan to...

Sewall and Forisk introduce MillVantage for assessing wood markets

James W. Sewall Company and Forisk Consulting, LLC, are pleased to announce the release of MillVantageTM, an online geodatabase of current information on mills and wood-consuming bio-energy facilities. Designed to meet the needs of forest resource managers, timberland investors, and forest industry and bio-energy investors, MillVantage provides geospatial data, mapping and applications for use in locating wood products facilities and assessing wood markets in specific geographic areas of...

Sewall and Winrock team to deliver carbon project consulting

James W. Sewall Company and Winrock International are pleased to announce a teaming agreement to provide carbon mitigation solutions to forestland owners and investors. As the role of forests in sequestering carbon gains global attention, landowners and investors have growing opportunities to realize financial returns from forestland assets by monetizing carbon values through the trade of emission credits. Carbon monetization also encourages sustainable forest management practices, improves...

Sewall forestry consultants play key role in PALCO reorganization

Sewall played an important role in the reorganization of The Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO). Representing creditors in the bankruptcy proceedings, Sewall offered expert consulting services in a process that enabled a new company to chart a path forward as a leading grower of coast redwood and producer of redwood building products. In the early 1990s, Julia Butterfly Hill grabbed media attention by living 738 days 180 feet high in the canopy of "Luna," a 1,000-year old redwood in PALCO's...

Sewall launches new corporate web site

James W. Sewall Company is pleased to announce the launch of its new corporate web site. The site offers new and expanded content, image-rich design, and intuitive, easy-to-use navigation. Information is accessible by market-based client solutions, specific products and services, featured projects, partners, and standard search, Email, and interactive forms. Other features include Aerial View--staff perspectives on industry trends and technologies—a digital library, and a client login...

Research explores link between cancer and the environment

(Report by Keith McKeen for MPBN Radio, Bangor, Maine--15 December 2008) Someday physicians may be able to treat cancer patients by first examining their medical backgrounds and environmental histories.  At least that's the goal of research now under way at the recently established Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health, headquartered in the city of Brewer.  The Institute's director claims that rural Maine is an ideal location to explore the relationship between cancer...

Navigating forestland transactions. An article by Vice President Bret Vicary, PHD, MAI, in The Consultant

The mass sale of forestlands across the United States by the forest industry has provided the resources to fuel surging interest in forestland as a financial asset. Nowadays, most of the investment-grade forest assets changing hands across the nation are being scarfed up by Timber Investment Management Organizations (TIMOs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). The TIMOs represent mainly institutional investors such as public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations and...

Andrew E. Sturgeon, PLS, joins Sewall as Director of Business Development

(Old Town, Maine--1 December 2008)  James W. Sewall Company announces today that Andrew E. Sturgeon, PLS, has joined the firm’s Engineering, Surveying, and Utilities group as Director of Business Development. Formerly President and CEO of The Ames Corporation, a Bangor-based engineering and architectural firm, Mr. Sturgeon owned and established several businesses in the area, most notably A.E. Sturgeon & Company, one of the largest land surveying and planning firms in...

Rockland County, NY, deploys Sewall GeoPower to serve local communities

(Old Town, Maine--28 October 2008)  National GIS firm James W. Sewall Company announced today that the Planning Department of Rockland County, New York, has launched the Rockland County GIS Portal on the Sewall GeoPower™ platform, an innovative on-line solution that provides comprehensive shared spatial data, maps, and applications across government departments, to the public and into the private sector. Based on ESRI server technology, GeoPower allows a wide range of users to...

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