Les Otten http://nhpr.org en Expanding Balsams Ski Resort: Money, Jobs And A Regulatory Challenge http://nhpr.org/post/expanding-balsams-ski-resort-money-jobs-and-regulatory-challenge <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>If Maine entrepreneur Les Otten can expand the ski area of the closed Balsams resort he says it would create about 1,000 full or part-time jobs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s something the region desperately needs. B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut it isn’t clear whether </span>Otten<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has the money or can work through a regulatory tangle including safety issues.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:34:33 +0000 Chris Jensen 48557 at http://nhpr.org Expanding Balsams Ski Resort: Money, Jobs And A Regulatory Challenge Plan To Build Austrian Pellet Boilers In US Could Help Forest Economy http://nhpr.org/post/plan-build-austrian-pellet-boilers-us-could-help-forest-economy <p>In a move that would be good for the region&rsquo;s wood-based economy <a href="http://www.maineenergysystems.com/">Maine Energy Systems </a>of Bethel, Maine plans to start building automated, wood-pellet boilers in the United States instead of importing them from Europe, says Les Otten, founder and chief executive officer.</p><p>&ldquo;We will do the majority of the manufacture and assembly in the United States,&rdquo; he told NHPR. &ldquo;There is no reason we can&rsquo;t be competitive globally.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:06:46 +0000 Chris Jensen 8077 at http://nhpr.org Plan To Build Austrian Pellet Boilers In US Could Help Forest Economy