STRONG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite reports of folks having a difficult time finding enough wood pellets to heat their homes, Maine's wood pellet producers say the issues have more to do with distribution than production.
At the Geneva Wood Fuels Mill in Strong, wood pellets are in production morning, noon and night.
"People are starting to embrace it a lot more," stated Jeff Allen, the plant manager. "It's been steady. Very, very steady."
Logs are brought to the mill and stripped of bark to help reduce the amount of ash created when the pellets are burned. Then they are ground into chips and processed.
The wood chips are dried in a massive dryer before winding their way into machines that press them into pellets.