Bill introduced to allow folks 16 and older to learn the logging trade

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Senator King and Congressman Jared Golden have introduced a bill to let folks 16 and older learn the logging trade.

Future loggers can learn under parental supervision so they can carry on and contribute to the family business.

The bill also contains safety measures such as prohibiting the manual use of a chain saw in logging operations by anyone under eighteen.

"A, because there is a shortage of loggers, and B, it is frustrating for a family that is in this business to have able bodied young people that want to do it but not be able to."

King hopes it lets more young Mainers start careers in the Forest Products Industry.