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Portland clothing manufacturer nets trio of business awards

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American Roots, a Portland-based manufacturer of American and union-made outerwear that opened its doors less than a year, has been recognized with three business awards.

‘Gold rush mentality’ raises concerns about seaweed sustainability

The organizers of The Maine Seaweed Festival have canceled the South Portland festival of all things kelp amid concerns about the lack of sustainability in the country’s largest...

ORPC Ireland hydrokinetic project moves forward

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ORPC Ireland Ltd., a subsidiary of Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co., has been selected to enter the grant agreement stage of a project that will increase the performance and reliability of...

Sea Bags continues streak of retail openings

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Sea Bags LLC, the Portland-based designer and manufacturer of handmade items made from recycled sails, including its namesake tote and handbags, has opened a new retail location in Mashpee, Mass.

Cascades' Auburn pulp mill closing, laying off 45

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Cascades Inc., the Quebec-based paper manufacturer of packaging and tissue products made primarily from recycled paper, will be closing a de-inked pulp mill in Auburn on July 15, laying off 45...

Mobile shower company, gluten-free pie maker among SCORE awardees

Lori Valigra |

Entrepreneur mentoring group SCORE honored 10 local companies with a Success Award in Portland Thursday at its annual luncheon.

Timothy B. Hussey, York County business and community leader, dies

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Timothy B. Hussey, the president and CEO of North Berwick-based Hussey Seating Co., died Monday after a battle with cancer.

Sustainable growth planned for Good Natured Brand

Tina Fischer |

With consumer demand for chemical-free products at an all-time high, Good Natured Brand's line of all-natural cleaning and personal care products is finding a profitable and expanding niche.

Paper machine shutdown leads to expected layoffs

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Forty-nine workers at a Twin Rivers Paper Co. paper mill in Madawaska are expected to be laid off following the shutting down of a paper machine in July as part of a $12 million investment that will...

Loss of contract leads to perfumery closing, layoffs

The loss of a contract with the fragrance and cosmetics brand Elizabeth Arden is leading to the expected closure of perfume maker Evergreen Manufacturing in Madawaska and the subsequent loss of 70...