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Union workers at Waterville plant continue without contract

Union workers at Huhtamaki North America’s paper goods factory in Waterville said they have yet to reach a "contract agreement with their employer after two years of...

Ex-investor of Old Town mill found guilty of embezzlement

A founding partner of an investment firm that bought the Old Town mill and later filed for bankruptcy has been found guilty of embezzlement in a separate incident.

Verso posts $43M loss for Q2 ahead of planned merger

Verso Paper, the Memphis-based company that employs around 1,450 workers at two mills in Maine, posted a $43 million loss for its second quarter, though it remains optimistic about...

Old Town mill suspends operations 'indefinitely,' lays off 180

Old Town Fuel and Fiber, a wood pulp manufacturer, on Wednesday suspended operations "indefinitely" and laid off 180 of its 195 employees.

Poland Spring faces lawsuit from competitor

Maine Springs, a Poland-based bottled water business, has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Poland Spring brand of bottled water, accusing it of false...

Madison paper mill value plunges by $150M

The value of the Madison Paper Industries mill is set to decrease by nearly $150 million, which is expected to cause an approximately 30% tax hike for local property...

Union contests BIW's statement over new layoffs

Bath Iron Works has reportedly laid off 53 welders and shipfitters over the last two weeks, but a union leader is contesting the company’s stated reasons for the...

Women to watch: Claudia Raessler, Maine Textiles

Lori Valigra |

Don't let Claudia Raessler's petite stature and demure demeanor fool you. She's not afraid to fight formidable odds. After all, she started out in Florida as a lawyer for inmates. And...

Panolam Industries shifts up to 140 jobs to Auburn

Pioneer Plastics Corp. in Auburn, a subsidiary of Panolam Industries International, is expected to pick up nearly 140 new jobs as a result of Panolam closing its manufacturing operations...

MDI quarry seeks to reopen amid concerns

A 2.1-acre granite quarry in Mount Desert Island is seeking to reopen after the town set new rules that require existing quarries to operate under more stringent conditions and...

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