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Owner of historic Maine canoe maker explains difficult decision to move out of state

Dylan Martin |

Lincoln Canoe and Kayak, one of the oldest canoe and kayak makers in the state, is moving out of its Freeport retail location by the end of the month and opening up shop in...

Pratt & Whitney gets $592M defense contract

Pratty & Whitney, a Connecticut-based defense contractor that has a facility in North Berwick, has been awarded a $592 million contract with the Pentagon to build fighter plane...

BIW reaching out to Bucksport workers

Bath Iron Works is sending recruiters to Verso Paper employees in Bucksport who are expected to lose their jobs later this year.

British firm to finish $1M Caribou expansion

Porvair, a British filter manufacturer, is expected to complete a nearly $1 million expansion this December for the Caribou manufacturing facility it purchased last year.

GNP bankruptcy case moves to Maine

The bankruptcy case of Great Northern Paper Co. is switching venues from Delaware to Maine after a federal judge last week made the ruling sought by several creditors.

Four businesses open in Ashland, support 200 jobs

State and local officials were in Ashland Thursday to celebrate the opening of four forestry-based companies that will result in the creation of around 200 jobs.

Great Northern Paper files for Ch. 7 bankruptcy

Great Northern Paper Co., the company that had previously said it would reopen its East Millinocket mill this fall, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with at least $50 million in...

USM entrepreneurship program quietly scales down due to funding issues

Dylan Martin |

Campus Ventures, an engineering and entrepreneurship program at the University of Southern Maine, has scaled down, lost two staff members and ended its effort to develop a business...

GNP's East Millinocket mill up for auction

Great Northern Paper Co.’s mill in East Millinocket has been scheduled for auction as a result of a court judgment granted for a creditor that is owed more than...

Norwegian company to boost Maine production

Peter Van Allen |

Jotul, a Norwegian maker of home-heating equipment, plans to shift some production of its wood stoves from Norway to its Gorham manufacturing plant and create some jobs as a...

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