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Nothing to see here: $4B BIW destroyer springs a leak

Navy and defense experts say that a leak detected on the Zumwalt built at Bath Iron Works is not unusual for first-in-class ships like the guided-missile destroyer.

ON Semiconductor completes Fairchild acquisition for $2.4B

The Phoenix-based chipmaker, ON Semiconductor Corp., completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. on Monday, including its plant and offices in South Portland,...

Why did the Coast Guard bypass BIW for cutter contract?

The announcement that Bath Iron Works came out on the losing end of a three-way competition for a potential $11 billion U.S. Coast Guard contract left many wondering how the Maine-based shipyard was...

Florida firm wins $2.4B Coast Guard contract; possible BIW layoffs loom

Bath Iron Works lost a three-way competition for the Coast Guard's largest shipbuilding contract to a Florida-based shipbuilder, a setback the company said earlier could lead to large layoffs at the...

Ashland pellet mill to boost employment after landing UMFK contract

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Ashland-based Northeast Pellets has been awarded a contract to provide pellets to the University of Maine at Fort Kent, an agreement seen as having a potential $5.25 million impact on the local...

Portland Safelite AutoGlass opening brings 30 new jobs

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A Safelite AutoGlass SuperCenter in Portland is expected to create 30 jobs when it opens by Oct. 1.

L.L.Bean backpacks are tough competitors in a $3.1B industry

As millions of parents across the globe make their back-to-school contributions to the $3.1 billion backpack industry, L.L.Bean aims to set itself apart with its promise of 100% Satisfaction...

Dennis Paper & Food Service expansion to create 75 new jobs

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The president of the Hampden-based food service distributor Dennis Paper & Food Service said that a 30,000-square-foot warehouse expansion will allow the company to hire up to 75 new employees over...

It's all about making local connections in Maine's beverage industry

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Three beverage companies with Maine ties and multi-state operations are focusing not just on the bottom line, but also on ingredients and processes in a highly competitive industry. Costs are higher,...

Vintage Maine Kitchen in Freeport cooks up old-fashion potato chips

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From a first run of 12 cases produced from 100 pounds of potatoes for a local store, Vintage Maine Kitchen is now producing chips for about 100 locations in Maine and beyond, and enjoy robust online...

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