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Craft brewers ferment more than beer as they aim to revive neighborhoods

Lori Valigra |

“At one time people knew their neighborhood brewer,” says John LeGassey, co-owner of recently opened Fore River Brewing Co. in the Cash Corner area of South Portland. “People are...

Fourth Industrial Revolution presages workforce disruption

Lori Valigra |

The recent World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, may have once again underscored the gulf between the haves and have nots. A new survey by the forum predicts major job disruption and churn...

Skowhegan's Dog Not Gone vests to hit Wal-Mart shelves across country

A Skowhegan-based company that manufactures safety vests and collars for dogs is about to hit the big time, as Wal-Mart has selected the company to carry its vests as part of a $250 billion...

Contaminated soil hauled from HoltraChem site

About 6,000 tons of mercury-contaminated soil was hauled away from the former HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. site in Orrington in December as part of an approximately $130 million environmental...

ImmuCell will fund facility construction with stock offering

A Portland-based animal health products manufacturer is offering 1.1 million shares of common stock to fund the construction of a new facility to treat mastitis, the most common disease affecting...

Texas Instruments will “reshore” some operations, benefiting South Portland

On Wednesday, Texas Instruments announced that its South Portland production plant would be gaining more work after the semiconductor producer said it would be closing a manufacturing plant in...

Chipotle supplier announces more layoffs in Maine

There’s more bad news for a Waterville manufacturer that produces compostable packaging for Chipotle Mexican Grille, as the company announced an additional 30 temporary layoffs as demand...

Auburn Manufacturing goes toe-to-toe with Chinese textile producers

The Mechanic Falls-based textile company Auburn Manufacturing Inc. has filed petitions with both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission asking that anti-dumping...

Lobster Tough LLC makes bandages using lobster waste

A new Portland startup is finding yet another use for lobsters and showing that the almost $1 billion Maine industry is still finding new ways to keep innovating a 400 year old legacy.

Former Wayfarer Marine co-owner Chandler McGaw killed in accident

A former part-owner of Wayfarer Marine, Chandler "Sandy" McGaw, was killed in a motorcycle-car accident in Collier County, Fla., on Jan. 17, the PenBay Pilot reported.

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