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Planning commission lands $500K grant

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Southern Maine Regional Planning and Development Commission to capitalize a...

Minnesota company purchases Paris modular home builder

Aetrium Inc., a publicly traded company based in St. Paul, Minn., has acquired privately held KBS Building Systems Inc. of South Paris for $10.5 million.

Corinth Pellets to pursue $7M expansion

State officials announced Corinth Pellets has qualified for incentives under the state’s Pine Tree Development Zone and Employment Tax Increment Financing program as part of...

SMCC composites lab benefits manufacturers

James McCarthy |

Andy Schoenberg, director of the new composites lab at Brunswick Landing, recalls the day a visiting Amtrak representative casually mentioned a problem that literally has been a pain in...

BIW union, leaders compromise on hiring plan

Union representatives and company leaders at Bath Iron Works have agreed on a plan for hiring new electricians, backing away from President Frederick Harris’ plan to bring in...

Pratt & Whitney to expand in North Berwick

The Connecticut-based aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney plans to expand its North Berwick plant, a move that comes after the company secured a $1 billion jet engine...

NewPage wants changes to Verso merger plan

The chairman for NewPage Holdings said his company’s shareholders would likely not approve a $1.4 billion proposed merger with Verso if the plan does not allow NewPage to...

Little-known Portland software company Kepware surges in growth

Lori Valigra |

It may be one of Portland's best-kept secrets. Kepware Technologies, which makes software that lets disparate industrial machinery communicate, is quietly tapping the boom in...

Alcom expanding to South Dakota

The Winslow-based trailer manufacturer Alcom LLC has announced plans to open a plant in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sabre Yachts, O'Hara craft big yacht plan

The O’Hara Corp. and Sabre Yachts are pursuing a joint venture to complete and deliver a new line of 70-foot yachts out of a facility in Rockland.