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Olympic team to sport shoes handcrafted in Lewiston

The U.S. Olympic team will be sporting red, white and blue leather boat shoes handcrafted by the Lewiston-based shoemaker Rancourt & Co. during the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2016 Olympics...

Bath Iron Works to build first Flight III destroyer

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U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (DDG-51) will be built at Bath Iron Works.

'Buy American' legislation included in DoD spending bill

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U.S. Reps. Bruce Poliquin of Maine and Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts were successful in including language to this year's National Defense Authorization Act that requires the Department of Defense to...

Move over Doogie Howser — Maine has its own whiz kid

The business ventures of 14-year-old entrepreneurs have come a long way from newspaper delivery routes and lawn mowing rackets, as Jack Cardin of Saco has shown with Kinney Shores Trading Co.

Waldoboro manufacturer of specialty grilling products expands to Georgia

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The Waldoboro-based grilling and smoking woods manufacturer, Flame Grilling Products Inc., has finalized plans to open a satellite operation in Glennville, Ga., in an expansion that its co-founder...

‘Legacy’ Brewer brick maker closes

After 110 years in business, the Brewer-based Brooks Brick Co. called it a day on Friday — as competition from brick suppliers out of state, lack of demand from homeowners, budget cutbacks for...

UMaine-created technology rocketing to International Space Station

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A wireless leak detection system developed by researchers at the University of Maine in Orono is scheduled for liftoff aboard a SpaceX rocket for a 249-mile voyage to the International Space Station.

Poliquin, Tsongas introduce bill requiring DOD to adhere to 'buy American' rule

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U.S. Reps. Bruce Poliquin and Niki Tsongas have introduced legislation requiring the Department of Defense to purchase American-made footwear for United States military personnel, which would give...

New Balance breaks silence, voices opposition to trade deal

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New Balance, a Massachusetts footwear company with 900 employees working at three factories in Maine, has renewed its opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal eliminating footwear...

Navy budget proposal would provide BIW solid funding

A top-level Navy official told a Senate Armed Services Committee that it is seeking $81.4 billion to purchase just over three dozen warships, submarines and support vessels in the next five years...

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