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Early negotiations under way between BIW and union

Bath Iron Works and its largest union began negotiations today in hopes of signing a contract before the end of the year.

UMaine engineering college gets $100,000 donation from Pratt & Whitney

The University of Maine College of Engineering said a recent $100,000 donation from the aerospace manufacturer will be used to bolster recruiting efforts for prospective students considering the...

Future of Lincoln paper mill in doubt after liquidation firm wins auction

Paul Koenig |

A bankruptcy judge has approved a $5.95 million bid for the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill from a group led by a Boston-based liquidator of industrial sites.

U.S. trade officials back tariffs on Canadian paper producers

Paper mills in Madison and Jay succeeded in their push for the U.S. Department of Commerce to continue imposing duties on some supercalendered paper imported from Canada.

Maine pulp and paper summit identifies public policy issues

A summit held Tuesday by the Maine Pulp & Paper Association identified top priorities for preserving Maine's forest products industry and provided direction to legislative leaders for potential...

Fairchild Semiconductor to be sold to rival chip maker

Fairchild Semiconductor, which has operations in South Portland, has agreed to be bought by a fellow chip maker, ON Semiconductor, for $2.4 billion in cash.

Sappi appoints new leaders at Somerset Mill

Sappi North America, the Boston-based subsidiary of global pulp and paper group Sappi Ltd., has named new leaders at its mill in Skowhegan.

Verso considering selling Jay mill

Verso Paper Corp. said it’s considering Chapter 11 bankruptcy or selling its mill in Jay as it tries to restructure its finances.

Approved $85M transportation bond helps, but much more is needed for Maine's infrastructure

James McCarthy |

Matthew Marks, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Maine, wasn't exactly surprised that Maine voters decisively approved by a 73%–27% margin an $85 million bond in the Nov. 3 statewide...

Defense bill includes BIW funding; changes to benefit Brunswick Landing

The $607 billion defense budget sent to President Barack Obama on Tuesday includes $250 million in funding that could go to the construction of a new destroyer at Bath Iron Works.