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Maine is where the line between 'manufacturers' and 'makers' disappears

There's a line somewhere between manufacturers and makers. I'm not sure where it is but it seems to reside somewhere in Maine.

Custom Composite Technologies at cutting edge of growing industry

Lori Valigra |

Steve Hassett, president of small Bath-based Custom Composite Technologies Inc., started as a wooden boat builder, but has maneuvered from that historic Maine industry into a new one in which the...

Bangor startup applies new 3-D technology to accelerate the shoe-making process

Lori Valigra |

Bangor startup L&K Manufacturing, doing business as Cobbler Technologies, has found that sport shoe makers around the globe are looking for ways to make shoe soles cheaper, faster. That's where 3-D...

Gorham manufacturer adding jobs to keep pace with record sales


MEGA Industries, a Gorham manufacturer of high-power microwave components, reported record revenues of $12 million, a 32% gain from a year earlier. The workforce increased by 20% last year, to 60...

Poland Spring plans new bottling plant in western Maine

Nestle-owned Poland Spring is seeking a new site in western Maine, close to sources of spring water, in order to build a $50 million water bottling plant.

Auburn Manufacturing wins anti-dumping claim against China


The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously in favor of Auburn Manufacturing, ruling that Chinese manufacturers have sold an unfairly subsidized heat resistant fabric in the United...

Maine delegation asks U.S. to look into alleged subsidies for Canadian cement plant


Maine's congressional delegation sent a letter to acting U.S. Trade Representative Maria Pagan about alleged unfair subsidies that may have been provided to a cement plant in Quebec that is expected...

Maine's aerospace exports post a record year in 2016

Aerospace exports became the state's second-most-valuable export industry after seafood in 2016, reaching a record $312 million.

Engineering News-Record names Dagher a 'Top 25 Newsmaker'


Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering News-Record.

Here's what Gov. LePage and others are saying about Sappi's $165M investment

James McCarthy |

There haven't been too many good news headlines for Maine's pulp and paper industry in recent years, given the closures of six mills since 2014. So it's not surprising that Sappi Ltd.'s announcement...