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Is Maine open for business? A resounding 'yes' from Mainebiz CEO forum

Renee Cordes |

The state of Maine absolutely is open for business. That’s the resounding message from a panel of executives speaking at Wednesday’s Mainebiz CEO Breakfast Forum in South Portland.

STARC Systems names Aroostook native as CEO

Chris Vickers has been named CEO of STARC Systems, which last week announced it received $3.5 million in outside financing.

Another Brunswick Landing aviation firm faces lawsuit over alleged loan default

A British investment company has sued the parent company of Tempus Jets, an aircraft refurbisher located at Brunswick Landing, alleging the company has failed to repay $9.7 million in loans.

Southern Maine firms reach out to help hurricane victims


Two southern Maine businesses, Ramblers Way in Kennebunk and Village Candle in Wells, have donated clothing and other essential items to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands...

Tambrands spends $4.6M on safety upgrades at Auburn plant


Two major safety upgrades at Auburn's Tambrands' factory, with a cost of $4.6 million, are the latest in a total $11 million in expansion and upgrades this year at the site.

Kestrel faces possible legal action over millions owed in Wisconsin

Kestrel Aircraft, which recently was evicted from Brunswick Landing for failing to pay rent for at least a year, faces possible legal action by the state of Wisconsin and the city of Superior, Wisc.,...

Owens Corning plant in Brunswick will close

Owens Corning officials said location is the primary reason the company, which makes insulation and composites, is closing its Brunswick plant.

Kestrel Aircraft evicted from Brunswick Landing

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has evicted the aircraft manufacturing company Kestrel from Brunswick Landing.

Maine boatyards could see surge in hurricane-related repairs

Boats damaged by hurricanes in Florida and the Caribbean are expected to arrive in New England in the coming months for repairs, with some Maine boatyards anticipating a potential windfall in...

Sea Bags women's sailing team returns with a trophy


For the first time ever, an all-women team of sailors from Maine won first place for all-female finishers in the 2017 J/24 World Championship in Mississauga, Canada.