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Joyce Galea finds new and growing markets for Waterville-based truck-body manufacturer

Laurie Schreiber |

Joyce Galea, co-owner of F3 Manufacturing in Waterville, has been instrumental in the company's explosive growth.

Mainebiz's Business Leaders of the Year 2019

This year we recognize leaders who started a manufacturing business, are revitalizing a downtown and are leading investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in health care and veterans'...

Piscataquis County: The under-the-radar hot spot in Maine real estate

Maureen Milliken |

A combination of county-wide economic development, focus on destination tourism and low prices have boosted house sales in the sparsely populated region.

Three Greenlight Maine finalists selected for $100,000 pitch-off competition

Renee Cordes |

Ocean’s Balance of Biddeford, Flowfold of Gorham and American Roots of Westbrook are in the running for a $100,000 cash prize after being named finalists of Greenlight Maine Season 4 television...

American Steel brings new technology to an old industry, saving time and money

William Hall |

A Maine company that recently started processing steel with a next-generation, $1.4 million laser has actually been handling metal since before the state was a state.

Manufacturing's next frontier? Makers of small launch vehicles target booming nanosatellite market

Laurie Schreiber |

Two startup manufacturers of small satellite launch vehicles have their sights set on a nanosatellite market that's literally taking off around the world.

Three niche textile manufacturers hit their stride, set their sights on expanded growth

Renee Cordes |

American Roots, along with Flowfold in Gorham and Hyperlite Mountain Gear in Biddeford, lead Maine's new crop of niche textile makers. As traditional manufacturing struggles to attract young talent,...

Manufacturing's workforce is growing again, but is a long way from pre-recession numbers

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's manufacturing workforce, which declined sharply during the recession, has started a gradual rebound. Even so, it remains dramatically smaller than the workforce numbers of 2001 and 2008.

Brunswick Landing composites manufacturing area 'largest in Northeast'

Maureen Milliken |

A composites layup area that will make it easier for manufacturers to produce the composites they need for aircraft and boat production, as well as other types of construction, has opened at...

NMCC instructional tech grants to foster employment opportunities

Staff |

The Northern Maine Community College Foundation has awarded a round of grants designed to support hands-on learning in technology at the college and improve the skill set of graduates to meet the...