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UMaine, Lanco collaboration accelerates L.L.Bean tote production

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L.L.Bean will be able to stitch tote bags in four to five seconds, thanks to a new automation machine created in a recent collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of...

GrandyOats, in growth mode, receives EPA sustainable practices award

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GrandyOats, the Hiram-based producer of organic cereals and snacks, is on a roll.

Hinckley Yachts plans major expansion

Hinckley Yachts is planning a 19,500-square-foot expansion at its Southwest Harbor service yard.

Maine Senate greenlights bioplastics jobs bill

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The Maine Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill by Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, that would invest in Maine’s emerging biobased products industry.

Federal funding could include $433 million for BIW work

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the federal budget agreement reached Sunday night could include $433 million that would likely go to Bath Iron Works.

Dingley Press’s $17M expansion to add new equipment, jobs

Dingley Press, Lisbon’s largest employer and one of five major catalog printers in the United States, is undertaking a $17 million expansion.

Madison Paper Industries sells closed mill's hydro assets

Madison Paper Industries signed an agreement to sell its hydropower facilities to Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, a Morristown, N.J.-based company.

Reed & Reed acquires electrical transmission contractor

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Reed & Reed Inc., an employee-owned civil contractor firm based in Woolwich, announced Monday it has acquired PLC Construction of Farmington, N.H., a company that specializes in building electrical...

EPA eyes Lincoln mill CEO to oversee early cleanup efforts

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to have Keith Van Scotter, CEO of the shuttered Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, oversee some of the initial environmental cleanup at the site.

Grassroots effort to redevelop GNP mill in Millinocket sparking interest

Our Katahdin, the nonprofit that purchased the former Great Northern Paper Co. assets in Millinocket for $1 in January, reports a dozen businesses have expressed interest in being part of local...

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