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Updated: January 26, 2024

4 Maine companies recognized by governor for business excellence

person in safety glasses with machinery File photo Brewer-based composite manufacturer Compotech Inc. was recognized for innovation in the 2023 Governor's Awards for Business Excellence. Shown here is machine operator Brandon Brown.

Two Maine manufacturers and two contractors have been recognized with the 2023 Governor’s Awards for Business Excellence.

The awards, created in 1991, recognize Maine businesses with a high level of commitment to their community, their employees and to exemplary performance in the manufacturing or services sectors.

This year, awards were given in celebration of Maine businesses that consistently strive for excellence, even during global challenges.

“It is my honor to present Elmet Technologies, Compotech, Main Eco Homes and TimberHP with the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence,” said Gov. Janet Mills. “Through their success in the business world — and direct investments in their employees, their communities, and our state — each of these extraordinary Maine businesses are helping to make Maine the best place in the nation to live, work and raise a family.”


This year's honorees are:

  • Lewiston-based metal manufacturer Elmet Technologies LLC, which received the Heritage Industry Award; 
  • Brewer-based composite manufacturer Compotech Inc., the Innovation Award;
  • Main Eco Homes, general contractor in Bridgton, the Rural Revitalization Award;
  • TimberHP, insulation contractor based in Madison, the Climate Leader Award.

Award recipients were honored in a ceremony earlier this week at the Blaine House in Augusta.

“The Governor’s Award for Business Excellence celebrates the contributions of Maine businesses to Maine people and our state’s economy,” said Heather Johnson, commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development. “It is one of Maine’s most prestigious business recognition awards, and I congratulate each of these recipients. I look forward to following their continued success.”

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