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Updated: December 28, 2023

Year in review: 10 Maine manufacturing headlines in 2023

Katie Leonard File Photo / Fred Field Kathie Leonard, president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc., during a campaign stop in Maine by U.S. President Biden in July.

From shipbuilding to stadium seating, Maine manufacturers have had a busy year, and Mainebiz has been covering it all. As we get ready to close out the year, here are links to 10 stories published in 2023 that may have you glued to your (Hussey Seating) seat.

Mechanic Falls-based manufacturer wins 2nd unfair trade suit against China

North Berwick’s Hussey Seating chosen for $7M Mass. arena project

Biden touts American manufacturing on Maine campaign stop

Saco packaging manufacturer Tanbark gears up for growth

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File photo / Tim Greenway
Melissa LaCasse, co-founder and CEO of Tanbark Molded Fiber Products, at the company’s factory in Saco.

Brunswick manufacturer STARC Systems gets new private equity owner 

Payroll, spending at Kittery shipyard reached highest total ever lar year 

BIW wins $58M Navy contract on new destroyer builds 

Touchdown! Biddeford manufacturer helps NASA’s  asteroid sample land safely 

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File photo Courtesy / NASA, Keegan Barber
The sample return capsule from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, shortly after touching down at the Defense Department's Utah Test and Training Range.

Aerospace startup aims to launch manufacturing at Loring in late 2024

Defense bill could mean more work for Maine shipbuilders and other contractors 

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File photo
Provisions in a draft Department of Defense spending bill include authorization to spend $544 million for modernization efforts at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.

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