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Jotul North America, the Gorham-based producer of Norwegian-designed stoves, inserts and fireplaces, was named “Manufacturer of the Year” at the Manufacturers Association of Maine annual summit.
Maine Seacoast Mission selected Front Street Shipyard in Belfast for a significant refit of mission vessel, Sunbeam V. And construction of a building that will include the mission’s new headquarters has begun in Northeast Harbor.
After taking a year off, the Skowhegan Home Show — which gives a boost to the region's home and landscaping businesses — will be back Saturday, at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds.
The Composites Research Engineering Laboratory that had been located at TechPlace, Brunswick Landing’s technology accelerator, has a new home at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
Maine International Trade Center announced today the seven Maine companies with innovative products that have been selected for this year's New Products Global Showcase.
Technological advances revolutionized the boatbuilding industry over the past 25 years. Front Street Shipyard, Brooklin Boat Yard, Hodgdon Yachts, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Hinckley Yachts and others are working with new lightweight, high-strength
A line graph depicting manufacturing’s workforce in Maine over the past 25 years is not a pretty sight. From 1995, the manufacturing sector was in a steep steady decline for 15 years, falling from 84,700 jobs at the start of 1995 to 51,000 jobs in
Maine as a brand may be hard to define or measure, but it’s steadily gaining in value, thanks to consumer names making their mark beyond the state’s borders.
More than 200 representatives of small businesses and government agencies will gather in South Portland this week for a two-day matchmaking session that will culminate in a "speed-dating" session that matches businesses with contracts.
Cheating Gourmet, the Auburn-based makers of premium frozen seafood products, announced Thursday a rebranding to Scott & Jon's, the names of its co-founders Scott and Jon Demers.
Anna, a 65-foot cold-molded sailing yacht designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design of Belfast and built by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Inc. of Thomaston, won a top international award that's made yearly to “classic” boat constructions and restorations
Maine Wood Concepts, a wood-turning company based in New Vineyard that makes toys, cookware and other products, has been chosen to make the official 2019 White House Easter eggs.
Fiber Materials Inc, a Biddeford defense and space contractor, plans to add 50 employees this year, bringing its workforce to 235.
In a budget hearing Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, pressed Transportation Secretary Elain Chao on the Trump administration's budget proposal for a replacement training vessel slated for the Maine Maritime Academy.
Two Maine brewers were listed among the country's 50 fastest-growing small and independent craft brewers by sales volume put together by the Brewers Association, a national trade group.
Auburn Manufacturing, Luke's Lobster Seafood Co. and Thornton Academy are among the 2019 International Trade and Investment Awards honorees, unveiled by the Maine International Trade Center on Tuesday.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the “Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019,” legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers aiming to sell American agricultural products in the Cuban market. The bipartisan bill would support jobs in Maine and throughout the country by lifting restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.
Collins and King noted in a recent news release that the 2018 Farm Bill took steps to help American agriculture access the Cuban market by allowing funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs for U.S. agricultural products to be used in Cuba. However, they said, the biggest barrier for producers as they seek access to Cuba is the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act’s prohibition on providing private credit for those exports, which forces Cubans to pay with cash up-front for American-grown food. As a result, American farm goods have become less competitive, and Cuba has turned to other countries that are able to extend credit directly to Cuban buyers for transactions.
The proposed bill would amend the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Noting that farming continues to be a major economic driver of Maine’s rural communities, Collins and King said the legislation would “open up a significant new export opportunity, without costing the government any money or risking any taxpayer dollars.”