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Current Edition | Manufacturing

The future is now: BIW shipyard looks to cut costs to win major Coast Guard contract

Since August, Bath Iron Works President Fred Harris has been hosting 90-minute meetings with small groups of shipyard workers to identify the challenges they face in an era of declining...
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Current Edition | Biotechnology

Building a brand: Bar Harbor BioTechnology aims to make a name in genetics tools

Bar Harbor BioTechnology Inc., the private spinoff from The Jackson Laboratory, started strong and fast out of the gate in 2006, moving quickly to accrue nine individual and institutional...
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Current Edition | Retail & Food service

Long-time Sea Bags employee Carrie Fletcher talks about why retired sails make for good bags

Sea Bags is a Maine-made product that's burgeoned into a national name. Headquartered at Custom House Wharf in Portland, Sea Bags hand stitches used sails into bags and accessories and...
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Current Edition | Education & Training

Labor pains: Greater Portland companies find creative solutions to attract talent

Ask any local business leader to name his or her No. 1 challenge and, whether you're talking to a high-tech exec or an excavator, you're likely to get the same response: lack of labor.
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Current Edition | Energy & Utilities

Changing marketplace: As gas prices drop, a maker of alternative fuel adapts

So you've built this smart little company, manufacturing a renewable fuel from recycled fry grease. Your oil burns clean, dramatically reducing carbon emissions, is competitive with the...