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BIW awarded $87M for U.S. Navy work

Bath Iron Works has been awarded an $87 million contract by the U.S. Navy to continue “integrated planning yard services” for Arleigh Burke-class and Oliver Hazard Perry-class ships,...

U.S. Labor Secretary tours Cianbro, Penobscot Job Corps training centers

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta joined U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in tours of the Penobscot Job Corps Center in Bangor and Cianbro Corp.’s job-training facility in Pittsfield on...

Big week for Rumford: Pending sale of paper mill, $990K CDBG grant, two Opportunity Zones

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Friday was a big day for Rumford Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs, who announced the town had won a $990,000 Community Development Block Grant on the same day its largest taxpayer, Catalyst Paper, said...

Brooklin Boat Yard's former CFO sentenced in $815K embezzlement

Former Brooklin Boat Yard CFO Steven Nygren was sentenced to seven years and seven months in federal prison for stealing $815,000 from the business.

Yale Cordage wins Trade Day's 'Best in Show' honors for second straight year

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Yale Cordage, a Saco company that makes a wide range of specialty ropes for key industries such as mining and arboriculture, took home the “Best in Show” trophy at Trade Day 2018 for a...

American Roots to expand space, workforce with move to Westbrook

The Portland apparel company American Roots has signed a lease to move to a 14,000-square-foot space in the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook and eventually add up to 10 new employees.

Former president who oversaw BIW’s record growth in 1970s dies at 93

Former Bath Iron Works president John F. Sullivan Jr., who retired from the shipyard in 1983, died at the age of 93 on May 13.

Blue Hill marine division building bridges for NYC skyscrapers

The marine division of Hewes & Co. in Blue Hill is constructing the hard-maple cladding for an 88-foot steel-frame bridge that will connect luxury-condominium skyscrapers on Riverside Drive in...

Front Street Shipyard begins long-awaited expansion

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Front Street Shipyard in Belfast announced Friday that it has finalized the financing it needed to begin construction of a new facility adjacent to its existing yard on the Belfast waterfront.

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding expands its market through innovation and diversification

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Drew Lyman is president of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Inc. in Thomaston. He's cited innovation and diversification as key to keeping pace in an industry vulnerable to...

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