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Southern Maine firms reach out to help hurricane victims

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Two southern Maine businesses, Ramblers Way in Kennebunk and Village Candle in Wells, have donated clothing and other essential items to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands...

Tambrands spends $4.6M on safety upgrades at Auburn plant

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Two major safety upgrades at Auburn's Tambrands' factory, with a cost of $4.6 million, are the latest in a total $11 million in expansion and upgrades this year at the site.

Kestrel faces possible legal action over millions owed in Wisconsin

Kestrel Aircraft, which recently was evicted from Brunswick Landing for failing to pay rent for at least a year, faces possible legal action by the state of Wisconsin and the city of Superior, Wisc.,...

Owens Corning plant in Brunswick will close

Owens Corning officials said location is the primary reason the company, which makes insulation and composites, is closing its Brunswick plant.

Kestrel Aircraft evicted from Brunswick Landing

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has evicted the aircraft manufacturing company Kestrel from Brunswick Landing.

Maine boatyards could see surge in hurricane-related repairs

Boats damaged by hurricanes in Florida and the Caribbean are expected to arrive in New England in the coming months for repairs, with some Maine boatyards anticipating a potential windfall in...

Sea Bags women's sailing team returns with a trophy

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For the first time ever, an all-women team of sailors from Maine won first place for all-female finishers in the 2017 J/24 World Championship in Mississauga, Canada.

Blue Heron Capital investing $3.5M in Brunswick company

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Blue Heron Capital, a growth equity fund based in Richmond, Va., that provides growth and expansion capital, led a $3.5 million investment round in STARC Systems, a company based at TechPlace in...

After long search, plastics firm finds home in Biddeford with lots of room for expansion

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Paul Tyson, owner of Thermoformed Plastics of New England, purchased a 27,684-square-foot plant in Biddeford for $1.18 million from York County Biscuit Company Inc., in a deal that closed Aug. 30.

Next 2017: Ben Waxman and his wife, Whitney Reynolds, create apparel ... and opportunities for new Mainers

Laurie Schreiber |

In 2015, Ben Waxman and Whitney Reynolds, a husband-and-wife team, started a company to produce fleece apparel and blankets that would use materials sourced in the United States and...

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