Welcome to the "Manufacturing Matters"
December 2017 e-newsletter!

Please send company news to
info@mainemfg.com. Enjoy!

Membership is Key 
to our success in growing manufacturing in Maine!

Click for Membership Application

Look Who Joined MAMe!

Allagash Brewing in Portland, ME
Brewing company

Mark White FFA, Inc. in Portland, ME

Custom fabrication of furniture/fixtures

Priority Learning in South Portland, ME

Leadership developers/consultants

Launch Security in Portland, ME

Xuron Corp. in Saco, ME
Hand tool manufacturing

Geary Brewing Holiday Celebration

We hope everyone had a great time at our MAMe Holiday Event at Geary Brewings in Portland! We will be continuing our monthly tours beginning in January of 2018 so look forward to more MAMe events!

With generous donations and registrations we were able to raise $350 for Outdoors Again during this event! Thank you to all who donated and worked on the event!

If you would like to learn more about Outdoors Again, click their banner on the right side of this email.

Want to get involved this year? Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact Zach Vincent at info@mainemfg.com or the MAMe office at 207-747-4406.

Want to see more of the photos taken at the event? CLICK HERE

If you'd like to see what else MAMe has in store, check out our events
page at www.mainemfg.com/events/ 

Mainebiz Publication -
Making it in Maine 

MAMe's Media Partner, Mainebiz, has created the "Making it in Maine" publication for students, educators, and manufacturers with the purpose of highlighting the innovation, workforce, and best aspects of manufacturing companies in Maine.

The magazine can be found online HERE!

To take advantage of our new Mainebiz subscription for members only, click the link below!


Want to get involved this year? Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact Zach Vincent at info@mainemfg.com or the MAMe office at 207-747-4406.

If you'd like to see what else MAMe has in store, check out our events
page at www.mainemfg.com/events/ 

Scholarship Update!
Application Period Opens Jan. 1st - April 30th

The MAMe Career and Foundation Scholarship is going to begin accepting applications soon! From January 1st to April 30th, we will be accepting applications for students that are interested in furthering their education in Maine with a goal of a career in manufacturing in mind. For details click below!


MAMe Member & Partner News

Caron Engineering Receives Governor's Award for Business Excellence

"Caron Engineering was selected to receive the 2017 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence.  This award is presented each year to Maine businesses who ‘exemplify excellence through a balanced combination of manufacturing and service excellence, combined with an unwavering commitment to employees, customers, and the community.'"

Learn more HERE!

Congratulations to Caron Engineering!

Nick Bull Receives the 2017 SME President's Award

We'd like to announce that Nick Bull of Abbot has been awarded the 2017 SME President's Award. Congratulations Nick!

Nick is the Chair of SME Maine Dirigo Chapter 46 and MAMe’s JMQC partner.

Pictured below: Nick Bull, current chair and Sarah Kelley, past chair of SME Maine Dirigo 46

Project Lead the Way - Portland High School MakerSpace

On Friday, Dec 1, student administrators of the PHS MakerSpace conducted a computer building workshop. Senior John Holt and juniors Eddie Sylvester and Callum MacDonald explained the parts of a computer and instructed 9th and 10th graders in how to assemble them into a working computer. Students then got a tour of the MakerSpace and brainstormed and discussed potential future projects.

The MakerSpace is open Thursdays after school and Fridays during Bulldog Block.

Pictured below left to right: Callum MacDonald, Ibrahim Halana, Anthony Colello

Energy Corner

Did you know hydroelectric dams and biomass from wood products provide half of Maine's net electricity generation, the largest share from renewable sources in the eastern United States?

This quarter's Competitive Intelligence Update

MAMe members can manage their energy strategy in new and powerful ways with Constellation's full range of integrated energy solutions. Visit energy.constellation.com/MAMe.

Al Tarkinson with Edward Jones, is a Manufacturers Association Member and Financial Advisor for the Manufacturers Association of Maine Scholarship Fund.

Al became the Financial Advisor for the education fund, which provides scholarships to students in Maine, in 2013.

Did you know that The United States generates more than 20% of the world's GDP with about 4% of the world's population?

Contact Al at 207-839-8233

Industry Corner

Steve Tenney, UBS Wealth Management

"A medical revolution is underway—one that’s making it possible for us to extend our lives for decades by stopping now-fatal diseases before they can take hold of our bodies. In the coming years, we’ll not only be able to live longer, but also have fuller lives characterized by enduring physical mobility and mental sharpness.

Here’s a closer look at the personal longevity revolution—and what it could mean to you and your family as you seek to live your best life."

Click here to read the full article by Steve Tenney at UBS Financial Services!

Upcoming Events!




The Strainrite Companies
January 18, 2018

65 1st Flight Dr. Auburn, ME

Starc Systems
February 15th, 2018



Shaw & Tenney, April 12, 2018
Rubb Building Systems -
End of the Season BBQ, June 21, 2018



SME Lean Manufacturing Round Table Series

Jan 23, 2018- Modula, Lewiston
Feb 27, 2018-Idexx Laboratories, Westbrook
Mar 27, 2018- American Rheinmetall Systems, Biddeford
April 24, 2018- Martin's Point Healthcare, Brunswick


MEREDA - Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase
9:00AM-5:00PM January 18, 2018

Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME


Verrill Dana - 2018 Annual Employment Law Update
8:00AM-6:00PM January 25, 2018

Westin Harbor View Hotel in Portland, ME

The Manufacturers Association of Maine
207-747-4406 info@mainemfg.com 


Job Postings

Join MAMe

Contact Us!

Bristol Seafood

-Facility & Machine Maintenance Leadperson

Caron Engineering
-Service Technician

DeepWater Buoyancy, Inc.

-Designer/ Draftsperson/ Sales Support

Kennebec Technologies
-2nd Shift CNC Machinist

MaineGeneral Health
-Lean Specialist

Maine Maritime Academy

-Assistant Professor of Engineering

Northeast Laboratory Services
-Microbiology Analyst

Prescott Metal


-CNC Programmer/Engineer

Rubb Building Systems
-Press Operator

-Technical Product Manager

University of Maine Orono
-Large Center Development Associate

Washburn & Doughty

-Ship Fitter

-Marine Electrician

Did you know the 3 major goals of the Manufacturers of Maine Group Trust are to help support a strong loss prevention program, reduce worker’s compensation rates and return surplus funds to the Members?

The Manufacturers Association of Maine and the Manufacturers of Maine Workers’ Compensation Group Trust formed a partnership in 2007 to operate in cooperation with each other to the mutual benefit of their members and the general manufacturing community in Maine.

The Manufacturers of Maine Group Trust was formed in 1993. Its membership includes 21 Maine based manufacturers. The group trust provides workers’ compensation coverage to its members.
Since 1993, the Group Trust has returned just over $9 million dollars of surplus insurance premiums to its members.

Click Here to learn more about how our aggressive safety and claims management programs can put you in control of your workers’ compensation costs, or please contact Zoie Leavitt at zleavitt@crossagency.com or 1-800-698-3267 ext.1013


Receive 2 hours of attorney consultations about healthcare reform from LegalShield.

If you have 10 or more employees already enrolled in a LegalShield plan by the end of the year, you are eligible.

My company already offers LegalShield as an employee benefit -
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Contact: Nola Fennessy
(207) 776-0302

Secure predictable electricity rates with Constellation’s Fixed Price Solution.

As a small to medium sized manufacturer, your eye is always on the bottom line. You need competitive electric rates from a supplier you can count on. Constellation is that supplier. Constellation is the exclusive energy providers for MAMe members.

Click here to see your executive director, Lisa G. Martin, talk about why Constellation is MAMe's exclusive energy provider.

Contact: Craig Brazell
(617) 512-9939