Welcome to the "Manufacturing Matters"
May 2018 e-newsletter!

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

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

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Look Who Joined MAME!

Maine Dovetail, Inc. in Westbrook, ME
Custom dovetail drawers and cutting boards

Brown Wood, Inc. in Yarmouth, ME
Custom wood components

MR Brewer Millworks in Portland, ME
Cabinets and millwork

Scythe Supply in Perry, ME
Scythes, scythe blades, snaths, whetstones, hammers, anvils, and equipment

Manufacturing Summit 2018
Register before next week!

2018 Manufacturing Summit: Where companies from across all manufacturing sectors and their respective trade associations will gather with a unified voice for manufacturing.


Have any questions about the Summit? Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact us 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/ 

Mainebiz Publication -
Making it in Maine

In 2017, MAME's Media Partner, Mainebiz, 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. 20,000 copies were distributed to schools and organizations across the state of Mainein 2017.

The magazine can be found online HERE!

We are looking for companies interested in being profiled in 2018- please contact us HERE! It's filling up, so contact us soon!

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.

Sebago Brewing Company Tour
Sponsored by
People's United Bank & Verrill Dana LLP
May 17, 2018

Thank you to Sebago Brewing for the tour and insight on how their delicious product is made! We would also like to thank the MAME members, sponsors, partners, and prospect members that attended the event to support manufacturing and learn more about the company. We had a great time checking out their towers of beer.

If you'd like to see what else MAME has in store, check out our events
page at 

Sterling Works with FDNY to Develop New Rescue Kits

Biddeford, ME - Sterling Rope Company, Inc. expands its product line from the extremely popular FCX Fire Escape System to debut two new kits built around the exacting standards and world-class practices of FDNY Firefighters. The new Roof Rescue Kit is based on the FDNY configuration and offers a top-down rescue option for firefighters or civilians who may be stranded at a window during a structure fire. The new FDNY Search Kit was built to the exact specifications requested by FDNY specifically for large area search operations.


Left to right: Lisa G. Martin, Brad Jackson, John Dubois

Brad Jackson

It is with sincere sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Brad Jackson. Brad was instrumental in the Manufacturers Association and economic development world in Maine, Canada and beyond. He co-wrote the state’s OEA (Office of Economic Adjustment/DoD) grant that allow MAME to provide diversification services to member that are defense impacted. He was the author of MAME’s BRE (Business Retention and Expansion) current plan to assist Maine existing manufacturers with the many services that the association provides, along with our public and private partners. Most recently, MAME launched the B2B Lead Generation Services with Jackson Associates and RCI out of Montreal. His impact on the manufacturing community was phenomenal and he will be sorely missed by all.

MOUNT VERNON - 1959 – 2018. Brad William Jackson, 58, of Mount Vernon, died suddenly on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Brad was an economic development professional and retired Army lieutenant colonel who had served multiple overseas tours. He held degrees from Assumption College, Troy University, and the US Army War College, and was a student of military history and war gaming. Brad also served as treasurer of the Mount Vernon Community Partnership Corporation (CPC), and was a member of the town budget committee.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; and their children, Margaret of Hanover, N.H., and Gordon of New York City, N.Y. 

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop.


Manufacturers Association of Maine
Northeast Technical Institute

Workforce Training Survey

The Manufacturers Association of Maine is collaborating with Northeast Technical Institute to research professional development skills to improve competitiveness of member companies. Your survey feedback, describing training needs for new hires and incumbent workers will help MAME align educational priorities with our next generation manufacturing workforce.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the following brief survey. Look for your free personalized 'Employee Training Readiness Report' once you complete the survey. We will share the information at the upcoming Manufacturing Summit.

Click the link below to complete the survey.


Manufacturers Association of Maine

Win a Geary's Brewing Gift Card!

Membership Satisfaction Survey

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the following brief survey. This survey's goal is to measure how well we are providing value to our membership. All survey participants have a chance to be selected to win a Geary's gift card by the next newsletter!

Click the link below to complete the survey.


Robotics Institute of Maine

RIM is supported solely through the generous donations of Maine companies and grants. The growth and demand of competitive robotics is requiring more funding. These programs are becoming the gold standard for how middle and high school STEM education can change to offer a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience to prepares students for hi-tech careers. Your donations are used for the following:

»» Team Registration Fees
»» Classroom Kits for Teachers
 »» Replacement of Materials
 »» Maine Tournaments
»» Teacher & Mentor Training

YOU are making a difference! RIM’s efforts have tripled the number of students
engaging in hands-on STEM learning!

RIM participates in Amazon Smile- click here to learn more!


Skills USA

Each year MAME supports the Gold Medal winners from the SKILLS USA contest held at SMCC. This year we are proud to profile Hua Lin.

Hua Lin is senior from Deering High School and the PATHS Manufacturing Technology Program. He will be representing the State of Maine in the SkillsUSA 2017 National CNC Technician Competition in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of June.

This is not his first gold medal. Last year Hua won the SkillsUSA CNC Technician Gold Medal in Maine and went on to score 12th in the entire USA at the National Skills USA competition.

Hua is a member of the Deering High School Math Team, and his math skills show in the complex mathematical proportions of his designs. Hua also participated in the Deering VEX Robotics Team. Hua has perfect attendance for both his junior and senior year at PATHS, and ranks academically #1 at PATHS and in the top 11 at Deering High School.

Hua has been accepted into the College of Engineering with a major in Engineering Physics at the University of Maine. Hua will graduate from PATHS with Precision Machining Certifications.

If you are interested in learning more about the National Competition or supporting him on his journey please contact, Tim Lippert, PATHS Manufacturing Technology Instructor at lippet@portlandschools.org or 207-874-8165.

A well thought out process and decision has been made to transition the MWPA to the Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAME). This will carry continuity and name recognition for the group and represent the wood products industry in ways that can help expand and growth this sector.

MAME has created a wood products alliance, consisting of our current members. We have a an email list for B2B contract work, resumes and other pertinent information needed for the industry.

Today, 23 MWPA members have joined with us to make a stronger, more vibrant and dynamic wood products alliance. We are still looking for more wood products members to join! If you would like to see our most recent new members, look above!

MAME is providing a number of programs and services for manufacturers across the state including:

  • The MAME Energy Program with Constellation Energy
  • Legislative and Policy Development—a strong presence in Augusta and Washington DC
  • Student and Educator Outreach to develop future workforce
  • Business Development for industry includes B2B contract work (potential contract work to members)
  • Networking and events that bring multi-industries together. We recently had a tour at a wood products company on April 12th, 2018. Shaw & Tenney allowed us to walk through and have a monthly meeting at their facility- look to the top of the newsletter to learn more.

Since January 1, MAME has sent 9 B2B contract opportunities related to the wood products industry.

At the 2018 MFG Summit, we will present the Pine Tree and Pine Cone award to two deserving wood products companies. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks will receive the Pine Tree Award, and Maine Cedar Hot Tubs will receive the Pine Cone!

If you are a current MWPA/MAME member, your dues include a ticket to the Summit. If you are not yet a member, you are invited, as our guest, to this amazing event and the largest gathering of manufacturers in the state! Register at www.mainemfg.com/events

Craig's Corner

Purchasing Your Power through The MAME Energy Program

Since the late 1990s, millions of power customers in states, such as Maine, have had the freedom to choose their own energy supplier. The Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAME) has endorsed Constellation, as its exclusive energy provider to its members, since 2008. Constellation is the leading competitive energy supplier in America.

A competitive power supplier is a company that purchases power from the wholesale market and sells it directly to the customer. When you purchase your power through a supplier, your local utility still services all equipment, such as meters and wires. But you can pursue pricing options and strategies with competing suppliers. This is a change from the traditional approach where businesses only purchased its energy supply through the local utility.

While there are other options available, we believe that choosing Constellation through The MAME Energy Program presents a unique chance to meet all of your energy needs while also helping the association and its members. 

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.

For more information on purchasing power and the programs offered by Constellation, contact:
Craig Brazell

Business Development Manager

(207) 520-2007


A special thank you to Andy Forgit & Cary Plummer at Northeast CNC for donating a television to the MAME Office! They have helped improve the meeting space in our office and we are extremely thankful!

Upcoming Events!

Manufacturing Summit 2018

June 1, 2018

Lost Valley Ski Area, 200 Lost Valley Rd. Auburn, ME




Rubb Building Systems End of Season BBQ
June 14, 2018

1 Rubb Ln. Sanford, ME

 Horizon Solutions - Smart Manufacturing Expo
Sessions Between 7:30AM-3:00PM on June 6th, 2018

DoubleTree in Portland, ME

Lewiston Auburn Chamber - LA Metro Marketplace - B2B Plus
9:30AM-6:00PM on June 7th, 2018

Bates Mill, 35 Canal St. Lewiston, ME 04240

Institute for Family Owned Business - Find Your Focus: Master the Skill of Avoiding Distractions
4:00PM-6:00PM on June 7th, 2018

20 Gisland Farm Rd. Falmouth, ME

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


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-CAD Technician

Fluid Imaging Technologies

-Software QA Analyst

Manufacturing Technician

Form Tech Tool & Mold
-EDM Operator & Mold Maker

Lanco Integrated
-Level I & II Mechanical Engineers

Lighthouse Imaging

-Quality Assurance Specialist

-Supply Chain Manager

-Project Manager

Hussey Seating
-Director of Manufacturing

Jotul North America
-Production Assemblers

Prescott Metal & EAM

-CNC Machinists

Volk Packaging
-Production Trainee 2nd Shift

-Splitter Operator 1st Shift


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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.

Contact: Craig Brazell
(617) 512-9939