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Allagash International, Inc. to Make First International Shipment Using New Eimskip Container Service
AUGUSTA – One of Maine’s premier manufacturing companies is poised to make its first use of the new Eimskip container service to ship its goods internationally on Tuesday.
Allagash International, Inc. of South Portland, established in 2002, will be sending its first shipment of its valve products using the new Eimskip container service to its client in Puerto Rico.
“This is an excellent example of how the addition of an international container service provider in Maine can benefit our local businesses,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “While infrastructure is always a top priority, we will continue to focus on our ports as economic opportunities that can help Maine businesses to expand and create jobs.”
Governor’s Account Executive Kristine Schuman has assisted Allagash International, Inc. by facilitating contact between the company and entities that can assist them since they moved to their South Portland location earlier this year.
Allagash International, Inc. manufactures and distributes valves and controls all over the world and was recognized by the Small Business Association as “Exporter of the Year” earlier this year. It is one of the only valve companies located in a deep water port in the United States, which allows them to take full advantage of Eimskip’s container service.
“The expansion of Allagash International world-wide and Eimskip’s logistic location allows us to be one of the only valve and actuator manufacturers to have direct port access in North America,” said Terry Ingram, President, CEO, and founder of Allagash International.
“This will enable us to supply valves and actuators up to 60 inches in diameter to support our global customers in the oil and gas, water, and waste water sectors,” Ingram said. “This clearly gives us a competitive edge with cost reductions in freight and freight forwarding. Thanks to Eimskip’s eagerness to support our global needs, we look at Eimskip as a partner in our business growth and not just as a freight carrier.”