Governor Congratulates Two Maine Companies Creating Jobs for our Economy

March 29, 2013

For Immediate Release: Friday, Mar. 29
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – The two companies that announced this week the combined creation of more than 200 jobs in the state received a series of congratulations from the LePage Administration and the Department of Economic and Community Development today.

Maine Fair Trade Lobster will create 160 jobs when it completes renovations on its lobster processing plant in Gouldsboro, and Canadian boat builder Millennium Marine expects to employ 50 people when renovations at the at the Guilford Mill are complete.

“I’m thrilled to see substantial growth in two of the state’s key industries, boat building and lobsters,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “I am encouraged to see these businesses bring well-paying careers to the state.”

A Governor’s Account Executive has had conversations with both companies regarding doing business in the state, according DECD Commissioner George Gervais. As the company’s progress with their plans, additional support will be provided as needed.

“The Governor’s Account Executives are business experts and liaisons to the economic development resources available throughout the state. Their focus is to facilitate access to existing services to resolve business-related issues and make it easier for job creators to do business in the state,” said Gervais. “We congratulate these businesses for investing in our state and we look forward to a long and profitable relationship with them