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Did you know that roughly 1,800 Maine manufacturing businesses employ over 50,600 Maine residents? That accounts for 14% of wages paid statewide!

What do you think of when you hear the word “manufacturing”?

Manufacturing relies on advanced technology, but also assembly lines and human skills to craft a finished product. Fifty years ago, the manufacturing sector was much different than it is today. Throughout Maine, manufacturing companies create products that are used in daily life all over the state and all over the country! Some manufacturers produce world-class destroyers, while others create innovative, life-saving medication for cattle.

Check out Destination Occupation’s list of five Maine manufacturers that are making unique products everyday:

1. SIGCO

SIGCO is an architectural glass and metal fabricator and distributor. Learn more about their company culture and hear from their current employees!

Where: Westbrook, Maine

Job Openings: Check out this link for up-to-date listings!
In the past, positions have included IT specialists, truck drivers, and production workers.

2. Acme Monaco

Acme Monaco produces springs, wireforms, and stampings for commercial products used by automotive, small appliance, and ball-bearing industries. They also manufacture guidewires for catheters used for neurological, cardiovascular, and urological procedures.

Where: Presque Isle, Maine
(Fun fact: The Presque Isle facility produces 90% of products for the orthodontic industry)

Job openings: Follow this link!
In the past, positions have included medical cell operator (first, second, third shift).

3. Bath Iron Works

Bath Iron Works (BIW) manufactures technologically-advanced naval ships and is one of the largest private sector employers in Maine! Consider applying for their manufacturing or design apprenticeship programs.

Where: Bath, Maine

Job openings: Follow this link to explore the many, many options!
In the past, positions have included shipfitters, welders, electricians, fabricators, and pipefitters.

4. ImmuCell

ImmuCell manufactures life-saving medication that aims to improve the health of newborn dairy and beef cattle without using traditional antibiotics. ImmuCell is the only animal health company with the ability to concentrate, purify and quantify specific antibodies on a commercial scale!

Where: Portland, Maine

Job openings: Follow this link!
In the past, positions have included accounting clerks and manufacturing associates.

5. Jotul Woodstoves

Jotul Woodstoves is a Norweigan company that has manufactured stoves for over 160 years. The company produces wood and gas stoves, inserts, and fireplaces. Read more about how they were named “Manufacturer of the Year” by the Maine Manufacturers Association in 2019!

Where: Gorham, Maine (and Norway!)

Job openings: Production assembler (check out this link).

Did you realize that you had misconceptions about the manufacturing industry? Are you looking to advance your career? You may qualify for FREE Manufacturing Technology Training!