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Economic Development Update 2014-2015 from City of Westbrook, Maine on Vimeo.

Westbrook / Gorham Community Chamber:

 

The Westbrook / Gorham Community Chamber is respected by businesses, political leaders and the community as the leader in economic development and business promotion in the region. It is known as the primary advocate on issues affecting large and small businesses in support of a healthy economy and lifestyle and is a leader in the efforts to promote regionalization by facilitating collaboration between and among municipalities and businesses.

This Chamber offers valuable networking opportunities, economic development and lots of great, community activities.

Contact their President Andrew Cook at andrew_m_cook@keybank.com

Business and industry profiles on some of our great local companies:

ACADIA INSURANCE
250 County Road
Westbrook, ME

Acadia Insurance was founded in 1992 and specializes in commercial property casualty insurance. Their focus has always been geared toward small to midsized businesses throughout New England.

For more information on Acadia Insurance please visit:

http://acadiainsurance.com/

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THE ANIMAL HOUSE

11 Main Street, Suite 9
Westbrook, ME 04092

Phone: 207-887-9638
E-mail: store@theanimalhouse.net
Hours: Monday Through Saturday 10:00 - 8:00; Sunday 10:00 - 5:00

http://www.theanimalhouse.net

 

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The Animal House has been family-owned since we opened in 2005. Their first location is in Damariscotta in midcoast, and they opened Westbrook in November of 2014. The Animal House specializes in healthy food and supplies for dogs and cats and other companion animals. No chemicals, no consumables from China, no wheat, corn or soy in any of their food lines. They do on-site nutritional consults, and offer the largest selection of remedies in the state. The Animal House was selected as "Best Pet Store in Maine" by Downeast Magazine, a finalist in the Maine Family Business Awards in 2014, voted Pet Retailer of the Year by Pet Product News, and won Businessperson of the Year and Business Growth Awards from the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce.

The Animal House is also a satellite location in Westbrook for the Animal Refuge League; in fact, in the short time they have been open, they have adopted out 6 cats! The Animal House also host adoption events and classes every weekend for area rescue.

 

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ARTEL

25 Bradley Drive
Westbrook, ME

Since 1982 Artel has assisted the worldwide scientific community in assuring quality readings and quality handling of liquid laboratory samples.  Artel provides pipette calibration, multichannel verification systems and a standardized training methods to laboratories throughout North America and around the globe.

For More Information on ARTEL, please visit: http://www.artel-usa.com/about/default.aspx

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AVITA OF STROUDWATER
320 Spring Street
Westbrook, ME

This 60-unit, state- of-the-art community, which focuses on memory care, is a joint venture of Burlington, Massachusetts-based Northbridge Companies and Portland, Maine-based Sandy River Company. The name, Avita, which translates to “For Life,” was inspired by our desire to create a safe and fulfilling environment where nurturing caregivers recognize each resident as a special and unique individual.  Just because an individual may suffer from physical challenges or memory impairment does not mean they have lost their spirit. Our goal is simple – to make a positive difference in people’s lives by creating a special place where residents can thrive and families can have peace of mind. That place is Avita.

The company is headquartered in Burlington, MA.

For more information on AVITA OF STROUDWATER, please visit:

www.avitaofstroudwater.com

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CALPINE, INC-WESTBROOK ENERGY CENTER

60 Eisenhower Drive
Westbrook, ME

 

The Westbrook Energy Center uses natural gas fired turbines to create clean energy at the rate of 552 Megawatts per year. This is enough electric power to meet the needs of more than 500,000 homes throughout New England.

In 2009, the Westbrook Energy Center was named a Star Worksite under the Voluntary Protection Programs of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This recognition is given to companies who achieve a level of excellence in occupational safety and health at their worksites. Calpine is also the largest taxpayer in the City of Westbrook.

For more information on the WESTBROOK ENERGY CENTER, please visit:  http://www.calpine.com/

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D&G Machine
50 Eisenhower Dr
Westbrook, ME 04092

Founded in 1967 D&G Machine Products is a national manufacturing power house servicing all the major industries in America.  Privately owned and extremely successful please visit us at: http://www.dgmachine.com/about.html

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DISABILITY RMS
One Riverfront Plaza Westbrook, ME

 

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Westbrook, Disability RMS assists companies with an array of risk management products and services, including both traditional and worksite disability insurance. The company employs approximately 300 people at the Westbrook location, and is a subsidiary of the Assurant family of companies.

For a more information on Disability RMS, please visit: http://www.disabilityrms.com

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IDEXX

One Idexx Drive
Westbrook, ME

Idexx laboratories develop, manufacture and distribute various products and services for the companion animal, veterinary, livestock and poultry, water testing and dairy markets worldwide. Additionally, the company offers an array of consulting services to veterinarians to enhance the quality and ease of diagnostic work needed for pet health.

The company is headquartered in Westbrook and was founded in 1983.

For more information on IDEXX LABORATORIES, please visit:
http://www.idexx.com/view/xhtml/en_us/corporate/home.jsf

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MAINE CREDIT UNION LEAGUE - SYNERGENT

2 Ledgeview Drive
Westbrook, ME

MCUL offers a variety of services to Maine Credit Unions and their members. A short list includes education, strategic planning, orientation programs for unions and their members, government advocacy and numerous other training programs. MCUL is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013.

For More Information on the MAINE CREDIT UNION LEAGUE, please visit: http://www.mainecul.org/

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OLYMPIA SPORTS

5 Bradley Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092

Olympia Sports is a service and family oriented retail sporting goods company featuring a broad assortment of high quality name brand merchandise in sports equipment, apparel, athletic footwear and accessories. Founded in 1975 at The Maine Mall in South Portland, Maine, the company has grown to over 200 stores throughout the Northeast and now the Mid-Atlantic. We have done this by never losing sight of what made us successful; focusing on customer service and being your community sporting goods store

http://www.olympiasports.net/

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SYSCO

36 Thomas Drive

Westbrook, ME

Sysco is a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, schools, hotels & others. The company operates over 190 distribution facilities, including a large facility in Westbrook. Their yearly revenue for fiscal year 2012-2013 totaled $44 billion.

For More Information on SYSCO, please visit: http://www.sysco.com 

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SAPPI  FINE PAPER NORTH AMERICA

300 Warren Avenue
Westbrook, ME

The Westbrook Mill is where the story of Sappi began as early as 1854 with the S.D Warren Company. Sappi currently employs approximately 340 people at their Westbrook Mill, thereby creating a substantial stimulus to the Westbrook economy.  They currently produce nearly 35,000 metric tons of coated specialty paper at Westbrook’s mill.

For more information on SAPPI and their products, please visit: www.sappi.com/home

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SIGCO

48 Spiller Drive
Westbrook, ME

Sigco has become the premiere glass and metal fabricator in New England and the surrounding states. They work directly with glass and metal distributors to outfit them for all types of commercial applications.

For More Information on SIGCO, please visit: http://www.sigcoinc.com/index.htm      
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Some Good News from Westbrook’s Business Sector:

Animal Refuge League Announces Expansion in Westbrook

ARL-Banner-Ad-300x250 The Animal Refuge League located on Stroudwater Street in Westbrook announced they will be building a new $6.5 million facility at their current location. The Animal Refuge League held a press conference at the Westbrook Performance Arts Center to announce they plan to build a new 25,000 sq. ft., $6.5 million facility at their current location on Stroudwater Street.

The Mayor and many City Officials attended this event to show their support and to help the Animal Refuge League celebrate this huge announcement!

View the Press Release Document distributed at the event and watch the video to learn about this expansion.

 


  Husson University Celebrates Grand Opening in Westbrook

Husson Grand Opening

Husson University hosted a huge crowd on February 4th for the grand opening of their Westbrook Southern Maine campus. Westbrook is proud to have been chosen by Husson University and looks forward to a long, prosperous relationship with them! Visit the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News websites for full coverage on this event.

 

 

 


 

New or relocating businesses in Westbrook November 2014

 

 

Bagala Window Works
677 Main Street

 
 Animal House

11 Main Street

Web Engineering
Karen Drive

 
 

Maine Beer Company
510 County Road

 

Swanson Group
Main Street

 

Shaw Brothers
Warren Ave

 

Nestle Water Company
510 County Road

 

Goodwill Industries
Chabot Street

 

WMTW
Ledgeview Drive

 

Metro Walls
35 Bradley Drive

 

Jokers
Larrabee Road

 

Sublimation
21 Ash Street

 

East Coast Construction
207 Larrabee Road

 

HD Supply Company
Eisenhower Drive

 

Black Dinah Chocolates
842 Main Street


Economic Advancements in Westbrook


  • Idexx made a 60 million dollar investment at their site on Eisenhower Drive this year
  • Rowe Ford just made a 5 million dollar investment at their location on Main Street
  • Husson University celebrated their grand opening in Westbrook and has made a 4 million dollar investment in the City of Westbrook at their new location on Spring Street
  • Schlotterbeck Foss moved to Westbrook and made a 3 million dollar investment at their new headquarters on Ledgeview Drive
  • Sigco is undertaking another major expansion and has purchased another City owned lot on Spiller Drive
  • Rite Aid just made a  500,000 investment in rehabilitating their Main Street location
  • Avesta Housing at St. Hyacinth Place  is just finishing a new 37 unit housing complex off of Brown Street
  • Avita of Stroudwater  has burst on to the scene in Westbrook with a major investment including a 14 million dollar construction project that will yield 70 new jobs.  Their phase II will add another 120 units with an investment of $20 million dollars.  Their phase III investment will add 45 retirement homes for public purchase a 15 million dollar investment and combined will add as many as another 100 jobs.
  • Pika Energy has moved to Westbrook on Bradley Drive
  • Napa Auto Parts is reporting sales volume up by 10% this year
  • Disability RMS saw their sales volume up by 7%
  • Synergent Corporation has added 12 new positions
  • Ethos and Vont on Main Street are up 12 positions and their sales rose  from 2.9 million to 5.1 million
  • Acadia insurance is up 28 positions
  • Maine Rubber – demolition of their aging structure is making way for new capital investment at that location
  • Sysco – preparing to locate their entire fleet maintenance operation in Westbrook with a major capital investment on Thomas Drive

 

 

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