PORTLAND — A Maine company that describes itself as the world leader in communication software for automation, has expanded with a 20,000-square-foot facility in Portland.

Kepware Technologies said today that it has doubled its operations with the newly renovated facility, which houses nearly 60 employees and could accommodate up to 100. The company is located on Congress Street in downtown Portland.

President Tony Paine says the expansion will allow the company to continue to expand its team to meet the growing needs of its industry.