Given the loss of Maine paper-making jobs over the last two years, you might be tempted to think Maine manufacturing is in a death spiral. Not so.

Certain occupations, like CNC operators who now earn above $24 per hour,  are expected to grow by 10 percent through 2024. Machinists, who earn $21 an hour now, are expected to see a 26 percent increase in job openings.

Join us Nov. 30 as three manufacturing executives talk about the growth within their companies, from the nation’s oldest window maker to a high-end fiber manufacturer to North America’s sole producer of Tampax.

What are the challenges they face and their strategies to confront them? What are the biggest constraints to their continued growth and where is there untapped opportunity?

RSVP required. Breakfast provided.

On the panel

MODERATOR: Carol Coultas, Business Editor

Rick Malinowski is the Human Resources Manager at Tambrands in Auburn, a division of Procter & Gamble that makes all Tampax-brand tampons for North America. His long career with the consumer goods company started in 1991.

Robert Maynes is the Director of Marketing  and International Sales for Mathews Brothers Company, America’s oldest window manufacturer.

Claudia Raessler is the Managing Director of an expanding Maine based textile company, Maine Textiles International located in Saco, Maine.

Forum Registration

Complete the form to sign up to attend the Business Breakfast Forum on November 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Portland Public Library.


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