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Recent Success Stories

Recent success stories across Maine from the Maine Small Business Development Centers

Custom Composite Technologies, Inc. – Bath, Maine

Since 2005, Custom Composite Technologies, Inc. (CCTI) has been developing lightweight, durable carbon fiber and fiberglass solutions for its customers around the world. A pioneer in advance composite technology and application, the company creates customized, high-performance solutions for industries and individuals with unique challenges. Their innovative techniques and advance composite materials are fabricated from their… Read more »

Quality Saw & Supply • 105 Restaurant & Lounge – West Enfield, Maine

Michael Brasslett, owner of Quality Saw & Supply in West Enfield, was sent to Business Advisor Tom Gallant by his banker in 2008. Specializing in the repair of saw blades and catering to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Quality Saw was struggling financially – sawmills were closings, sales were down, business was slow, debts were mounting… Read more »

Crooked Face Creamery – Norridgewock

Amy Rowbottom has had her share of ups and downs as a business owner. She first opened Crooked Face Creamery located in Norridgewock in 2012 making specialty whole milk cheese with milk from the farm that she grew up on. But even the best written business plan can prepare us for some of life’s challenges…. Read more »

International Resource Center – Portland, Maine

Paul Okot’s International Resource Center (IRC) in Portland offers high quality, timely language services such as translation, interpretation and tutoring. The services help people with things like job applications, medical appointments, immigration documents and more. His business has provided interpretation in places such as courtrooms, in hospitals, home visits, and group sessions. Okot came to… Read more »

Howell’s Indoor Range & Gunshop – Gray, Maine

Adam Copp had big plans to expand Howell’s Indoor Range & Gun Shop. He wanted to double the size of the local gun retail shop through the addition of a state of the art indoor shooting range and an expansion of its retail showroom. Copp approached a credit union for financing, who liked the opportunity… Read more »

Client Highlight: Big Machias Lake Camps, LLC in Ashland, ME

Once he decided to pursue the purchase of the business, he was referred to Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) where he worked closely with Josh Nadeau of the Maine Small Business Development Centers to develop an attractive business plan.

KV Tooling Systems, LLC – Augusta, Maine

By: Business Owner Brian Beland Brian Beland is the owner of KV Tooling Systems located in Augusta, Maine. KV Tooling Systems provides the finest quality carbide cutting tools and sharpening services to manufacturing companies throughout New England. For more information, visit their website! I started my cutting tool manufacturing business in 2001 in my basement with… Read more »

Client Highlight: Maine Milling, LLC – Blue Hill, Maine

WHAT IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Foster and Loretta Smith of Blue Hill are fourth generation Mainers.  Their family business Maine Milling, LLC was born recently when they purchased from a retired woodsman a radial mill that makes clapboards in the “old style.”  Clapboards from this mill were used in the Paul Revere House in… Read more »