Manufacturing Business STARC Systems, Inc. Grows Out of TechPlace

STARC Systems, Inc. one of the first businesses to locate at TechPlace on its opening in 2015, has successfully grown to need more space than TechPlace can provide. STARC Systems has moved their manufacturing operations into a 16,000 SF building of their own, located at 168 Orion Street; just a short distance from TechPlace. Bruce Bickford, Chief Operating Officer of STARC, said…

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Additional Manufacturing Space Now Available at TechPlace

MRRA builds new maker and industrial space to meet demand We recently completed renovations on the Hangar 4 East industrial project, which adds nearly 20,000 SF of manufacturing space to TechPlace. Innovators now have access to five more industrial spaces in former Navy Building 250. The work spaces range from about 1,500 SF to nearly…

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Baxter Academy Students Enjoy TechPlace Visit During Maine Manufacturing Day

We hosted 30 students and faculty from Baxter Academy in Portland today at TechPlace as part of Maine Manufacturing Day. Students learned about lean manufacturing from Steve Westra of the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership. They took a short tour of TechPlace, which included a parts production demo by StudioV.

Photos: Rep. Chellie Pingree Visits TechPlace, Village Green Ventures

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree stopped by Brunswick Landing on Monday for a tour of TechPlace and the new renewable energy biogas plant. She was able to meet with several of our businesses, including STARC Systems, Studio V, Village Green Ventures, and Grifin LLC. We’re always pleased when members of the delegation stop by for an update…

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Sen. Angus King Tours TechPlace, Meets Businesses

Senator Angus King of Brunswick stopped by on Friday, Feb. 5th for a short tour of TechPlace. MRRA Executive Director Steve Levesque and TechPlace Administrator Kristine Schuman led the tour, which included several reporters. During the visit, Sen. King had a chance to meet several TechPlace companies and talk with their proprietors, including STARC Systems,…

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TechPlace Business Grifin LLC Granted Patent for Innovative Submarine Propulsion System

A few days ago Eric Bleicken (Grifin LLC of TechPlace) picked up his patent from his attorney, Chris Caseiro, for an underwater vehicle propulsion and control concept. There is no propeller, diving planes or rudder. Rather, it has two counter rotating propulsor rings that circumvent the entire hull. Eric explains that most of the work…

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Flying Boat Manufacturer to Build Innovative Amphibious Aircraft at TechPlace

MVP Aero Chooses Brunswick Landing for Aircraft Development Advanced Composites Will Make the MVP-2 the Most Advanced Amphibious Aircraft in the World SEBRING, Florida — MVP Aero announced this week at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo it has selected Brunswick Landing as the development site for the new Model MVP-2 amphibious aircraft. The MVP-2 is…

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TechPlace Named New Business Venture of the Year at Chamber Event

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber named TechPlace the recipient of the “New Business Venture of the Year” for demonstrated business growth, quality customer service and community contributions. The award ceremony took place Friday, January 15th at the Chamber’s annual celebration held at the new L.L.Bean Learning Commons at Southern Maine Community College’s Brunswick Landing campus. Sen.…

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Shared Lab, TechShop Shared Manufacturing Space Nearing Completion

TechShop, the shared manufacturing area, and the shared bio production lab are nearly complete. Machinery has been moved into the newly renovated machine shop, known as “TechShop”. Work continues on the bio lab. All together, three labs are under construction in biotech section of TechPlace. Companies based at TechPlace will have access to both the…

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