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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TechPlace Biotech Business InSphero Wins MRRA’s Innovator of the Year Award

SaviLinx, InSphero Named Most Innovative Businesses of 2016 MRRA Honors pair of Brunswick Landing Companies at Annual Dinner The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA), the organization managing the transition of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) from military to civilian use, recognized two Brunswick Landing companies for innovative business practices at the MRRA annual…

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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.

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 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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