Want To Learn More about Doing Business in Westbrook?
The Westbrook / Gorham Community Chamber is respected by businesses, political leaders and the community as the leader in economic development and business promotion in the region. It is known as the primary advocate on issues affecting large and small businesses in support of a healthy economy and lifestyle and is a leader in the efforts to promote regionalization by facilitating collaboration between and among municipalities and businesses.
This Chamber offers valuable networking opportunities, economic development and lots of great, community activities.
Contact their President Andrew Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Business and industry profiles on some of our great local companies:
250 County Road
Acadia Insurance was founded in 1992 and specializes in commercial property casualty insurance. Their focus has always been geared toward small to midsized businesses throughout New England.
For more information on Acadia Insurance please visit:
THE ANIMAL HOUSE
11 Main Street, Suite 9
Westbrook, ME 04092
Hours: Monday Through Saturday 10:00 - 8:00; Sunday 10:00 - 5:00
The Animal House is also a satellite location in Westbrook for the Animal Refuge League; in fact, in the short time they have been open, they have adopted out 6 cats! The Animal House also host adoption events and classes every weekend for area rescue.
25 Bradley Drive
Since 1982 Artel has assisted the worldwide scientific community in assuring quality readings and quality handling of liquid laboratory samples. Artel provides pipette calibration, multichannel verification systems and a standardized training methods to laboratories throughout North America and around the globe.
For More Information on ARTEL, please visit: http://www.artel-usa.com/about/default.aspx
AVITA OF STROUDWATER
320 Spring Street
This 60-unit, state- of-the-art community, which focuses on memory care, is a joint venture of Burlington, Massachusetts-based Northbridge Companies and Portland, Maine-based Sandy River Company. The name, Avita, which translates to “For Life,” was inspired by our desire to create a safe and fulfilling environment where nurturing caregivers recognize each resident as a special and unique individual. Just because an individual may suffer from physical challenges or memory impairment does not mean they have lost their spirit. Our goal is simple – to make a positive difference in people’s lives by creating a special place where residents can thrive and families can have peace of mind. That place is Avita.
The company is headquartered in Burlington, MA.
For more information on AVITA OF STROUDWATER, please visit:
CALPINE, INC-WESTBROOK ENERGY CENTER
60 Eisenhower Drive
The Westbrook Energy Center uses natural gas fired turbines to create clean energy at the rate of 552 Megawatts per year. This is enough electric power to meet the needs of more than 500,000 homes throughout New England.
In 2009, the Westbrook Energy Center was named a Star Worksite under the Voluntary Protection Programs of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This recognition is given to companies who achieve a level of excellence in occupational safety and health at their worksites. Calpine is also the largest taxpayer in the City of Westbrook.
For more information on the WESTBROOK ENERGY CENTER, please visit: http://www.calpine.com/
50 Eisenhower Dr
Westbrook, ME 04092
Founded in 1967 D&G Machine Products is a national manufacturing power house servicing all the major industries in America. Privately owned and extremely successful please visit us at: http://www.dgmachine.com/about.html
DISABILITY RMS One Riverfront Plaza Westbrook, ME
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Westbrook, Disability RMS assists companies with an array of risk management products and services, including both traditional and worksite disability insurance. The company employs approximately 300 people at the Westbrook location, and is a subsidiary of the Assurant family of companies.
For a more information on Disability RMS, please visit: http://www.disabilityrms.com
One Idexx Drive
Idexx laboratories develop, manufacture and distribute various products and services for the companion animal, veterinary, livestock and poultry, water testing and dairy markets worldwide. Additionally, the company offers an array of consulting services to veterinarians to enhance the quality and ease of diagnostic work needed for pet health.
The company is headquartered in Westbrook and was founded in 1983.
For more information on IDEXX LABORATORIES, please visit:
MAINE CREDIT UNION LEAGUE - SYNERGENT
2 Ledgeview Drive
MCUL offers a variety of services to Maine Credit Unions and their members. A short list includes education, strategic planning, orientation programs for unions and their members, government advocacy and numerous other training programs. MCUL is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013.
For More Information on the MAINE CREDIT UNION LEAGUE, please visit: http://www.mainecul.org/
5 Bradley Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092
Olympia Sports is a service and family oriented retail sporting goods company featuring a broad assortment of high quality name brand merchandise in sports equipment, apparel, athletic footwear and accessories. Founded in 1975 at The Maine Mall in South Portland, Maine, the company has grown to over 200 stores throughout the Northeast and now the Mid-Atlantic. We have done this by never losing sight of what made us successful; focusing on customer service and being your community sporting goods store
36 Thomas Drive
Sysco is a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, schools, hotels & others. The company operates over 190 distribution facilities, including a large facility in Westbrook. Their yearly revenue for fiscal year 2012-2013 totaled $44 billion.
For More Information on SYSCO, please visit: http://www.sysco.com
SAPPI FINE PAPER NORTH AMERICA
300 Warren Avenue
The Westbrook Mill is where the story of Sappi began as early as 1854 with the S.D Warren Company. Sappi currently employs approximately 340 people at their Westbrook Mill, thereby creating a substantial stimulus to the Westbrook economy. They currently produce nearly 35,000 metric tons of coated specialty paper at Westbrook’s mill.
For more information on SAPPI and their products, please visit: www.sappi.com/home
48 Spiller Drive
Sigco has become the premiere glass and metal fabricator in New England and the surrounding states. They work directly with glass and metal distributors to outfit them for all types of commercial applications.
Some Good News from Westbrook’s Business Sector:
Animal Refuge League Announces Expansion in Westbrook
The Animal Refuge League located on Stroudwater Street in Westbrook announced they will be building a new $6.5 million facility at their current location. The Animal Refuge League held a press conference at the Westbrook Performance Arts Center to announce they plan to build a new 25,000 sq. ft., $6.5 million facility at their current location on Stroudwater Street.
The Mayor and many City Officials attended this event to show their support and to help the Animal Refuge League celebrate this huge announcement!
Husson University Celebrates Grand Opening in Westbrook
Husson University hosted a huge crowd on February 4th for the grand opening of their Westbrook Southern Maine campus. Westbrook is proud to have been chosen by Husson University and looks forward to a long, prosperous relationship with them! Visit the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News websites for full coverage on this event.
New or relocating businesses in Westbrook November 2014
Bagala Window Works
| Animal House
11 Main Street
Maine Beer Company
Nestle Water Company
East Coast Construction
HD Supply Company
Black Dinah Chocolates
Economic Advancements in Westbrook
- Idexx made a 60 million dollar investment at their site on Eisenhower Drive this year
- Rowe Ford just made a 5 million dollar investment at their location on Main Street
- Husson University celebrated their grand opening in Westbrook and has made a 4 million dollar investment in the City of Westbrook at their new location on Spring Street
- Schlotterbeck Foss moved to Westbrook and made a 3 million dollar investment at their new headquarters on Ledgeview Drive
- Sigco is undertaking another major expansion and has purchased another City owned lot on Spiller Drive
- Rite Aid just made a 500,000 investment in rehabilitating their Main Street location
- Avesta Housing at St. Hyacinth Place is just finishing a new 37 unit housing complex off of Brown Street
- Avita of Stroudwater has burst on to the scene in Westbrook with a major investment including a 14 million dollar construction project that will yield 70 new jobs. Their phase II will add another 120 units with an investment of $20 million dollars. Their phase III investment will add 45 retirement homes for public purchase a 15 million dollar investment and combined will add as many as another 100 jobs.
- Pika Energy has moved to Westbrook on Bradley Drive
- Napa Auto Parts is reporting sales volume up by 10% this year
- Disability RMS saw their sales volume up by 7%
- Synergent Corporation has added 12 new positions
- Ethos and Vont on Main Street are up 12 positions and their sales rose from 2.9 million to 5.1 million
- Acadia insurance is up 28 positions
- Maine Rubber – demolition of their aging structure is making way for new capital investment at that location
- Sysco – preparing to locate their entire fleet maintenance operation in Westbrook with a major capital investment on Thomas Drive
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