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Brewer to get award for mill redevelopment

The Phoenix Award honors the transformation of ‘blighted and contaminated areas into productive new uses’ 10.01.2009 – When the Eastern Fine Paper Co. mill closed in January 2004, leaving behind half-buried hazardous waste, leaky oil tanks and other environmental dangers, city officials decided they had to take action to clean up the site and prepare […]

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Cianbro’s Brewer plant makes parts for island ferry project

9.15.2009 – A large crane, pipe pile and precast concrete will leave the Eastern Manufacturing Facility today for a ferry repair project on Swans Island, company spokesman Alan Grover said Tuesday. The crane will be used to build six new dolphins for the $4 million Maine State Ferry Service project that Pittsfield-based Cianbro Corp. has […]

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Cianbro ships heaviest module load yet

8.15.2009 – The modules local laborers are creating at the Eastern Manufacturing Facility for a massive refinery expansion in Texas are getting more detailed, and heavier, Joe Cote, Cianbro’s general manager, said Wednesday. Five modules, which are heavy-duty industrial steel frames filled with pipes, pumps and electronics, left on their trip to the Texas Gulf […]

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Maine’s Disposal plan for drugs to expand

7.21.2009 – Maine’s first-in-the-nation mail-in prescription drug disposal program, launched in 2007, has been funded for another two years and plans to expand its presence and impact significantly. The program aims to protect public health and the environment by safely disposing of unused prescription drugs. Prepaid, tamper-resistant envelopes available at drugstores, medical offices, community agencies […]

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Brewer, Bangor water backup system started

6.16.2009 – Both Bangor and Brewer have only one water source, so having a backup plan in place is important. Bangor installed an 18-inch water main under the Penobscot Bridge a decade ago as an emergency backup system, and a second backup system — the new Route 9 Interconnection Facility — was started on Monday […]

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Four more Cianbro modules leaving Brewer for Texas

6.12.2009 – Capts. Doug Fournier and Tom Toolis spent this week preparing to take the second load of four locally built Cianbro refinery modules down the Penobscot River. The barge is scheduled to leave the Cianbro Eastern Manufacturing Facility’s deep-water bulkhead at around 11:30 a.m. today. The modules, which can be as large as six […]

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Cianbro to ship modules June 12

Crews to look for ideal afternoon tides 6.06.2009 – Another locally built refinery module, the fifth of 53 ordered from Cianbro’s Eastern Manufacturing Facility, is poised to be loaded onto a seagoing barge for its 2,300-mile voyage down the Eastern Seaboard to the Gulf of Mexico. “They’ll start loading on Monday,” Alan Grover, Cianbro spokesman, […]

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Brewer Receives USDA Sewer Upgrade Funds

5.07.2009 – The USDA Rural Development program has issued the city a low-interest loan to move and improve the septage dumping site and to purchase new video equipment to search out problems, said Kenneth Locke, environmental services director. U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program issued the city $865,000, which will pay […]

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Cianbro module loaded onto barge

1st of 4 units set for voyage to Texas 3.19.2009 – Loading the 200-ton refinery module onto an empty barge docked at Cianbro’s Eastern Manufacturing Facility bulkhead required an “engineered ballast plan,” but went better than planned, Bob Germack, project manager for Hake Rigging Co., said Wednesday after the module was settled on the seagoing […]

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Brewer location key to Cianbro success

3.19.2009 – As the first of 53 modules for an enormous Texas refinery expansion was loaded onto a barge Wednesday for a trip to the Gulf of Mexico, Cianbro and city officials reflected on the return of manufacturing to the Penobscot River. “After years of not being fully utilized, the Penobscot River is once again […]

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