Alternative Manufacturing

Saturday, May 27, 2017 @9am

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Scot Story
VP Sales & Marketing
Alternative Manufacturing Inc.

Summit – June 6 at Franco American Center, Lewiston, ME
8am-Noon with Silent Auction

Scot Story, VP, Sales & Marketing
Scot Story is the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at AMI. He joined the company in November of 2009 and is responsible for business development, technical sales and marketing for all aspects of the company. An entrepreneur by nature, Scot enjoys working with start-up companies on their product manufacturing through his role at AMI.

Scot received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has over twenty years of experience in electronics manufacturing including time with Motorola and Lockheed Martin, and was a recipient of Lockheed Martin’s Galaxy Award. He also is a co-founder of Project Sparrow, a non-profit focused on helping foster children in Maine. In 2013, he was recognized by the Portland Sea Dogs as a “Good Samaritan.”


Saturday, May 27, 2017 @9am

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Phil Pastore
Founder & CEO
GLOBEco Maine
1090 West Main St
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
P.O. Box 726
Scarborough, ME 04070
Phone: 207-272-7153

2017 Manufacturing Summit – June 6 at Franco American Center, Lewiston, ME
8am-Noon with Silent Auction

BDN Article

DURAFRESH(tm) is an effective, bacteria-fighting multi-use cloth that provides value to environmentally responsible consumers seeking a healthy living environment.

*Rinses 99.9% germ free under running water
*Is made from sustainable wood fiber
*Is soft, absorbent and stain-resistant
*Reduces the need for chemical cleaners
*Can be machine-washed
*Does not contain any petrochemicals like many microfiber cloths
*Can replace the need for dozens of rolls of paper towels
*Will biodegrade in compost or can be incinerated without releasing toxins
*Engineered to the highest standards and tested by independent third-parties, DURAFRESH(tm) is a smart, sustainable solution you can depend on for your cleaning needs at home, work or on the go.

How it contributes to your:
Healthy Living

The DURAFRESH(tm) cloth helps keep your living space cleaner and family healthier. The multi layered open weave design picks up germs on surfaces and rinses 99.9% germ-free under running water; and stays fresh and odor-free.

Healthy Planet
The DURAFRESH(tm) cloth is an environmentally responsible choice. Made from trees, one of our most renewable resources, it lasts for many uses and then composts in approximately 12 weeks, post-use.

Healthy Budget
The DURAFRESH(tm) cloth is reusable and displaces dozens of rolls of paper towels, reducing waste and saving consumers money. It is soft, absorbent, reduces the need for chemical cleaners.

Temporary Containment

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 9am

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Bruce Bickford
Co Founder, COO
Starc Systems LLC

Commercial Boat Builders –

Bruce Bickford is a degreed Mechanical Engineer with 34 years’ experience creating and building a wide variety of products, machinery and equipment for consumers and industrial clients.  His background highlights includes aerospace R&D, high volume manufacturing automation, innovative design and manufacturing of large composite structures for the automotive market and the development of a new product incubator company able to convert crazy inventions into profitable, manufacturable products.

His resume includes the following work experiences:

  • 5 years as a design engineer at United Technologies Research Center, building test cells, R&D on new products, and managing build projects;
  • 3 Years selling CAD engineering software
  • 8 years running my own business designing and building custom automation machinery for assembly and in process testing;
  • 5 years designing large scale composite structures and building a factory in SW Pennsylvania to manufacture them;
  • 8 years managing small precision sheet metal businesses

Bruce and his family live in Cushing, enjoying all that Maine has to offer.

Commercial Boat Builders

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 9am

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Justin Clark
Director of Production
Washburn & Doughty Assoc Inc.

Commercial Boat Builders –

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine specializes in the construction of steel and aluminum commercial vessels.

Founded by Bruce Doughty, Bruce Washburn and Carl Pianka, the yard began building fishing boats in 1977. Since then, the yard has continued to prosper by diversifying its capabilities, developing innovative designs and building techniques, and reaching out to new markets. Washburn & Doughty has delivered of a diverse mix of tugboats, commercial passenger vessels, fishing boats, barges, ferries and research vessels.

Washburn & Doughty can build to a customer’s plans, or its experienced in-house architects can custom design a boat. Yard personnel are experienced designing and building to ABS Rules for Vessels Under 90 Meters, US Coast Guard requirements including subchapters H, K and T, Lloyds classification, IEEE-45 Electrical standards, US Public Health Service regulations and Canadian Coast Guard requirements.

Located on the beautiful Damariscotta River in mid-coast Maine, Washburn & Doughty invites potential customers to visit the yard. Our hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 7:00AM -5:30PM and Friday 7:00AM – 2:00PM.

2017 Maine Manufacturing Summit – Replay

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 9am

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Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin
Executive Director
Manufacturers Association of Maine

2017 Manufacturing Summit
June 6 at Franco American Center, Lewiston, ME
8am-Noon with Silent Auction –

Lisa G. Martin is executive director of the Manufacturers’ Association of Maine and has over 20 years in economic, workforce and business development. Since 1989, Lisa has had extensive experience with businesses, state and federal agencies, education institutes and Maine’s workforce.

She leads the effort to build the Manufacturers’ Association as an economically strong industry through partnerships and collaborations with other industries, with state and federal agencies and organizations and within the precision manufacturing industry.
Lisa directs the association with emphasis on economic development, membership growth and liaisons with associations, government, business leaders, legislature and state and national agencies.

Lisa chairs the Maine Technology Institute Precision Manufacturing Board and is an Alumni of the Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine Mu Class.

Lisa holds a BA from University of Southern Maine, a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development (CED) from New Hampshire College and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Lisa lives in her home town of Portland.


Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 9am

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J.D. Sethi, Founder

Every drop of our whole milk comes from grass-fed cows grazing on family farms in New England, all certified organic. Those cows don’t homogenize their milk, so neither do we.

Why we believe in grass-fed milk.  Organic, grass-fed milk has three times the Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLAs) as conventional milk. That matters because studies show CLAs promote muscle growth, burn fat more efficiently, help prevent cancer, support your immune system and lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes. We only use whole milk, because our bodies need fat to digest protein and better absorb vitamins and calcium.  Best of all, grass-fed milk contains 63% more Omega-3s than conventional milk. Omega-3s reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis.

The Indian tradition of slowly (and patiently) culturing milk for 12 hours creates a creamy taste always smooth and never tart.Traditional Indian yogurt is special. The slow culturing is three times longer than other yogurts. In addition to a creamier flavor, this also results in a less acidic drink. That means those probiotics live longer, guaranteeing at least 15 billion living probiotics in every serving when you get it home.

Finally, because Indian style yogurt is not tart, when we do add just a touch of organic cane sugar, we can always keep it to five grams or less.

Every serving is alive with 15 billion probiotics.