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Maine State Library

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The real picture of industrial Maine is one of community enterprises, large and small, developed around the special skills of men— of men with a pride in their work and a responsibility to their jobs; of good citizens, active in community life and wholly contented with the way they can live as they work, in Maine.

Men like Philip Taylor, “punter.” Taylor's textile experience dates back nearly 50 years to 1896, in the days of wood block printing prior to the advent of stencils. Taylor’s personal hobby is cabinet making at which he is also expert.

-or Gedon Maheux, who has been with his present mill for 42 years. Maheux owns his own home, spends his spare time in his gardens.

-or men like "Win" Tebbetts, who has been with his present company for just short of 40 years. He comes from one of his community’s oldest families; in his younger years was a famous bail player and still takes an active interest in sports; has been a member of his lodge for 50 years.

These men are typical of our textile craftsmen. (Last year Maine mills produced cotton and woolen goods with a value of over $192,000,000.00.) Theirs are the skills around which our textile industry was built—skills which are characteristic of our whole body of industrial workmen. In the postwar period, with the advent of many new materials and processes, the availability of workmen like these will be of prime importance.

Is your organization planning to de-centralize

some of its operations, to build or re-locate? Then, whatever you make, consider the advantages*of a home in industrial Maine. We'll be happy to spend time with you surveying possible building sites, or existing establishments which might be converted to your needs.

Send for a copy of “Industrial Maine”, a text book of Maine’s resources and industrial facilities.





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Maine; Workforce; Economic Development



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