Auburn Manufacturing Opens Expanded Maine Plant

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:32pm
Joel Hans, Managing Editor,

Mechanic Falls, Maine ( — Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of textile products for extreme temperature industrial applications, has announced the recent grand opening of a $1.4 million expansion. The 22,500 square-foot renovation at the company’s “Kitty Hawk” manufacturing facility in Auburn, Maine, has doubled the facility’s size, allowing for more optimization.

Founded in 1979, the company has developed and manufactured products for hundreds of extreme temperature industrial applications, such as welding protection, industrial insulation, safety apparel and more.

President and CEO Kathie Leonard said in a statement: “The expansion will improve manufacturing capacity, efficiency and quality with new state-of-the-art technology and use of lean manufacturing strategies. Our advanced manufacturing technologies will enable us to make an even better product through the development of the most advanced, safest and high-quality flexible barriers against extreme-temperature challenges.”


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