Research and Business Growth Envisioned at UMaine Wood Composites Center

ORONO, Maine — The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center at the University of Maine will expand its research laboratories, add a small conference facility and provide space for a new student entrepreneurship program as a result of bond funds approved by the voters June 10.

“The voters overwhelmingly support job creation. They have given us a tremendous opportunity,” says Habib Dagher, AEWC director, “but with it comes a clear responsibility to create research and development jobs and generate spin-off businesses. We intend to make sure that every penny spent is directly related to job creation in Maine.”

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