Kennebec Tech unveils expansion, plans to hire

Augusta-based Kennebec Technologies unveiled its 4,000-square-foot expansion today, with plans to add up to a dozen workers employees to its 63-person work force.

The company does precision manufacturing of components for businesses Boeing, GE, ITT, Textron, Rolls Royce and Pratt & Whitney, according to a release from Gov. Paul LePage’s office. LePage attended the opening of the expansion, along with Augusta Mayor Bill Stokes and Maurice Dube, head of the Small Business Administration in Maine.

“It has been our goal to continuously improve and to be a superior supplier to our customers while providing a first class working environment for our employees. The opportunities we are seeing to today are very significant and we are projecting consistent growth for at least the next five years,” said Kennebec Technologies president Charles “Wick” Johnson in the release.

According to the release, since the recession, Kennebec Technologies has hired or re-hired 25 employees and has invested more than $2 million in advanced manufacturing systems and equipment.