What Are Some Prominent Businesses in the Maine Phone Directory?


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As of 2015, the largest private companies based in Maine are apparel manufacturer and retailer L.L. Bean and veterinary product maker Idexx. L.L. Bean, based in Freeport, employs over 6,500 people in its facilities in Maine. Idexx employs over 1,000 people in its Westbrook headquarters.

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L.L. Bean, established in 1912, is a fully integrated business that makes and sells apparel, outdoor gear, hunting equipment, luggage and furniture. The largest private company based in Maine, L.L. Bean sells over $1.6 billion in products each year through its catalogs and retail stores.

Idexx, the state's second-largest business, is a multinational firm that earns $1.3 billion a year, with 80 percent of its business coming from sales of diagnostic products and services to veterinary practices. Idexx is also a leading manufacturer of water-testing products.

The third-largest company based in Maine is Pittsfield-based construction firm Cianbro, which employs over 4,000 people and does business in over 40 states.

The state's largest employer is Hannaford Brothers Company, a supermarket based in Scarborough that employs over 7,500 people in the state.

Though it isn't close to the size of the largest companies in Maine, Auburn-based electricity provider Provider Power was the sixth-fastest growing private company in the United States in 2014.

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