WahlcoMetroflex breaks ground on expansion


A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 13 to commemorate a 17,500-square foot expansion of WahlcoMetroflex in Lewiston’s Industrial Park. Shown are, left to right, Lucien Gosselin, LAEGC; Peter Rogers, Sen. Susan Collins’ office; Steve Boulet, director of administration/human resources, WahlcoMetroflex; Rose Oleksiak, SBA; Diane Jackson, Sen. Olympia Snowe’s office; Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert; Andrea Quaid, Rep. Michael Michaud’s office; Chris Logan, vice president, Androscoggin Bank; Chip Morrison, president, Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce; Lincoln Jeffers, assistant city administrator, city of Lewiston; Scott Hall, product manager, WahlcoMetroflex; John Powell, president, WahlcoMetroflex; Ron McKinnon, DECD; Roger Poulin, director of operations, WahlcoMetroflex; and Mike Brousseau, contract/field service manager, WahlcoMetroflex.

WahlcoMetroflex breaks ground on expansion

LEWISTON – To keep up with the increased demands for WahlcoMetroflex’s products, work on a 17,500-square foot expansion began the week of June 18. A groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the occasion was held on June 13 on the grounds of the facility where the expansion will be built. WahlcoMetroflex is recognized as a leader in the design, manufacture, installation and service of dampers, expansions joints and bypass diverters used in power plants, refineries, pulp and paper mills and chemical plants around the world. The company operates a 50,000-plus-square-foot facility in the Lewiston Industrial Park and has registered sales agents located around the world marketing its products.

In February, WahlcoMetroflex was named the Maine 2007 Small Business Exporter of the Year. In addition, it was honored by the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council with an Economic Achievement Award for 2007.