BANGOR (AP) – Gov. John Baldacci announced the creation of 75 new jobs as he took a railroad tour from Mattawamkeag to Bangor. Monday’s tour was billed as “the jobs express.”

In Mattawamkeag, Baldacci and Guilford Rail System Vice President David Fink announced that Guilford subsidiary Perma Treat plans to open a railroad tie construction plant that will employ up to 30 people.

Walpole Woodworkers Inc., a Pittsfield-based company that makes fences and other products, also will open a plant in Mattawamkeag and will hire up to 25 people.

At Lincoln Paper and Tissue, Baldacci congratulated the company for starting to earn a profit at its mill that was temporarily idled earlier this year. He also met with more than 150 workers at Georgia-Pacific in Old Town and toured the mill’s new boiler plant.

Other jobs to be created include 20 at JSI Store Fixtures in Milo, Baldacci said.

The governor’s Bangor stop was at the city’s redeveloped Penobscot River waterfront. He was also accompanied on the two-car train by state Economic Development Commissioner Jack Cashman.

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