WINSLOW (AP) — Three businesses, a nonprofit and a new venture are being named as this year’s winners of the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho and an adviser to Gov. Paul LePage are announcing the winners Wednesday at Mid-Maine Machine Products, a manufacturer in Winslow.

Four businesses and a nonprofit organization will receive awards for projects and programs that are deemed innovative while resulting in both environmental and economic benefits.

Officials say the winners come from Aroostook, Knox, Penobscot, Somerset and York counties.

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