Gov. LePage tours Front Street Shipyard

By Ben Holbrook | Aug 10, 2012
Photo by: Ben Holbrook Gov. Paul LePage listens to Front Street Shipyard President J.B. Turner during a tour of the facility.

Belfast — Gov. Paul LePage paid a visit to Belfast Friday, Aug. 10, to tour the Front Street Shipyard facility.

Front Street Shipyard President J.B. Turner lead LePage on the tour through the various buildings on the property explaining what types of work the company does and how he hopes the business will grow.

Turner thanked LePage for visiting the facility and for helping the company with a number of projects, including the recent acquisition of the neighboring Belfast Boatyard.

At the end of the tour LePage met with employees and congratulated the company on its success.

“This facility is absolutely wonderful,” he said. “Congratulations to all of you to be able to put out quality work.”

LePage encouraged Turner and the employees to contact him if there is anything he can do to help the business continue to prosper.

LePage was joined on his tour by Belfast Mayor Walter Ash, City Manager Joseph Slocum, Rep. Erin Herbig and Sen. Michael Thibodeau, as well employees from Front Street Shipyard.

Front Street Shipyard employs 82 full-time employees and is one of the largest yacht yards in the Northeast. Since opening in 2011, the company has invested nearly $10 million in the property that was formerly occupied by Stinson Seafood.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Carol Rodgers Good | Aug 11, 2012 18:06

So the governor "talked the talk"; did he also "walk the walk"...(the Harbor Walk route, that is)?

Posted by: Win Hood | Aug 11, 2012 05:55

Mr. Helpful. Isn't he the same who locked up the funds for the waterfront walk?

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