Economic development on Trafton Road in Waterville sees boost after Interstate 95 Interchange construction

Published: Mar. 27, 2018 at 6:04 PM EDT
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Economic development on Trafton Road in Waterville has seen a boost since the construction of the Interstate 95 Interchange there.

Senator Angus King visited the Trafton Road development site Tuesday.

Jointly funded by Maine DOT, the city of Waterville, and the American Capital Corporation, the interchange is helping attract business and employment to the region.

King toured the former Wyandotte Mill site which houses four businesses.

110 new jobs have been created within the last year at the facility.

F3 MFG, Inc., one of the manufacturing businesses on site, builds aluminum truck equipment and expects to add sixty more positions this year.

"What impressed me was all the little pieces that had to come together - the new interchange off of 95, the gas line, the businesses growing. The business that does the truck beds (F3 FMG) that started with 3 people and now is going to 160, I mean that's a great American story. And they're doing it by making a quality product that's well designed filling a niche in the market. Fantastic," said King, (I).

Trafton Properties plans to build a 120,000 square foot commercial property on an abutting parcel this spring.