Sweet smell of success: Perfumery growing in St. John Valley | Bangor Daily news

MADAWASKA, Maine — The bottles slide through various points in their manufacturing life cycle.

They’re filled with perfume at one station, pumps are inserted at another, and caps top the package down the line. In several places around the floor, they’re tucked carefully but efficiently into colorful boxes. All through the process, workers lift bottles up to the light and peer intently at the contents, or scrutinize boxes for imperfections.

At one area, each box is clearly stamped with the important “Made in the USA” imprint.

“The made in the USA label is still worth something worldwide,” said Jeff Albert, owner of Evergreen Manufacturing. “There’s money in manufacturing.”

He would know.

Click to read the rest of this story by Matt Wickenheiser in the Bangor Daily News.

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