Dover-Foxcroft cleaning cloth manufacturer poised to grow

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — It takes Elaine Draper about 30 seconds to finish a single DuraFresh cloth. Sitting quietly at her workstation, five large spools of thread feeding the needle of her industrial sewing machine, the GLOBEco Maine LLC production supervisor quickly stitches gold-colored thread along the edges of the rectangular cloth, with the machine also cutting the 9½ x 11 inch material precisely to size. “You need to get to know the machine. Every machine is a little different. They all have their quirks, just like a car,” Draper said Friday. “You need to learn your machine. It’s very hard to jump from
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GLOBEco Maine ‘GEM’ brings innovation and new jobs to Dover-Foxcroft

DOVER-FOXCROFT – At first glance, a package of DuraFresh™ cloths doesn’t appear to be that unique. But once they’re saturated with water, they become a soft, virtually germ-free cleaning cloth that can be composted when worn out. And that won’t be for weeks or months, based on normal usage. The innovative product has been test marketed across the country, according to managing director Phil Pastore “and the reviews have been outstanding. Our biggest selling point is that our product is based on the most sustainable resource on earth: trees.” DuraFresh™ cloths are made from natural wood fiber in an open-weave
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DURAFRESH™ now available in Maine and New Hampshire

We are pleased to announce that DURAFRESH™ is now available in Maine and New Hampshire. Retailing for $4.99-7.99, environmentally-conscious consumers now have a new option for cleaning their homes, cars and more. DURAFRESH™, made from wood fiber and rinsing 99.9% germ-free under water, is a healthy and budget-friendly alternative to petroleum-based microfiber cloths and rolls of paper towels. Sold in packages of two cloths, they can be used on virtually any surface, machine washed and will compost at the end of their use. Additional retail locations will be added soon. To request DURAFRESH™ in your community, please make a request.
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Maine Start-up Begins Manufacturing of Germ-Fighting, Wood-Fiber Cloth in Dover-Foxcroft

GLOBEco Maine™, a start-up company focused on producing sustainable, higher-performing products, will begin manufacturing of its flagship product line, DURAFRESH™ cleaning cloths, at a former Hathaway shirt facility in Dover-Foxcroft in late-July. The initial workforce will be comprised of three to five employees who will be responsible for stitching, sewing, inspecting, packaging and shipping the cloths for nationwide retail distribution. The employees will come from the Dover-Foxcroft area and bring experience in textile manufacturing. “We wanted to capitalize on Maine’s heritage in textiles and the available labor force in the region to launch our manufacturing operations in Maine,” noted Phil
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