Exporter of the Year Award

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Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. was recently honored as an “Exporter of the Year” by EXIM Bank! It’s nice to be recognized for what we’ve been doing for decades: making domestically and selling globally! We also love making high-quality, high-temperature textiles for our old and new industrial friends around the world! Thanks, EXIM, for your recognit… Read more »

President Biden Visits Auburn Manufacturing, Inc.

Innovation Reignited! Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. hosted President Joe Biden right here in our Auburn, Maine plant on Friday July 28th! It was a big thrill for us and our community of hard-working people to welcome the President to our plant. During this visit, President Biden laid out his Bidenomics plan and his “Invent and Invest”… Read more »


Moving warp speed through space

Things are moving at warp speed at AMI! Suppliers are supplying, new equipment is running, upgrades to facilities have increased our productivity, and our skilled workforce is growing in almost every department! As we weave (as in textiles) our way back to pre-pandemic (as in normal) delivery times, we’re also rocketing into hyperspace with some… Read more »

Happy New Year!

As US manufacturers, we like to say, “We’re back, baby!”.  We grew by double digits last year, thanks to strong global demand! We worked hard all year to get orders out the door while upgrading our facilities and adding new, faster equipment to be ready for 2023 and beyond! We’re also increasing our workforce, proving… Read more »

Wanted: Industrial Textiles Recruits

AMI team members talk about what it’s like to work here and what they like about it.   Some talk about how they learned to make advanced textiles on the job, and it’s clear they’re proud of the skills they’ve learned here!   Our team worked through the pandemic, making products essential to many industries worldwide.  So… Read more »

Workforce: Anybody out there?

IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) speaks to industry executives, including Auburn Manufacturing’s Kathie Leonard and Trans-Tex’s Michael Woody, about the issues surrounding the ongoing labor shortage the industry is currently facing. Here’s an article written about the textile industry’s challenges and how we’re deali… Read more »

We need to rebuild an American industrial base

Kathie Leonard is president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing, and a member of the board of  trustees for the Maine Community College System. We survived COVID-19 as an “essential” industrial textile manufacturer, but like many other essential manufacturers, we may not survive post-COVID if cant keep with the increased demand for our products… Read more »

As Economy Rebounds, Manufacturers Face New Hurdles

“We feed the companies whose products go into infrastructure,” said Ms. Leonard, describing the heat- and fire-resistant fabrics Auburn makes at two factories in central Maine, about a half-hour from Portland. “The infrastructure plan holds promise for companies like us.”…Read the full story… Read more »

Ever Green CHW Modular Insulation Kit

Our Ever Green CHW modular insulation kits can help stop the dripping and avoid damage from corrosion under insulation, thanks to its vapor-proof outer covering.  Watch how easy it is to cut, tape and install a tight-fitting cover in minutes.  And best of all, it can be removed and re-installed! Introduction to Ever Green Chilled… Read more »

Ever Green Episode #3 – Gate Valve Installation

Insulating gate valves have never been so quick & easy as when using Ever Green Cut’ n Wrap Insulation Kits, designed for energy professionals and contractors!  It’s quick and easy to use and saves on energy costs.. Here is a short 3 min video to show you how! Watch here Contact: Matt Delaney – 207.346.0378… Read more »

Showcasing Ever Green Insulation Kits

This first one stars Matt Delaney, AMI Sales Rep for our EVER-GREEN modular insulation kits designed for district energy systems. Because we can’t make many in-person calls right now, this is our way of showing energy professionals and contractors how quick and easy it is to save on energy costs while getting close to those… Read more »

8 Ways Coronavirus is Changing Construction

meaning American construction firms will shy away from Chinese-made blankets and come back to the good ol’ USA for economic AND safety reasons! 2) Modular products will become more popular — they save a lot of time on the jobsite — our EG kits can be cut & fitted onto piping components in just minutes!… Read more »

Domestic Supply Chains Are Not Rusty

Domestic supply chains are not rusty, after all!  We want to thank all the manufacturers here in Maine and throughout the US that banded together to form new supply chains to help America get healthy again!  Now we need to build on our success making PPE and continue bringing more manufacturing back to the U.S.… Read more »

AMI Featured in NIST Women In Manufacturing Tribute

Thanks to the very talented team at NIST for including some women from AMI in this awesome tribute to the Women in Manufacturing!  As co-founder of AMI, I loved helping industrial customers find the right product for their high-heat applications.  Forty years later, we’re still doing that with 50+ people, with women making up 25%… Read more »

New Year Greetings from the AMI Snowman

Hi Everyone! I’m Bobbi, the AMI Snowman, wishing you all the best in 2020!  I’m new to AMI, recently created by a talented member of our production team!   Did you notice my scarf is made of AMI-FLEX tape?  It takes the Heat and the Cold! Recently we were honored to be named a Hero of… Read more »

AMI Awarded 2019 Exporter of the Year

Auburn Manufacturing is 1 of 2,200 Maine companies that exported nearly $3 billion in goods and services to 168 countries. Each year the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) honors outstanding Maine companies that contribute to expanding the state’s economy through their global business connections and successes. This year’s award for Exporte… Read more »

Tariffs, Trade Wars, and Their Economic Impact

Trade wars and tariffs dominated much of the business news last year. US tacked fees on imports including Chinese steel, and countries retaliated with fees on products from the US, including Maine lobster. Recently our CEO Kathie Leonard was invited on the Maine Public radio program Maine Calling to sort out the winners from the… Read more »

How Our Small Manufacturing Business Took on an Anti-Dumping Case

Around four years ago, sizable contract losses were becoming apparent and extremely concerning at Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. I watched as approximately 30% of our business in silica fabric sales began to disappear. As President and CEO of AMI, I wanted to get to the bottom of what was happening. After a thorough investigation, we discovered… Read more »