Maine Drilling & Blasting Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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For Maine Drilling & Blasting, it all started with service. Hard work, honesty and quality service were the bedrock upon which Ted Purington, Sr. and his wife, Judy, founded the company in Gardiner, ME, back in 1966.  Throughout the years that followed, and the expansion of the company’s footprint from Maine to New England, then on through the Northeast, from Pennsylvania to Virginia, these principles remained constant, along with a deliberate focus on local service. “We’ve always worked to grow regional markets with local people,” explains company President  and CEO, Bill Purington. “That means local employees and resources for supply and distribution. We’ve made it a point to commit to a local presence wherever we go. That’s how we started; that’s how we operate today.”
  In keeping with the spirit of that local service, Maine Drilling & Blasting has chosen to celebrate its 45th Anniversary by stepping up its Corporate Giving Portfolio to include donations to an increased number of organizations serving the needs of local communities and people. In addition to repeat recipients such as The United Ways, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and MaineGeneral Hospital, The Unity House of Troy, NY, received for the first time from MD&B, a major monetary contribution to help that 40-year-old service agency continue to make life better for those struggling in NY’s Capital Region. Not neglecting hands-on, boots-on-the-ground aid, MD&B also contributed labor, equipment and finances to the Kids’ Kove revitalization project, to help rebuild that Merrimack NH community playground.
  Among the additional organizations that MD&B is supporting for the first time this year are Bucksport Community Concerns, Bucksport, ME, The Upstate Northeastern New York Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Connecticut Northern Lights Girls Sports, Inc., the Vermont Chapter of the March of Dimes, Camp Men-O-Lan, Quakertown, PA, Nativity School, New Bedford, MA, and Mothers Kitchen USA in California.
  “We’re very pleased this year to be able to support more organizations, the causes they further, and the lives they change,” says Purington.
  Maine Drilling & Blasting offers drilling and blasting services to the construction and quarry markets, along with a variety of specialty services throughout the Northeastern United States, including rock bolting, hoe ramming, engineering, public relations, preblast surveys and packaged and bulk distribution. In addition to the corporate office in Gardiner, Maine, Maine Drilling & Blasting has offices in New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.