BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An aircraft manufacturing company that was slated to bring hundreds of manufacturing jobs to Maine wants to prove that it is still providing a boost to the state's economy.
Kestrel was the first major tenant for Brunswick Landing, the site of the former naval air station. Last January, Kestrel announced that it would be building its new factory in Wisconsin instead of Maine. But the company still has about forty employees in Brunswick working on design, research and development.
Monday night, the business opened its doors to the public for an open house.
"Part of it is definitely to say, 'We are here,'" Kestrel Chief Operating Officer Steve Serfling said. "We haven't moved out. We don't intend to move out. That's what we've been saying all along. That's not necessarily what we've been reading all the time but we're just here to show you this is what we're doing and we're here to stay."
Steve Serfling says he does not know for sure how many employees will be hired in Brunswick, but there are four positions open right now.