New Hampshire Business Review - October 28 2005

Timberland buys Steamboat Springs apparel maker

The Timberland Company, the Stratham-based designer and manufacturer of outdoor footwear and apparel, has entered into a purchase agreement with SmartWool Corporation of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a maker of performance socks, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. Timberland…

Hinsdale firm receives criminal summons

Continental Industries of Hinsdale lied to federal investigators about export shipment of military parts, according to a U.S. attorney’s criminal summons filed in federal court on November 3. The charges spring from a three-year investigation into two companies - one…

N.H. retailers expect a merry Christmas

New Hampshire retailers are generally in good spirits about the upcoming holiday shopping season. According to a survey conducted of its members by the Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire, most retailers responding are optimistic about the upcoming key retail…

N.H. still setting economic pace

The strongest economy among the six New England states is expected once again to be New Hampshire’s, according to according to new by a University of New Hampshire economist. Ross Gittell, James R. Carter Professor at the Whittemore School of…

Markem sues over ink patents

Markem Corporation is suing Sun Chemical for stealing its patented "Hot Melt Ink" technology. Hot Melt Ink, also known as dry ink, is solid at room temperature, melts when printed and then dries on contact with paper. The Keene-based company…

Management team acquires RIVCO

Penacook-based Riverside Millwork Company, or RIVCO, has been acquired in a buyout by the current management team. The acquisition, noted CEO Lynn C. Bartley in an internal announcement, means that "for the first time since 1988 RIVCO is once again…

Berlin prison EIS awaited

The federal Bureau of Prisons plans to release its draft environmental impact statement for a proposed prison in Berlin by the end of the month. That’s what Berlin City Planner Pamela Laflamme told the Androscoggin Valley Economic Recovery Corp. last…

Brownfields hearing scheduled

A special public hearing, "Rebuilding Southern New Hampshire Through Brownfields Investments," will be held later this month to weight the benefits of a brownfields program as well as a grant proposal to conduct an inventory and assessment of potential sites…