Two Maine Tanneries Plan to Merge 

Irving Tanning Company in Hartland, and Prime Tanning Company Incorporated in Berwick say they’ve signed a letter of intent to merge into what will be known as Prime Tanning Company. They say there will be no immediate effect on the 565 jobs at the two sites. In fact, there’s a possibility of expansion.

The companies produce leather that’s sold to companies to firms to make belts, purses, and other accessories.