Sargent to Begin Manufacturing for Austrian Company 

A local company has signed a contract to start manufacturing parts for a firm in Austria.The Sargent Corporation will make heavy equipment attachments for the Wimmer company.Company officials had been looking to start production in the U-S, and after meeting with Herb Sargent, decided to go with the Maine corporation.Sargent says his company has used Wimmer attachments for years on their excavators.They’re now building a seven thousand square foot addition to their welding facility in Stillwater to produce the Wimmer parts.Governor John Baldacci toured the plant Wednesday. Sargent officials expect that when the new facility is complete, they’ll add about 10-20 new workers to help produce the Wimmer parts.