Greenwood Plant up and Running 

Many people gave the Saunders Brothers manufacturing plant up for dead when it closed its doors and went to auction last spring in the western Maine town of Greenwood, a victim of the sour economy and cheap imports.Less than five months later, machines are humming again as a skeleton crew puts out rolling pins, brush handles, dowels and other wood products.Maine’s wood products industry has been on the slide for years, with numerous plants going out of business.Now, a Portland woman and her partners have bought not only the shuttered Saunders Brothers factory, but three other plants as well, all in hardscrabble areas of Maine. Louise Jonaitis says she intends to bring the plants back to life in regions where times are tough and jobs are scarce.