Bangor, ME – U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited CES Inc. to tour the newly renovated office space, meet with leadership, and speak with employees. In addition to speaking with CES President and CEO Denis St. Peter, CES Marketing Director Jessie Pottle, and other members of CES’ team in the Bangor office, Senator Collins also spoke with CES’ employees in Presque Isle, Machias, Lewiston, and Saco by videoconference.
“Beginning as a small, local engineering and surveying startup company more than 40 years ago, CES has grown to a statewide company with a national reputation for excellence. Their growth has been driven by the work ethic, determination, and spirit of innovation that defines the great State of Maine,” said Senator Collins. “I am pleased that CES received a forgivable loan through the Paycheck Protection Program that I co-authored, which helped to sustain the jobs of 107 skilled employees.”
CES received a forgivable loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Senator Collins co-authored the PPP to help small employers stay afloat and continue paying their workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its launch in early April, more than 28,000 Maine small businesses and self-employed individuals have received nearly $2.3 billion in forgivable loans, helping to support more than 250,000 jobs throughout the state.
Founded in 1978, CES is a Maine-headquartered company that has grown into an employee-owned consulting firm of engineers, environmental scientists, and surveyors. CES is nearing completion on the renovation of its office space and the expansion of its employee space, including a large training room.