Poland Spring is about a lot more than bottled water. Yes, they have three bottling plants in Poland Spring, Hollis, and Kingfield and employ 800 Mainers full-time or seasonally in places where jobs are hard to come by, with a $42 million annual payroll. And they’ve invested over $500 million here since 2000. They also spend $60 million each year with other Maine companies.
But what I most admire – and appreciate – is the $6 million that Poland Spring has contributed since 2000 to conservation and community each year, supporting schools, fire and rescue services, environmental conservation and lots of causes from the local to the state level.