Federal grant paves manner for Tiny Properties of Maine growth

HOULTON, Maine — The ultimate funding piece for the growth of Tiny Properties of Maine manufacturing facility on the Houlton Industrial Park was awarded to Houlton’s Shiretown Improvement Corp. on Wednesday.

Considered one of 16 state organizations to obtain Northern Border Regional Fee funding, the Shiretown Improvement Corp., which is run by the city, was awarded $500,000 towards the 12,000-square-foot $1.867 million venture.

“Hopefully this may shut the hole in funding and we are able to transfer ahead,” stated Houlton Director of Improvement Nancy Ketch on Wednesday.