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Maine Gov. John Baldacci says the announcement that an airplane manufacturer is coming to Brunswick is a reminder that "better days are ahead."

In his weekly radio address on Saturday, Baldacci sounded an upbeat tone with news that Kestrel Aircraft Co. will create 300 jobs. He says Maine's skilled work force and investments in composites research combined to help bring the company to Maine to make a composite passenger aircraft.

He says that redeveloping the soon-to-close Brunswick Naval Air Station has been a top priority. Engineering work on the manufacturing plant begins in November, long before the base closes next May.

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