UMaine receives $1M pledge for engineering building, media report

The Associated Press and Portland Press Herald reported an Illinois packaging company has pledged $1 million to help build a new engineering center for the University of Maine. Packaging Corporation of America, one of the largest makers of packaging products in the country, made the pledge to encourage students to consider paper-related technical careers, according to the AP. The Press Herald reported up to $15 million remains to be raised toward construction of the Engineering Education and Design Center, proposed to cost up to $80 million. “This gift from PCA will help us recruit and develop the next generation of industry-leading engineers,” said UMaine President Susan Hunter. U.S. News & World Report, Bangor Daily News, Greenwich Time, The Sacramento Bee and Seacoastonline carried the AP article.