Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheehan announced that June 2023 is to be officially recorded as Bourgeois Guitars Month in recognition of the Maine-based company having been named the Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Association of Maine. This prestigious award recognizes companies with noteworthy achievements in business growth, sustainability, dedication to the community and the industry, and overall employer excellence which disproportionately contribute to the success of Maine’s manufacturing ecosystem.
For the last 50 years Dana Bourgeois, the founder of Bourgeois Guitars, has been handcrafting world-class guitars in his home state of Maine. The company’s dedication to craftsmanship, artistry, innovation, and philanthropy has established it as a prominent figure in Maine’s manufacturing industry.
The Manufacturers Association of Maine is committed to providing Business Development, Member Services, Manufacturing Career Connections, and Networking with a focus on value-added services such as legislative advocacy, scholarship programs, career connections for students and job seekers, and networking opportunities and events for manufacturers throughout the state.
“We are honored to receive this award from Mayor Sheehan and the Manufacturers Association of Maine,” said Chris Fleming, the President of Bourgeois Guitars. “And we are proud to be able to contribute to the vibrancy of our community. I want to extend our gratitude to Bourgeois Guitars’ dedicated craftspeople, the City of Lewiston, the Manufacturers Association of Maine, and the many industry partners within this great state whose exceptional talents and innovative ideas support our ability to build the best possible instruments for musicians around the world.”
The City of Lewiston and the Manufacturers Association of Maine congratulate Bourgeois Guitars on their achievements and contributions to the success of Maine’s manufacturing industry.