New Gloucester IT service provider recognized for its global growth

Planson International may be New Gloucester’s best-kept secret, but not for long.

The 25-year-old-global supplier of information technology software, hardware and services was just named “Service Provider of the Year” by the Maine International Trade Center. The award recognizes a service provider that has established an international presence for the export of its service.

Still run out of the red barn on the family property where it was started, the firm has grown to $52 million in annual sales and a 45-strong workforce, mostly in Maine but also including employees that relocated from Maine and now work remotely.

It has a subsidiary in Ringe, Denmark, and is a supplier to the United Nations and other international organizations providing humanitarian aid and economic support in developing countries. Last year the company completed a $26 million project to supply computer labs to nearly 900 high schools in the Philippines.

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