From left, Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin watch as Derek Farmer sews shoes at New Balance. A $17.3 million contract to provide athletic shoes to the military was announced in March after years of back-and-forth between the company, lawmakers and defense officials.

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