Part of Eastern Manufacturing Company’s innovative history in the ﬁeld of ﬁne paper production was the development of a unique cooperative arrangement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Chemical Engineering Department, which was focused on the practical application of chemistry to industry. To further its goals, the MIT department formed Practice Schools that partnered with chemical-using industries across the nation to bring academic chemists and their students into manufacturing plants to solve practical problems in chemistry. Eastern Fine’s pioneering role in this project was a model for the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Maine.
MacDougall, Pauleena. "Something in Common: Eastern Manufacturing Company, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Chemical Engineering Practice, and the University Of Maine." Maine History 45, 1 (2009): 37-47. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol45/iss1/4