RMI Council of 100 Manufacturers Survey #1 Results

RMI created a council of 100 manufacturers to provide quick feedback on topics of concern. Our first brief survey shows that business sales are good to very good on average, 61% of respondents do not have apprenticeship programs, and companies needed more information on the More Jobs for Marylanders Act that provides benefits to manufacturers. […]

May 10th Minority Summit. Lt. Governor Rutherford Gives Welcome. Mayor Pugh Gives Closing Remarks

We had an Outstanding Event! Over 150 Attendees Great Discussion with Thought Leaders Amazing presentation by Robert Wallace Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford opened the Summit and Present Scott Phillips, the Center Director, with a Proclamation. Edith Jett McCloud, Acting National Director, U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency praised our efforts to date. […]

Comments on the Decades of Dedication Gala

Thank you to everyone who sent me emails on the event. Here are some of the comments. Outstanding!!! Wonderful !!! – the event was one of the most interesting and top drawer events I have ever attended.  Joe DiCara, One Source Imaging Solutions Dr. Mike and the RMI had a vision-a vision of a resurgence […]

Register Today – August 27th forum – National Survey of Manufacturers and 3D Printing

  PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturing Institute completed a national survey of manufactuers. The information is this report is something every manufacturing leader should know. August 27, 2014     8:30 10:00 am Hilton Garden Inn, Whitemarsh Learn what manufacturers are saying about 3D printing and what your company needs to know to compete.  REGISTER

UMD Alumni Hatch Sub-$300 3D Printer, Raise $3.3 Million on Kickstarter

  The Micro produced by Maryland manufacturer M3D Two University of Maryland graduates have designed The Micro, a consumer-friendly, sub-$300 3D printer, and are quickly staging one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all-time to produce it, hauling in $3.3 million with more than 10,000 backers. The Micro raced past its $50,000 goal in just […]

Report: Natural Gas Boosting Mfg. Jobs And Economy – U.S. Conference of Mayors – Mayor Rawings-Blake, USCM Second VP

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Inexpensive natural gas will boost manufacturing growth in the U.S. and its metropolitan areas according to a new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and prepared by IHS Global Insight. Unveiled by key members of USCM’s Advanced Manufacturing Task Force during a press conference phone call, the report titled Impact […]

Carver Vocational-Technical High School Launches CNC program to serve area manufacturers.

  Eleven Carver students recently visited Maritime Applied Physics Corporation http://www.mapcorp.com/. With RMI member Mark Rice explaining computer-aided design/programming and Mike Bower giving a tour of the shop (including a mill demonstration), students got to see, firsthand, the connection between theory and practice. Another visit was to Maryland Thermoform http://mdthermo.com/ with RMI member Scott MacDonald […]

Women in NextGen Manufacturing & Engineering – What people liked about the event.

Next generation manufacturing depends on diverse strategies, new leadership styles and a background in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, Maryland manufacturers need to know how to transform diversity into opportunity. Learn from these leaders how they are making a difference leading the way to NextGenM.

RMI Partner Spotlight: Maryland MEP First Stop for Manufacturers to Get Help

By Brian Sweeney, MEP Executive Director Maryland has a wonderful opportunity to grow its economy through the newly awarded NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center for the State of Maryland. MDMEP is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization funded under the NIST Program to provide consulting services to Maryland manufacturers to strengthen and grow Maryland’s manufacturing […]

Hoyer Praises Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Designation in Mid-Atlantic Region

WASHINGTON, DC  12/30/2013 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced it has selected the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) as one of six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to support the integration of UAS into the national airspace system. The University System of Maryland, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with Virginia Tech and […]