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Governor to address manufacturers at RMI’s Decades of Dedication Gala

Governor Hogan will join us at the RMI Decades of Dedication Gala.

Governor Hogan will join us at the RMI Decades of Dedication Gala.

Larry Hogan has made a point of addressing the importance of manufacturing during the time since becoming Governor of Maryland. On March 26, he will address hundreds of manufacturers directly for the first time during the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s “Decades of Dedication Gala” at Martin’s West in Baltimore County.

“We are honored to have Governor Hogan participate in our celebration of all that manufacturing does for this community,” said Dr. Mike Galiazzo, President of the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI). “I think it’s safe to say that I speak for manufacturers across the state when I say how encouraging it is to see the governor take such a vested interest in what we do.”

The event commemorates RMI’s 25th anniversary, and is themed as a dinner banquet honoring local manufacturing companies’ ongoing contributions to the state, as well as an opportunity for those companies to recognize their longest serving and important employees. The keynote speaker is Gloria Flach, Northrop Grumman’s corporate vice president and president of electronic systems sector.

It will take place from 5:30-9:30PM, with tickets and table registration still available. More than 40 local manufacturing companies have already reserved tables.

Click here for registration information.

Join RMI on March 4 for our next GreenTech Series

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 4.57.51 PMJoin us on March 4 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry from 5-7 p.m., as RMI kicks off its manufacturers-only 2015 GreenTech Series! [Read more…]

Baltimore’s Tenax Responsibly Manufactures a World of Netting Products for America

When it comes to fencing and netting, the name Tenax comes to mind. Their fencing can be seen protecting the Chesapeake Bay waterways and keeping deer from entering backyards. It can also be seen at high-prestige events like downhill skiing at the Winter Olympics, where orange safety fencing and blue limit fencing separates the skiers from the onlookers at the finish line.

tenaxOn a recent tour of the Baltimore Tenax facility, you can hear and see the buzz of activity as their large extruder machines churn out thousands of yards of plastic netting for a variety of industries. “This is the primary busy season, right now, January through June,” said Steve Petrides, President of Tenax U.S. The company’s value-added design and flexibility in the design process differentiates them from the competition. [Read more…]

“Tear This Wall Down” expansion ceremonies at Marlin Steel

777 - 2015-02-09 at 16-22-09 - 2015-02-09 at 16-22-09-X2Congressman Steny Hoyer, Marlin President Drew Greenblatt, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and RMI President Mike Galiazzo at the “Tear This Wall Down” expansion ceremonies at Marlin Steel.

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Unilever Baltimore Embracing Zero Impact as a Growth Strategy

RMI UNIOne needs only to take a tour of the Unilever Baltimore plant to gain insights as to why Unilever is such a standout in global stewardship of the environment. With more than 170,000 employees and operations spanning the globe, its corporate goal is to halve its environmental footprint.

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Join RMI for Jan. 27 GreenTech Event with Northrop Grumman

GreenTech-BannerRMI is set to host its first GreenTech Event of the year Jan. 27. [Read more…]

RMI Showcasing Graduating Companies at Second Energy Forum

RMI energy forumRMI is hosting its second Energy Forum on February 10 for the next group of companies set to graduate from its Energy Program. [Read more…]

3D Maryland Thought Leaders Series: “Making Movie Magic with 3D Printing”

rmi-vertical-blackbg3D Maryland Thought Leaders Series: “Making Movie Magic with 3D Printing”

Monday, December 8, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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Join RMI at the WTCI 25th Anniversary and Wine Tasting

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The World Trade Center Institute is celebrating 25 years of service. RMI enjoys a long standing partnership with Deb Kielty and the team at WTCI. This will be a great place to celebrate the success of Maryland’s best business organization and meet up with friends of RMI.
Please join Mike Galiazzo to celebrate 25 years of WTCI success on December 3rd from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

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Galiazzo’s remarks from Baltimore Manufacturing Forum published in IndustryWeek

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From the desk of Mike Galiazzo, president of RMI:

IndustryWeek published the introductory remarks I made at the October 7, 2014 Baltimore Manufacturing Forum, when I introduced Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. IndustryWeek titled the piece in their October 27, 2014 online edition, “A Challenge to Manufacturers to Aim Higher.” It is about manufacturing, contributions to social well being and the conversations we need to have to define our future as an industry and a nation.

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