Past Events

RMI NextGen-M Energy Forum

Join RMI and our manufacturing stakeholders next Wednesday, July 13th at the RMI NextGen-M Energy Forum as we feature leading Maryland manufacturing companies, and graduates of the RMI energy program, who will discuss their successful efforts to improve energy efficiency at their factories. This is an opportunity for you to find out about energy efficiency and sustainability programs, BGE rebates, incentives and state funds to help manufacturers implement energy improvements. These are great success stories and we want you to learn how to benefit from these and programs.
Exhibitors will provide information on purchasing energy at reduced costs and a wide variety of other services. These may help your company be more competitive by becoming more energy efficient and building new partnerships with RMI and other manufacturers.
Program Agenda
  • Welcome from RMI’s new Board Chairman, Aris Melissaratos
  • Remarks from Governor Hogan’s newly appointed MEA Director, Dr. Mary Beth Tung
  • Insights on Innovative Energy Savings Technologies
  • Recognition of C-Care for winning Green Registry Award
  • Panel Discussions from Pompeian, Beynon Sports, Pritchard Brown, M.S. Willett, J.M. Huber, Cloverland Farms Dairy, Lallemand/American Yeast and Products Support, Inc.
Discussions to Highlight:
  • Employees Green Teams
  • Upgraded Facility Lighting
  • Upgraded Compressed Air Systems
  • Upgraded Heating and Cooling Systems and Building Controls
  • Upgraded Building Envelope
  • HVAC Systems Upgrades
  • Identified Thousands of Dollars in Energy Leaks
  • Established Sustainable Approach to Energy Management

Wednesday July 13, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Radisson North Baltimore
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

  • Free for Manufacturers in RMI’s Energy Program
  • $35 for RMI Members and Manufacturers
  • $50 for Non Members and Non-Manufacturers

Exhibitor Opportunities:

  • $750 for exhibit space with 8 foot table along with three complementary tickets (sponsor speaking slots sold out).



2016 RMI Gala Videos & Photos

Dear RMI Members and Friends:

RMI’s Future of Maryland Manufacturing – Technology and Talent was alive with enthusiasm as over 75 students demonstrated their various projects and disciples and spoke out on the need for more girls to get involved in engineering and technology. These young designers, makers, engineers, coders, and future leaders of next generation Maryland manufacturing, along with messages from top leaders on the future of manufacturing, left everyone with a new and vibrant sense of direction and enthusiasm. I offer my sincere thanks to all who supported this event and to the voices who share our vision that manufacturing is the pathway from poverty to prosperity for many people across Maryland.

 Please Help Us Plan Next Year’s Gala  by taking a 1 minute survey.

RMI next event is July 13th for the  RMI Energy Forum.

Mike Galiazzo, RMI President


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Below are the Videos

RMI 2016 Gala – National Anthem

RMI 2016 Gala – Mike With Students

RMI 2016 Gala – Mike Gill

RMI 2016 Gala – Drew Greenblatt with Mike and Suzie Intro

RMI 2016 Gala – Demian Costa

RMI 2016 Gala – Calvin Butler

RMI 2016 Gala – Featuring Arniban Basu

RMI 2016 Gala – Aris Melissaratos – New RMI Board of Directors Chair

Aris was elected at the Gala to serve as RMI’s Board of Directors Chair,

Aris Melissaratos is the Dean of the Brown School of Business and Leadership at Stevenson University  The School encompasses Stevenson’s undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Business and Computer Information Systems, Fashion Merchandising, and Paralegal Studies. Aris has  vast array of experience in academic, corporate, government and civic community engagements nationwide.

See Wikipedia  on Aris

 Please Help Us Plan Next Year’s Gala  by taking a 1 minute survey.

Join RMI & WTCI as we go Inside Tenax on May 19th

See the Baltimore Sun article

Join The WTCI and RMI to go inside Tenax Corporation – a subsidiary of Italy based Tenax Group. Tenax came to Maryland in 1987 and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of thermoplastic netting and fencing. Tenax Corporation serves North, Central, and South America, and its parent Tenax Group has distribution centers and sales departments in more than 50 countries across five continents. Tenax Corporation is proud of its pioneering role in the made in the USA movement and of its role in demonstrating how domestic manufacturing can compete in global markets. This event is open to RMI and WTCI members only.



Inside Series Featuring Tenax

Maryland’s 2016 Manufacturing Gala – The Future of Maryland Manufacturing


May 26, 2016 Maryland Manufacturing Gala at Martin’s West – 5:30-9:00 p.m.

We invite you once again to join us for this important Gala event to bring us all together to celebrate what we do and remind the media and our policy markers why manufacturing is critical to Maryland’s future economic competitiveness. On May 26, our Gala will look to the Future of Maryland Manufacturing as we bring over 75 students to demonstrate robotics, drones, 3D printing, coding and STEM projects, and to meet manufacturers. Featuring:

  • Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO, BGE
  • Anirban Basu, President, Sage Policy Group
  • Demian Costa, Managing Partner, Sagamore Ventures
  • Honoree: Drew Greenblatt, President Marlin Steel Wire Products
  • Student Demonstrations: Robotics, 3D Printing, Drones and STEM Projects

Read more about our featured speakers: Calvin Butler, Anirban Basu, Demian Costa Featured at RMI Gala

Once again, this will be the best manufacturing networking event of the year. We have several table sponsorship options. See Table Sponsorship Details.  Limited tables available for prime seating, see chart.


A Recap of Last Year’s Gala

At last year’s RMI Maryland Manufacturing Gala, over 600 manufacturing employees and stakeholders came together for an evening celebration to recognize the longest serving employees in Maryland’s manufacturing industry. The evening was highlighted by Governor Hogan’s remarks, recognition of the longest serving employees, Paul Reed Smith’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and local high school students from the Baltimore Robotics Center and First Robotics showcasing their drones and robots giving us a glimpse of Maryland’s future manufacturing innovators. The whole evening was geared towards creating a sense of community among the audience participants and helping the public understand the value of manufacturing and its workers to our communities and our lives.

RMIGALA_PIC2Why you shouldn’t miss this year’s Gala

“Thank you, Mike, Peter and the RMI for continuing to bang that drum when yours was the only instrument in the orchestra. Last evening was a powerful indicator as to how far that resurgence has come, and a powerful indicator of the momentum that will drive the resurgence into the future. Thanks for all that you do to keep manufacturing in the spotlight, and to make the future brighter for all present and future Maryland manufacturers.”

Neill Christopher,Vice President of Manufacturing, Acadia Windows & Doors.


2016 Premier Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


KCI Technologies

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Premier Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

  • Alliance Engineering
  • General Motors – Baltimore
  • Green Bay Packaging
  • Holmatro
  • Lion Brothers
  • Marlin Steel Wire Products
  • Maryland MEP
  • Merritt Properties
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Textron/AAI Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
Bronze Sponsors
  • A&A Packaging Products
  • Acadia Windows & Doors
  • Allogram, Inc.
  • American Yeast/Lallemand
  • CAG USA / C-Care
  • Capitol Strategies
  • Chesapeake Specialty Products
  • Clifton Larsen Allan
  • CohnReznick
  • Diversified Insurance
  • Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
  • ENERActive Solutions
  • Expedient
  • Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates
  • Harbor Designs & Manufacturing
  • Hamilton Associates
  • InSource Solutions
  • K.C. Madigan & Associates
  • M & T Bank
  • Maryland DLLR
  • Meggitt Polymers & Composites
  • Miles & Stockbridge
  • Mind Over Machines
  • PNC Bank
  • Pompeian
  • Prime Manufacturing
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Products Support
  • SC&H Group
  • Silverado HVAC
  • SMI Sign Systems
  • Stevenson University
  • Tenax Corporation
  • The Arc Baltimore
  • The Arc Northern Chesapeake
  • The Columbia Bank
  • TPRG Maryland With Pride
  • Tulkoff Food Products
  • Washington Gas
  • Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin

March 15, 2016 RMI GreenTech Series Featuring W. R. Grace’s Kurt Krammer

On March 15, RMI invites you to join our next manufacturer’s only GreenTech Series event as we feature Kurt Krammer, Environment, Health and Safety Officer from W.R Grace.

Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.
In Maryland, Grace has a 65 acre facility in Curtis Bay employing approximately 650 employees with 300 union maintenance and operating personnel.

Meet fellow Maryland manufacturers, and enjoy some relaxed networking and refreshments from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Maryland’s only “manufacturers only” forum.

What: RMI’s GreenTech Series & Networking (Manufacturers Only)
When: Tuesday, March 15th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Baltimore Museum of Industry


February 26 – Energy Forum


Please join RMI and Maryland’s manufacturers stakeholder community on February 26 at the Baltimore North Plaza Hotel in Timonium as  we come together to recognize the energy savings achievements of leading Maryland manufacturers who are graduating from the RMI Energy Program including: DAP Products, Titan Steel, Thorlabs, Tulkoff Food Products, GM, TW Perry, Hamilton Associates, Inc, Meggitt and Smiths Detection.  This will be a great opportunity to hear how these firms are benefiting from the program and positioned to save thousands of dollars off their electric bills.

Registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome with cash or check made payable to RMI of Maryland.

Leverage The Power Of Your LinkedIn Connections – February 4

Shelah 2Join us for a seminar on using LinkedIn as a tool to generate leads, acquire customers and career advancement.

Speaker Mike Shelah began his technology sales career in 1999, where he began building and developing his skills in sales strategy, leadership, networking and public speaking. In 2011, he started to share those experiences as a consultant and in 2015 launched his website. He spends his time with people, helping them become better and finding the leader in them to develop greatness.

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Merrill Lynch, 901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 516, Towson, MD 21204 (Dulaney Center II attached to the Sheraton Hotel)
Parking is available at the Sheraton Garage.

Cost: RMI Members: $20, Non-Members $30


January 20, 2016, GreenTech Series Forum

Ammanuel Moore Headshot (1)Join RMI and our manufacturing executives at our next GreenTech Forum on January 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry for our 2016 kick-off event featuring Ammanuel Moore, Economic Development Manager from BGE.

Participating Maryland manufacturers in RMI’s Energy Program have benefited from hundreds of thousands of dollars in BGE rebates from their Smart Energy Savers Program. As BGE celebrates their 200 anniversary, we recognize their strong partnership with RMI in our program.


GreenTech Series featuring Tulkoff Food Products, December 9

TulkoffTulkoff Food Products Cost Saving Sustainability Efforts
at next RMI GreenTech Series Event 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at Baltimore Museum of Industry

Tulkoff Food Products is a third generation, family owned business, that started in Baltimore in the 1930’s. The company quickly evolved to become the nation’s largest producer of horseradish products for the food service industry. Over the years, Tulkoff grew as a food manufacturer and expanded its product line and distribution network. Today, Tulkoff’s product selection includes ginger, garlic, pesto, scampi butter and many more specialty sauces.  Tulkoff also co-manufactures for numerous national brands and entrepreneurs as well as produces specialized products for many national restaurant chains.
Tulkoff Food Products recently committed to energy improvements which will potentially save the firm 20-25% off their energy bill.  Tulkoff Food Products is a member of the Maryland Green Registry and has been recognized for their commitment to reducing energy consumption and finding ways to provide long term sustainability and financial savings to the company. Their green team has representation across employee levels at the company and offers incentive based campaigns to engage all staff in the process.
Join us to learn more about Tulkoff Food Products sustainability success, and enjoy the opportunity to network with other manufacturers and share resources available to help manufacturers grow and thrive in Maryland.
Only register if you are a manufacturer
No cost but registration is required  


Webinars To Help Manufacturers Reduce Energy Costs

ENERGYEDGELOGORMI’s GreenTech Webinar Series connects your company with energy saving resources.  Preview information on energy efficiency grants, rebates, and low interest loans.  Register and log on to participate from your work station for any of five free 20 minute sessions with energy conservation experts.

Join us for energy savings!  Register today!

Session 3 – HVAC
1:30 – 1:50 p.m., Date Coming Soon!
Hear how you can save on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning – many  manufacturers’ biggest energy consumer from Keith Madigan, RMI Engineer.  Hosted by Peter Gourlay, RMI Energy Project Manager.

Session 4 – Lighting
1:30 – 1:50 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Find out about lighting technologies and cost savings for manufacturing facilities from Brian Funk, RMI Engineer. Hosted by Peter Gourlay, RMI Energy Project Manager.

Session 5 – Metering & Controls
1:30 – 1:50 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Learn about the importance of monitoring your energy spending and systems that provide real-time dashboard energy analysis from Keith Madigan, RMI Engineer.  Hosted by Peter Gourlay, RMI Energy Project Manager.

To register click here or contact Chris Plater at